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As a gamer who grew up during the "golden age" of gaming during the 8 and 16-bit days, I have to say that nostalgia ain't what it used to be, to quote the great Yogi Berra (and whoever else said it over the years).

For example, the vast majority of NES games I loved to play back in the day just don't hold up today, other than a select few all-time classics from the likes of Nintendo, Capcom, Konami etc. The SNES / Genesis era isn't as bad, but again I'd say roughly half the games that I enjoyed back during that gen I would probably never give a second look at these days.

Same thing with the N64 / PS1 / Saturn generation... so many games that I thought were great back then like Turok 1 & 2, Tomb Raider, Spyro, Nights, Twisted Metal... they just don't have the same feel, and some of them feel like a chore to play through.

Honestly I think this past generation was great because it offered the best of what "modern" 3D gaming had to offer, along with great updates to retro classics and original "retro" style titles as well, so there was something for everyone. I hope the 8th gen gives us more of the same rather than simply aiming for that always moving target of "best looking game" and targeting 1080p/60fps just for the sake of it to win some point with fanboys rather than creating something unique and memorable.

On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.