Yeah, I can't REALLY argue that. It began almost 20 years ago. But I do have a hard time considering PS2 games as retro in my mind. I'm just getting old, I guess.
I was just a teenager when it was 6th gen.
Still have fond memories of Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Smash Bros. Melee. ^^
Yeah, I was 19 or something when the PS2 came out. I'd lived through the 8 and 16 bit eras, and to me, they're REALLY what I think of when I think of retro. The switch to 3D kind of becomes the line I use, with some blurring. And I understand that many people not much younger than me also grew up on the N64/PS1 era of gaming. For me, 6th gen is a bit of a stretch. But then again, there was a definite shift in games from the 6th gen to the 7th gen, in terms of what types of games big publishers started focusing on, so I don't have a problem with it. 7th Gen, though. No amount of convincing will make me think any part of that generation was retro.
Anyways, I personally don't think we need to worry about restricting ourselves in this thread. If someone wants to talk about 6th Gen games, I say let them. Maybe the discussion around why something should or shouldn't be considered retro will be fun anyways. Nothing wrong with sparking more friendly discussion.
And what about indie games? In my mind, Shovel Knight, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and other similar games deserve to be in this thread as well. They're not ACTUALLY retro, but they're definitely channeling it.