Shovel Knight Jul 21, 2014 12:49:24 GMT -5
Post by Wyrdwad on Jul 21, 2014 12:49:24 GMT -5
"Rose-colored glasses" only apply to people who reminisce about nostalgic days - They do not apply to us who still play those games every years and possibly several during a year as well. I still replay Megaman, Metroid, Shadowrun every year, not to mention all the other games I do play or even games I haven't played that I discover later.
In this case, it's not at all rose-colored glasses.
That is by far, one of the worst excuses ever.
Is it simply just not so that YOU are the one who isn't playing those old games anymore if you are willing to throw out a term like that?
No, in this case, I'm using the term quite aptly, as it's the developers' stated intent. Their goal was to capture the feeling of sitting down to play an NES game in the late '80s and early '90s.
Basically, even if you play classic games each and every day of your life, you don't get the same thrill from it that you did when you first started playing games way back when, right? I know I don't. I'm older now. I've played more games and experienced more things, and have a different perspective on life. That thrill I got as a kid from opening a new game and popping it into my NES for the first time is something I legitimately haven't experienced in a long time, classic gaming or no.
But Shovel Knight was designed to be a "new old game." To have all the things you remember loving about playing classic NES games for the very first time way back when, when life was simpler, but to trim all the negative aspects -- basically, it's designed to be the perfect new NES game experience. It's designed to be nostalgic, and to be the best kind of nostalgic.
Maybe that wouldn't work on you. But that doesn't make the approach itself BS in any way. Not every approach can work for every person.