Despite their old graphics and basic audio, retro games can still be incredibly appealing for many people. Here are three reasons you should play these games again:
They work right out of the box: Of course, no one is selling these old games again and they are usually distributed for free by many online sources. These files are distributed online as zipped files that can be run directly by emulators. For old DOS games, we could also use the well-proven DOSBox software that can emulate DOS application in any Windows environment. Latest PC games need to be installed properly and they require a lot of resources to run. Modern consoles are easier to operate than personal computers, but they can still be quite complex. These consoles have integrated hard drive to store the primary game. Eventually, users will be compelled to download patches, updates and DLCs. In order to combat piracy, game developers may ask users to connect with the servers.
They offer proper challenges: For someone who regularly plays the latest games. They could realize that these games are punishingly difficult. It’s more about spawning more evil minions continuously on the map as a way to overwhelm the player. There’s little way to defeat the game in a smart and intelligent way. Old games come with helpful tutorial that looks like a book, along with maps and other things. This provides a more immersive situation for players and they will become more enthusiastic to play. Pulling out many items from the box was an exciting thing to do. In comparison, popping a disc into the modern console feels like a bland thing to do. We will need to wait while the game is installed to the local storage and a connection to the Internet will be needed to validate whether the game CD is original. Users will also be encouraged to install patches and fixes, which further lengthen the whole process.
A sense of nostalgia: For avid gamers, it is not easy for them to dismiss their nostalgia. They often think that nostalgia can become a very powerful factor in gaming experience. They often justify their argument that they want to play something because it makes them feel nostalgic. We shouldn’t ignore the role of nostalgia in the game industry. Many sequels have been released to appeal people who have played early releases of the series many years ago. Early games may have appalling music and basic graphics, but they could evoke a strong sense of nostalgia. This will put a smile on our face. As an example, the original Final Fantasy I game has been remastered with better graphics to attract new gamers and old fans of the game. Also, people may want to play the original Street Fighter game that is so legendary with their memorable characters. Some people will argue that people won’t play these games for long, but there are hundreds of retro games that could require many years to complete.