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[REVISITED] What Does Nostalgia Do To Your Games?

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Nostalgia is a subject that often comes up when talking about video games and it’s something that’s been on my mind lately. It certainly has a power over games, but what exactly does it do to them? I’ve touched on the subject before and think the discussion is worth continuing. So I thought why not return to the subject by way of a nostalgic post?

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Something I like to do from time to time is read a retro review from one blog or another, or even in Game Informer back when they used to do those. It’s fun to see if an old game you love holds up in the modern age. Whether they do or not varies from writer to writer, but most of the always say in way way or another is that they’re attempting to review the game while putting aside nostalgic feelings. I agree that a game should be weighed on it’s actual merits rather than our feelings about it, but recently that qualifier has gotten me wondering: what exactly does nostalgia do to our games?
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