I am interested in why some people in this community are drawn to retro games. I also am curious if any of you are exclusively retro gamers or dip into just a few retro systems and primarily play modern games. I am also curious why you choose to play retro games. For some people I know modern AAA gaming has been very stagnant and many of the advances in the industry have been how to milk more money from users.
- I only play retro games.
- I play modern AAA games, indie games and retro games.
- I only play retro style & indie games and retro games.
- I stopped playing modern games thanks to loot boxes and micro transactions.
- I only play modern games, why am I here?
I was very much in the cult of new. I had a soft spot for the SNES and i got back into retro completely by accident. I wanted a Wii and ended up modding it to play some emulated games on a CRT I scored almost by accident from someone for $45 (PVM14M2U). I was hooked and I wanted more which sparked me to get an Analogue NT, then a snes, then a N64 etc.
I still enjoy modern games more than retro but I spend more of my reading-about-games-time with retro because I have started to enjoy the different styles of games that I skipped in the past. Building my collection was all about getting the games I had and now I find I am often looking for things I skipped over due to funds during the era. I can’t believe how many games I found out about that I love on SNES and PS1 that weren’t my prefered Genres of the era (Fighting games, Racing games and JRPGs).
What about everyone else here? What is your story. DId you never quit retro games and just kept adding more and more consoles to your tv? Did you have some sort of midlife crisis and wanted to get back the nostalgic feelings you had?