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Why we love retro gaming

Why we love retro gaming

It is no secret that when you are a gamer you are going to want to make sure that the games that you play are the best of the best. The best gameplay, the best storylines and of course the best graphics. 

It is no secret that when you are a gamer you are going to want to make sure that the games that you play are the best of the best. The best gameplay, the best storylines and of course the best graphics. That said, more often than not, gamers feel that there is nothing better than thinking back to the good old days when classic games might not have looked quite as good on the screen, but nothing could ever beat the way that they made you feel.

With this in mind it comes as no surprise that one of the bigger gaming trends of late has been the rise of retro gaming. Gaming that takes a much more classic approach with chunky graphics and even chunkier gameplay. But what is so awesome about retro gaming when you have so many amazing modern games to play?

It makes you feel all nostalgic

Nostalgia is one of the best feelings out there, the emotion that comes with happy memories, remembering how something made you feel at the time. In fact, it really isn’t something that you can beat. It doesn’t matter whether you were a SEGA Megadrive or a N64 fan, being able to remember something that seems so long ago is a fast track to feeling pretty great.

The games are simple and quick to load

No-one likes having to sit for 4 hours waiting for a game to load or install, especially one that you're pretty excited about starting. Back in the day you would start a game up and it would start, easy as that. No software updates, no logging into your online account, just gaming as it should be. Quick, simple and ready to go.

But the games can be challenging

You would never say it out loud, but newer games are easy enough to beat if you try hard. This is why there are so many games being sold or taken for trade-in once the person has finished with them. Older games, the ones back from our childhoods were made to be much harder to complete (impossible in some cases) which means if you ever do come to the end of a remastered retro game, then you know that you have done well.

You can introduce them to a new generation

Kids of today will never understand what life used to be like. You can tell them stories, you can them show them pictures or videos, but really, they will never experience it. Apart from with retro gaming. The great thing about these games is that you can actually show your kids what it was like to play games in the past, by getting them to play them with you. Not only will they have a new found appreciation for the past, but there is something pretty cool about a 7 year old kid who loves Alex the Kidd.

If you want to try out retro gaming for yourself, then perhaps it might be time to sell your PS3 as well as other consoles, in order to raise the funds to really splash out on a retro console. All without having to clutter up your home too with lots of different consoles. 

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