It’s true. You can be really into just dance and move around and make a fool of yourself (YouTube gold!) or, you can (like my brother) sit on the chair and absolutely dominate the score with some simple flicks of the wrist. That is because it only measures the accelerometer in the controller which is easy to fool. My favourite is how it lets you use your cellphone instead of the controller if you want, which just seems like a genuinely bad idea.
I don’t know how old you have to be to enjoy wheel of fortune, but I haven’t hit it yet. Jeopardy was around twenty seven. Family feud- does anyone really enjoy that show, or is it the game show equivalent of sweet pickles? I mean, does anyone really ever crave a sweet pickle, or do they just pick away at them because someone put them on the table? Real deep thoughts over here at gogomachrocketsheep, you read it here first.
The thing I really appreciate about “classic” video games (classic being a relative term of course) is that the game play really holds up… and, half the games made today are trying to have a retro-aesthetic so the graphics sort of hold up too.
The original super mario bros on the NES really is one of my all-time favourite games. it’s so fun, it’s got a pretty consistent “physics” and a consistently manipulatable control scheme… PLUS, the graphics are so simple, they don’t detract from the experience. They enable the imagination!
I do like retro-inspired video games, but a lot of time in modern-retro seems to be focused on the aesthetic and not on the mechanics. Some games get it right, some do not. Even modern-retro RPG’s seem to be missing something of the magic.
How long can I keep playing my old games? I wish I could play them all again for the first time. The truth is, I have this longing to play a game that I know no longer exists. It’s hard to compete against a memory I suppose.