Part Time Super Villain
- Apr 27, 2014
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I disagree,Nostalgia (marketing).
I am no stranger to Nostalgia with a capital N, I started out playing on 2nd gen hardware like the Atari 2600 along with Pacman & Donkey Kong arcade cabinets, & the first system I owned was an NES with the original Super Mario Brothers.
However, no amount of leniency on the grounds of accounting for nostalgia induced "rose tinted glasses", can dismiss the numerous bad business practices that many of the major companies in gaming have developed, in this century. In fact many of them simply really weren't even possible to adopt in the previous century, let alone provide a profit incentive for doing so.
I don't even recall hearing words like "Pay2Win", "DLC", "Microtransactions", etcetera in the eighties & nineties; the closest thing I can remember to any of that were expansion packs for some PC games like Brood War, for StarCraft.
Understand I am not saying that these companies would have never done X, Y, or Z that have become so common today in the past, merely that they weren't able to do so. But now because they can, many of them do, & by extension negatively impact the enjoyment of the player base.