Recently I decided to purchase a PS2 game called “Yugioh Duelists of the Roses” which is a game I fondly remember from my childhood. After looking up the reviews for the game I came realise that while I loved the game and everything it stood for critically it was panned, which is interesting as I remember it being a very good game.
This brought my mind to the attention of nostlagia blindness, looking over the flaws of a game simply for the memories it provided you. Other games that do this to me include “The Misadventures of Tron Bonne” and “Pokemon Colosseum” which while both are good games I remember them being absolute staples in my gaming library.
It’s interesting to note just how our childhood can shape our perceptions, especially when it comes to gaming. I can guarantee that several of you out there love certain games that critically have not been the best. It’s important to enjoy games that you love and not just ones that are critically acclaimed. I just hope when I play my ordered game that I love it just as much as I did when I was a child.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.