Old games are fun

Posted by Tejus Parikh on June 20, 2006

It’s been a really long time since my last post. Things have just been crazy at work and with life in general.

Another big hindrance towards maintaining the website has been that I’ve started playing games again, more specifically, the Game Boy Advanced. It’s kinda funny, the older I get and the more money I have to spend on the gaming hobby, the less I care about how whiz-bang the graphics of the game are.

The game I’ve been playing the most lately has been Golden Sun, a neat little RPG for GBA. This game is as good as any I’ve played in a while and goes to show just how immersive even simple graphics can be when the gameplay and story are well thought out. Unlike FFIV, which I just couldn’t stay interested enough in to complete, Golden Sun has kept things moving at a pace at which I still feel like I’m getting things done, even if I only play for half an hour.

A lot of people might attribute my fasciation with this game from a sense of nostalgia. However, that can’t be it, since I never really played this type of game before. The difference between a good game and a bad game is a lot like the difference between a good book and a bad book. It doesn’t matter how ornate the writing (or graphics) are if it’s poorly thought out and the pieces don’t flow together.

Tejus Parikh

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