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Weekend Hot Topic, Part 2: Classic Game Replay

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GameCentral readers can imagine which game they would return to if they could somehow erase the memory they played in the first round.

The subject of this week’s hot topic was proposed by reader Stone Cold Steve Austin. That’s impossible (unless you know someone who is really good at hypnosis), but it was interesting to see the games people want to experience for the first time.

The most common choices were classic epics such as FINAL FANTASY 7, Soulsborn Games, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many admit that playing old games again is not so much fun if you have knowledge of modern games.

time travel
I think this is basically impossible. As I understand where they come from, you literally have to be a kid again to get the effect people are imagining. I don’t think it’s more plausible to wipe your mind, but in reality, I think it only works in new games that don’t look extremely old-fashioned, whether you’ve played it before or not. I will.

So Super Mario 64 is one of the best and most important games ever, and you really needed nostalgic Google to watch it in a remastered format that hasn’t changed much.

Personally, the top two candidates for my book are Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Persona 4 and 5. I want to play these again and make everything new, but that’s not possible. Even if I played Persona 5 Royal too much, he said, “I remember this bit.” Instead of being surprised at what’s happening, like I did for the first time.
Gish

Overwhelmed
I think my correct answer to this is something like Bloodborne, but when I play for the first time, I wonder how I’m going to Shenmue now. Everyone knows that the third has fallen like a lead balloon, but I don’t think it’s much different, even for those who are playing the old ones today.

I remember being completely blown away when I first played in the 2000 Dreamcast. At that point, it looked like a vision for the future. The game is very complex and deep and shouldn’t exist yet.

Of course, today, with little gameplay, a story that moves at snail speed, and a zero-character hero, it looks ridiculously shallow. If you wipe it out, will I understand it right away, or will I enjoy it again? To be honest, I don’t want to know.
Wagma

Technical level
You can call it Metroid Prime. I know there are some games that seem perfect, but this is one of them, but it’s a special place for me as it was the only game I played when it was first released.

When this Metroid Prime Trilogy remaster comes in, you’ll have the opportunity to see how it gets up, but it’s clear that it’s not as impressive as it once was. I’m sure it will be a great play, but the graphics at the time were state-of-the-art and just as perfect as the rest of the game. That’s not the case now, and I think it’s a problem with many retro games.

There were times when the game looked great, even if it was really old, but it won’t happen again unless it’s completely remade like Demon’s Souls.
Pixie

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Top 5
I couldn’t choose just one game, but as the first game I’ve experienced, I’m happy with all of these options.

Honorable Mention: Tales of Graces F (PS3)

Honorable Mention: Persona 3 (PS2 and PSP versions)

5. WWF SmackDown 2: Know Your Role (PS1)

4. Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

3. Tales of Xillia 1 (PS3)

2. FINAL FANTASY 7 (PS1)

1. Persona 4 (PS2 / PS Vita / PC)
TheSpecter N8 (Gamertag)

GC: Do not submit the list as an answer to a hot topic. It’s not as interesting as a real letter.

Just once
Perhaps recently mentioned in my inbox, I chose Shadow of the Colossus. It’s a great game, but I didn’t find it very fun to replay. I tried it a couple of times. The only thing I got over everything was the remake, but it wasn’t as good as it was at the beginning because I knew how to defeat all the bosses.

I think this will be a problem in many games. Playing once will ruin your experience and it’s not the same to start over. This usually indicates that the game was really good. Personally, I just want to do something new. There are too many games that look great and I can’t spend time playing the same game over and over again.
coleslaw

Again, for the first time
I want to play Dark Souls again without knowing what it is. For the first time, not only were we able to tackle all the challenges again, but we also knew the difficulties without warning.

I remember playing it for the first time and heard that it was difficult, but lately it doesn’t mean anything, so I didn’t think about anything. Then I was completely destroyed by the game, and well … anyone reading this knows what Dark Souls are like.
Dylan

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Let the past die
The dangerous part of this hot topic was explained in the last part of the question. It’s about the tastes that may have changed, the ideas that change as we get older, and the inevitable ways in which life and many of its events have influenced me as a human being. To be.

Zelda: I would like to offer links to the past, Majora’s masks, and games like Beyond Good and Evil. But in the end, I can’t honestly say that I want to erase the memories of special moments like the joy of past games. Already proven when playing FINAL FANTASY 7 Remake. I loved playing games and getting nostalgic hits! But I kept comparing that experience with games like FINAL FANTASY 13 and 15.

Returning to the original FINAL FANTASY VII in the era of today’s gaming experience, unfortunately, playing it becomes a more interesting experience rather than a mind-changing and emotional life-changing experience. I’ve lost too much and the price will be too high.

Another example from another angle was the first playthrough of Chrono Trigger. It didn’t appear on the PAL Super Nintendo, quite annoyingly. The six-page review or preview of the magazine I saw at Woolworths was just torture. It got worse when I saw the game demo running in the console section of the store at K Mart in Woodbridge, Richmond, Virginia that same year.

So when Chrono Trigger finally appeared on the Nintendo DS in 2009, I grew up playing games on a small screen. I didn’t miss the nostalgia of a young teenager, but I didn’t get the magical experience I expected. If it was the next top-down view game, I was playing after completing the link to the past! I think it worked, but it definitely bloomed positively.

I now want to take my gaming experience even further, bring effects from an adult mindset, and play the equivalent of modern games that lead to new and exciting experiences, such as when playing Skyrim for the first time. I will. ,A few years ago. It would be interesting to read the thoughts of other GC viewers on this hot topic. But I now know where my feelings are, and they are quite happy with my past and present nostalgia.
Alucard

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