To say this time of the year is slow is an understatement. The last major games I enjoyed playing through was Mass Effect 3 back in early March, and Skullgirls way back in mid April. With this current month not looking so hot as far as interesting games I want to play I've decided to delve back into my backlog.
My virtual console games that I've neglected for so long are finally starting to see some play time. This week alone I've dabbled with Super Mario Kart, Super Castlevania IV, and beat Super Mario 64. With as much time I'm spending on these classic titles little by little I'm starting to grow more appreciative of how fun, and simple they were without the needs of over excessive hand holding, or achievements.
When I was growing up back in the early 90s it wasn't unusual to spend more then a few years trying to play through a single game, or replay the same game over until something new came along. I remember playing through games like Super Mario All-Stars, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Super Mario World, and Joe & Mac so much that I felt satisfied with what I was playing.
There is a certain charm to playing older games. The nostalgia one gets from experiencing, or re-experiencing a game from the past is enlightening to a degree. I'm loving playing through these old relics of the past on my Wii. Even if I don't buy another new game from now til June I'll be satisfied playing some retro games til then.
Now if you excuse me I think Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is calling me. ;)