I spent all of my youth playing video games until I became a junior in high school, when I met the woman who would eventually be my wife, and the mother of my child. In these off years I got away from big gaming and into Steam indies, and into emulation. I played lots of SNES, NES, Sega Genesis, etc, and while I would have fun, a lot of times emulators left me cold. I was playing on my tv with a controller paired to my laptop, but it just didn't feel the same. It didn't scratch the itch that having a real console, a correct controller, and a plastic cart staring at me would give.
So I'm wondering, with the Retron console and the retron pad, does it give you the right feeling? I also feel like I'm partially missing out on the true nostalgia factor, because while I started out with these games, I didn't grow up with them proper.