As a birthday present for my sister I trawled through many of the old games we played on our Tatung Einstein, Master System and Amiga days and built a 'perfectly legal I'm sure' box that she could return to some of these old titles on.
In doing so I relived some happy memories that did the usual stamping on all the rose tinted glasses I had. However, with a positive mind set the process made me realise how thankful I am of some newer games that have come along and become the rose tinted glasses games for me. Good games that mean I never have to go back to some of what I thought to be smooth running, well built adventures.
For example: I put so many hours into Stunt Car Racer with my school buddies and after loading it up on my old Amiga I was sure something wasn't working properly - unfortunately evidence on YouTube made me realise the game was working fine, it was my brain that was misfiring. But then, the most recent Trackmania games more than replaced anything I could want out of replaying SCR. I can even build the old tracks, if I could be arsed.
A couple of other games, Exile (a metriodvania type spaceman thing) and Flood (a shooty platformer) were far more frustrating and clunky than old me recalled but with games like Capsized and 90% of all new releases on Steam at the moment I get those itches thoroughly scratched without having to realise how thick skinned I was when I was 12.
How about you? Any games, preferably not just a direct sequel, that have meant that you can finally throw off the shackles of that old game you are sure was much better when you played it all those years ago?