As mentioned before the 80s was the beginning if not the birth of video games. It was the era when gaming first entered the mainstream, with the explosion of arcade gaming and the rise of home consoles. One of the more memorable reasons why they are still great is because those games played back in the 80s are still being played today, and just just as remakes or sequels, but also winning awards in the process. This brings me to the memorable characters and their worlds.
Memorable characters and worlds
Another key factor in the success of 80s games was their memorable characters and worlds. From Mario and Luigi to Sonic the Hedgehog to the cast of Street Fighter, these games created iconic characters that players could connect with and root for. The games were also set in richly detailed worlds that felt alive and immersive, from the haunted mansions of Ghosts ‘n Goblins to the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max. We can not forget about the great Legend of Zelda franchise. Those that know this game know they are about to play a beautiful game, either from the past or now, and more in the coming future. I for one will be one of those gamers that will continue to play Legend of Zelda games. Nintendo you’ve done a stellar job and keeping me coming back for more and giving you more of my money. Keep it classy everyone!
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