What’s Better? Modern or Retro Gaming?


In this video I discuss what I think is better between both modern and retro video games, and explain why. What do you guys think?

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John “Gamester81” Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn’t stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.

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Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES.

Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007

  • Todd Bantz

    I have trouble getting into anything past 6th gen for the exact same reasons mentioned in the video. I also prefer the cartoony element that is more scarce in later games.

  • WWammy

    I like how older games were defined by their gameplay rather than the production values / length of campaign and longevity was defined by how playable a game was.
    These days after playing a game I rarely felt like I want to go back to playing it but the older games on SNES I think I replayed the very same 6 / 7 games throughout the consoles life cycle with various games borrowed from friends.
    Except of course those that retain the retro gameplay like Street Fighter IV which is a modern update to the old retro style gameplay.
    Luckily Arcade style games are not out of fashion and retro is in especially with Nintendo living off their tried and tested gameplay in their franchises

  • lancep2015

    I like most of use time to tell; she as an child of the 1980s and early 1990s it’s easy for me to pick retro. Since almost of the gaming systems I ever used or owned were thing’s like the NES and SNES, PCs running thing’s like MS-DOS, and things like that. For it’s this; NES vs SNES winner SNES; Genisse vs SNES draw (the games eventhoug the SNES had more power); Windows 95 vs game the new CD-ROM based game consoles winner Windows 95 since at that point I was soiled badly with all the new thing’s I couldn’t do in DOS. So as you can see it’s kind of a question were the answerer can go both ways.