Ever since the two consoles were revealed we were forced to watch shows and read articles about the differences between them. The players and developers alike were soon to find out the differences are not many in number and are also not that big overall.
This used to be about exclusive titles during the previous generation. The consoles themselves were so different back then both in terms of hardware, software and services that some devs were forced into working with one console alone. Porting it to the other platform initially meant rewriting a big part of the underlying technology. However technology evolved over the years to such an extent that developing for multiple platforms became a breeze in most cases.
Why retro games?
More and more retro games are being developed. I believe the need for such games was there when the indie movement really started to grow. There were lots of gamers who enjoyed the hard to beat, pixelated games of the 80s and early 90s and now they had nothing remotely similar to play. Big games made by publishers were not targeting them but a wider and more casual audience, taking big budgets and risks into account. When the first retro style games were released they were selling like hot, fresh bread and this led to a massive adoption of the genre by aspiring indie developers.
This time I will write about what I think to be the best games I’ve played, the ones I came to develop a love & hate relationship with. I believe this is the best relationship to have with a game because it will usually determine you to complete it and get huge amounts of rewards in the process.
[This is the last part of my motivational series of articles. Please read Motivational – An Introduction (Part 1), Motivational – Goals and Rewards (Part 2), Motivational – Learning and Frustration (Part 3) and Motivational – Professions and Hobbies (Part 4) before this one]
We’ve seen in the previous motivational articles many aspects of how to achieve your goals and let’s say you manage to set yourself upon this path of mastering new and interesting fields. What you need to realise is that this will keep you busy for the entirety of your life. You will never have enough of it and once something is accomplished you will move to the next one and then to another one and so on. In order to take the most out of it, I believe you have to take into consideration the following two aspects.