Without nostalgia, are some classic games worth playing?
I've been thinking about this topic recently as I try to clear through some of my backlog. There are some classic games that I own which I've never played, or played so little that it barely counts, and which are competing with a lot of things in my list. A good example of this is Suikoden III, which I bought used on someone else's recommendation years ago (but well after it came out), played for 30 minutes, didn't connect with, and moved on to something else.
So, I thought I'd start this thread to help me, and others here, sort out that question. Let's say I own a game that was beloved in its time, but that was years ago. I haven't played it enough to see it through any rose-colored glasses. Will it hold up today? Or has it aged poorly, for any of a variety of reasons?
I'd love to hear some opinions on Suikoden III, the 16-year-old PS2 gem. And, if anyone else has this same question about any of their games, I'll happily throw in my $0.02.