Thanks to GameSpy for its 'Pixel' column discussing the dangers in letting videogame nostalgia run unchecked
, as the author explains: "Number one: Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's particularly good. And number two, loosely based on Sturgeon's Law: 90% of all video games ever made are either mediocre or crap."
He gives an example: "Case in point: A little PlayStation game called Gunners Heaven. It was a very early Japanese release by Sony... [and] the American import magazines covered it a bit and described it as a Gunstar Heroes clone"
, but the game, once acquired, "was thoroughly mediocre"
, showing "the dangers of unchecked nostalgic anticipation."