For years video games were about the experience. Then came microtransactions, loot boxes, super long update patches, balancing issues and pay-to-win. It can be hard to enjoy gaming nowadays. Luckily, there are still some games that make you feel like you’re a kid again.
I don’t know where to begin. The last two weeks have been some of the darkest days in the Super Smash Bros. community. After major allegations against one of the top Smash Ultimate players came out, members of the community found their courage to speak out about their own abusers. At the time of this article, around 200 allegations have come out so far.
When I heard that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 were getting remakes, the opening lines to “Superman” by Goldfinger were the first thing to pop into my brain. I know I wasn’t the only millennial gamer this happened to, because when I looked the song up on YouTube, the comment section was full of people just like me saying “who’s here after the remake announcement?” The nostalgic rush that corny ska song gave me was overwhelming.