A few weeks ago, I made a comment relating to Jeff's notion of 'The Cult of the New'
I don't think we HAVE to keep running on this treadmill, where the newest and shiniest game is always given top billing over older, potentially BETTER games, that some may have missed out on. I'm always happy when I see a 'LTTP' post on game forums, because it shows that people ARE going back and checking out older games, even without any urging from the games media.
Games don't just disappear a few months after they're released, and they're still worth playing, reflecting on, and talking about months of years after their release. One of the gaming new years resolutions I made awhile ago was to devote at least a few hours every month, playing a game in my collection from months or years ago.
It started with Burnout Paradise. I was addicted to that game for months, and probably have more hours sunk into it than any other game. But then I kind of let it slide out of mind. When I finally put it back in, I was instantly reminded of how fun, fast, and clever it is, both in single-player and multiplayer.
This month, my games are the Left 4 Dead series. I'm rounding up friends to play through each of the campaigns in both games. Don't know if we'll get to multiplayer.
During the holidays, it will be harder to do anything multiplayer with BF3, Gears of War 3, MW3 and Reach (always) vying for my time, so maybe I'll throw Final Fantasy XII or Okami into my BC PS3 for some downtime between those matches.
Does anybody else make any efforts to go back and play some of the games they loved? How about the Weekend Confirmed crew? Ever get the idea to write or record something about an old game that got back into your gaming rotation?