NEVER GO BACK, they say. Nostalgia really is a bitch, especially with videogames. Way back when, we were limited by technology and games design practices to have to put up with whatever we were given.
Such immaturity was responsible for breeding true classics, but when you dust them off and give them another go not all of them are quite the way you remembered.
Here are our worst offenders of then-great games that just haven't stood the test of time.
6. Resident Evil
It's still a go-to reference for even the most casual gamer, and there's plenty left to love in Resi: that bit when the dogs crash through the window, 'Jill sandwich', Barry Burton generally.
But try to play it now, and you'll struggle. Those ‘tank controls' for the player are now unworkable - left and right to turn, up to move forward - no matter which direction you're facing. Finite opportunities to save your game, confusing inventory management, context-less and misleading puzzles.
It spawned the survival horror genre on its own, but there are now better examples that have taken Resi's crown. Even if you're not a fan of the slightly more ‘run and gun' nature of the newer titles in the series, Silent Hill's inherent creepiness still hasn't aged quite as badly as good old Resident Evil. You're better off going back there instead.
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