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Why Retro Video Game Art is Awesome

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    May 28, 2011
    Nostalgia is underrated.

    It's easy to write off a Nintendo game or Disney movie that tries a little too hard to make us recall fond feelings of times gone by. But my suggestion? Just embrace it. Nostalgia feels good. When it comes to entertainment, what matters more than that?

    My brain knows that the Legend of Zelda overworld theme is just as nice as a dozen other epic adventuring tunes. Or that a little pixelated Triforce is just another video game MacGuffin. But my heart remembers running around Hyrule field when I was 6 years old. And again when I was 10. And all throughout my teenage years and beyond. When I hear that music or see those sprites now, it has an emotional effect on me outside of just what's happening in the game. It's wrapped all around personal memories and reminiscences.

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