Even from a collector's point of view those games aren't rare, if you look around a bit you could find the originals for very cheap. They're aren't white sega saturns, rare Neo-Geo games or Limited Editions.
If they've gone platinum, there's usually a lot of them around.
Can't blame them, it's true. Just take a good look at what the games industry has become.
Aside from online passes, overpriced dlc and the such, maybe, but I meant the actual games themselves.
It just looks they're trying to get e-points by pretending to like old games.
Take Super Mario 3 for example, I've seen comments that are from younger people who say it's better than anything they've ever played. It's not a bad game, it's a good game, still playable, but all the things that it got praised for like the new power-ups, varied stages, stage map etc. were because it very impressive at the time.
I played it on Super Mario All-Star + Super Mario World on SNES, and I wasn't blown away since most of the things had become standard in platformers by then.
Or take something more recent like Goldeneye64 which when released had brilliant detailed graphics and good gameplay and nice controls. Now it looks bare, shaky framerate, gameplay just about holds up and the controls are outdated (although there's the double pad option). I think its one of best shooters ever but I would recommend Timesplitter 2 over Goldeneye.
Edited by bobdebob at 18:42:38 26-08-2012