When new consoles are announced/released/discussed one question always rears its head: is backwards compatible?
That seems to be super important to a lot of people. But I don't understand it: when I buy a new console I want to play new video games. I don't think I've ever used a backwards compatibility function in a console ever.
Am I alone here?
It's one of those features that sounds good in theory. I get it -- you've spent all this money on video games, you want to be able to play them on the new console, but in my experience you simply don't. When I get a new console I actually find it pretty difficult to go back to older games.
In fact, I don't play older games in general. The one exception being Metroid Prime, which I replay quite regularly because it's the best.
There are just so many new games to play. I literally don't have the time to indulge in older games that usually sit better in your memory than they play in real life.
How about you?