Top 10 Blatant Lies that Nostalgia Purists Will Tell You About Video Games

The Top Ten

1 Generation One is Pokemon's best generation of games

I actually don't like the first generation, they have one of my least favourite sets of starters, and a lot of the designs are just too boring. There are 5 legendary Pokemon, which apart from mewtwo, are pretty vanilla, at least mewtwo gots its own signature move in gen 5, and megas in gen 6. And the region is rather boring, not having any real interesting areas. There are a few Pokemon I like from gen 1, but the series just got heaps better over time. Gen 2 is a huge leap, adding tons of new evolutions, making the older Pokemon a little less boring and making them easier to remember, and many of my favourite Pokemon were added in gen 2, eg: Ampharos, Skarmory, Heracross, Scizor, Tyranitar, Typhlosion, and of course Lanturn. Not saying gen 1's bad or anything, it's Pokemon, it's almost always good, but just not one of the better ones.

2 The only good Sonic games are the Genesis/Dreamcast ones and Sonic Mania
3 Breath of the Wild is good but nowhere near as nostalgic, I mean fleshed-out of a gaming experience as Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time

This is when I REALLY started to realize how overrated ALTTP and OOT really were

Hell, there were actually quite a few things about Link's Awakening and the Oracles that I enjoyed more - xandermartin98

4 The Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 and Dreamcast have held up by today's standards of 3D gaming

Just to name a few examples that very clearly prove this wrong:

Super Mario 64 compared to Super Mario Sunshine, Odyssey, and in many ways even the Galaxy series

Resident Evil Classic (gameplay-wise) compared to Resident Evil 4

Super Smash Bros 64 compared to the later Super Smash Bros games

Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time compared to Twilight Princess, Breath Of The Wild and Wind Waker HD

Donkey Kong 64 and Banjo-Kazooie compared to Super Mario Odyssey and A Hat In Time

Old Tomb Raider compared to Modern Tomb Raider and Uncharted

Sonic Adventure series compared to Sonic Colors/Generations and arguably even Heroes in some ways

Parappa/Lammy series (again, mostly gameplay-wise) compared to Gitaroo Man and Guitar Hero/Rock Band

Mortal Kombat 4 compared to literally ANY other main-series 3D MK game after it

Crazy Taxi compared to Grand Theft Auto and Burnout Paradise

Kirby 64 compared to Kirby's Return To ...more - xandermartin98

5 Mega Man 2 is the best game in the Mega Man franchise

That's also subjective - darthvadern

Mega Man 11 - iliekpiez

Just TRY comparing this to Mega Man 9

(same with Mega Man X compared to X4, honestly) - xandermartin98

6 Super Metroid and Earthbound have darker storylines than Metroid Fusion and Mother 3

Tell me, Top 10 Darkest E-Rated Games list:

Did Super Metroid ever have a horrific alien parasite epidemic (CONSIDERABLY even more horrific than Metroids, mind you, not counting Prime from Metroid Prime) attempting to take over the entire universe in the most absolutely disgusting fashion possible, even going as far as to copy Samus' Power Suit just for good measure?

More importantly, did Earthbound ever explicitly show Porky becoming an even worse version of Adolf Hitler and effectively turning the entire world into his diseased, polluted plaything? Did Earthbound ever show animals being amalgamated together into terrifying beasts like the Cattlesnake and the Horsantula? Did Earthbound ever have Ness be sexually assaulted AND harassed by eldritch-abomination pedophile trannies and go on a mushroom trip that causes him to tragically hallucinate all of the different ways that his own friends and families had inadvertently abused him throughout his adventure, of which ...more - xandermartin98

7 The New Super Mario Bros series is better than its Donkey Kong and Rayman competition "because Mario"
8 The Mario & Luigi RPG series consistently became worse in every way with each new installment

Definitely not true, I mean sure, the fifth installment: Paper Jam Bros. was dissapointing but that was only the fifth one! Dream Team, the fourth one outshines the original in almost every way! - darthvadern

We all know which group of TopTens visitors this is a jab at, right?

(admit it, guys, Bowser's Inside Story outright wipes its arse with both of its predecessors; seriously, don't even TRY to deny it) - xandermartin98

9 Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Earthbound, Final Fantasy VII and Undertale are the five greatest RPGs of all time
10 Conker's Bad Fur Day is funny

In the past, I wasn't very sure of this game at first due to the M-rating, but when I got older and understood it more, I realized that it was not as bad as I expected and is actually very funny. That is, if you like dark humor. As long as you separate fiction from reality, then all is well.

Okay, I'll admit that the Great Mighty Poo boss fight was pretty funny, especially the first few times - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 The first PaRappa the Rapper game is the only PaRappa the Rapper game

That I've ever heard of.
I haven't played the game just know the title.

12 Crash Bandicoot and Spyro held up
13 The only good Star Fox game is Star Fox 64

Real Star Fox fans give the other games a chance.

I admit that Star Fox 64 is my favorite Star Fox game (especially the 3DS remake), but that doesn't mean that I can't like any of the others, since the other games, despite their flaws, are as likeable.

14 Super Metroid and the first Prime are the only Metroid games
15 Sonic 2006 is the Worst Video Game of All Time

Untrue. It may have flaws, but I still liked it and it is far from the worst, despite what many have claimed. Rise of Lyric has more flaws, if anything.

16 Kingdom Hearts is One of the Best Video Games of All Time and is a Good Idea for a Crossover
17 Kingdom Hearts is a good game

No it isn't. The franchise sucks as a whole and the crossover concept is terrible. Why would anyone put Square-Enix characters in a crossover with the overrated corporate mess known as Disney? It does not help that the original characters are terrible and adored by so many perverse yaoi fans. The storyline is also too confusing to even discuss about.

18 License games are good

Nah, they were only made to please the die-hard fans of those IPs and aren't as good as other games.

19 Rareware should ditch Microsoft come back to Nintendo

Oh geez...

It doesn't matter to me who Rareware should be part of. Their games are great, regardless. Both Nintendo and Microsoft are good. Cut it out already, whiny nostalgic brats.

20 Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade is the best Fire Emblem game of all time and better than the other games in the series

As much as I love the game, I still acknowledge it's flaws. Good game, but still; Some of the other games were better. Awakening technically saved the Fire Emblem franchise from dying or fading into obscurity, for instance.

21 Sora from Kingdom Hearts should be in the next Super Smash Bros.


I swear, if I see any shippers pair Sora with either Krystal or Lyn in fanfiction, I am going to RAGE and try to spank their butts.

22 The only good thing about Star Fox are the memes

Uh, there is more to the series than just memes, to be honest with you.

23 Star Fox Zero is a Bad Game

Not true. It is actually a good game and I am hoping that it will release on the Switch, knowing how most Wii U games are getting rereleases there these days.

BAdd New Item