Everyone has an old game they think of with equal parts nostalgia and sadness. Not sadness from bitter memories, of course, but sadness from the slight pain that comes from the knowledge that there is something you love that you likely won't ever convince someone else to play.
Because, in an age where we can play games so well-rendered they almost look more realistic than life, many opt out of playing older or less visually impressive games.
And, while this is dangerously close to a gaming cardinal sin, it's also something that is understandable. When you can play through a beautiful experience, why would you slog through something that makes your eyes hurt after and hour and has bugs that could ruin your save?
This is exactly why so many beloved and fantastic games need be remade. Even when they hold up to the test of time, there's no shame in putting a new lick of paint on them in order to make sure that they get picked up by new admiring eyes.
If there's one good thing about remakes, it's that wonderful games are appreciated all over again.