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Reader Discussion – Do You Like Ports To A Newer Console?

by Imran Khan on Mar 09, 2018 at 08:44 PM

In most modern generations, the first year or so of a console is full of cross-gen titles and games ported from the previous console to the modern one. It's an easy way to fill in a library without completely committing to the console or to give some time to let the first wave of ground-up software get enough time in development.

In the past two Nintendo Directs, Nintendo has gone fairly heavy on bringing forward Wii U games to the Switch. Reaction to this differs depending on who you ask, but some people have strong feelings about filling in a library with previously released games.

What is your general feeling on porting old games to a new console? Do you think they're an absolute good, an absolute bad, or does it depend? What would make ports okay for you and what pushes them too far? Let us know in the comments below.