Have you ever picked up an old video game from your childhood and become totally engrossed in it? Furthermore, have you ever shared one of your favourite childhood games with a mate and have been met with sheer disappointment? This has happened to me on multiple occasions, causing me to question my friends’ taste in video games. But after investigating both a “forgotten” game and a “bad” game in the early days of this semester, I began to pose a deeper question: Can one’s nostalgic memories of older video games impact their current gaming experience? I expanded on my idea in my pitch, where I built an analytical framework which would be used to perform a textual analysis on nostalgic Nintendo DS games from my childhood.
Implementing a post-structuralist methodology, my focus was on making sense of how each game could be understood by different individuals…
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