At 2/26/13 12:12 PM, Darthdenim wrote:
because back then only gamers played video games. Gamers liked challenge.
That makes no sense, there were only a small amount of gamers as compared to today, and most of them were kids or young teenagers. Plus, there were still families who played on the NES back then that wouldn't be considered the gamer demographic.
The real reason why most NES games were hard is partly due to the fact that the technology is nowhere near as advanced as it is now, or even 15 years ago, and most, if not all of them weren't familiar with video games, so it was pretty much a case of trial and error, which in turn pretty much became the Wild West period of game development, when everyone and their brother could make a game.