Editorial: Should They Just Leave Tron In The Past?
In 1982, a unique film called Tron starring Jeff Bridges hit the scene. I was five years old at the time and completely memorized by the amazing story. It was also the first time that a major film used extensive computer graphics. To this day, the unique visual style used in Tron remains unique. Tron the arcade game was released in 1982 around the same time as the film and was a favorite game of mine at the time.
Tron and Discs of Tron were recently released on the Xbox Live Arcade and I had to download them to relive some nostalgia. Unfortunately, these games did not last the test of time in my opinion. They weren’t bad games when they were released, but sometimes good games are only good during their time. While I love nostalgia, sometimes things like Tron are best left in the past. The only possible way to get me excited about Tron games again is if they created a next-generation title that put you into the Tron universe the way it happened in the movie.
In the end, I am still a big fan of the Xbox Live Arcade. I love the fact that many old games are being preserved. It gives new generations a chance to play the old games and it gives the old timers like myself a chance to relive the past. Unfortunately, they haven’t always picked games that are still great.