It's the only thing that can account for the rosy way we regard many of the games from the past, despite the fact that they really have not aged well at all.
Case in point: the ten games on this list.
Don't take this the wrong way; these games are still fun, and some of them are classics. But it's hard to deny that they're simply not as good as you remember them being. The years haven't been kind to the titles on this list.
Maybe the graphics look worse than you remember. Or you don't remember the level design being so bad. And were Goldeneye's controls always so terrible? Read on for games that we've loved that have not aged as well as we'd hoped.