Sorry about the length. I don't think my main point was so much that newer games suck, but it was more so this paragraph here:
"So, I constantly find myself wanting to try and "re-live" my childhood by going through old games. I was thinking about "simulating" my childhood growing up by say, downloading old scans of Nintendo Power and "pretending" it's all new and exciting, and play through them all again. Pathetic, but interesting, huh? For me, it would also be a way to re-experience it all again, but this time with my waifu at my side. I'd like to get her into gaming more (she already is interseted some just because she hangs out with me all the time) but I think going through the "gold old days" and just "grow up again" might be really good."