If ur broke you should get a job and earn money so you can buy games.
People make games to earn money, if you dont provide that money they will be discouraged from making games. So if you pirate a game you like, just know that you're practically telling the author to not make any sequels.
You can think about buying it if you liked the pirated game at least =) Might seem stupid, cus you're just 'one random person who pirated', but if everyone just pirated, the only games that would be made is those shitty f2p lootbox shitfests
Emulators are good mainly because not everyone has access to consoles that can play the games they want, so they can only use an emulator. Like I use a golden eye emulator cause I’ve always wanted to play the game but I don’t own an N64.