Monday, December 31, 2012

Vindicated! (more than 1 year ago, but w/e)

A reasonably long time ago in a galaxy not exactly far away, Super Meat Boy came out and I bashed it almost instantly. However, as stated before, that game turned out to be quite the hit. WHICH DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM MEAN THAT THE GREAT CHILLER WAS WRONG!!!1one

...Ahem. And yesterday, I found this video. Its relevance starts around 1:45, if you can't stand to watch 50 extra seconds.

Take a good, hard look at that. That's everything (or almost) that's wrong with the game in a nutshell. And it is RELEVANT because the game was SUCCESSFUL and people who make retro games might actually COPY THINGS FROM IT. Oh, you young fools will see.

And no, I don't agree with the video's author's assessment that the rest of the game was fine. The core gameplay for the rest of the game is exactly the same as in that boss fight: trial and error, until you memorize the correct way to do things and manage to provide the correct input. It's just a bit more obfuscated. But for the boss fight, you get to see it in its whole naked, ugly glory.

So, muhahahahahaha, or something.



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