Why Sonic isn't a platformer and Final Fantasy isn't an RPG at all.
Today, we’re taking a timeout to break through the fourth wall of online features about games to highlight the seven worst games set in the worlds of great games. Why? Because these minigames are a special breed of boring. We’re tired of tacked-on gambling activities, awful fictional sports, and stale satires of classic arcade hits that dwell in the bowels of some of the best games ever.
Why does this happen?
The history of the franchise Fire Emblem is a long and winding one, both in-game and out. While many US players discovered the series with the appearance of two main characters in Smash Bros. Melee, we’ve since been given the chance to expand our understanding of the strategy-RPG behemoth.
We are all guilty of taking game development for granted. Yes, even you, the guy who plays Call of Duty 4 and wonders why co-op wasn’t implemented. As most of us know, development is less magical and more rigorous – terrible deadlines, limited resources and limited manpower – all factor in to creating what we play for the holiday season.
Hats off to daredevil Remi - the second entry in this month’s 20 snippets of Nintendo-related online strangeness. There’s simply not enough blatant disregard for life and law in the world of gaming fandom.
1) Plush invaders
These fluffy 8-bit tributes are called Bitz Pixellated Palz – perfect for your belated celebrations of Space Invaders’ 30th anniversary (or early celebration of the 31st).
Why shouldn’t we be able to play all of our favorite movies? Who cares if they barely have relevance outside of a VH1 retrospective, it’s not like this is a new concept. Chow Yun-Fat getting too elderly for a Hard Boiled sequel BAM: John Woo’s Stranglehold! Dan Aykroyd’s getting the run around from Hollywood? BOOM: Ghostbusters is hitting every platform this summer. Hell, both The Godfather and Scarface have gotten revisionist updates, Al Pacino’s participation be damned!
There are two types of gamers: the ones who love explosions, and the ones who love explosions in 1080p at 60 fps. Whether you’re a fan of shooters or strategy games, 8-bit or HD, we still all share the common appreciation of a good bang (ha, you WISH!). To show our love of all things that go BOOM, we’ve collected some of videogames' most epic explosions and set them to a bangin’ soundtrack.
Street Fighter boasts more quality concept art per release than any other gaming franchise we can think of. Each and every sequel is packed with stunning, hand-drawn works of genius, right up to and including Udon’s amazing work with HD Remix.
Since videogames are notoriously inept at rendering romance on the screen, we’re celebrating the Valentine “holiday” with these seven most embarrassing and excruciating moments. Beware - the following kisses are so bizarre, so disgusting or so damn awkward that they could literally cause you physical pain.
To clarify, this isn’t about dialog captions, which are also referred to as “subtitles.” This is about the wastes of ink which game publishers love printing after game names. Take “Halo 3: ODST,” for example. “ODST.” What is that? It’s some letters that provide no information other than, “Hey, this isn’t the original Halo 3, it’s actually something a bit different.”