More Reviews
REVIEWS Wayward Manor Review
Not even the power of Neil Gaiman and The Odd Gentlemen could save this game from a fate worse than death: a terrible score.

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red Review
"Unlimited World Red"? More like "Sorta Limited Town and Extended Areas... Red. And Blue. And Some Yellow."
More Previews
PREVIEWS Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Preview
Abandoning paint for clay, Nintendo gets crafty with Kirby once more.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Sacred 3
Release date: 08/05/14

Hohokum
Release date: 08/12/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14


LATEST FEATURES How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.

We Absolutely Should Be Upset With Club Nintendo's Latest Elite Rewards
Surveys out the wazoo and I get a code for Dr. Luigi?
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Retro Revolution: Five Games Fanboys Need To Shut Up About

Posted on Saturday, June 2 @ 13:05:15 Eastern by KevinS

This sort of topic has been on my mind for a while now.  I loves me some classics, but there are a few that I'm just so sick and tired of hearing about. So I'm just going to spill my guts a bit here, just to get them out into the ether.

So let's start the fire, shall we? (No, Billy Joel, not talking to you. Keep away.)


5. Kid Icarus (NES)

Yes, we're all happy Pit got a sequel. Twelve years late, but better late than never. But do you actually remember playing it the first time? I've given the history behind the "series" of three games before, and did I mention they're difficult? It's that game from our collective youth that makes me want to shoot an arrow through my own head after almost getting through the first stage… for the seventeenth time.


4. Mega Man 2/3 (NES)

So they're usually seen as the best of the original series of Mega Man games. I don't care anymore, because any time one is brought up somebody else wants to start a fight about the other game being better. If I say "I like the second game because…" I'm cut off by insistence that I just don't know what I'm talking about.

Maybe it's just people I know. But every time it comes up I want to shoot myself with my own Mega Buster.


3. E.T. The Extraterrestrial (2600)

It wasn't a great game, but after you look into it, the story's fascinating enough to save the bland gameplay. Atari got the rights to the game in June, and they needed a game for the Christmas season. So Howard Scott Warshaw developed the gamealone—in reportedly five weeks. FIVE. WEEKS. And even if the game itself doesn't make too much sense, it's remarkably good-looking for a five-week, super-rushed project, doesn't it?'



2. Pokémon (insert color of your choice) (insert platform of choice)

The first games, Red and Blue? AMAZING. Basic, but engaging in every way. Every Pokémon game after that?  Essentially the exact same thing. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but there aren't enough changes to get me excited anymore, and I'm getting tired of the same game released in so many colors. "The next one's gonna be called 'Pokemon Salmon-Pink'. I read about it already. You didn't know?"

Maybe that's a petty reason, but it already annoys me more than a little that every game comes out in two colored forms.  Even more than that, that the idea spread into other series... Mega Man: Battle Network 7 - The Search for Curly's Gold, anyone?


1. Final Fantasy VII (PSOne)

I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing about how great a protagonist Cloud is, or how racist Barret's character and design are. (There ain't no getting offa this train we on!") Or how certain nerds go on about how hot Tifa is. Newsflash: You're NOT getting a remake. And let's be blunt, do you really want one after playing through the original incarnation for the hundredth time? Or do you want a remake simply because your discs have been worn down so far they can be used as ninja stars?

What games make YOU want to strangle a fanboy over?
Related Games:   Final Fantasy VII


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution