I’ve been playing this game for a little while now, and I have to say, I’m really impressed. Unlike other similar games, you can really tell the developers put their heart and soul into it. I mean, not that other development teams don’t work hard — they do — but you can tell they’re just doing it for the money, while I think these guys really loved what they were doing. Besides, this game is on a system that everyone agrees is technologically superior to the other systems on the market right now.
I understand if you think it’s just me. After all, a number of people do claim to dislike this genre. And the games from this developer haven’t always been fantastic; in fact, the last few they made were utter shit. But this game isn’t like their previous games. There’s a simple joy that spreads inside of you when you pop in the disc, and anyone who claims otherwise is just showing their fanboy bias.
I’ve heard people complaining about the control scheme, but personally, I find it quite intuitive. If you ask me, the people who claim to find it clunky are just looking for things to dislike.
And, while the graphics may not be as streamlined as some other titles, they also don’t bog down the system as much as those other titles do. Besides, everyone knows that graphics don’t make a game.
And the plot! I have to admit, when I first read about the plot on the Internet, I was concerned. But the developers pulled it off, and that shows how much work they put into the whole thing. I know what you’re thinking: “What about that part when…” But that’s when I have to cut you off. You may not have noticed the way they tied those threads together, but if you go back and look closely, you’ll notice all the fine details. They were obviously paying homage to similar games that came before, so they’re able to trigger nostalgia in all the right ways.
If you’re sitting there thinking “Pfft, I know a better game,” you are wrong. Because this game? Right here?
It’s the most awesome game ever. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be making so much money.