IMO, 'Metroidvania' is one of the finest attempts at retconning gaming history.
Exactly. One of the unfortunate effects of this (North-American) Nes-centric view of video-game history is that the period between the great (North-American) video game crash of 82 and the end of 84 is regarded as some sort of dark age of gaming when in fact it was an age of innovation and maturing and (as far as I'm concerned) represent the golden age of North-American games.
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Yeah, I agree. One positive side effect of the crash was that many developers were forced to move on to better hardware, resulting in the creation of new (sub-)genres that wouldn't have been possible on the 2600 (or even consoles in general). There was also a much stronger push to develop games for older audiences than before.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Aug 23, 2019 16:20:05 GMT -5
Came across this one again while searching for Aquaria discussions.
I'm working on and off on a quick reference guide to the 80s-90s games in the genre (might expand it to 00s games later), it got positive feedback on another forum so I thought I'd post it here too: platformadventure.weebly.com/