I always thought the SNES JP had a ton of great ideas that suffered from mediocre execution. It's certainly not something I'd wanna play in its ORIGINAL form nowadays, but it has that mysterious vibe to it that "anything goes", exactly BECAUSE it can be so weird in its execution at times, so it's perfect for Youtube.
I can't think of a better Ocean game, too. Which is not saying MUCH, but let's put it this way: If the game was attached to a franchise I actually was a fan of (say, Lethal Weapon), I'd certainly have completed it.
I completely agree about the second Bunker level in Goldeneye. That shit is terrible. The levels in the game where getting spotted sends literal hordes of guards at you without respite, are one of the worst things about the game, and I think keep it from being as fun as it otherwise could have been.
I also wanted to ask: Is it appropriate to nominate games like Demonophobia or Corpse Party? On one side, they really make for an interesting topic of discussion, with one being anonymously made cult hit, and the other as possibly the first attempt at making horror game entirely in RPG Maker, but on the other, they have lots of incredibly graphic gore (and not in an "over-the-top" way, but in a really nasty and horrifying one) and sometimes rather questionable content (there's some underage nudity in Demonophobia and kids dying horribly in Corpse Party).
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