In the last few years the gaming industry seems to have finally realized gamers are aging, and these adult gamers tend to appreciate some nostalgia from their childhood gaming days. So new games – especially indie games – are being released fast and furious to appeal to this retro market. This movement has produced some frankly awesome games, such as my favorite game of 2010 – Super Meat Boy.
Unfortunately, sometimes developers who mean well, dig up traits from old games that are best left buried in the past. Case in point: Gaijin Games’ BIT.TRIP RUNNER. RUNNER seems to cherry-pick the most frustrating of all retrogaming tropes, while introducing modern music/rhythm-game elements that are the definition of half-baked. That sucks, because the concept of RUNNER shows so much promise! Did I mention the game looks really cool too?
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