Monday, January 16, 2012

Super Meat Boy Review

Seems like I'm finally able to play online again, lets see how that goes.


Anyway, today's review: Super Meat Boy (AKA so hard you are gonna cry like a bitch).

So a lot has been said about SMB but I recently started playing it and holy shit is it hard, however there is a difference  in frustrating hard and fun hard, this game is hard but fun.

Back in the day, the hardware limitations in consoles like the NES and even some of the Snes made it so in order to increase the length of the game they would increase the difficulty, some of the games were so hard that the term "Nintendo hard" was born, because as the NES grew popular thousand and thousands of half-assed games came to the light, and what better way to make a short game seem longer than by putting impossible difficulties and hours of boring grinding.

So by every good, fun hard game we got like contra, where you can feel in  control of all your bullets and every time you died you felt like it was really your fault, we got 20 bad games where the bad controls and super strong enemies made everything harder.

This game is one of the good ones, the controllers are so tight that every time you die you know exactly where you screw-up and believe me you are gonna be dying a lot, other than the controllers we go the gameplay, the game moves so fast that you literally have no time to get frustrated, in other games if you die after a long lever you go "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-" while the "you are dead" screen ends and you can begin playing again, then after some dethas you go "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-"
while the cointinue screen ends, from here the rage may vary, depending onhow many continues you get, how much did you lose, etc.

In SMB however if you die, you just instantly respawn at the start of the level, there are even no loading screens to get you mad, so if you die at the end of a level you go "FF- oh time to play again", the combination of great gameplay, perfect controllers and a great series of different levels really make this a great games if you are looking for a challenge.

Overall, if you are looking for a hard game that is not frustrating, this is for you, the game is still very hard and sometimes it can indeed get you mad, but this game is all about old school Nintendo hard gameplay, definetley don't get this if you are looking for a relaxing game.

It gets 8/10

12 comments:

  1. i found it pretty difficult but I may give it another go

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  2. Looks fun. Will check this one out!

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  3. LOL bad times. Glad to see another post!

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  4. i hate hard games but oh well, i'll take your word for it. More like i hate impossible games. Hard is good. Grinding is not good.

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  5. Way too difficult for me, especially seeing as I'm not that great at platformers.

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  6. oh god, i learned to hate and love that game so much :D

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  7. I've heard so many good things about this game i think I'm going to have to try it! :D
    your review helped me out, you've got yourself another follower +1

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  8. Haha, seems like an awesome game.

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    1. seems like a solid game. will definitely check it out. the classics always entranced me more than the modern games. Simplicity.

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