Yesterday, plans culminated to unearth a collection of E.T. Atari cartridges from a New Mexico landfill. It was a game starring an alien that was absolutely terrible and had a hand in the collapse of the video game industry in the '80s.
Some games with aliens turn out fantastic. Some, as E.T. can attest to, turn out terrible and become long-term poster children for what makes a bad game. It’s not that these games should be thrown away or destroyed based on their quality – they would just benefit from going underground for awhile and laying low.