Having spent three days working his way through what he thought to be the latest retro-themed puzzle-platformer from XBL, Gregory Jones, 24, was shocked to discover that he had in fact just been playing a really shit NES game.
Yeah, there is nothing crappy about legend of kage
Check the other articles from the same website. It is filled with made up stuff.
Obviously taking a stab at some of the pretentiousness surrounding indie games at times. Kind of a short, fun read.
It's called satire.
It looks like The Last Guardian.
Regardless, this satirical article makes a good point. The state of "indie" games is pathetic. Journalists will praise multi-million dollar companies for their hard "indie" work and for making "innovative" backwards or 'plain with an art style' games. Some journalists would absolutely NOT know the difference between an "indie" game they would normally praise and just an out of date game.
What, did he also 'mistake' putting a cartridge into an NES for selecting the title from the quickplay menu on his XBox? I believe I detect the aroma of bovine fecal matter...
Uh actually people still make un-licensed Homebrew games for the SNES/NES complete with authentic boxes and booklets. As you can clearly see here. http://www.nightmarebusters...
It isn't actually outwith the realms of possibility. XBL indie has got many clones of popular games like Minecraft and there is even a couple of Manic Miner clones as well.
My point is that, unless Legend of Kage is available on XBL Indie Games (which it's NOT) then this story is highly improbable.
Have you ever read The Onion? Or maybe like, any kind of satire, ever?
I think the joke has gone over some people's heads.
It's a good joke, too. This website just found itself a place on my speed dial.
Jtag/rgh/dev kit. you ever hear of them? i would think that someone into games would also know the "other side" you can run emus and create homebrew with those also if they where created and ran on libxenon...its legal.
Actually read the article next time.
Looks like your sense of humor and intuition have not kept pace with your age. This piece is satire.
So someone ripped an NES emulation onto XBL indy to pass it off as their own original work? Am I the only one seeing a copyright lawsuit of multiple levels? Also rather liked Legend of Kage. Or rather the potential it had. What could have been done with it or a sequel on a better system.
legend of kage did have a spiritual successor on the nes system, it was called demon sword and was launched in 1990 in the usa. kage was release in 84. both were made by taito. kage was great in the arcade but sucked on the nes. demon sword was ALOT better as i recall. of course that was a long time ago. try it on yer emulator and let me know how it goes lol
And I played that one too - not as good, which isn't saying much - but I meant a sequel on the SNES at least. There was a ninja title with designs from the artist behind Ninja Mirai and Goro, but its not the Ninja Mirai game. It also came to the US. Ninja Mirai http://imagenes.asia-team.n... Garo http://nikoscream.files.wor... Found it: Hagane http://www.youtube.com/watc...
i actually liked demon sword alot
Legend of Kage was the shiznit back in the day.. Flute of the death pawns any weapon in video games today..
By reading the comments, its easy to tell who read the article and who didn't.
Yeah this is actually pretty funny. People are flipping out about it and they don't even understand. I like the message though. A lot of these indy games are just overrated.
Haha, its hilarious how few people actually get this. Its fake. Its a joke about how stupid some indie games are becoming by trying to be crappy old-school games, and people just lap it up to be cool.
Jumping through trees cutting down ninjas. Good times
Crikey, I thought the satire was quite obvious, but it seems many actually think this is real. some of the comments are priceless. I think the article makes a good point though
Heh, these guys are actually pretty funny. I shall be bookmarking them.
That's what I just did. Things like "Concern over military cutbacks as lone pilot sent to intercept 100,000 alien spacecrafts" or "Anger and confusion after alchemist sells blue healing potions and red mana potions" are just priceless...eheh
You honestly can't see someone simply ripping an NES emulation onto XBLI and MS not catching it?
You can say that indie games are pretentious when they do stuff like this, but they're coming at it from a different angle. They're well aware they're making a dated looking game, whereas a developer on the nes would have had no choice. Indie developers who make games like this generally have pretty good reasons for doing it. Saying they're pretentious is just being a bit of a philistine.
he mistake the icon from an indie game with the SNES emulator?
It's a sad day when ignorant gamers talk bad of excellent older games. I'm glad to have grown up at a time when games were more at their much earlier stage with the Atari 2600 etc, and have a respect for the still great games of those eras. oops i get it now, mind you I'll leave my point on here for a different article then. It's a very valid point he makes though but then i guess stuff just gets lost from each generation
Even as a fan of most indie titles, this quote made me laugh : “I’d had my suspicions, but the crappy graphics, infuriating bugs and nonsensical plot convinced me that I was playing an innovative retro-inspired indie game.”
There's a "3D" version of LoK included on Taito Legends. Check the link below. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Hilarious This site = bookmarked
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