"Rosy-red tinted glasses won’t even save Nintendo’s Kid Icarus from suffering the effects of Grandfather Time. If Kid Icarus was an aged cheese, it would stink worse than both Limburger and Petite Muenster combined."
There are many games that aren't good in hindsight
A lot of games, like TV shows, just don't age well unfortunately.
GameZone's writers aren't very good. The grammar is bad and they often use words they don't mean. The first paragraph's heading, "What were its cultural impact and/or importance?" is a pretty good indicator of the quality of the whole. I would hope that the author isn't any older than 14. They are correct, though, that Kid Icarus isn't very good. It is a game that not only wants you to lose, but also doesn't want you to have any fun at all.
Pit is a cool character but I don't understand why some people want a new Kid Icarus so badly. The game wasn't all that popular on the nes and on the other systems there was never an outcry for a new addition to the series. I think this all stems from IGN starting the rumors a few years back and younger gamers wanting to feel like their a part of something, even if that something was never there.
I don't particularily see the point in Nintendo making a new one either because it would be hard to make it unique, it'd either be a Metroid clone, Zelda clone or family friendly God of War. In the first two cases it makes more sense to make Metroid and Zelda instead and the third case seems a tad lame.
No real surprises here... does any age-old gaming character/series really stand the test of time if it hasn't evolved through time with us? Look at the recent Bionic Commando reboot.
When will Nintendo give use some NEW franchises, instead of constantly rehashing past glories? *I´m gonna say it* - even Zelda is a stale old franchise, and "resurrections" such as this do the company no favours either. Only Mario seems to have endured - why not thin the crowd and give us some new characters? My kids should´nt be playing all the same characters as I did at their age, surely?
not really surprised, but an update is more than welcome because of that
Games are like anything else; not everyone ages well. I'm a huge Metroid fan, but I think the original is in the same boat as Kid Icarus -- a game too ambitious for its time and hardware. But 'Troid got its legendary status because the SNES was powerful enough to realize the developer's vision. KI never got that benefit...so I wouldn't be opposed to seeing a new one. But honestly, I'd rather see a 2D WiiWare game first.
I never really cared for Kid Icarus... if Nintendo did release an HD reboot, I wouldn't really care.
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