Strider — Does it hold up?

GameZone's David Sanchez writes: "If you weren't a fan of Strider back in the day, stay away from it now, because it really shows its age."

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jthamind2379d ago

i loved it when i was a kid, but i haven't played it since then. i need to play it again since i still have a Genesis copy.

jc485732379d ago

lol, i was just watching videos of it today.

HeartDisease2379d ago

it is hard to go back to the classics when we are so used to modern day graphics and game mechanics. i guess you had to have suffered through them back in the day to have any tolerance to them.

honestly i never played the genesis or arcade version the whole way through but i played the nes one and loved it. its part of what used to make capcom great.

would love for them to give the "bionic comando rearmed" treatment to this classic.

Baka-akaB2379d ago (Edited 2379d ago )

I think it could get a truly outstanding modern reboot , kinda like Castlevania with Lord of Shadows , or ninja gaiden (till the subpar ng3) .

Sadly there are too few studios that could pull it off with the respect and care it deserves .

So yeah might be better to live it alone or at most give it the hd remake treatment

TheSanchezDavid2379d ago

I personally wish a reputable studio would revive the franchise. Moon Diver was a spiritual successor, and it was good, but it too was very flawed. It was fun, but it could hardly be called a proper successor to such a revered title.

KrimsonKody2379d ago (Edited 2379d ago )

The NES version kind of "holds up", since the controls were @ least managable. The arcade/Genesis version, no. The controls were a mess then & even more of a mess now.

Some games, however, yes, you did have to play it in its prime to understand some of its greatness. Although I never beat Strider, it was moments, like walking into a movie theater & playing it while you wait for your movie to start, that adds to its greatness.

A game that held up extremely well is Super Metroid!
I've just recently 'revisited' the game & ended it all over again. & while it was fun & I was able to still appreciate the brilliant design, nothing beats them moments of staying up to the sun rises, playing Super Metroid back in the day.

IMO, playing a game during its era/prime adds to your personal overall enjoyment/experience.

TheSanchezDavid2379d ago

Well, I played A Link to the Past for the first time in 2007, and I thought it was amazing. I have very fond memories of the game. I've also revisited some of my favorite games and found that I still love them. That said, I totally agree with you that some games had to be played when they gained notoriety to truly be appreciated.