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."
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.
lol, i was just watching videos of it today.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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