This game caught my eye a few days after Project Greenlight came to surface, and I find myself constantly checking the Dev Blog everyday like a little school girl stalking her first crush. As I take a step back and examine my state of being, and few clear cut reasons have surfaced themselves as to why I'm head over heels for this game and would like to share a little bit of the magic with all of you. God damn, am I stoked!
Reason 1: It reminds me of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures so much!
Man, this game brings up so many memories. When I was younger, and few of my friends and I would all get our GBAs and stupid cables to gather round and play this gem. I have very fond memories of fighting over rupees and purposely throwing each other in holes just to kill each other. Yeah, those were the days. I guess I'm hoping that SoG re-instills that sense of charm in it's multiplayer. I'd much rather play with a small group of close friends, rather than internet pedophiles. Also, graphically they games look very similar which brings us to our next reason..
Reason 2: Sprites > 3D Graphics.
I don't give a shit about the God-like modeling engines of today that could replicate the veins on my penis with pinpoint accuracy if they wanted to.. I sincerely think that the charm of pixlated graphics cannot be replicated with any other art form. Now don't get me wrong, I can appreciate 3D graphics and understand their place, I'm just saying that those little squares of color mean a lot to me.
Reason 3: It has fishing!
Alright, so this one may be a little off. But honestly, who didn't enjoy fishing in Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon? Something as mundane as fishing in real life can be a lot of fun when sped up in virtual reality, with many added bits of variety and color! Collecting all the different kinds of fish is a kind of "side quest" that I can really get into. Gimme dat fish hat.
Reason 4: It really sparks my imagination.
I guess over the years, I've come to look at things more in terms of what they really are, as opposed to what they could be. Upon seeing this game's art style and unique charm, my mind instantly thought of all the different scenarios I could find myself in in this world. SoG seems like a blend of what I really sought after for a long time in a game, and hopefully it delivers.
There are some more reasons that I could think of, but I'm already tired of writing this. Hopefully, I've sparked your interest at least a little bit. You can find the Dev Blog here. Have a swell day.