[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Little Miss Gamer: StarTropics: I TOO hate gender roles!

12:38 PM on 12.01.2007·  2 minute read   ·  Earnest Cavalli
0

The Internet is too cynical.

Sure, that's as ironic as my saying the Internet relies too heavily on obtuse references to the key figures of the second World War, but any of you disagreeing with me will only further prove my point. So there!

Am I the only one who remembers a time when gaming instilled a child-like wonder in my generation? A time when we would discuss the events of crudely rendered, pixellated stories with the same gravitas Brian Williams uses when relaying news of roadside bombs in Mosul? Based on that clip up there -- Little Miss Gamer's review/nostalgia-trip for StarTropics -- I'm thinking I'm not alone in my fondness for the old days.

Not only does the video assign the same kind of reverence to the game that early issues of Nintendo Power -- from the era in which it was still readable -- were so famous for, it does so in a completely unironic fashion. The sense of glee in discovering the game's various nooks and bits of fan service is palpable and LMG never relies on terrible humor or hyper-cynical apathy to appeal to the modern gamer; a group as defined by their desperate insistence of vitality and cultural relevance as they are by the fact that they play video games (and have terrible skin). Instead, the video almost enshrines the forgotten classic and in doing so actually manages to provide positivity that is lacking from everything else you'll read/watch/listen to regarding gaming today.

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together!

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Nintendo Entertainment System #Rose-tinted
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Earnest CavalliContributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts780Blogs 26Following17Followers120

I'm Nex. I used to work here but my love of cash led me to take a gig with Wired. I still keep an eye on the 'toid, but to see what I'm really up to, you should either hit up my Vox or go have ... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

That Brown Guy
That Brown Guy


Since 3:11 PM on 12.26.2009

Apheros
Apheros


Since 11:31 AM on 02.28.2016

kshankin
kshankin


Since 9:46 PM on 01.06.2014

ksteps83
ksteps83


Since 4:52 PM on 06.19.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!