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“This is a Kid’s Game, Right?”


Maybe that’s why I think Nintendo “won” E3. They may not have had an amazing showing, but you know what? I think that they succeeded merely by virtue of Pikmin 3. Nintendo gets games. They’ll screw up as well, no question, but Skyward Sword has some genuinely emotional moments that I -- young, present-day, or future me -- can’t ignore, and wouldn’t be out of place in a Pixar movie. I’ve yet to forget the charm and whimsy and imagination present in Super Mario Galaxy. And clearly, their pals at Retro Studios can pick up the slack, at least if Donkey Kong Country Returns is anything to go by. I think that if there’s any company that can crack the Pixar Code (if they haven’t already), it’s Nintendo.

I play games to have fun. Don’t we all? In that sense, gamers -- regardless of age -- aren’t all that different from children. Our tastes aren’t one hundred percent dissimilar; at our basest, we want something that wows us, entertains us, and leaves us with a smile on our faces. Being a “kid’s game” is just one way to accomplish that. But it doesn’t have to be, and shouldn’t be considered a weakness or an unflattering label. It can be a game’s strength. It can let developers tap into their imaginations, and stimulate us no matter how old we are.

So to answer my brother: yes. Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One may very well be a kid’s game. And that’s all I could ever ask for.

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About Voltechone of us since 10:40 PM on 02.06.2012

Long-time gamer, aspiring writer, and frequent bearer of an afro. As an eternal optimist, I like to both look on the bright side of things and see the better parts of games; as a result, I love a game with a good story and awesome characters...and anything that lets me punch the heresy out of my enemies.

I'm a big fan of Atlus' games, and I've enjoyed my fair share of fighters and RPGs. Just...please, keep Final Fantasy XIII out of my sight. It never ends well for anyone involved.

You can check out some of my game musinga/stories/random stuff at my other blog, Cross-Up. I've also got a TV Tropes thingamajig, and a web serial novel, too. Maybe my stuff here and there will be the start of things to come. Hopefully good things, but things all the same.

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