Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In praise of shade, complexity

Above: A different screenshot from Shadow Complex.

My review of Shadow Complex is up now at Despite yesterday's comments about Metacritic, you will not be surprised to learn that my score, and my sentiment, lands squarely in the mainstream. As a longtime Super Metroid fan, I'm quite happy to play a game that doesn't diverge too much -- okay, at all -- from that formula.

If this had come out between 1995 and 1999, it would have been a ripoff. If it had come out between 2000 and 2005, it would have been a relic. Today, it's retro!


Matthew Gallant said...

If it had come out between 1692 and 1693, it would have been witchcraft!

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But matthew, because it has came in 2009, so it's normal?