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[QUOTE] [URL=http://www.screamingvillains.com/]Night Trap[/URL] is being re-released... seriously! !?! Actually, dollar for dollar, Night Trap might be the most internationally influential game of all time. Didn't this obscure American Mega CD game more or less lead to the ratings sytem there, which later spread to Japan and probably other places as well? [/QUOTE] I think Night Trap's rerelease was inevitable in some shape or form, given how post-ironic the smaller-than-AAA videogame industry has become. I'm not even surprised at how it's getting a physical release, honestly. Now, for a low-low price, you can have a physical copy of a game that will be purchased largely for its LOL factor and for plenty of people will never even make it into their PS4. And for the record, I absolutely agree, Night Trap has been hugely influential-- it just doesn't need to played by anyone anymore. [QUOTE]I was wondering what people's thoughts are of the recently released upgraded port of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap?[/QUOTE] I like it, and I think it's been beautifully animated and presented, but playing it has just made me realize how far its genre has progressed since the late 80's, and how much I would have preferred that they take the original as a baseline to make a new game. It's also surprising to me that they made the decision to completely remake the game while conforming precisely to the original rather than updating the gameplay in any way at all. It seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a game that hasn't aged all that well in some ways, like its impossible architecture, where falling down a well drops you in the desert, etc., and all of the tiny incremental improvements to the Wonder Boy series after this one. So, it's not that I'm unhappy it was made, I'm just a little startled by it. The TurboGraphx version was one of the highlights of action games for me at the time, and I'm sure that that makes me the audience for this game, so... I guess great job? I bought it, so I suppose mission complete?
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