Thursday, August 18, 2005

Positive Notices

A gaming site called Netjak offers a very complimentary review of MAD's "50 Worst Things About Video Games."

While the premier satire rag in America might be showing its age, it can still pull a fastball on occasion. Their “50 Worst Things About Video Games” piece, though, nails it. I mean, absolutely floors it...

I’ll give Mad Magazine full credit, too, because they took shots at every genre and knew what they were talking about. They mocked everything from sequelitis, at least four different issues with role-playing games, three different ones from sports games, two different rhythm game jokes (managing to incorporate a William Hung joke into an aside about Dance Dance Revolution was particularly classic), and a joke about trying to get NES carts to work by blowing in them for the really old-school. If you have ever read Netjak (or any other review site) for the bitter comments about stupid facets of games, or editorials about idiotic gaming tropes, you owe it to yourself to pick up this issue (#457, September 2005), which is worth it for the article about video gaming alone.


1 comment:

Zack said...

Congratulations. I don't hesitate to call it (the review) Netjak's all-tiem best work.