Geplaatst: 25 juni
For more than a decade, James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd, has been reviewing some of the worst games ever made. Now, he is not playing the games, but is in the games. While playing a bad game is one thing, being inside one is another story.
With the game being based on the Nerd’s show, the game uses material from the various episodes. This is what will make the game most appealing to fans of the show. Throughout the game, references to the show make its presence felt. From stages like Boo! Haunted House coming from his comments to characters like Stuttering Craig as the Ghost of Christmas Past, everything about the game feels like an interactive version of the show. Even things like the Super Pitfall
deathtrap make its way into the game. To go even further, some people from the show like Guitar Guy are playable characters adding extra variety and strategy. If you are a fan of the Nerd, part of the fun will come into to finding and determining where all the references are from.
One thing that is surprising about the game is the quality of the music. Even though this is supposed to be like an 8-bit game, the music is at a level above that. The way that the music is designed could easily fit into any electronic setting. For those that found themselves enjoying the music from the BIT.TRIP
series, the music will be a perfect fit.
Since this is modeled after 8-bit games, the game also has their challenge. Excluding the tutorial, every level in the game is hard. Even with the easy setting’s generous checkpoints and lives, trying to clear a single area can be unforgiving at times. A prime example of this is in the Haunted House level. In that stage, the player needs to walk through a long corridor. While in there, a series of death blocks with make navigating difficult. That would make it hard enough as is. However, these blocks are only visible when within a few steps away. On top of that, make of the floor blocks will collapse when standing on them. This makes it that either the player has to have fast reflexes or memorized the layout. With such steep challenge, only those with high skill or tolerance will be able to finish.
Nerd fans will definitely enjoy the game the most, but platforming fans in general will enjoy it. Its high difficulty is a problem, so casual players might find it too much to handle. Just remember that he was originally the Angry Nintendo Nerd, and this game personifies the expression “Nintendo Hard.”