I just watched the GT Review of Turtles and Time remix and I must admit am a bit upset with the review. I admit I haven't yet had a chance to check it out (payday not until tomorrow ) but I feel as if a lot of the points made were a bit too nit-picky.
Yes this is ultimately coming down to me being a bitch, and I know this, but it sure is heart-breaking to see someone tear down your childhood nostalgia like that.
I feel as I did when I watched Goosebumps for the first time in who knows how many years only to realize, Goosebumps = Fail compared to Are You Afraid of the Dark. (Minus the books of course!) Also I guess really not like that at all considering Turtles in Time still finds it's way to my SNES.
Also I suppose another comment I wasn't too happy with is the "dying formula" referring to the beat em' up genre.
I mean truth be told I can think of 3 awesome games that still adhere pretty strongly to the old school beat em' up formula but instead of side scrolling utilize 3D.
God of War, essentially a beat em' up at heart, with added action sequences and occasional puzzle game play.
Kingdom Hearts, no doubt it feels like a beat em' up, I mean essentially that is what an action RPG is, just a more in depth beat em' up.
Gungrave Overdose, obviously a 3D shmup but shmups are still beat em' ups at heart!
Then the most obvious that still does adhere to the classic formula, of course Castle Crashers, and truthfully I feel that even with the classic formula it still manages to feel fresh as ever while still letting us relive the childhood glory days of pure awesome!
But I suppose my point is not so much to bitch about the review, but to get the opinions of the D-toid community on two points.
1. How do you feel about the updated Turtles in Time, does it live up to your expectations?
2. Do you feel as if the reviewer really did make a valid point that the old school formula is about due for a face lift?