Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Screwattack sorta pissing me off.

Screwattack should no longer bill itself as a gaming site. It really is more of entertainment site.

It's a site that has entertaining videos that mostly have to do with video games.

However, lately some of the material being provided by the website has been sub-par when it comes to true gaming.

Take for example Gamejew's latest set of videos.

He said that since Shining Force for the VC is a RPG he cannot play it and the game is not worth the 5 dollars it costs to download it. First off Shining Force is a hybrid of turned based Strategy with RPG elements. To call a game like that a simple RPG is like calling Chess a RPG.

Second, Ebay is selling orginal carts for about $30.

So how does that reflect on Screwattack? They have a video saying that $5 is too much to spend on a game that people are still spending $30 for? WTF?

This comes after the Angry Nintendo nerd was bagging on the Sega CD and 32X and complaining about adventure games. The two games he complained about weren't bad games because of their flaws. They were bad games because he didn't like the genre. Since he personally doesn't like adventure games those games suck. Basically that complete bullshit.

They are obvouly trying to play up the younger/stupider crowd who cannot appreciate older games and must have their button mashing fast paced gameplay.

Do we really want to return back to a time before FF7 finally opened up the mainstream to RPGs? If the

Plus there is also an ANTI-SEGA vibe to this whole scene.

Angry video game nerd should change his name back to the Angry Nintendo Nerd. When he was making fun of 8 Bit NES games he never said the actual system sucked just because some of the games sucked. However he did say that the Sega-CD and 32X sucked because he only had some bad games. And that Goddam Sega VS Nintendo video shit? WTF? He said the Dreamcast was "kina fun" ... he is no gamer.

And well...just look at Gamejew and you know where his loyalities lie.

2 comments:

The GagaMan(n) said...

Wasn't Capitan S enough anti-anti-Sega for you? Most of the guys who run that site were clearly raised on Nintendo and are playing catch up on the Sega system, but the AVGN did give the Dreamcast some kudos in that video, calling it the system in which Sega got everything right, which when you look at it is true: The Mega Drive was bombarded with too many add-ons that ultimately didn't do it any good, and the Saturn was simply a pile of mistakes thanks to Sega japan and Sega America's constant bitching at each other.

gnome said...

The true problem with SrewAttack is their complete and utter failure to be funny. Their pathetic humor is really offensive... Other than that I definitely see your point dear Caleb...