Post by Pigmask Colonel on Feb 21, 2017 1:21:21 GMT -5
I can't believe this site went under my radar for the past decade or so, but hey -- better late than never. StarTropics is one of those games that I'd always heard about but never got the chance to play as a boy. Despite that, however, there is definitely a nostalgic quality to the game, and it's something I think would have struck a chord with me back then. I first played it back in 2008 on the Wii Virtual Console, absolutely loved it, and immediately blazed through Zoda's Revenge afterward. Still remains my favorite two NES games, which says a lot, since I grew up with a plethora of games from that era. It's staggering to me that this series has gotten so little recognition despite how impressive the presentation and narrative is for the day. Even beyond the excellent game design on display, what struck me most above all was the sheer personality of the characters and sense of adventure the narrative carries. This is really unprecedented for an NES action-adventure title -- I can't really think of any other games on the system that are so story-driven yet well executed in both gameplay and plot. It's like a blend of Zelda, Mother, and Adventure Island all mixed into one concise, well-conceived little game.
Anyhow, it's great to be here alongside fellow StarTropics fans! Look forward to chatting a bit more on the Discord.
what struck me most above all was the sheer personality of the characters and sense of adventure the narrative carries.
This is really what puts StarTropics above and beyond games like the original Legend of Zelda for me. As a kid StarTropics was truly life changing, it was the first game in which I felt truly connected to the characters and the world, and was completely sucked into the narrative of the game. Even going back and replaying it today, I can still feel that sense of adventure that struck me so many years ago.
But with all of that said, hello there! Thanks you for stopping by, and for sharing your experience with what is a game that so many of us hold dear. I think that you and I will get along very well, as Wario Land is one of my all time video game series (years ago I bought a Virtual Boy just so that I could play VB Wario Land!), and your DKC3 arrangements are superb, they definitely do one of my favorite games justice!
And I joined the Discord server that you set up! I look forward to chatting more with you there.