Sunday, November 1, 2015

Backlog Blitz: SNES, Week Nine, "Finally, It's Time to Fight the FlashBacks in F-Zero Gravity!"

This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but something came up at the last minute. I wish I could say it was a hot date. It wasn't. Alas. Oh well. Sadness. Despair. Etc. Etc. Etc. Anyways, all I have to say is F yous all. 

Final Fantasy II (Technically, IV)

Red Wings? Baron? Um, is this all an elaborate Red Baron joke? 
Actually the story in this is quite good. Character-driven, fairly deep, basically, it's not just the bare-bones of some early console games. I'm quite a fan of it, actually. 
The graphics are pretty standard FF graphics, the sound is great, the controls/combat are well-done. I don't have a lot to complain about here. I don't like this style of combat system as much as a true turn-based combat system, but that's been true for me over dozens of RPGs, not just this one. It's not bad, just not something I like.

Final Fight

Look. I really don't like fighting games much, and I especially don't like the ones where you have to maneuver on a semi-3D but also 2D stage. Either full 3D or normal 2D, please. This is… as clunky as every other fighter ever. I mean, the Andre the Giant jokes and such are funny. But overall it's just another meh fighting game. 


This game attempts to combine platforming combat with adventure game puzzles. It fails. The graphics are… mismatched. The backgrounds are lush, but the character sprites are atrociously lacking in detail. It's like they couldn't make up their minds what they wanted. Sound design is terrible. I feel like I would like this if the combat and platforming were actually halfway fluid, but they aren't so I don't. 


Gar, do I love F-Zero. In general I'm not a racing game fan, but this is the more arcade sort of racer, which I appreciate. The controls are good, the graphics are as 3D as SNES graphics got, the soundtrack is classic… Great great great gaem.