Today I did something I’ve been meaning to do for years: I signed up at the Something Awful forums. After lurking about a bit, trying to get a handle on how the forums worked, I attempted to promote my Japanese Games Are Hard series…which consequently backfired firstly because it’s not very good and secondly because there are a lot of diehard LPers there that apparently got heavily offended.
When people say GTA clone, it gets tired and old. Calling something a clone of something else makes you seem incredibly lazy as it’s merely a way of waving off any sort of merit the game might have otherwise that either sets it apart or makes it 10 times stronger than GTA3 (the one they’re usually referencing) and somehow allows them to dismiss the game entirely.
The sad fact is these same people would be missing out on otherwise incredible titles that, GTA or not, warrant your undivided attention. Titles such as…
Today we play Konami, a game based on Afro Samurai that involves beating up a samurai bunny army and fighting sumo robots.
Today we play Japanese Garfield, a game where you play as a Smurf cat and shoot bubbles at cute enemies while floating over the ocean.
Today we play Dragon Ball Z, a game neither about dragons or balls, but does include beating up amputees and wrecking private property with a little girl.
Today we put on our Batman mask, take off our shirt, and beat up cotton candy monsters with basketballs.