Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Mechanical Hand of Baddies
Perhaps this is something inexplicable to a generation that didn't have a NES and the Mega Man games, but the announcement of the a new game (done in the old 8-bit style) is something to be celebrated. It's an interesting take on modern nostalgia, something of Orwell meets Bradbury.
There is something about the aesthetics of the game, the simple(but not simple minded) graphics,the instant appeal of the in game graphics of these baddies that feels delicious and evil at the same time. I'll have to continue with this thought at another time, when I feel a bit more confident about the roots of the appeal of this. Any thoughts of your own would be welcome.
If nothing else, enjoy the pictures.