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The Bit.Trip Series.

I’m starting to feel like I have a “broken relationship” with my Wii.

Here I am, just a few posts back, ready to pack up and leave my old feelings of interest and appeal behind because I’m tired of the disappointments and betrayals, and at the last moment, they go off and do something cute, and I’m sitting there sighing as I unpack my things muttering: “Alright, but just one more time….”

So what has brought me back? Same as always: The Bit.Trip series.

Conceptually, I think it’s one of, if not the greatest series on Nintendo’s download service. Each entry is a very loving retro nod to those early days of gaming, showing that “old” can still definitely be “new”. You don’t need HD graphics or fully orchestrated sound to have a good gaming experience (sad but true, I’m wanting my 360 back so I can download more Atari 2600 games. Yes, this is how I use my HD system).

Bit.Trip.Runner came out today. I love the series, but this latest entry has one my heart for three reasons.

1.) It’s another excellent installment of an already stellar series.
2.) It’s a 2D side-scrolling platformer.
3.) The loving homages to Activision’s old art Read the rest of this entry

More Gaming Thoughts.

While I don’t have any specific article topics to post of late, I still have a collection of thoughts in mind.

I just saw my first full, clear photo of Bit.Trip.Runner:

I’ve fallen in love with this little series since its debut on WiiWare, and now that it’s going platformer, I can’t wait to see what Gaijin Games is going to do yet. From the first three installments, it’s become apparent that they clearly understand the aesthetics of gaming. And seeing the 4th installment makes me all giddy. The Bit.Trip series has become one of my favorite series of the last decade.

Speaking of favorite series, there’s a new Pinball Hall of Fame out on the Wii: The Gottlieb Collection. Why this series continues to come out with zero fanfare is beyond me. The series has won multiple awards, and yet the only way I ever seem to find these games is just pure luck in walking through the gaming aisles. Gamestop didn’t even hear of this one, even though it’s been out on the blogosphere for a while.

The Gottlieb Collection is actually a Gamecube port (imagine that happening on the Wii), so it’s an older Read the rest of this entry

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