By Dalai 0 Comments
2008 has not been a great year for the VIrtual Console. Sure, there have been a few strong titles to make the cut, but there was a severe drought for a while during the spring and early summer. January started off well with Startropics, one of the unsung heroes of the NES lineup... and a game I have yet to download. 1080° Snowboarding also made an appearance that month, another game high on the wishlist. After that? Well, there were a few solid titles like Double Dragon, Harvest Moon, Kirby 64, Ninja Gaiden III, Phantasy Star II, River City Ransom, and Super Turrican. Unfortunately, we Nintendo fans are picky little fuckers and we're looking for the big Nintendo games, the cream of the crop remaining. To put it lightly, we want Earthboud and Majora's Mask now.
However, look at what August brought us... we got Mega Man a month ago. That's a popular one, although it's not considered the best in the series. The week after was Samurai Shodown II and Ys: Book I & II, two quality games. However, it was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars that totally made up for a shitty year of releases. And then this past Monday, Mega Man 2... a game that everyone should have played by now. Remember the awesome summer of Xbox Live? Well, the Wii is having a similar late summer run of classics that make me want to punch Iwata and Reggie in the face for not fixing the storage problem.
So I don't think there's a reason to complain about the lack of big Virtual Console games this year because... we're getting them.