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Metal Morph on Super NES - Advertisement Review
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on February 18, 2013   |   Episode 204 (Show Archive)  

            

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Boy can I agree with this advertisement, enough IS enough! I'm sick of all of these generic science fiction-based commercials with the same looking aliens, the same looking heroes and the same looking laser guns. Where is the originality? We're talking about video games here; a medium where the potential is only limited by the designer's imagination. We can do anything we want and be all sorts of different people, that's the magic of a video game. Yet the best you can do is come up with a character that looks like Kano from Mortal Kombat and an alien with a beak? Enough is enough!

I hate to pick on Metal Morph, after all the idea seems unique enough. Even modern games are guilty of this. Darkest of Days, last year's mess of a first-person shooter, told the story of a time traveling warrior who is getting thrust into some of history's most depressing moments. It's a game where you can literally go anywhere in time, and so the developers decided to base it in World War II. Talk about pulling a Metal Morph.

Oh sure, there were a lot of creative ideas back then, just as there are many great ideas now. However, we're still locked into the me-too mentality that got us games like Metal Morph. How many different high fantasy-based MMOs do we need? How many times have we fought back soldiers in a mostly brown environment? How many Grand Theft Auto clones does this world need? Enough is enough. It's time to demand something more creative than a simple revenge drama. This should be a call to action. There's no reason why we can't have more creative games. Get up, call your friends and family, bang on doors and yell from the roof top ... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! The time for these generic action games is over, give me Noby Noby Boy. Okay, maybe not Noby Noby Boy, but at least try to come up with something original. Or don't, the choice is yours. Regardless of what you decide, one thing is for sure: I am the last person that will ever talk about Metal Morph.


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