Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some things should never change


I don't really like fighting games, that includes wrestling games and boxing games like Fight Night. Punch Out is the exception to this rule. But that's not odd at all since Punch Out isn't a boxing game at all really. It might look like a boxing game but it is really more like Mega Man or R-type. It is all about pattern memorization and quick reflexes. That is probably why I enjoy it so much.

Of course there is nothing to say that this can't be what a boxing game is. There weren't any other boxing games around when Punch Out first came out so back then this is what a boxing game was. We could just as well say that since Punch Out was first, this is what a boxing game is supposed to be and everyone else is just doing it wrong.

However that doesn't change the fact that Punch Out is the odd one in the boxing genre. And I'm happy Nintendo are stubbornly refusing to change and implement whatever supposed improvements have been made over the past 20 years, because I freaking love this type of gameplay.

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