The state of modern video games is sad. Players are led by the hand at all times. Checkpoints are spread out liberally through levels. Enemies run into walls and shoot toilets instead of you. Hard mode isn’t even hard. I don’t want my children to grow up in this kind of world. I want my children to earn the blisters on their hands. I want my children to weep tears of frustration and cry out in joy at victory. I want my children, and all gamers today to play truly challenging games that can’t be beaten with the help of a Gamefaqs guide. Games such as Dark Souls have been fighting the good fight, teaching gamers the meaning of hardcore. However, it’s time to bring out the big guns. The mother of all hard games. The cause of hundreds of broken controllers.
I am, of course, talking about the Battletoads.