Gamer mistakes crappy old NES game for innovative indie game designed to look like crappy old NES game
Having spent three days working his way through what he thought to be the latest retro-themed puzzle-platformer from XBL, Gregory Jones, 24, was shocked to discover that he had in fact just been playing a really shit NES game.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Gregory, who inadvertently played through the notoriously terrible Legend of Kage in its miserable entirety. “I’d had my suspicions, but the crappy graphics, infuriating bugs and nonsensical plot convinced me that I was playing an innovative retro-inspired indie game.”
“I’d spent the last couple of days waiting for the game to introduce me to its gimmick, you know, like being able to reverse time, flip my perspective, turn into a dolphin, or perhaps just an attempt at smug humour, but it never came. When it eventually dawned on me that I was playing a real crappy old game and not just a new game pretending to be a crappy old game, well, I felt pretty stupid.”Tweet