The Exigent Duality
Progress - 15:33 CDT, 5/12/17 (Sniper)
I took a couple of review quotes from the Wikipedia "critical response" section for the 2015 film "Vacation", and adapted them so that they could be accurate descriptors of 99% of contemporary video games:

"The new [insert game here] is both better than I'd feared and not as character-filled as I'd hoped. It's intermittently fun and instantly forgettable."

"Borrowing a basic aesthetic and gameplay from the game that inspired it but forgetting the charm, originality, and heart, [insert game here] is yet another nostalgia-driven retread that misses the mark."

"The technical aspect of the graphics get the heartiest commendations. The rest is video game history warmed over."

Also, as a follow-up to this post: it's interesting how, if you just up the resolution, PSP games look very close to Switch titles. That's some serious diminishing returns, considering that the PSP came out twelve years before Nintendo's latest!

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