Peace reigns now that the last Metroid is in captivity, and this week’s Fun Club alternate selection, Super Metroid, is now live and ready for discussion. Pardon me for letting my biases show through, but this is basically one of the greatest video games ever made, so I expect nothing less than conversation to match. Yes, the pressure’s on.
Unfortunately, that galactic peace doesn’t extend to this website. Apparently a sure way to provoke tremendous anger is to slam Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. I didn’t realize the game actually had much of a fanbase, since everyone I know shares my opinion, i.e. that it’s a sloppy wreck of a game with a terrible interface, needlessly oblique gameplay and an uninspiring story. But fair enough; every game has its fans. People adore SaGa, so by comparison it’s easy to see why FFTA would have a following. Maybe I’ll make it into a Fun Club selection so I’ll have the excuse to give it another shot.
Meanwhile, VsRobot‘s weekly DVD column is online and ready to offer all sort of recommendations to those of you who don’t plan to spend your week soaking up Super Metroid or BioShock. Incidentally, I only had time to add about half of the prospective site contributors to the authorized list, so if you didn’t get a private message from me today — I should get back to you by next week.