Today’s entry is one that might surprise you: Our new German correspondent Thomas Nickel dares to suggest that maybe Beyond the Beyond isn’t totally awful after all. A radical suggestion, I know, but please read the article and hear him out before rounding up the lynch mob.
For my part, I’ve always seen the disparity between the popularity of Golden Sun and the hatred for Beyond the Beyond as an interesting case study, because on many levels they’re basically the same game. I don’t know if it’s a sign that people have grown more accepting of boring games, or if Nintendo-only gamers are simply under-equipped to recognize a bad RPG when they see one due to the relative scarcity of the genre on the systems they play (admittedly a less valid interpretation now that we’re in the DS’s waning years). I suppose someone could write an interesting article about this, but it won’t be me. That would mean I’d have to play more Camelot RPGs, and I think I’m pretty well done with those.