Is it just me, or does the notion of “oppressing evil forever” sound kind of, well, oxymoronic? Oppression isn’t usually the sort of behavior I associate with champions of justice. Aw, but what do I know. I guess that’s just part of the delicious contradiction that is Crystalis! The game that was called “Godslayer” in Japan, even though you never actually kill God in it. Tiger dudes? By the dozen. Giant bugs that are totally rip-offs of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ohmu? You bet. Deranged super-computers? Definitely. But no gods. Or God. It is a mystery.
Anyway, another of GameSpite Quarterly 6‘s NES issue holdover articles. Exciting! Also exciting: I’ll be submitting GSQ7 for a press proof by week’s end. How does he do it, folks? (The answer: having no social life whatsoever.)