Top 10 Bittersweet Facts About Video Games

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The Top Ten

1 Satoru Iwata, after contributing seemingly endless amounts of charm and charisma to his company for multiple decades, is now dead

This is the only one that really falls under "bittersweet", and a lot of these are opinions. - somelifeonaplanet

RIP - TwilightKitsune

He created the DS and Wii. He was my childhood, the magnificent bastard.

2 Rock Band, though a solid evolution of Guitar Hero at the time, was also the closest a game developer has ever come to literally blatantly ripping off its own franchise and charging players extra for it
3 The stereotype that all Nintendo haters care about is edgy realistic graphics and violence is so painfully true that it almost physically hurts just to think about (look at Gligar13vids for an archetype example)
4 The deeper of a hole the Sonic franchise digs itself into, the more entertaining its Rule 34 and meme culture gets
5 Conker's Bad Fur Day, being gigantically overrated and only mildly funny aside, was actually the game that permanently disbanded Rareware from Nintendo

True, true. But some people just don't seem to realize that.

6 Despite being three of the absolute worst video games ever produced, Hotel Mario and the Faces Of Evil duology also have some of the funniest cutscenes ever made
7 As a horror game, Resident Evil 4 was pretty much the last actually good entry to the series

VII looked pretty good... - EliHbk

8 The new and amazing-looking official Metroid 2 remake, Samus Returns, is actually the result of Nintendo greedily and lazily taking down the also-amazing fanmade one, seemingly out of sheer spite for its own fans
9 The original Super Smash Bros was actually the result of a generic polygon experiment that probably would have failed if not for its Nintendo coat of paint; without Melee, the series literally would never have gone anywhere
10 Um Jammer Lammy's arcade port actually WAS, in fact, the game that basically invented guitar peripherals...and boy, does that guitar peripheral's age show

The Contenders

11 The Call of Duty series is finally just about dead now
12 Ratchet & Clank is back, but Chairman Drek is a joke now
13 Because of how good Guitar Hero and Rock Band are, basically everyone forgets that all of the other rhythm games exist
14 Because of how much Sonic 2006 and Secret Rings sucked, Sega actually legitimately decided to reform the Sonic franchise once and for all (if only for a brief period of time)
15 Symphony Of The Night is one of the best games of its franchise...and also pretty much the point when its franchise stopped being actually challenging (for the most part)
16 As the graphics of Uncharted became better (after Uncharted 2), the gameplay became worse
17 In the new Smash Bros game, the Ice Climbers were removed and replaced with the even weirder playable inclusion of the Duck Hunt dog
18 ROB, one of the worst Nintendo peripherals of all time, has now been popularized and characterized by Smash Bros and Mario Kart
19 While it did basically kill the series and was incredibly disappointing compared to its predecessors, Parappa 2 was still quite a lot of fun
20 Quite a few of the best gaming-related Youtubers also have some of the most annoyingly stubborn fanbases
21 As indie games themselves get better, their fanbases get worse (case in point: Undertale)
22 As furry games get more prominent, their fanbases get weirder (case in point: Sonic, FNAF, Undertale and Parappa)
23 While Fez might have been an overrated snore-fest of a game, at least we'll hopefully never have to put up with Phil Fish again
24 While a lot of people did in fact really love Majora's Mask, it was still severely overshadowed by Ocarina Of Time
25 While a lot of Parappa fans really loved Um Jammer Lammy, it was horribly overshadowed by Parappa 1 despite UJL being objectively a way bigger and better game
26 Part of the main reason why Um Jammer Lammy got ignored compared to Parappa 1 was actually because of the Girl Show Ghetto stigma
27 In all fairness, at least Superman 64 showed us how NOT to make a superhero game
28 Causing the Great Video Game Crash aside, ET was about the same level of bad as most other Atari 2600 games
29 The CD-i console makes surprisingly good and effective firewood
30 The original Rock Band was a good game, but its guitar controller and default setlist were not so good, to put it lightly
31 Rock Band is a huge part of how games nickel-and-diming people for DLC really began to kick off
32 While Nintendo IS finally beginning to catch up with the rest of the modern world, they're doing it in mostly all of the wrong ways

True. As long as they don't end up like Disney, then I am fine.

33 Breath Of The Wild was so good that a lot of Zelda fans completely forgot to acknowledge Horizon Zero Dawn for being easily just as good
34 Up until Crack In Time, Up Your Arsenal was basically the last truly great game of the Ratchet & Clank series
35 While Crash Twinsanity was great, it could have been so much better
36 While Parappa 2 was great, it could have been so much more
37 While Undertale was amazing, it could have been so much more
38 Up until Samus Returns, literally all of the actually legit Metroid games after Prime 3 were fanmade
39 Metroid: Other M, while horrendous as a Metroid game, was actually pretty good as a plain old action game
40 Half-Life 2 is so good that a lot of people seemingly forget that the first one exists, when it was easily just as innovative of a game
41 While Parappa The Rapper is certainly a classic, it aged horrendously and is really not the game that invented rhythm games
42 Final Fantasy VII was easily the most innovative game of its franchise...and also the easiest, as well as the ugliest
43 Parappa The Rapper and Um Jammer Lammy are some of the best rhythm games ever made...and also the smallest selections of songs
44 The best Parappa game by far (Um Jammer Lammy) is also the one with the worst storyline; meanwhile, Parappa 2 (easily the worst one) has the best storyline
45 Because of how consistently good Mario is, Nintendo fans often forget how GREAT some of the other platformers out there are (cough, Rayman Origins and DK Country Returns, cough)
46 While the New Super Mario Bros series is good, it's basically Nintendo's equivalent to Call Of Duty map packs in game form; see Mario Kart and Smash Bros for other examples
47 We finally have not one but TWO actually official new installments to the Metroid series...but it took absolutely forever
48 While Super Smash Bros Brawl was great, it took seven years (after Melee) to release and didn't even nearly live up to its hype
49 Borderlands 2 basically hugely improved the gameplay and story of Borderlands 1 but largely downgraded the atmosphere
50 Mother 3's ending pretty much confirmed that there would only be three Earthbound games
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1. Satoru Iwata, after contributing seemingly endless amounts of charm and charisma to his company for multiple decades, is now dead
2. Rock Band, though a solid evolution of Guitar Hero at the time, was also the closest a game developer has ever come to literally blatantly ripping off its own franchise and charging players extra for it
3. The stereotype that all Nintendo haters care about is edgy realistic graphics and violence is so painfully true that it almost physically hurts just to think about (look at Gligar13vids for an archetype example)
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