One of the few good things 2020 brought us was a higher expectation of video game remakes. Through both Square Enix and Vicarious Visions going above and beyond when remaking beloved classics with Final Fantasy VII Remake and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. I actually spoke about this last year, saying that this higher standard of remake needs to become the new norm. Using one of my favourite video game trilogiess as the prime example moving forward.
I may have been a tad excitable back then, under some delusion that EA would afford the same time and care into a Mass Effect Remake as those two amazing video games from last year. Because, if Andromada taught us anything, it was that if EA want to us fall back in love with the Mass Effect universe, they need to do a little bit more than slap a fresh coat of paint over it if they expect people to stop being embarrassed by their N7 tattoos.
3 Episode Rule is a series in which I watch the first three episodes of a new anime and decide whether to stick with it or drop it based on those three episodes alone.
I tried to watch eight anime for the last series of 3 Episode Rule, although in the end I ran out of time and only managed to get to six. This season, I’m trying for eight again, only I’m changing my approach slightly and hope to manage to squeeze them all in. Even if they don’t end up making out in the most timely of manner. This third time I’m digging into a remake of a classic anime, to see if a lack of nostalgia for it can keep my attention in this packed couple of weeks.
This hot take will be a little out of date by the time it eventually goes up, but I’m sure that by the time it eventually does get posted, I’m sure some other nostalgically charged franchise will get a trailer for their surprise reboot or sequel. Just to pre-warn you all, this is going to be a little bit of a grumpy old man article, more-so than usual anyway, because I’m getting really tired of getting low balled by media companies going for these easy targets.
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