Monday, September 20th, 2021

Talking point: Everyone has a bad game they like, so what about yours?


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Recently, I set out to find a JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 For Super Nintendo-I gave a trivial 3/10 game some time ago. I did not see the copy as a strange punishment, nor was it for irony—I wanted to own it again, because although it was terrible, I had a real, heartfelt connection with it.

As early as 1994, when the Lord of the Rings first landed on SNES, I was already a veteran fan of the acclaimed fantasy series. My introduction to the world of Tolkien is not a trilogy—not even a child-friendly prequel novel, Hobbit – but Animated version of Ralph Bakshi in 1978 The first two books of Lord of the Rings—— Ring Fellowship with Two towers – And, based on this rather uneven (but still beloved) Middle-earth primer, I read the original a few years later. By the time I was a teenager, I was eager to consume as much media related to the series as possible-in the early 90s, it was not as easy as you thought (Peter Jackson’s blockbuster still has a way to go).

As you can imagine, even though I have played the only other game based on the series, I still want to experience the Lord of the Rings for the SNES—— Sino-Turkish War On my Atari ST-a bit disappointing. Interplay, the company behind SNES Travel, has already made two Lord of the Rings games for personal computers, but I have only seen screenshots in magazines and never actually played them. Therefore, I entered the SNES version with a certain degree of optimism-I read more about the broad scope of the game in the magazine previews of that period and the optimism will only increase.

The release of The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1 has been postponed. By the time it finally arrived in 1994, people’s enthusiasm for the next generation of games was building. 3DO and Atari Jaguar were already on the market, and Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn were already on the horizon. . Nevertheless, I am still a loyal fan, and the fact that Interplay’s SNES games borrowed heavily from the 1978 animated film will only make me more eager to actually play it.