Chrontendo The Cure For the Common Review Site

The problem with most video game sites, especially review sites, is that those responsible for the writing have only experienced the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Sparkle over at Chrontendo attempts to fix that by playing everything released for the NES and Famicom.

Really, that’s about it. I just am not a fan of people making Top 10 lists and judging games when they haven’t even been exposed to everything available.

As of right now he has completed 36 episodes, the last of which contains Super Mario Bros. 3. Random history lessons on companies and game types are randomly done throughout the series.

  1. Oh man, I’ve got a new time-killer blog to read.

  2. I started watching this (well, sort of, I have it on in the background while I study) from the beginning after it was posted to the blue a few months ago, and I just watched episode 28 yesterday. It’s really fascinating; watching the patterns in technology, gameplay and visual design evolve and shift with the seasons gives you a great feel for the system’s library. And Dr S really knows his stuff, giving appropriately lengthy history lessons for important or interesting games (Final Fantasy in episode 26 is an excellent example), plus has a dry sense of humour that’s engaging and never wearisome.

    So this gets a massive thumbs up from me. And a general sense of astonishment that he could attempt something so massive, and do so well at it, while also doing Chronsega and Chronturbo on the side. Doesn’t this guy have a job?

  3. Worse than that, many that write about games are very bad at playing the games in question, and lack the ridiculous time investment required to review certain games.

    Mmmmm, that said, many games that require that level of time commitment are often bought by their desirous public irregardless of game reviewers thoughts.

  4. This is great- I don’t know where I’ll find the time to watch them, but I know I will try, especially the TG16 ones.

  5. One of my favorite things about this is that they flow nicely if you watch a lot of them together, but if you have a ton of time between viewings you don’t feel like you’re missing anything if you don’t remember something.

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