Yuri’s Nostalgic Revenge
With age comes wisdom – or that’s what they say. (Whomever they are.)
We’ve come to learn quite a few terms in the gaming industry throughout the years. One of the few I’ve come to despise is the word “dated”. We have new releases that doesn’t have the flashiest and crispiest of visuals and they hold up very well on the gameplay front and that should be enough.
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Over this past weekend a person of undisclosed identity and I played some good old Yuri’s Revenge – the expansion for Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 that released in 2001. It took some time to get the game working on Windows 7 and I was quite skeptical about my reaction to play it again after quite a few years.
I’ve had some truly great memories with the game in the past and was afraid of the fact that my nostalgic memories will falter when laying eyes upon the game after playing so many games with great visual fidelity since the last time Yuri’s Revenge was booted up and all kinds of ass were kicked via the semi-dependable LAN connection.
Oh, boy, were those skepticisms smothered when experiencing the joy of taking control of an enemy building and selling it; only to my own advantage and being a sadistic rear end.
Without sounding like a typical elitist hindquarter – Red Alert 2 is probably the best and most fun RTS game I’ve played. Starcraft II came close in regards to the fun factor.
I was genuinely surprised about experiencing the enjoyment yet again of cooperatively shoving feet up imaginary AI bottoms.
To be completely honest, I’m glad to be able to name a game I still hold in high regard from a long time ago that isn’t Grim Fandango.
The nostalgic superiority of certain games never ceases to amaze me.
What games do you hold high amongst the crowd while screaming at the top of your lungs with tears of joy rolling down your cheeks? (Manly, don’t you agree?)