Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, a retro-style 2D platformer, was recently green-lit for Steam. Today however, we received notice from the official Facebook page for the game that it would be coming to Nintendo consoles:
AVGN Adventures will officially be on Nintendo consoles!
Just to clarify the earlier post, AVGN Adventures will be on MODERN Nintendo consoles. Unfortunately the retro consoles can't handle the games power.
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is being developed by FreakZone Games, who has previously worked on the iOS and Android platforms. It is slated to arrive this summer.
Let's just hope that it's a better game than the ones that he reviews!
Check out the trailer below and tell me what you think.
References in an AVGN game are to be expected, I suppose, but I get sceptical about reference humor these days. If it's just a matter of cramming references whenever possible it feels pointless, to me. I know a lot of people praised Retro City Rampage and all the pop culture references in there, but much of it just felt like it was there for the sake of being there. Get off my lawn.
Did people praise the references in Retro City Rampage? The podcasts I listened to seemed to mostly be annoyed by them. One of them coined a term for games, books or movies that make references to old stuff gratuitously, just to say "hey guys, remember this? eh?". They'll call such a thing a retrocity (pronounced like "atrocity"). From it you can derive "retrocious", etc.
@Guillaume Maybe my perception of the game's reception is skewed? I hope it is! I think references can be fun, if they serve some higher purpose. I enjoy old spoof movies like Airplane! and so on, but they did more than just re-produce iconic content, like, say, the Scary Movie series. "Retrocity" is a damn fine word for it, I must say! Gonna use that from now on.
The difference between good referential humor and bad referential humor is the difference between the Simpsons and the Family Guy.
Like the episode where Bart gets Milhouse on the FBI Most Wanted List. That in itself is funny. Then later on they return to the joke referencing The Fuigitive which makes it even more funny. Family Guy just references things devoid of context.
I think the referencing here is just used for a basis for the gameplay. It's both referencing his show and the games he's reviewed on it. So there will be a level like Castlevania 2 (and who knows, maybe a joke about the blocks that you randomly fall through). I expect those kind of funny little nods. Maybe we'll get a "What a horrible night to have a curse" text scroll. Just things like that. I think it'll be awesome for any AVGN. These references are more like homages to the awful games he's reviewed.
I wouldn't expect an AVGN game to be any different.
@PogueSquadron Oh, I agree that there should be references in there but the whole idea just isn't as fresh as it once was. Also, there seem to be references to games that aren't in his review catalogue (did he review Mega Man 2 and Majora? Those games are GOOD).
Of course, having Dick Tracy, Roger Rabbit, Simon's Quest etc. references would work well! I have a feeling it'll work out.