October 03, 2016
Super Metroid and Teens
Four things (out of probably at least a dozen) that I love about this video:
- Nearly everything these kids talk about is something that Tim and I talked about on our podcast, Dev Game Club. I see my own playthrough through these kids' eyes.
- All the kids make it through the ship with the one minute shutdown timer, which means that section is pretty balanced indeed. (It also makes me surprised that Tim didn't...)
- The kids are impressed with a lot of the art and effects, just as I was, despite not having really had a framework for that.
- It reflects that representation matters. There are these moments of surprise for the young women that Samus is a woman (though sadly, these occur only when she dies). And there's some on-camera discussion about that at the end that is great.