Mar 26, 2011
This nostalgic video made me reminisce about all those late nights spent dying over and over again in various games over the last 13 years or so. There's something cathartic about reliving the deaths of all these videogame protagonists, thinking about the insurmountable odds they faced in their quests and journeys. Videogame deaths back then just had so much more weight, and with good reason. A death meant restarting a level again, or if you were low on lives, the entire damn game!
What have checkpoints, regenerating health bars, and overly scripted games done for us as of late? This video is set to an awesome 8-bit midi version of Mad World, the song that made that one Gears of War ad an instant classic.