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GameCube Mini-Retrospect (VG article)

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 7:10 AM

It always irks me the way gaming sites talk about the GameCube as if it was a collosal misfire (“love it or hate it” sort of thing), and then turn around in the same sentence and glorify the Dreamcast. I think it might be because of how they treated their core franchises. Sunshine didn't live up to Mario 64; Donkey Kong was turned into a music game; Star Fox turned into a ground shooter; and they cel-shaded, and kiddied up Zelda (of course now it's considered one of the best in series). But Metroid, Smash Bros. and F-Zero all had incredible new installments, and of course the Pikmin and Eternal Darkness series' was released. More importantly though, the GameCube had brilliant third-party support (which the N64 and Wii sorely lacked). Check out...

  • Star Wars: Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
  • Timesplitters 2
  • Killer 7
  • Super Monkey Ball 2
  • Battalion Wars
  • Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
  • Soulcaliber 2

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