On N4g, one of the comments was that due to the nature of retrospectives, we often see them in more glowing eyes than we would if we played them right now. I wonder about that. Would Kid Icarus still be as revered if it had the same gameplay with updated graphics? Same for a lot of older games. Likewise, you can ask the opposite- would some of the modern games be as highly rated if you took away the amazing visuals? I don’t know about that either. But when I approach retrospectives, I don’t approach them from a modern view. Instead, I try to remember why I loved them so much when I first played them (taking into mind the context of the times). Kid Icarus was a romp through my childhood and I enjoyed every minute of my 3 play-through’s.
Ratings-wise, this was one of my lower-scoring at 80 degrees, but still, I was glad to work on this article and revisit a classic!