The eighties are past their best for more than 30 years. But that doesn’t matter, because their highlights live on in our hearts – of course also film icons such as Terminator, Robocop, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner or Alien. Okay, so the first Alien movie was in 1979. Here’s a can of peas to count.
Now you could safely give these stamps to the scrap iron dealer, but in gaming they are still up to date – and popular, especially on GameStar.de!
Recently, for example, the trailer for Robocop: Rogue City attracted a lot of attention despite the manageable production value, as did the announced survival game in the Terminator universe.
Even old camels of the nineties are still revered in our community and our editorial team, such as Starship Troopers. And that’s odd, because game comebacks from old brands are rarely what you would objectively call “good” – exceptions like Alien Isolation prove the rule.
- Terminator: Resistance, for example, received a critical 65 points in the GameStar test, but was still a revelation for Fritz and has 92 percent positive ratings on Steam.
- Starship Troopers: Terran Command reveals serious weaknesses as a strategy game and was sent home with 69 points in the test, but Micha was happy to play through it and can understand the 88 percent positive Steam ratings well.
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite (well, at least 78 GameStar points) surprised Dimi just as positively as Predator: Hunting Grounds, which was panned by the international media (Metacritic average: 62).
What’s wrong with us? Why do we like at best mediocre games that someone pasted an old name on? Fritz, Micha and Dimi talk about this in the podcast.
Because the old name alone is not enough
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