It’s Road Rash II this week on The Retrograde as Andrew and Mikey grip their throttles and, like Rihanna, get excited by chains and whips!
They also take a break from backhanding their opponents at 100 MPH to take a deep dive into God of War 4, What Remains of Edith Finch, and the new Overwatch short!
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
This well known adage, like many stereotypical sing-songy life lessons, works much better on a younger mind which lacks the ability to truly consider its meaning.
Sticks and stones may indeed break my bones, but if words will never hurt me, then why do I still resent my parents?
These internal musings of a very sheltered, sensitive young man are indicative of a life lived without danger, and with a healthy aversion to risk, fear, and confrontation.
Where, then, would this young man be expected to scratch the itch felt by so many people with a penchant for daredevil antics such as fast speed, high heights, and the deep end of a dark swimming pool at night?
For many, the world of videogames is turned to as a means to experience elements of life which we may otherwise lack the willingness to explore. Elements like speeding down a motorway with a chain in one hand, a throttle in the other, and the frickin’ fuzz in the rearview mirror.
To a modern audience, these ideas seem relatively ‘par for the course’ in videogames, but in 1991 this was a radical idea akin to allowing fatalities in a fighting game.
Is this radical racing idea enough to stand the test of time, or will age rust this engine and make it the one dimensional “sticks and stones” of videogames?
Find out this week when Andrew and Mikey retrograde: Road Rash II