By David Ponce
If you’re at work right now, you’ll have to thank us for pointing you to a wickedly hard, yet strangely compelling sidescroller. If you’re like us, you’re likely to waste a good chunk of time on it. But what makes it particularly interesting is that its graphics are made entirely in ASCII. If you happen to not be a complete geek, and don’t know what ASCII is, go here. The game comes from Japan, and is called Jineseiowata no Daibouken, which means something or other. It also happens to be loaded with references to classics, like Street Fighter, making it even more appealing.
The reason we even bother to show you this is to highlight how gameplay is so much more important than polygon count. We’re looking at you, Sony.
If you don’t feel like playing, but are still curious to know what the game looks like, we’ve also posted a video showing you a few minutes of gameplay. It’s a bit of a spoiler, so be warned.