DuckTales: Remastered — WayForward's HD reimagining of the NES classic — is, according to Nintendo Life Editorial Director Damien McFerran, a very challenging game. Rory Cocker — a 20-year-old, nappy-clad baby of a gamer — is, according to Damien, relatively inexperienced and naive.
You may have seen in my Super Metroid video how young gamers like myself have been mollycoddled by developers to the point where we almost expect games to play themselves. From waypoints and GPS systems, hints, briefs and mission logs, to Nintendo's short-lived Super Guide, it's fair to say that the modern gamer has had it much easier than those growing up in the 1980s did, for example.
With that in mind, our esteemed Editorial Director thought it'd be fun to introduce me to some old-school sensibilities in the form of DuckTales: Remastered on the Wii U eShop, a game which has been criticised by some for having a 'steep learning curve'. What Damien doesn't know, however, is that I've been gaming from a ludicrously young age, right the way back to the Commodore Amiga 500. I felt suitably prepared.
Check out Episode I below, and be sure to subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube to keep up to speed with the rest of the series. And wish me luck along the way, obviously!