Sign o' the times

Just idly browsing through IGN, noticed a rather interesting juxtaposition. There's a review of Bubble Bobble, which just came out as a downloadable for the Wii. This is notable because it's written in a way which assumes no prior knowledge of the game. Many of the reviews of these ports of old arcade titles are written with the assumption that the reader at least kinda remembers what they're about, but this one, nope.

On the other hand, the review of the second Super Swing Golf game just tosses out a description of it as a 'chibi' game without defining the term at all.

So, timeless classic arcade titles need full-on descriptions, but Japanese character design slang you can assume your readers understand? The times are sure changing :) Maybe this is what it feels like to be last-generation...


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