Gaming hot takes can be fun. Outlandish, wacky opinions that go against the grain and usually exist to get a reaction. But most of the time, these hot takes are negative or in some way extra critical variations on 'I don't like the popular thing'.
I wanna hear people's hot takes that take on a positive twist. Say, a game you feel is very good, or a mechanic that is actually good or not as bad as people think. Some gaming opinion that you think is good that maybe most people disagree with.
My positive gaming hot take is that New Super Mario Bros U (and by extension Luigi U and Deluxe) are absolute masterpieces and deserve a place on the highest pantheon of Mario platformers alongside Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and Yoshi's Island. A lot of people claim the game lacks originality and that it's just a rehash of the previous games in the NSMB series - and to an extent that's true - but I also feel it has by far the best and most well-defined level design, I absolutely love the somewhat nonlinear world map, and I think the secrets in the game are some of the best in the series. when comparing dollars to dollars, I genuinely feel this game is as good, mechanically and from a design point, as Super Mario World. IT lacks the nostalgia of that title and I will always hold SMW in higher regard for that reason, but if both of these games came out at the same time I'd have a hard time discerning between them.
Another gaming hot take I have is that I don't think game prices going up to 70 bucks (90 here in Canada) is a bad thing. In fact, I'd rather pay more for Ratchet & Clank or Demon's Souls or Returnal than have microtransactions pushed into those games. Yeah, I genuinely dislike most microtransactions (not content packs, but like EXP boosters or skins or whatever), but I think gaming media is too harsh on game prices going up. Every argument I've ever heard countering the rise in prices is circumstantial and only applies to certain games. Like, all the arguments about Microtransactions and season passes and all that stuff don't apply to all or even most games. do I think Fifa 2023 should be 70 bucks considering the vast amount of microtransactions? No. No I do not. Will I pay 70 bucks for the new God of War? Yes, yes I will, and I'll likely buy it both physically and digitally because it almost certainly won't have extra monetization.
So what are your positive gaming hot takes? Those are just two of mine. I have many, many more.
My Console Library:
PS4, PS3, PS2, PS1, WiiU, Wii, GCN, N64 SNES, XBO, 360
3DS, DS, GBA, Vita, PSP, Android
Top 6 this generation:
Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls III, Red Dead Redemption II, Rock Band 4