Meet the Official Game of the Year 2016: A Grass Cutting Sim

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chris-littlechild - August 6, 2016

  The DS and 3DS are some of the biggest deals that handheld gaming –and gaming in general, really—has seen for some time. This means a couple of things. First, that Nintendo weren’t entirely doomed by the dying-on-its-ass Wii U. Second, that there’s a long legacy, and huge freaking catalog of games, on these portable systems.  

3DS owners have a gigantic, ridiculous range of titles to choose from. By this time, the console’s dabbled in every genre you can imagine, and invented a slew of new ones itself. There’s 100 Classic Books Collection, which lets you read Oliver Twist and such on the teeny touchscreen. There are Su Doku games and all sorts of BS besides. You don’t care about any of this shite, granted, but it’s there. Everything’s there, and you’ve got to admire that.

All of this said, though, there was one big market 3DS had never expanded into. One niche left uncatered to. One pissed-off group of gamers screaming, damn it, Nintendo, where’s the grass-cutting simulator we’ve always been begging you for? WHERE, GODDAMN IT?

Calm your pants, Ego-friends. The Legend of Kusakari hits the system on August 25. This deeply piss-takey adventure will be familiar to anyone who’s spent time hacking away at grass for rupees in Zelda titles. That’s the whole concept of the game, actually, lawn maintenance with a sword, and the visuals are very, very A Link to the Past-ish.

The whole idea is that you’re leaving other adventurers to do the whole slaying-a-dragon’s-gonads-on-an-epic-quest thing, and just getting on with the everyday tasks townsfolk left behind at home have to deal with. This kind of snark tickles my fancy real nice, and I’m definitely on board with this one. Nobody else on the planet will be, but I’m totally there.

Via NintendoLife.

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