There are games that it is better to leave alone, or at least, that is what we ask the fans who still hold their rights and want to continue exploiting them after decades. That is the case of this title, which will soon arrive in stores (mostly digital) and which no one had thought of him except for meetings vintage of those that bring together the old gamers from the 80s from time to time.
A renewed operation
The fact is that the new chosen one to have a second (or third) life has been Operation WolfTaito’s classic for arcades, which was originally launched in 1987 and which had adaptations for all platforms of the time: from 8-bit microcomputers such as ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX or Amstrad CPC, to consoles such as NES, etc.
You will surely remember its development: a stage moves before us in scroll horizontally, from left to right or vice versa, while Enemies appear on the screen that shoot everything they have at hand: soldiers with machine guns, helicopters with missiles and onlookers who passed by and who, coincidentally, carry a machete to throw at our heads without thinking twice.
Well then, Operation Wolf Returns It is the name with which we will enjoy this approach again, only with a small change: we can start shooting and feel the shooting in the first person thanks to virtual reality because, initially, we will have versions for the PS VR 2 of PlayStation 5, the Meta Quest 2 and the Pico 4 glasses that can be connected to a PC (although they are also independent).
It will have more versions at the end of the year
Operation Wolf Returns will be initially a VR exclusive game to be released on June 22 but from the company responsible for these adaptations they already warn that before the end of 2023 we will have normal versions for consoles and PC. That includes PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. In the case of Microsoft platforms and computers, its distribution will be exclusively digital, while in the others we will be able to get hold of it thanks to physical editions of day one calls (day one).
As we tell you, Operation Wolf Returns we can expect few changes in its mechanics where We simply have to look for the enemy with the screen peephole and shoot him before he does. An approach that in the 80s, in the heat of the success of arcade games, seemed to many of us the sumun of entertainment but that 36 years later things have changed a lot.
Hence, in certain cases, such as those classics from the first decade of video game history, better leave them alone and let them rest forever because although its success and memories are indelible, its mechanics have already been surpassed by others much more complex and attractive. and saved Tetris, No matter how many years pass, those old arcade formulas are falling into disuse and they are not exactly the reason why millions of players continue to enjoy video games. Don’t you think?
Still, we’ll give it a chance. Operation Wolf Returns. It’s the least he deserves.