Adventure fans demand Sequel
on 2/23/2003 (6)
In 1978, Atari released a game the invented a whole new genre in video gaming, action-adventure. As most of you have probably guessed by now, this game was Adventure. If you haven't guessed this by now, then you are a moron and should punch yourself in the face. Anyways, contained in this tiny black cartridge labeled "Adventure" was an entire virtual world for game players to explore and to live out their deepest and darkest fantasies. Players everywhere were engrossed in such challenging and realistic tasks such as finding the chalice, returning the chalice to the castle, and not getting killed by dragons while returning the chalice to the castle... the possibilities in Adventure were nearly endless.
|Remember these plastic things? It's called a cartridge... can you say cartridge? |
"Adventure was brilliant," said loyal Adventure fan Todd Stevenson. "I spent the early years of my youth in a bitter struggle with Rhindle, The Red Dragon. My parents thought I was crazy and even tried to have me committed, most likely under the influence of the Red Dragon. But once I got the sword, I was able to slay the beast and return the chalice to it's rightful castle, thus foiling the plans of the evil magician!"
Sadly though, while Adventure was such a great game, Atari chose to negligently ignore it's fans and never release a sequel to Adventure. This put the game community up in arms and is widely considered to be what lead to the eventual downfall of Atari.
"For the past seventy years, fans have been calling for a sequel to Adventure," said video game expert and part time bounty hunter Don Jackson. "Between my crippling cocaine addiction and my fight with heroine, I've written Atari nearly six letter asking for a sequel to Adventure, and yet they have still done nothing. Hell, I even bought an Atari Jaguar hoping to see an Adventure sequel. I'm such a fool."
In the years since Adventure's release, Atari has seen their game and system sales severely decline. While some attribute this trend to poor game quality, increased pressure from the likes of companies such as Nintendo and Sony, and a toilet shaped follow-up console, most experts are in agreement that this trend is solely the fault of Atari's lack of producing a sequel to Adventure.
"Prior and up to the release of Adventure, the before times as I like to call them, Atari had a huge lead over other video game developers," said video game history expert Jim McSmith. "Even two years after the release of Adventure, Atari pretty much held all the cards. By this time though, fans realized that for whatever reason an Adventure sequel was not going to happen. In anger, these fans rejected all that was Atari and turned to systems such as the Sega Master System and later the Nintendo Entertainment System."
"The fans loved Adventure, and in turn, they loved Atari," said Bob Thompson, a local taxicab driver and admitted gasoline huffer. "But Atari burned them, and the fans were hurt. Most never returned to the loving arms of Atari after that and those that did never had the respect for Atari they used to."
|Beware of Yorgie, the Yellow Dragon. He's one pissed off yellow dragon. |
To this day, the reasons Atari choose not to release a sequel to Adventure are some of the most absurd and inaccurate stories in the industry, so much so that the next three possible reasons were actually made up specifically for this article.
Some speculate that it was a super-intelligent rac
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