“Nostalgia can be powerfully intoxicating, especially when game publishers whip up shiny new versions of your favorite childhood games and parade them before your eyes like a giant, marvelously glowing carrot dangling off a stick. The draw of retro remakes can be so alluring to some that it necessitates an impulse buy, which can sometimes wind up leaving you feeling bruised and beaten with said stick. Digging into Nintendo’s newly revamped Punch-Out!! on the Wii will undoubtedly make you sore, but not because the game isn’t absolutely incredible.”
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