Notice what he’s scowling at…
Stairs. Animators hate them. Daleks (were) confounded by them. They whine and groan like a little kid after getting socks for Christmas instead of a Nintendo or Sega. They break when you least expect it. They taunt you with the promise of victory at the top. They write with permanent markers on video game cartridges. They kidnap children, beat up old ladies, assault women, kill teenagers and, and…wait, what was I talking about? Oh right. Stairs.
To be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to stairs in video games until recently. My attention/hate came to a head when I couldn’t progress through a certain game because I didn’t ascend a set of stairs exactly the way the game wanted me to. So I decided to let off some steam here in my second RetroHate feature. Let’s talk Stairs!