Sega and Nintendo’s F-Zero GX Makes Your Heart Pump and Proves Brutal to Master

Sometimes it seems like video games in general are getting easier and easier. Back in the day, it was normal to replay the first three levels of a game hundreds of times before making it to mythical level four (and then bragging to all your friends about it at school the next day). These days, though, it seems save-anywhere features and a focus on storytelling have forced games to be easy enough for most any button-masher to complete. Where games once had to be hard so they would last longer, now they have to be easy so they don’t just go on forever.

Standing against this trend of easiness is Sega’s F-Zero GX for the GameCube, a game that makes you remember how hard games used to be.

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