Not to be rude, but that statement sounds horrifically sarcastic and condescending, and I'm convinced this is an April Fool's joke.
I mean, yeah, I got turned off of Eightbound due to the difficulty it was stated to have, but that's just because I'm not a fan of Kaizo or very hard hacks. If other people like a challenge, hey, more power to them. But the statement just really rubs me the wrong way and makes me hesitant to download this in case I play it and it's nothing but a bunch of jabs and insults at the player for not wanting to play the original hack because of its difficulty.
Yes, I agree. The ignorance, arrogance and childishness here is truly astounding. I used my oh-so precious time to write a review for this. Instead of updating the rom I have on my PC and Retropie, I will just delete it without ever playing it.
Here's my review in case it gets rejected:
I have not yet played Eigthbound, and after reading this I definitely will never do so. I had the original hack on my PC months over months (If I remember correctly I also updated it, when I saw an update for it on RHDN.). I did not play this up until now not because I thought it was too difficult, I just could not find the time YET.
Look, most of us gamers who play these SNES hacks, have been around when the original SNES came out. We played Earthbound, Chrono Trigger and/or other games as children back in the day on the real console. We feel a fond nostalgia for these retro games and that's why we love hacks of our childhood favorites or translations of games that back in the day have only been released in Japan. But guess what, that also makes us mostly 30+ years old human beings, many of us are parents at this point, almost all of us have jobs we need to work, we are not children anymore, we are adults with a hugely limited supply of free time, because there is so much real life stuff that has to take priority over gaming.
The same thing goes for many contributors on this website. It sometimes takes years for the translators and hackers to release a patch after it was announced to being worked on. And personally I am totally fine with that. They have to use their limited precious free time to bring the patch to life, too.
Now this reaction here reminds me somewhat of my six year old. The way I see it is this. Had your hack been the masterpiece you apparently think it is (as seen by your reaction to claims of imbalanced difficulty), then you could have just brushed this off, as these would have been illegitimate complaints. Now the existence of this patch seem to indicate that there is some truth to the complaints, but instead of just providing a second patch in good faith to widen the scope of the player base and being inclusive of the people with little spare time, you react condescendingly and disrespectful. (As if you were forced by these cry babies to change your perfect hack.)
I can deal with this kind of behavior in my six year old, because he grows through phases and eventually will mature and get a better understanding of things. This behavior coming from an adult. Sorry, neither time nor patience to deal with this.
The funny thing is, that my son loves these retro games. He loves to play games on our Retropie. We already finished a couple games like 7th Saga or Secret of Mana, and he even started a game of Earthbound (not yet finished). This is definitely a hack I will not be showing to him.
I don't recommend playing this hack or supporting the creator(s), as this seems like a sure recipe for more childish future drama and who needs more of that?