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“Oh, how I hate Trackmania: Turbo. OK, that’s not entirely true, since Trackmania is an impeccably designed racing platformer to such a degree where every fuck-up is one’s own damn fault and every stage can be bested through repetition and perseverance, like Super Meat Boy on wheels. What I really hate are my own perfectionist tendencies, refusing to finish a stage with anything less than a gold medal time cos my brain has apparently been coded to self-flagellate for ever and ever, and whichever monster made the unforgivable progression decision to force the player to get gold medal times in every stage otherwise they can’t play past a certain point. I thought we left this Guitar Hero-ass artificial gating system back in the 2000s where it belonged! Stupid lockdown nudging me back into Trackmania to get all angry again.”
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