Operation Rainfall danced the victory dance last month with the limited release of Xenoblade Chronicles in North American GameStops. Pyrrhic as that was, everyone seems to be happy and content that Nintendo finally threw them a bone. I’ve gone on virtually all of last year saying how Operation Rainfail is selfish and not as virtuous as the press makes them out to be, but I didn’t think that I would be able to add narcissism to their list of sins as well. I’ve been meaning to write this forever, but the below image forced me to shove it to the top of my to-do list.
Never mind that the website makes clear that this is “NOT FINAL ART”. Forget the obvious implications of calling these three games “an epic collection”, even though the website also states that the word “epic” has lost its meaning yet they still saw fit to use it for publicity purposes. Let’s not even mention that they are now collecting money that will somehow allow them to market these games to publishers in exchange for one of the above boxes. “Operation Rainfall Presents” three games that they think they have any claim to whatsoever, as punctuated by the huge logo on the front giving themselves a huge pat on the back.