It may be a little behind the curve, but Sam Macaroni's spin on Disney's Tron: Legacy, filtered through the gladiatorial combat of Joust, is a super short burst of delightful parody. Or maybe I just like talking ostriches.
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Games love copying systems and mechanics from one another. But every now and again, a developer builds something that can't be replicated wholesale. And I've been thinking about that while replaying Shadow of War, Monolith's hack and slash sequel in Tolkien's world.