It was EXE that set him off then? Hmm.. must've thought of "that other guy".
Well, again, it's Atari. Of course it was bad, I've only seen videos of ET, it looked like the miscarrage of Nightmare of Elm. Street on Atari, and with soo much hate, at least it could be forgiven for the fact it was..
1. It's. Atari. The system wasn't powerful enough to bring that game to a certain potential, or they could have at LEAST held it off into the NES era, plus the infamous burial of video games (AKA "The Video Game Crash"), wasn't done in by ET alone, it had assistance from other bad movie-based titles, plus those "erotic" video games they had.
2. This is the "Games everybody dislikes, that you like" topic, I doubt anyone from this gen has an Atari 2800 (or an Atari EMU for that matter), but I know a few guys that have an Atari from the old days of gaming. Then again, it would've shown SO much more potential during development by re-working the script a little, removed the branding, and call it something else.
Yeah, I know there are several decent company-licensed titles out there, but certain games get a LITTLE too much hate, so it's forgivable. SUPERMAN 64 HOWEVER.. don't touch that one.