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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at 20 – An Experience for the Ages

20 years ago, Nintendo released what would become one of the most influential video games for the next 20 years.  From slashing monsters to solving dungeon mazes, from open-world exploration to creating a destiny. Its a game that had everything. Who knew a 32MB cartridge could hold so much magic? There are many words to… Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at 20 – An Experience for the Ages

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Retroreflection #3 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)

Developed by: Exact (now Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan) and Production I.G. What would have been deemed impossible for both the anime and movie industry 20 years ago, a Hollywood adaption of Ghost in the Shell was released. Masamune Shirow’s original manga of nearly 30 years ago is philosophical, sociological, psychological and essential reading, a feat… Continue reading Retroreflection #3 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)

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Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are the world’s most famous JRPG series to date. Once respectively developed by fierce rivals Squaresoft and Enix, both tried to match each other year after year until the 2 companies merged in 2003, in order to better compete in the western market. Now some 13 years later, they certainly… Continue reading Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

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Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Otherwise known as Goeman, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was actually the 2nd Goeman game in the Konami series, but the first released in the west. Considered by many a SNES classic, Mystical Ninja follows Kid Ying and Dr. Yang as they travel across native land to free an abducted princess. Now almost 25 years… Continue reading Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja