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What are we playing? 06.22.17

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Since my son bought a Nintendo Switch (yay for having a teenager with a job, I didn’t have to buy it myself!), he’s been lending me his 3DSXL — a unit which I always wanted but never picked up. So I’m catching up on some games I missed out on, and the first one is Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Released in 2014, it’s not an old game, but it certainly is 100% rooted in the spirit of A Link to the Past, as you are probably well aware. Continue reading “What are we playing? 06.22.17”

Gamer’s Library: The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts

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I didn’t buy the earlier Zelda book, Hyrule Historia, the English version of which Dark Horse had also published in the US. One of the main reasons that book had originally piqued my interest was because I had hoped it would contain some of the old instruction manual artwork; and it did, but it was reproduced at a very small size.

Enter Art & Artifacts: A tome of nothing BUT the official, original Legend of Zelda illustrations. I still wasn’t even sure I was going to pick up this book, until I saw it at Target for $27.99. When I grabbed it, though, and realized it was a massive volume boasting over 400 pages, it was a no-brainer. Although I must say that by page 15, it was already worth my money. Continue reading “Gamer’s Library: The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts”

Zelda: Link’s Awakening: FINISHED!

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I moved the operation from the GBA SP to the Game Boy Player for the final stage

To follow up on my earlier post about playing Link’s Awakening, I finished the game after picking away at it for a few weeks!

Overall, I liked it quite a bit. It felt really good to play a traditional, top-down, 2D Zelda game that I wasn’t very familiar with. Games like this never feel dated to me even when I experience them for the first time, so it says a lot about its quality that it’s aged very well. Continue reading “Zelda: Link’s Awakening: FINISHED!”

What are we playing? 10.16.16

Link’s Awakening for Game Boy, Player’s Choice release. Game Boy Advance SP is my platform of choice for original GB and GBC games

Link’s Awakening has always been kind of the gap in my Zelda history. Continue reading “What are we playing? 10.16.16”

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