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Great blog Mitch!

I'll personally take a well told story over a complex story any day

I don't think we will ever see that kind of leap again as we saw with Mario64 and OoT, not unless something like VR takes off.

And that leap is the hardest thing to communicate to fresh to the game players. You can't "unsee" everything that's come after very easily. I'm increasingly running into teen and 20 something gamers who don't really understand why these games were so revered and I can see why.

it wasn't just a tech leap it was a massive leap in game design too as you mentioned re: Z-Targeting. It's really easy to take for granted just how many game design norms every game uses today that Zelda or Mario more or less invented or popularized. From maps, to boss fights, to collectible minigames to camera controls, plot structure etc, those 2 games basically laid the foundation for all 3d games.

I wonder if there's ever going to be a book published about the making of those 2 games. I'd love to know how Nintendo came up with these ideas.

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Nice man! You got one I take it?

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Y'know like a lot of people, I kinda hoped in FFVii R we'd get to run around the Midgar neighborhoods ontop of the plates more. We kinda did

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Dang duder, you're crushin it!

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Think ya'll could have skipped this one if the hatred for the franchise/game was so bad.

That's exactly why they shouldn't skip it

Quick Looks aren't ads, they are honest first impressions

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@bobafettjm: Thanks man!

had no idea you could put something like retroarch on dedicated hardware like that

fwiw I think you are making the right call re: Bless Unchained. BU strikes me as pretty good but I felt Y0 was special

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@bobafettjm: hey man, was just checking into look at your list

holy moly you've touched a lot of stuff this year!

How does the retroachievements thing work? Seems like you are getting to play a lot of really obscure old stuff that way

also how is Bless Unchained? I liked what I played at PAX but it's not on a platform I have access to

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Nevermind the United States' launch and grisly history of white men murdering members of minority groups by dragging them from the backs of vehicles

Yeaaaahhh, I couldn't put my finger on it what bothered me about this game back in the day. But this is it.

I'll give TwistedPixel the benefit of the doubt and guess they didn't consider this angle, but it' still not a good look. Something that's only compounded by the continuing extreme lack of playable Hispanic protagonists in games...

brutal take down of the game and deserved