Master Quest #3!- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Review – 10.26.16.

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A Brief Introduction

Well, we’ve finally made it to the big one: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In truth, I wasn’t really sure what to expect when it came time to review Ocarina of Time, largely in part because I never actually played it up until now. I’ve been a masterrace elite PC gamer since I was a young ‘un and didn’t own a console until my mom got me a Nintendo Wii for my 11th birthday in 2007. Furthermore, the game’s heyday (late 90’s) occurred just a few years before I was really old enough to be into gaming anyway. Consequently, Ocarina of Time ended up being one of those games everybody always raves about that I just missed. I gave the remastered version on the 3DS a few tries but I only recently sat down and played it through...

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Pokémon Go Review! – 8.3.16

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I think my favorite thing about Pokémon Go is that a piece of my world is now being collectively enjoyed by pretty much everybody. I’ve been getting excited about Pokémon since I was 11 years old and now all my friends and family are getting excited about it too. It also, likely much to the satisfaction of Nintendo’s marketing team, has reignited my love for Pokemon, which is perfect because the new games, Pokémon Sun and Moon, come out this November.

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What Works About Pokémon Go

For the most part, Pokémon Go is pretty great. First and foremost, Pokémon Go is gathering people together and bringing them outside into the world around them...

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More Than Just a Pretty Face – Ori and the Blind Forest Review (3.1.16)

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When I first picked up Ori and the Blind Forest for a couple bucks during Steam’s Autumn Sale, I went in pretty much *ahem* blind. I knew it was a Metroidvania-esque platformer developed by Moon Studios and that it had won The Game Award for Best Art Direction but we all know that pretty games don’t necessarily make for good games. You can have a very high quality picture of a toilet but at the end of the day, you still only have a picture of a toilet.

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You play as some type of light Pokémon named Ori who lives in a forest that has had its life-giving light stolen by a twisted creature of the night; an owl named Naru...

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Master Quest #2 – The Legend of Zelda Review – 7.6.2015

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So folks, if you look off to your left, you’ll see the roots our beloved series starring everybody’s favorite silent, asexual hero. The Legend of Zelda was not always the huge franchise it is today and, like most wonderful origin stories, we can find the game’s humble beginnings if we look to the ’80’s. The very first game, titled simply The Legend of Zelda, was released in 1986 for the NES and although it didn’t sell nearly as well as Super Mario Bros., it left a comparable impact and is equally iconic. With its exploration, tricky puzzles, and Save System, it completely redefined the Action/Adventure genre.

When it comes to narrative, the story is pretty basic but remember it’s the NES...

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Master Quest #1 – Majora’s Mask 3D Review – 7.3.2015

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Like most of my reviews, I’m quite late to this party, by more than just 3 days, but I’m going to review Majora’s Mask 3D regardless, in my quest to play and review all of the Legend of Zelda titles before the Dawn of the First Day in 2016.

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Wholly Unique

Whenever anybody asks me about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask I always wrestle with procuring an accurate description. “You have 3 in-game days as Link to try and stop the conniving Skull Kid, who is consumed by the twisted power of Majora’s Mask and hellbent on pulling the Moon down from the heavens to obliterate Termina, not Hyrule. Well, actually you have more than that because you can restart the clock but everything else resets too, akin to the video game version of Hollywood’s Groundhog’s Day or Edge of Tomorrow

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Hearthstone Review – 12.3.2014

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Though I’ve never partaken in the dangerous drug that is World of Warcraft, as of late I’ve become quite hooked on the recreational use of WoW’s little brother, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard’s strategy card game. The game is based upon the lore of World of Warcraft and calls forth various heroes to cease their battle in order to play a friendly round of cards. Tthe game’s catchphrase is “Deceptively simple and insanely fun.” and this description is precisely accurate.

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While the card game may not be as elaborate as Magic: The Gathering, further inspection reveals Hearthstone’s intricate colors. As gameplay first unfolds, two opposing players are allocated either 3 or 4 random cards, depending on if your turn is first or second, respectively...

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