I will never forget the first time I played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game did something to me, and my entire perception of video games changed that day.
Pixels and Bits
Lizzy F dispenses weekly wisdom and wit on the history of gaming.
Why DOOM is a masterpiece - and why it will never shed the violent reputation it's stuck with.
Take my hand, as I lead you on a journey which highlights the issues I have with my own personal E.T., Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero.
The easiest way to increase the success of a product is to build upon a recognizable name that has already well. Sometimes that goes wrong.
Once upon a time, a game so awful was created that it simultaneously destroyed - and saved - the entirety of the video game industry.
While Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was an exceptional game, it and its successors did not really belong in the series. The last "true" Castlevania title was Super Castlevania IV.
Earlier this year, the Strong National Museum of Play, located in Rochester NY, established the World Video Game Hall of Fame to honor and celebrate individual games across a variety of platforms.
Nostalgia usually colors the way we remember things. In the case of Super Metroid, it is easy to forget just how easy the game really was.
There are some games that go beyond difficult, the ones that make you want to give up games altogether. Ghosts 'n Goblins ranks high on that rage-quit list.
There are always B-movies that are so campy or bad that they are fondly remembered. And then there is that rare video game that follows the same formula, with the same results.
You never forget your first. In this case, we are talking RPG, people.
You can take the red pill. Or you can take the blue pill.
Or, you know, you could always take the green pill.
Freedom of choice in games has been around for awhile, but one of the pioneers was a game set in suburbia and followed a little boy on a bicycle.