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How The Legend of Zelda helped free us from arcade ports

I find it difficult to travel back and play early 8-bit consoles like the Atari 2600 or Colecovision. It’s not that their primitive graphics and sound fail to capture my attention, but rather, they’re so dedicated to replicating...


I've discovered the simple pleasure of playing OutRun with the traffic turned off.


My nephew just told his younger brother "This is a classic" in reference to the Heatman Level Theme from Mega Man 2.


I find it funny that in another decade, I might have to explain to my nephews what a Paperboy even is when I inevitably introduce them to Paperboy on the N64.


I dunno, guys, I'm beginning to think the Clayfighter series just isn't very good. Take for example C2: Judgment Clay which is the video game equivalent of a shrug.


Had to go into the registry to change the resolution on this arthouse game so I could actually read the text. Also found this in there.


I've got a review for that one 3D Castlevania. No, not those ones. Or that one. No not those either. Right, Lament of Innocence.


Review: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout was my introduction to the long-running Atelier series. And while I definitely enjoyed it, it didn’t leave enough of an impact for me to run with it and check out the rest of the mi...


Does this review for Rampage 2 make me a Rampage apologist, or does everyone else just like to have their brain tickled every now and again?


When you've already played all the best games in your NES library, where do you go? You hit the licensed games, like I did in this review of RoboCop on the NES.


Finally got around to declaring the GCD's Game of the Year for 2020... which was actually based on the reviews I did for Destructoid and not GCD. Screw 2020.


It's #sadsongsunday. Yay! This one is a staple of mine for when I want to feed the malaise. What better way to start an album than to make yourself feel like you're in a trance of indecisiveness, just being swept along.


I'm alive. It's #SadSongSunday. Jim Guthrie is probably one of the more optimistic artists I listen to, but in his early days, he experimented with a lot of sounds and moods. I think this one is heightened by the fact that you can hear his chair squeak.


It's been a rough week for me, but happy #SadSongSunday! I can't profess to be a fan of Wilco, but Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is my go to album of despair. As for the song, I probably like it because I'm pretty sure I misunderstand the meaning of the lyrics.


Right on time, it's a review for Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012. I kept saying "Vacation 2020" in the review, which seems appropriate, but I had to find/replace to make sure I didn't miss any.


Review: Hotshot Racing

The racing game scene was once a far more colorful place. At any time you could be driving a Volkswagen Beetle through Jurassic Park or going up impossible climbs in your futuristic turbo bike. The early 3D era was, after all, a time of exp...


Happy #SadSongSunday. Gosh, I love this album. The whole thing, but particularly the last two songs, which I had to give another listen to in order to decide which was sadder. Maybe I'll use the other for another Sunday.


Sorry this assignment is late, boss. It's a review of No More Heroes. It won't happen again. I'll have the next one on your desk by Monday, I promise.


About Zoey Handleyone of us since 3:39 PM on 05.09.2018

Adzuken Q. Rumpelfelt is a gadabout gaming hobbyist, avid tea enthusiast, and aspiring writer. She's been playing video games all her life and is a lover of both new and retro games.

Obsessed in the obscure, the forgotten, and the unique, she enjoys diving in to find the human side of gaming. The failures as well as the successes.

A lover of the kitschy, the bizarre, and the dated. Enjoys 80's and 90's cartoons, horrible box art, awful voice acting, and non-traditional storytelling.

She also writes on her personal blog, the Game Complaint Department