04/11/2021 St. Elmo's Fire 2 Comments
Action, Survival, Video Games Breath of the Wild, loz, The Legend of Zelda
08/09/2015 St. Elmo's Fire 35 Comments
Finally got around to this, 4 years late. It’s good!
I think my most important takeaway from this game is that it’s very different from other Zelda games. It’s good at what it is, but it scratches a different itch. I wouldn’t want all Zelda games to be like this one going forward.
On Writing, Video Games loz, meditations on writing, The Legend of Zelda, videogame
I played lots of The Legend of Zelda when I was a kid, mostly the old GameBoy ones (which are, of course, the best). When their focus moved to fancy 3D console games, keeping up became more effort than it was worth, so it dropped off my radar for a while. This summer, I suddenly realized that let’s plays exist, so I decided to catch up on how the franchise has evolved since. I noticed some interesting things, which I believe can tell us something about how we view power fantasies, and how video games factor into that. (more…)