It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

Feb 21, 2006

Today happens to be the 20th birthday of what may be the greatest game of all time: The Legend of Zelda. It appears that there are several special features taking a look back at this incredible game. I'll never forget saving all of my money when I was a young kid, and going to the store (a Sears as I recall) to buy the game. The sales clerk was quite surprised when I dumped a mountain of change on the counter, along with a few paper bills. When I got home and opened the package, and saw that the cartridge was golden, well ... I nearly went berserk. Words are not sufficient to describe my joy in playing that one game. I've never been the same since.

In other gaming news, it appears that Half-Life 2 will have a second expansion pack, amazingly entitled Episode 2. What do they think this is, Star Wars? I hope this isn't a sign of bad things to come. It seems as if Episode 1 will only be 4 to 6 hours long, not nearly sufficient for my taste. I want a good 15 hours of gameplay ... any less just feels cheap.



1:33 PM on Feb 22, 2006
Ah Zelda... I missed out on the first game, my first Zelda experience was the less-than-well-received (and really hard!) Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link. But then with A Link To The Past I got a real Zelda experience. Although I have to say my favorite Zelda game is probably Wind Waker. Followed closely by Ocarina of Time. Followed closely by A Link To The Past. Followed closely by Majora's Mask. Then in a distant last is Zelda II. I can't wait until Twilight Princess comes out this spring. I've made it a point to read absolutely nothing about the game, because I know I'm going to buy it.


4:43 PM on Feb 22, 2006
Well I just read that Twilight Princess has been delayed until fall. That totally sucks. Of course it's obvious to me what they're doing. They are turning a long-delayed game on a forgotten system that probably wouldn't sell that well (just because it is on the GameCube) into a launch title for the Revolution (since it'll play GC games). Smart move for them in a business sense, because they know the loyal fans (i.e. me) who would have bought it anyway will still buy it in the fall. But I'm still not happy with it.....


9:20 PM on Feb 22, 2006
I'm looking forward to seeing how the Revolution does. I think Nintendo is heading in the right direction (i.e. doing something different), especially since the xBox 360 seems to have been somewhat mediocre (as far as I know). All in all, I'll stick to my PC. Any maybe my SNES...

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