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Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild – Will this new entry finally reignite my love for LoZ?

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It has been a good few years since I have played a Legend of Zelda game (terrible I know) since I bought and played Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on my Wii. I could replay both of those games over and over, but I haven’t touched them in about 2 years! I had never bought or played Twilight Princess or SkyWard Sword and only recently had I purchased Twilight Princess, but I haven’t played it. I don’t really have a motivation to play it…is that bad, probably, because of how well received it was. If I ever get off Fallout and get my Wii out, then I will play Twilight Princess but even though I bought I don’t feel that it has grabbed with the same lure as the older N64 LoZ titles.

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Retro is the way forward

So, I just got my N64 back from the parents, after years of it being left in a loft (I know, I was crying for it too). But now I have it and to go with it all the fantastic memories of some of the best games I ever played. Pokemon Stadium, from battling the gym leaders to playing Red and Blue on my big (maybe not so big now) TV using the cartridge pack. Going round my mate’s house and constantly trying to grab the golden gun before he did on GoldenEye, one of the best FPS games of all time. Then there was the first time I ever played The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and brother and I stormed through it together. We were on the edge of our seats the entire time, it was that good!

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There is also something to be said about the simplicity of retro games that make them so good to play and this got me thinking…

As I prepare my excitement for streaming on Twitch as of next week (fingers crossed the Elgato gets here quick!) I am trying to decide what games to play when. I am the type of person that plays games chronologically and so I thought I would go through the Metal Gear Solid series over the summer, ready for the Phantom Pain when that arrives in September. Then I got hooked back into Pokemon, watching Youtube videos of Pokemon theories (thank you Protomario, your channel rocks!) so I just really want to go back to playing Red and Blue again. Then there is the Resident Evil series which is close to my heart (SO MANY CHOICES) and I know that will take some time to go through as well.

In any case whatever I decide to go with, I’ve realised that they all have some relative in common, that they are simple, easy games to get into, but also a kickass storyline that absorbs the gamer and takes them away from anything else in the world (including the girlfriend hehe). No matter what age you are, the first games you play and the heroes within them will always have a special place in your heart, for me that is:

Link, Jill Valentine, Sonic and Solid Snake

Game on gamers and never forget the protagonists that made gaming a way of life for you…

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Reliving the Past through an Ocarina of Time

I have made the bold decision to remove my PS3 from my room AHHHHHHHH, crazy I know, but I have a good substitute ready to step up to the plate, my Wii. I thought that I would have a look at the games I had downloaded onto it and forgot that I only had Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask!

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So I just started freaking out and continued a game I had previously left, starting in the Fire Temple, which was a good place to start (the start tends to bore me). Now there aren’t many games that bring back memories and give you goosebumps when lifting the Master Sword from the Pedestal of Time. My inner geek is really coming out and I am now fearing I am regressing which is a bit of a concern for my sex life, but we’ll see how it goes…