Some of those temple bosses are especially vivid in the memory. A giant lizard lurked deep within Death Mountain’s temple, and could only be stopped by throwing bombs down its gullet. At the end of the Forest Temple, Link finds himself locked in a creepy room of hung portraits, frantically scanning the landscapes with bow drawn, searching for the ghoulish phantom echo of Ganondorf thundering towards him on his menacing black steed. And in the game’s final confrontation, Link plays a desperate game of magical tennis with the evil man himself, batting balls of magical energy back and forth with terrifying alacrity, waiting for a chance to strike with the sword. … [Read more...] about Zelda: Ocarina of Time at 20 – melancholy masterpiece changed games forever
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Whether in or out of school, there are a great number of people who would relish the chance to step into the past in the way Discovery Tour enables. “For a lot of people, ancient Egypt is ungraspable,” says Jean Guesdon, creative director on the Assassin’s Creed games. “We give access to a world that was lost. Nobody knows exactly what it was like – this is an interpretation, of course – but it has good foundations in terms of research.” … [Read more...] about ‘We give access to a lost world’: Assassin’s Creed’s new life as a virtual museum
The sustained coda to Red Dead Redemption is similarly punishing. Once your mission is over and your enemies have been vanquished, you return to the homestead and try to fit back in. You concern yourself with busywork, while attempting to reignite the spark of humanity that caused your wife to fall in love with you. You try to teach your son to be a better person than you, even though he’s still raw and angry from your abandonment. … [Read more...] about Do we need Red Dead Redemption 2 when the first provided gaming’s best moment?
Escobar got his start in the drugs trade in the mid 70s, rising to prominence throughout the 1980s, becoming a folk hero and one of the world's richest men. … [Read more...] about New GTA 6 release date clue hints that game won’t arrive until 2023 – years after PS5 and Xbox Series X launch
And yet Black, groomed like a Chariots of Fire extra, was lead-off. Redmond, a prodigious talent rendered sporadic due to thighs seemingly strung with cheese rather than ham, was up second. Regis would seek to melt minds with a keg-chested third-leg presence, before Kriss Akabusi – the Timmy Mallett of track and field – took on Pettigrew. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91