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Why Games Like Xenogears Still Hold Up

This is sort of a review of xenogears, but from two angles: the me from right now and the me from 1998 (I was 16). Now, this might still be a little tricky, but effectively the reason for this article is for a lot of us we have this rose-colored glasses look of games from the yesteryear that we used to love, then when we go back to play it, we either make excuses for it or outright cannot enjoy it anymore.
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Final Fantasy 3

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Join the magical adventures of Loonie, Arg, Reefer, and Dingus as they travel the land in their retarded quest to consistently annoy oldschool RPGers. What’s that? That’s not their actual names? It doesn’t fucking matter; this game is awful.
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Legend of Grimrock

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An oldschool dungeon crawler with new age graphics, sounds, and animations is primed and ready to kick your ass and make you remember. Despite its rough difficulty, Grimrock does everything it can to keep its core audience and branch out to new audiences by being unashamed to provide you classic gameplay with only visceral updates and good balancing.
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Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

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A frustrating adventure platforming game with an even more frustrating inventory system that will constantly have you pulling your hair out, not only because it’s difficult, but also because it requires constant backtracking and remembering where you set down object X for puzzle Y. And yet, it’s still one of the most charming, fun, challenging, and addictive adventure games you’ll ever play.
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Noitu Love 2 Devolution

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Action, platforming, shooting, and much more go on in Noitu Love 2 and in a way that you’re tempted to compare it to the likes of Cave Story, Contra, Metal Slug, or even Megaman, yet you can’t because it’s so crazy, over the top, and original in its execution and style. Especially with such a low price tag, it’d be a crime to pass this one up.
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Dark Spire

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When is something too much? When it reaches the level Dark Spire does. If you thought Etrian Odyssey was tough, you should probably look away. Dark Spire does everything it possibly can to present you with a terrible, difficult look at a first person dungeon crawler. And sadly, it does all this while attempting to hide behind the idea that it’s “retro.”

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Sonic the Hedgehog – Is It Too Late?

Growing up, I owned an NES. While the Sega Genesis was a marvelous thing, I still loved my NES. Every so often, we would be treated to renting a Genesis and a few games. My good friend across the street also owned a Genesis. Until I got into emulation, this was the extent of my Genesis knowledge. Sure, I got to play a few things like the oldschool Sonic titles, Golden Axe 2, and even Phantasy Star 4, but for the most part I really missed out when the Genesis was still ongoing.
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