Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Details: Played on the 3DS. The main game takes about 25 hours to beat, and completing everything takes about 37 hours according to howlongtobeat.com. More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-3d-3ds/

Score: 5.5/10

Unlike many video gamer players, I did not play this game growing up. I played this game recently and I did so without the bias of nostalgia. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a game that is simply too old. Playing this game was a chore and was not fun enough for me to continue playing it.

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Video Game Review: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Details: Originally released in 2008 for various mobile systems and was subsequently released for the PC. I played the 3D version. I purchased this game for the PC through Steam in a bundle along with Final Fantasy IV for around $11.50. I spent about fifty-one hours playing through this game.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a sequel to the beloved Final Fantasy IV (also known as Final Fantasy II in the United States), much like Final Fantasy X-2 was to Final Fantasy X. The version I played was the 3D remake of the original 2D version. While I enjoyed the game, there is no reason to play this game if you haven’t played and loved Final Fantasy IV.

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