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Nostalgia By (Art) Design: ‘Spyro the Dragon’ Analysis, Part One

One of the most vivid video game-related memories of my childhood came in the form of a little purple dragon. While I know I’m not alone in turning a platformer into a symbol for idle childhood days spent slumped in front of a television, it unfortunately hasn’t escaped my notice how this symbol in particular has fallen out of the public eye. 1,518 more words

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KG reblogged this on Taking Over The World With Games and commented:

Great article on the first installment in the Spyro franchise. I played Year of the Dragon and loved every part of it! Reading this brings back great fun, decade-old memories of exploring the different worlds and meeting colorful characters. I look forward to parts 2 and 3!

Nostalgia By (Art) Design: ‘Spyro the Dragon’ Analysis, Part One

One of the most vivid video game-related memories of my childhood came in the form of a little purple dragon. While I know I’m not alone in turning a platformer into a symbol for idle childhood days spent slumped in front of a television, it unfortunately hasn’t escaped my notice how this symbol in particular has fallen out of the public eye. 1,518 more words

Analysis

Ooo, secret!

I love secrets in video games. Just beating a game isn’t nearly as fun for me as tracking down all the extra collectibles and optional challenges, preferably hidden away in some ingenious and confounding fashion. 912 more words

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My top eleven video games of all time*

The cake is a lie.

  1. Portal.  What starts off as an intriguing puzzle game quickly becomes a compelling, and chilling adventure.  A unique premise, mind-bending physics and a villain with the sassiest one-liners ever. 
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"Kombat the Dragon"

So this was a fun diversion! A friend of mine had me nostalgic after a Spyro 3 session so I decided to pay her back with this. :)

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Retro Game Friday: Spyro the Dragon

This week on Retro Game Friday I’m covering the game that was the start of one of the most successful series of all time. It’s Spyro the Dragon! 386 more words

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