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Discussion and play-along of classic games, with perspectives from both long-time fans and a brand new player.

Show is on twitter at @OGPlusCast.  Hosts are @HamletEJ, @healiocentric, and @OccupyGStreet.

Bumper audio from Balance and Ruin.  Header art from Lusipurr. Views expressed here are personal and do not represent Blizzard Entertainment or Riot Games.

Jul 17, 2017

The conclusion of our discussion about A Link to the Past covers Turtle Rock, Ganon's Tower, and our overall thoughts on the game.

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The next episode will be in two weeks, and will begin our discussion of Portal.  As the game is short, we will all have played through the whole thing, but our discussion in the first episode will primarily cover everything before Chapter 19.

A reminder that you can always follow us for updates on our twitter.

Jul 3, 2017

We discuss the item designs in Link to the Past, the overworld navigation post-Titan's Mitt, and three Dark World dungeons: Thieves' Town, Ice Palace, and Misery Mire.

The next episode will be in two weeks, and will cover the remainder of the game.

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Interview where Miyamoto discusses his excitement about the "bottle system."

Map of the Ice Palace.

 

Finally, for those who have not already seen on our twitter, we announced our next game!

Portal is currently available on Steam for only $0.99, if you grab it before Wednesday!  No reason not to grab it now, and join us in playing it as soon as we're done with Link to the Past.

Jun 19, 2017

We discuss the design and structure of the Dark World, and its first three dungeons.

The next episode will be in two weeks, and will cover dungeons 4-6 in the Dark World.

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Jun 5, 2017

We discuss the Desert Palace, the Tower of Hera, obtaining the Master Sword, and fighting Agahnim at Hyrule Castle.

The next episode will be in two weeks, and will cover dungeons 1-3 in the Dark World.

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May 22, 2017

We begin with a short segment of A Link to the Past, taking us through the first introductory dungeon, along with various discussion of game mechanics and the history and significance of Zelda.

The next episode will be in two weeks, and will go through the boss fight with Agahnim and the end of the game's first act.

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The long discussion about Ocarina of Time that Jay and @perculia did in blog format.

Jay's phone lock screen for some years now.

"Official" Zelda series timeline, from Hyrule Historia.

Actual image from Nintendo Power guide.

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May 10, 2017

For those who didn't hear at the end of our last episode on Final Fantasy 6: our next game will be: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

 

Like Final Fantasy 6, Link to the Past was originally on SNES.  A remake was made for Game Boy Advance, that you can play on a GBA or Nintendo DS.  Finally, it's available on the Virtual Console online store on a Nintendo 3DS, Wii, or Wii U.

As with Final Fantasy 6, you can listen and play along, or simply listen.  This is game is shorter than FF6, so, especially if you've never played Link to the Past, consider giving it a try!

The first episode will be on Monday 5/22, and we will play from the start of the game through the Eastern Palace.

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