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Merry Listmas: Things I Dislike About Games I Like

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the duck’s first Listmas list.  I enjoy lists, whether it’s keeping track of all my games (in order from best to worst, of course) and realizing that my collection might be getting a wee bit enormous or marking things off a list and knowing that I’m getting one step closer to a goal.  And so when I found out there was an actual little holiday where I got to list stuff, I then got to thinking about what I wanted to list (as was the logical next step in that sequence of events).  And I eventually came up with the idea to list the things I don’t like about games I like.  Here I go. Continue reading Merry Listmas: Things I Dislike About Games I Like

Link’s Bag of Goodies: My Favorite Items from the Zelda Games

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Image by Flickr user andy z

Hey all! Have you enjoyed our lists of favorite items from Zelda games this week? If you haven’t read them already, be sure to check out Hatm0nsters’s post from Sunday and the Duck’s post from Tuesday. As I get to do the week’s final post, which may or may not be a good thing, I do want to invite you all to comment on this and our other posts. And if you’d like to see us cover another game-related list in the future, just let us know, and let us know what topics you’d like to see! UWG is as much about us as it is about you, so don’t hesitate to get in on the action!

To reiterate some of what my colleagues have already stated, as far as the number and array of in-game items go, not many games hold a candle to what the Zelda game offer. There’s definitely an art to item-hunting in Zelda games since some things are easily located while others take a fair bit of determination.  And there are special items galore. Though they’re often items that you only really need in a particular level, once you have them, you can’t imagine progressing without them.  So without further ramblings, here are my top five favorite items from the Zelda games that I’ve played (Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, Twilight Princess, Spirit Tracks.)

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The Duck’s Top Five: Items from the Legend of Zelda Series

Now it’s the Duck’s turn to list my top five items from “The Legend of Zelda” series (in order from least favorite to top favorite).  I grew up with this series, and it is still one of my favorite series of all time, with the puzzles to solve and the dungeons to explore, not to mention the variety of items you can use, from the ordinary, like the Bow and the Slingshot, to the unique, like the Hookshot and the Lens of Truth, to the bizarre, like the Spinner and the Gust Bellows.  When I thought over my top five items for this post (items from “A Link to the Past”, “Ocarina of Time”, “Majora’s Mask”, “Wind Waker”, “Twilight Princess”, and “Skyward Sword” were considered), several sprung immediately to mind, but a few took a bit more thinking before I could narrow it down to which items I liked the most.  But, I finally succeeded (earning myself a Heart Container for my hard work).  Behold, the Duck’s…list! Continue reading The Duck’s Top Five: Items from the Legend of Zelda Series

My “Deserted Island” Games — Wii edition

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Image by Flickr user 427

After several months of waiting and waiting and watching, we got the Wii for one primary reason: the promise of motion control. As the household Nintendo-backer, I remained firmly skeptical up the day we bought the thing, however. I was happy enough with the Gamecube, which I wasn’t playing all that often anyway, and I didn’t really see much of a need to invest in something else from Nintendo. Still, it was hard to resist the call of Super Mario Galaxy, which literally and figuratively propelled Mario to new gaming heights. To date, the Wii is the one system for which I have the most uncompleted games, so part of my list below is driven by a desire to finish what I started. And seeing as how I’ll be alone on my island with nothing but time on my hands, finishing things will be a top priority. Err, well…maybe after finding food, building a home of sorts, locating a power source… y’know, after all that.

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