The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening was my first Zelda game. It sits, immutable, in my memory; screenshots and moments from it are always there, just below the surface of my thoughts, reading and waiting to be recalled whenever a rush of nostalgia takes me. It’s something about the Game Boy. Nintendo’s big, grey, allegedly-portable brick was the console … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Professor Layton and the Lost Future

It’s probably a rule of mystery and fantasy writing codified somewhere that at some point you are honour-bound to try and involve time travel in your plot. Then again, when your protagonist is a well-spoken and seemingly infinitely educated British gentleman, perhaps you simply have to throw in some time shenanigans because, well, the comparisons … Continue reading Professor Layton and the Lost Future