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Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece

Rygar Is A Non-Linear 8-Bit Masterpiece

I had no idea what I was getting into when I first put Rygar into my NES. I had borrowed the game, released in 1987 by Tecmo, from a friend who couldn’t make heads nor tails of it. He wished me better luck. I didn’t realise I was going to…

Who’s Your Favourite NPC In A Game?

Who’s Your Favourite NPC In A Game?

NPCs can make or break a game. My PC introduced me to some of my first NPCs. In Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar, a variety of NPCs were there to test your morals and virtues so you could grow as an avatar; as a kid, I really thought I…