Aladdin for Super Nintendo

Played through SNES Aladdin for first time today on my Anbernic. Started it many times but not sure I’d ever gotten past Stage 1 before.

How did anyone ever beat this before save states? Thank goodness for GarlicOS’s ability to save/load states without even pausing.

Great looking game, just ok everything else. Still fun to get all the way through finally.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap – ★★★★★

Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Wrapped up my Zelda: Minish Cap playthrough on the Anbernic RG35xx. What a fun, great looking game reminiscent of LTTP & so many unique items and gameplay features. Loved the Minish size transformation and puzzles.

Had some emulator hiccups during the final dungeon that caused me to have to switch from the RG35xx’s stock firmware to GarlicOS and then go Internet save file hunting, but after a few extra days delay beat the final boss just in time for Super Mario Wonder.

Rating: 5 stars

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7.5 years later, I’ve finished Uncharted 4

I preordered Uncharted 4 on January 12, 2016. Over 7.5 years later I finally finished the game streaming via Chiaki to my ROG Ally.

Played the first 4 hours or so back in 2016. Played the first 4 hours or so again when I got the Legacy of Thieves PS5 upgrade last year. Even with the drawbacks (mostly occasional audio and visual glitches in first 10 minutes of session), the advantages of playing anywhere in the house just makes it so much more likely I can find time for a game.

Really a tough game to pick up right after playing TotK (holy crap was the exploring and controls frustrating for the first couple hours). Uncharted 2 was my favorite game of that generation so I’m glad to have finally wrapped up the series.

Will give it a while but looking forward to picking up The Lost Legacy eventually.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – ★★★★★

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

A truly remarkable achievement in ways that I’m not sure any of us could have guessed when Nintendo announced they were making a sequel to Breath of the Wild.

Tears of the Kingdom refined pretty much everything my former (spoiler) favorite game offered and added seemingly endless new ways to traverse, interact, and manipulate the vast world. And it also added an actually intriguing and touching story on top of it, though that story is still told in a slightly improved but still suboptimal non-linear fashion.

220+ hours, all 152 shrines, every single light root, and I barely scratched the surface of everything in this game. I finished the game at only at 61% complete and there are huge areas of the surface map I’ve literally never been to.

It may just be recency bias talking, but Tears of the Kingdom might just be my new favorite adventure/open world game of all time. Breath of the Wild was more of a breath of fresh air and I was still thinking about it months/years later, but I’ve never so obsessively consumed every bit of game the way I did with TotK over the last 2 months. I can’t wait to see what is next for the Zelda franchise and can’t imagine what Nintendo has in store for us next.

Rating: 5 stars

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is here

Ready and waiting. Now have to work and sit in meetings for next 8 hours while Zelda:TotK stares at me.