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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Game: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Start Date: January 2nd, 2018
End Date: January 26th, 2018
Videos: 9

When a video game gets very successful, it’s only natural for developers to want to create a sequel. It’s also natural for developers to try out new ideas when they make their sequels, including the notion of drastically changing the gameplay and the style of the game in question. The Legend of Zelda is an example of this when they made Zelda II for the NES. Although it had a nice overworld map, puzzle-filled dungeons and various caves to explore throughout the land of Hyrule, Zelda II controlled very differently from its predecessor. In fact, I imagine present-day Zelda fans who didn’t grow up with this title would not be overly fond of this game because of how different and how difficult it is compared to the other games of the franchise. However, it’s still a part of the Zelda lore and is definitely worth a look at.

Before moving on to other Zelda titles, I wanted to get completely caught up with the series (at least up to Majora’s Mask anyway) and fill in any gaps I left hanging beforehand. However, Zelda II wasn’t a game I was overly familiar with. In fact, before this playthrough, I had only completed the game once beforehand and that was a few weeks before the end of 2017. So safe to say, I was going into this title with only a little practice and not a great deal of experience. However, from when I played the game, there were definitely some things I appreciated and liked about the experience, so at the very least, you could say I wasn’t repulsed by the game to the point where I just didn’t want to cover it at all. So I figured it was as good of a time as any to finally mark this off of my Let’s Play list, and here we are!

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Game: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Start Date: January 1st, 2018
End Date: March 30th, 2018
Videos: 39

First we got Super Mario RPG, then we got Paper Mario, but in 2013, Alpha Dream had another idea when it decided to give us another Mario RPG, but this time on the Game Boy Advance. Little did we know, this was the start of a very well-established handheld franchise with great gameplay, a refreshing sense of humor, and some extremely memorable moments to come! So let’s take the series back to its roots and explore the Bean Bean Kingdom for all the laughs it has in store!

I was definitely not ready to continue with the Paper Mario series, knowing what title was next on the agenda, so I decided to mix it up a bit and start tackling the Mario & Luigi series, essentially giving me some more time to breathe before Sticker Star, and a title that is easily way more fun and interesting to me. Before Fire Emblem came out to America (finally) this game was easily my favorite title on the Game Boy Advance, and it’s not exactly hard to see why. So let’s take it all in, shall we?

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Undertale

Undertale

Game: Undertale
Start Date: July 10th, 2017
End Date: September 24th, 2017
Videos: 29

Every now and then, an indie-game comes out and it gets a pretty big following. However, the game known as Undertale didn’t just get a big following, but an incredibly HUGE following. Who would have thought the journey of a kid falling into a hole filled with monsters would turn into the phenomenon that it did? However, from it’s incredible soundtrack, colorful characters, and unique gameplay style, I don’t find it to be too much of a surprise.

So here is a fun-fact for you guys…even though this project did release on July 10th, 2017, this particular playthrough started back in April of 2016, when I played Undertale for the very first time. Yes, this is a blind playthrough that I recorded a very long time ago that I hadn’t released until now because, for one, I wasn’t quite ready for it, and two, it was a playthrough I really wanted to save for a very specific period of time. With my 10th Year Anniversary on the horizon, I decided that would have been a good of a time as any to finally release the project to the masses. I hope you guys enjoy!

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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

Game: Super Paper Mario
Start Date: December 5th, 2016
End Date: April 14th, 2017
Videos: 51

The Mushroom Kingdom is once again greeted by a new foe, and this one hopes to destroy the very fabric of all worlds and dimensions. Mario must once again save the day in an all-new adventure that will literally take him to places where he has never been before. But first, what has happened to Peach, Bowser and his brother Luigi?

“The mighty has fallen,” is a phrase you hear a lot when referring to the Paper Mario series. While most consider that falling point to be Sticker Star, there are some who believe this game’s departure from the traditional Paper Mario experience to be the beginning of the end. I for one do not agree with this logic as this game definitely features some charm and intriguing gameplay to boot, so I was looking forward to seeing this game in action again.

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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Game: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Start Date: November 30th, 2015
Videos: 84

After Nintendo released Fire Emblem (7) to North American audiences, they seemed to understand that Fire Emblem was a series that quite a number of North American gamers wanted to be a part of, and they continued the tradition by bringing over Fire Emblem 8 as well, also known as Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. This tale follows the story of Eirika and Ephraim, two children who hail from an attacked and nearly-destroyed nation, trying to win back their lost homeland in addition to saving the land of Magvel itself from a dark power.

I’ve definitely gotten my feet wet with the Fire Emblem series before, and after taking on both Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn before; The Sacred Stones should be a cakewalk for me. This was the 3rd big-time RPG and/or strategy game I’ve done in a year though, so hopefully my fatigue doesn’t get to me!

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Paper Mario

Paper Mario

Game: Paper Mario
Start Date: November 19th, 2013
Runtime: 17 hours
Videos: 45

During one of Princess Peach’s parties, Bowser once again comes knocking at her door, but this time with a very nasty surprise. It seems he has stolen the Star Rod and has gained the power of the Stars, finally able to topple his old rival Mario. However, there is still hope in this world, and Mario may just have what it takes to put Bowser to rest.

Paper Mario is hands down one of my all-time favorite Nintendo 64 games, and I knew at some point I was going to cover this game. After a bit of time had passed, that time eventually came and I was ready to tackle the beast known only as Paper Mario. I even took this project a step further and decided to cover all of the optional sidequests and item pick-ups!

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Game: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Start Date: November 28th, 2011
Runtime: 14 hours
Videos: 41

It’s another normal day in the Mushroom Kingdom when Bowser decides to once again try his luck at capturing the princess. Although his attempt is once again a failure, Mario’s rescue of the princess gets interrupted by a new enemy, one who plans to destroy this world and replace it with a world filled with weapons! Mario will have to go to some new places and meet some new faces in his first full-fledged RPG title.

This was the eighth “replay” project I did on my channel, as I had done some videos for the game at a prior date, but due to the poorer quality of the project, I decided to redo the project with a modern spin. The videos for the old project are still available for viewing on my channel, but there is no longer a playlist associated with that version.

Although my replay projects were generally met with positive feedback, this was the first one where I felt I had more mixed results, mostly due to how overplayed this game is. Despite this fact, this is one of my all-time favorite SNES games and my attitude towards the original project was too low for my personal standards, which gave me enough of a reason to redo the project. At the end of the day, I was satisfied with the redo, and I think that is all that matters in the long run, and I hope you guys enjoy the videos as well!

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