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Peter Tieryas
tieryas
Peter Tieryas is the author of Mecha Samurai Empire & Cyber Shogun Revolution (Penguin RH). He's written for Kotaku, IGN, & Verge. He was an artist at Sony Pictures & Technical Writer for LucasArts.
Sep 23
1

Excellent read, as always. Thank you for your analysis on the Water Temple - my feelings are largely the same as yours - I really enjoyed how analytical and forward looking you had to be in order to complete it. Never understood the hate - to me, puzzling is such a big part of what Zelda is about, that the ramp in Read more

Sep 22
16

I remember reading reviews at the time and they’ve all echoed the same sentiment that has stuck with me to this day: It’s quite rare for a game to not leave you wanting something extra – some mechanic that, in the mind of the player, was needed. Like playing Resident Evil 4 and asking “why can’t I walk and aim at the Read more

Jul 16
5

Agree so much on a needed remake of Adventure of Link (though, with BotW 2 likely coming out next year...? I doubt we’ll see anything like that for a while ☹️) Read more

Jul 16
10

Link to the Past is still my all time favorite Zelda title and I don’t think anything will change that. I was hyped for this game when it was announced and it didn’t disappoint. They hit all the right beats with this one and I wish they did more 2D style Zelda games on 3DS at the time, as nice as Ocarina/Majora 3D Read more

Jul 16
7

It is an utterly fantastic game and you can tackle it any way you want. For quite some time now Nintendo has been releasing at least one Zelda related title a year but so far nothing this year...if it turned out there’s a Switch version of this on the way then that would be wonderful and it would be amazing to see Read more

May 20
1

Yeah. I gave it a fresh go about two years ago and jeez, I wasn’t quite up to the task. (And I beat it no problem as a kid.) It was very hard to resist the temptation of save states, but they really take something away, I think.

May 20
19

I had to stop reading the article half way through, I want to re experience it myself tonight. The fact that it's added this month is my happy for today though! 

May 20
3

This game, and the NES version of Bionic Commando were oddballs in that they were much more complex and interesting than their arcade version counterparts. (I would argue that the arcade version of BC is actually not very good)
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May 20
1

Did they ever do a SNES remake? Because as fun as the NES one might be... it’s ugly as hell. 

May 20
1

I got this for my birthday and was pissed. I hated this game for months until i really sat down and worked through it (I was 8 at the time) once I understood some of the wonky mechanics (hello zipline). I fell in love with this game.

May 20
10

This and Bionic Commando were two arcade games that the nes somehow made better. Were there any others?

May 20
22

As hard as I find it to be thrilled about anything they release for the NES online library, this is one of the games that I desperately wanted but assumed it wouldn’t come. To say I was thrilled to see it show up is an understatement. Read more