Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked 198x 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
"This is not just a video game, this is the story of my life," says the narrator. What's interesting is that the games reflect the mood of the wider narrative. Each one marks a turn or deepening of some aspect of the story. This may sound heavy-handed or juvenile, but the reality is that these games work well to underline the emotion of your character.
If you played games in the '80s this is a great way to revisit some of those moments. If you've not played these games before this is a novel way to discover them, along with a window into the burgeoning importance of this new media.
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