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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

8 Comments

  1. Frezno
    September 19, 2016 @ 11:43 am

    This is a good writeup, and I’m especially fond of the fact that we have both quoted Poe’s “Haunted” in titling Nintendo Project posts.

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  2. Sean Dillon
    September 19, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

    Reads last line
    Heh.

    “Die monster. You don’t belong in this world.”

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    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      September 19, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

      I really can’t resist the shaggy dog ending.

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      • Sean Dillon
        September 19, 2016 @ 4:13 pm

        And I picked the wrong line from that scene.

        “Mankind I’ll needs a savior such as you!”

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  3. Froborr
    September 19, 2016 @ 3:14 pm

    I think it sums up everything about gaming in the latter half of the 90s, and honestly through to today, that Symphony of the Night, the best game on the PSX by a significant margin, was at best a minor hit, and honestly at least on initial release something of a flop.

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  4. arcbeatle
    September 19, 2016 @ 4:03 pm

    I had a similar mental experience when trying to replay some games I’d found impossibly hard as a child: namely Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. As an adult, what had seemed impossible and aggravating was instead a fun and (mostly) well designed 3D romp.

    My hand co-ordination was terrible as a child. People used to joke that “After the first accident, his dad never played catch with him again.” Somehow on return, it was all different.

    Is my memory wrong? Has my body changed somehow? I can’t replay past me, but I can remember past me like a save file on a game I can pull up the records for, but can never find the disk.

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    • Josh Marsfelder
      September 19, 2016 @ 10:14 pm

      My muscle reflexes weirdly seem to have gotten better as I’ve gotten older. If I’d had Sonic Generations and Hyrule Warriors Legends as a kid I never would have gotten out of the tutorial levels and would have thrown them both aside out of frustration. I’m way more attuned now to what’s skill-based gameplay and what’s just bad game design.

      I know that’s kinda not how things are supposed to go, but for me it seems to have.

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  5. Lovecraft In Brooklyn
    September 30, 2016 @ 5:10 am

    You can emulate Rondo of Blood on a TurboGrafX emulator pretty easily. I know Tim Rogers loves it’s mechanics, and compares them to Bloodborne.

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