Some times we need to stop and look back to remember some special things that made our childhood very happy ( I'm talking here about Games from 99s )
I was in love with Dragon's Lair. Compared to every single other game out at the time, the graphics just blew them all away. I thought they must have some advanced tech in that arcade machine. Years later, I was disappointed to find out it was just laser discs playing hand drawn animations, and it wasn't computer generated graphics at all.I'm an old fart, so my childhood games are well before '99 (I was already married in '99).
But when I *was* a kid, I REALLY liked Dragon's Lair, even though I sucked at it. I was a sucker for animation as a kid (still am), and Don Bluth animation especially. So even though it kinda sucked gamewise (it was QTE before QTE was a thing), I have fond memories of beating it. And it only cost me a few months of lunch money! (Years later I beat Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp, and lost another swath of lunch money in the process.)
In fact, now that I think about it, it's somewhat ironic that I'm so against game companies nickling and diming me for DLC, when I used to literally dump quarters for the privilege of playing 5-10 minutes of a game at an arcade. I forget how spoiled I've gotten, literally owning the games that I used to have to visit at a special building for games.
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