Brad Carr

As a near direct result of my previous thoughts on the status of the Smash community’s closure of the Smash Code of Conduct Panel, I was invited to share a double-action hindsight/next-steps piece with Juked’s growing readership. I’m happy with how this turned out.

I hope to write over there more in the future, but I’ve been focusing on my personal headspace right now. If I can’t bring myself to publish a piece at least five times a week either under my own name or here at lowercase esports, I don’t deserve to try.

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I swear, every year one of the gaming outlets publish a retrospective on Terranigma, and they’re always nostalgia trips. I remember discovering this game during high school.

One of the early moments in the game’s first chapter floored me completely. The narrative of recreating the world stopped being ambiguous as I resurrected my first continent. After the second continent, I was hooked.

I suspect the game never saw a release in North American because of the times (read: contradiction of creationist theory), but it’s a damn shame. I wonder if Square Enix would ever consider readapting the story of Terranigma with a modern adventure game design.

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Yeah, okay, I suppose you could say Overwatch League appears in desperate need for content in their offseason based on this tweet.

My kneejerk aversion to this sort of comparison shouldn’t really warrant an explanation, but it’s worth pointing out there’s only been three years of OWL in the books and Michael Jordan started winning championships after six years at Chicago. Comparing fifty-eight games played (in a not quite fully realized career) against a full career of over a thousand games played misses the mark, to say the least.

And we’ll just overlook the fact the last comparison point even exists.

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