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Soapbox: 25 Years On, I Still Can’t Get Into Yoshi’s Island

And it’s not for want of trying.

On the 25th anniversary of its Japanese release, Gavin ponders why he just can’t get down with one of Nintendo’s most celebrated games of the 16-bit era…

There’s a strata of gaming classics so renowned for their quality that they become untouchable. Not liking, say, Ocarina of Time is cause for some serious self-evaluation and reappraisal; following decades of veneration from players and critics alike, all evidence suggests that you must be the problem here. Some games are unassailable. All that praise can’t be hyperbole if it’s near-universal, right?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

And it’s not for want of trying.

On the 25th anniversary of its Japanese release, Gavin ponders why he just can’t get down with one of Nintendo’s most celebrated games of the 16-bit era…

There’s a strata of gaming classics so renowned for their quality that they become untouchable. Not liking, say, Ocarina of Time is cause for some serious self-evaluation and reappraisal; following decades of veneration from players and critics alike, all evidence suggests that you must be the problem here. Some games are unassailable. All that praise can’t be hyperbole if it’s near-universal, right?

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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