The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of
When we talk about the greatest games of all time in terms of their design, technology, and art, are we fooling ourselves?  In a recent opinion piece, Leigh Alexander suggests that "truly great games" are all about players' personal contexts.  This week, we use her article about the mystique surrounding Ocarina of Time as a starting point for a discussion about how our memories and the passage of time shape and re-shape some of our favorite games.  As always, we're looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments!

Discussion starters:

- When you think about your favorite games, how crucial was the context in which you played themt?
- Have you ever revisited a game and then come away with a drastically new opinion?
- How should we take a game's context into account when thinking about its legacy?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 30 min 20 sec
- "Truly Great Games," by Leigh Alexander, via Edge
- Music provided by Brad Sucks
Direct download: EXP_Podcast_156_truly_great.mp3
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