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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005 · No Comments

It was a decadent three-day weekend filled with Elfin Dressup, dining out (two trips to the Olde Bryan Inn), and more Elfin Dressup. That game is addictive.

Not since the Legend of Zelda days on Super Nintendo in the late ’80s and early ’90s have I been this into a video game. Back then, Jevaun, Gabe, and I would set up a tent in the backyard, run an extension cord out to the tent, and lug my TV out to the yard. Then we’d stay up all night playing that addictive game (which I still have in my living room).

The Elfin Dressup experience is, of course, quite different. There’s no tent since it’s just a tad cold outside; my wife is by my side; we’re playing on Justin’s big-ass HD TV; and there can be up to 4 of us playing at once. But the basic concept is the same: You’re on adventurer trying to solve puzzles and defeat your enemies. You slowly build your character, who becomes more and more powerful as the game progresses.

It’s a timeless recipe that kids of all ages will no doubt be playing in one form or another for generations to come. I only wonder how dated my 1987 copy of Legend of Zelda will look when I bust it out for my future children to play.

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