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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s God of War a 2005 hack and slash action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 (PS2). It is the first instalment in the series of the same name and the third chronologically. Loosely based on Greek mythology, it is set in ancient Greece with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Total War: Warhammer a 2016 turn-based strategy and real-time tactics game developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows (PC). The game features the gameplay of the Total War series with factions of Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy series; it is the first Total War game not to portray a historical setting. It is the 10th title in the Total War series and the first title to be released in the Total War: Warhammer trilogy.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Final Fantasy III/VI a 1994 role-playing game developed by Square, and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is the sixth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series. Set in a fantasy Industrial Revolution inspired world, the game’s story focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship. The game features fourteen permanent playable characters, the most of any game in the main series.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Mario Kart Advance) a 2001 racing game developed by Intelligent Systems, and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance (GBA). The game is the third instalment in the Mario Kart series and the first for handheld consoles, following Mario Kart 64 (1996). It was succeeded by the console game Mario Kart: Double Dash, which was released for the GameCube in 2003. The game retains traditional gameplay elements of Mario Kart set by its predecessors.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Secret of Mana a 1994 action role-playing game developed by Square, and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is the sequel to the 1991 game Seiken Densetsu, released in North America as Final Fantasy Adventure and in Europe as Mystic Quest, and it was the first Seiken Densetsu title to be marketed as part of the Mana series rather than the Final Fantasy series. Set in a high fantasy universe, the game follows three heroes as they attempt to prevent an empire from conquering the world with the power of an ancient flying fortress.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Super Mario World a 1992 platforming game developed by Nintendo EAD, and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The story follows Mario’s quest to save Princess Toadstool and Dinosaur Land from the series’ antagonist, Bowser, and his children, the Koopalings. Gameplay is similar to that of earlier entries in the series; players control Mario, or his brother Luigi, through a series of levels to stop Bowser. The game also introduces Yoshi, a dinosaur who can eat enemies with his tongue.

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A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island a 1996 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). A prequel to the Mario franchise, the game casts players as Yoshi as he escorts Baby Mario through nearly 50 levels in order to reunite him with his brother Luigi, who had been kidnapped by Baby Bowser’s minions.

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