10 – Growing up

“Well, it looks like you’ve grown up a little from the Great Fairy’s power… But you still don’t really look like the hero who will save Hyrule. At least not yet!”
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Most of us have played video games since we were kids. Since then, a lot in our lives has undoubtedly changed, and the way we play now is probably not the same as it once was. Getting older and learning from past experience is a long process that video game seldom try to recreate. In this episode, Roy and Thomas will try to uncover some examples highlighting the concept of “growing up” in video games, whatever it might mean. In the end, they will realize it’s a tricky job and the ones who grew up are *** SPOILERS *** none other than themselves.

Examples discussed: Nights in the Woods, Kingdom Hearts, Baldur’s Gate, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Ocarina of Time

Games we’re Playing: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Nights in the Woods, Hollow Knight

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