Legend of Xenia

Ever heard of Zelda, the titular princess from Legend of Zelda? If you’re reading this blog, I sure hope you have. For a princess who has a decades long series of legends revolving around her though, the Zelda games sure didn’t feature a whole lot of princess-based hack-n-slash action. Thankfully Legend of Xenia fills the violent princess subgenre gap with a Zelda-like where the princess gets the job done instead of some random mute elf dude.

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Another entry for the recently concluded Lo Rez Jam, Legend of Xenia is a short action-RPG/adventure crammed into a 64×64 pixel resolution (the “Lo Rez” of “Lo Rez Jam” and all that). While the view can feel slightly claustrophobic, and the low res text is a bit of a strain on the eyes, Xenia is nonetheless a quite playable little Zeld ’em up.

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Being a Game Jam entry, it’s necessarily short affair, and won’t take you very long at all to recover your weapon, magic, memory and defeat the ultimate evil. All in a day’s work? So yes, it lacks some depth, but is otherwise polished enough to feel ‘complete’ and works great as a coffee-break nostalgia trip in our otherwise fast-paced smart device personal branding click-baiting world.

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About J.C

I grew up in the dark dingy arcades of the 1980s, blasting heads with Robocop 2, but grew up in an era that spanned the introduction of the x86 home computer, through to the 16-bit revolution, into the polygon age and beyond. I write about food, travel and of course, New Retro Games. I started newretrogames.wordpress.com and contribute to www.thecitylane.com. I am also a freelance business researcher, writer, and editor having published academic and corporate articles on innovation and intellectual property.

Posted on April 28, 2016, in RPG and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I recently did a bullshit background story for this game and I thought it was pretty good 😄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmGm9K34Pps

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