Classic Deep Dives
From the role of Midgar to Aerith's famous death, we dive deep into an all-time classic.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | In transforming dungeons from combat gauntlets to complex puzzles, the third Zelda reinvented the action RPG.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The third Zelda's big twist was even better than the original's Second Quest.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Link's journey across the entirety of Hyrule was in fact just the beginning of a much larger adventure.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | We commemorate the 25th anniversary of A Link to the Past’s release in North America by diving deep into what makes it great.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | What happens when the good guys are kinda... bad?
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | How an RPG put a new spin on a classic literary concept.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Final Fantasy VII's big bad wasn't all that big, but he was definitely bad.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The oppressive megalopolis at the heart of a classic RPG.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The ultimate evolution of Final Fantasy's game design philosophy amounted to an inversion of RPG tradition.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | But was it really so unprecedented?
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | Such a convenient word, but not the most accurate one.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE| How Konami created a new and different Castlevania by building on, and creating contrast to, what had come before.
CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | The first entry in a new weekly column kicks things off by exploring the inner workings of a video game classic.