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Majora’s Mask 最初于2000年发售在N64上，我玩的3DS欧版都不知道是第几次复刻了。但这些都不重要，只需要知道这是老任第一方出品的3A大作，随便玩，绝不会是坑。特别是塞尔达系列，在我玩过的6作中，除了一部因为德语的缘故影响流畅度被我打了一个4分，其他的都是满分。
Majora’s Mask 和“主流”塞尔达还有那么一点不一样，游戏方式尤其独特，在开始的一段时间很难上手。渐渐熟悉后又被隐晦的剧情（特别是某些支线）搞得很摸不着头脑。迷宫的设计也可以算作我玩过6作里面难度最大的。严重不建议12岁以下的小朋友尝试该作。
(Left Image Credit: Nintendo)
Recently I discovered a new recipe for Aglio e Olio from Akis Petretzikis’s Youtube channel. It looks easy, tasty and healthy, so I decided to give it a try today.
Step 1: Cook your Spaghetti in salted boiling water.
Step 2: Thinly slice 3 garlic cloves (for 1 serving). Cook them with thyme and chili flakes in extra virgin olive oil. The key here is the low heat. You do not want to burn your herbs and oil. Let all flavours get slowly infused into the oil.
Step 3: Add the drained noodle into your infused oil, or vice versa. Add some more freshly chopped herbs (basil for instance), salt, black peppers and parmesan cheese. Mix them well.
Step 4: Plate your noodle, dress it with more cheese to your taste.
Step 5: Enjoy!
The autumn smog of Chengdu has been visibly bad recently so I had plenty of time to clear my game collection. It was Luigi’s Mansion 2 last week, and this week I finally beat Zone of the Enders 1 and 2.
I am a big fan of Kojima, but I have to say 1 was a bit disappointing. Though the concept is unquestionably original at its time, the weak storyline and repetitive stages made it unattractive shortly after the game started. ZoE 2 (Second Runner) improved significantly on both aspects. With gameplay and controling matching its definition of “High Speed Robot Action Game”, 2 almost met my full mark standard if not for its level of difficulty. It is tough, too tough.
I don’t recall any boss fight throughout the entire ZoE 2 gameplay that I managed to beat at first attempt, and 5 to 6 retries for stages near the end were very common. Online walkthroughs were essentially useless because they basically just tell you to beat it. A fair amount of challenge is welcome, but too much would ruin the experience. Probably the only 2 games I remember that were “worse” were Biohazard: Revelation and MGS: Revengeance (seems it’s a habit for Kojima to torture his fans).
2 advices for the gamers. 1), if you have a history of throwing your controller or bashing your head to the wall, you probably should not try it. 2), no matter how frustrated you are, SAVE THE Game before hitting the “EXIT” button, the game does not have an auto save function, I learnt it the hard way, twice.
某前同事是这样评论这款游戏游戏的, “You can tell it’s not as perfect as the games developed by Nintendo. But still, it is a must-play for 3DS.” 也只有在自己亲身体验后，才体会到他指得不完美是什么意思。没有对比就没有伤害，任天堂第一方也忒强大了。
Extremely simple and quick pasta dish with strong flavour, and very healthy.
Step 1: Cook pasta in slightly salted boiling water.
Step 2: Ingredients, all straightly go into the blender:
- Sun dried tomatoes
- Basil leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Pinch of salt
- Freshly grind black pepper
- Grated Parmesan cheese to your liking
- Extra virgin olive oil
Step 3: Blend!
Step 4: Mix the cooked noodle with the sauce.
Step 5: Enjoy!