Few things make me giddier as a gamer than unearthing a long-lost gem.
The focus of my last post, Engacho!, is a good example of that, as is the following (artsy and awkward subtitle aside, of course):
As far as I can tell, Mizzurna Falls, released (in Japan) at the end of 1998 for the original PlayStation, is a Twin Peaks-esque action-adventure title that precedes open-world sandboxers like Shenmue.
Although it looks more than a bit rough in the following video, blogger Bruno de Figueiredo (of easternmind.tumblr.com) assures it is anything but.
"This title raises the degree of interaction to a level which would only be fully achieved a generation later," de Figueiredo says of Mizzurna Falls in a recent post.
It's doubtful I'll ever play this oddly titled game, given the language barrier, but who knows? Maybe I'll pick it up on the cheap at some point down the line and stumble my way through it.