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You’re looking at Jefklak’s (Retro Game) Codex, a dedicated and highly opinionated website about nostalgic games. A lovely mix between Nintendo handheld gaming love, ‘90s DOS games and old school PC RPGs that were an integral part of my youth.
That healthy cocktail left a lasting impression - and netted me the Codex (and glasses). A lot of articles have been carefully restored from the black depths of the Jefklak Archive for your entertainment. As Deckard Cain would have said it:

Stay Awhile and Listen!

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Sacred Gold VS Diablo II: an In-Depth Analysis

  11/2020

Sixteen years after its initial release, I finally managed to take the time to thoroughly inspect Sacred (the Gold release). I've always been a big fan of hack & slash games, so let's take this opportunity to compare mechanics of Sacred VS the undisputed king: Diablo II.

Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield - 17 Years Later

  11/2020

It’s amazing that the second disk is still readable by my Retro WinXP machine. It has been heavily abused in 2003 and the years after that.

Super Mario 64 aged badly

  10/2020

Super Mario 3D All Stars, the sneaky compilation release Nintendo bestowed upon us in the previous month, contains high definition remakes of three classic Mario 3D titles: Super Mario 64 (N64), Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube), and Super Mario Galaxy (Wii).

Reviews from 2001 revived!

  09/2020

Good news everyone! Futurama might not be back, but old PC gaming previews and reviews from UnionVault.NET, one of Jefklak’s Codex ancestors, have been revived.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Review

  09/2020

One year later, Ritual of the Night is still unplayable on the Nintendo Switch. Numerous patches later, the game still stutters and crashes, with its most popular screen being the loading one. We're off to a great start here...

The Gaming Setup, a 2007 Flashback

  08/2020

While digging through an old archive, I came across pictures of my gaming setup in 2007. CRT gaming and the ultimate game boy - it's all there! Recollecting once owned but now lost games has become an expensive undertaking.

A Look At the Evolution of Retro Shooters and Their Engines

  06/2020

I'm feeling nostalgic. Why don't you join me so we can marvel at magnificent achievements of the FPS past?

Ion Fury: the Spiritual Successor of Duke3D?

  06/2020

Time to kick ass again - and don't forget to chew bubblegum! Does Shelly and the Build engine stand a chance anno 2020?

31 Animal Crossing GCN Features that (never?) returned

  05/2020

Which features from previous Animal Crossing games do you wish were present in the Switch one? Some features never made the jump to a new iteration. Let us take a closer look.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Adventure Blog

  04/2020

It is a fresh breeze indeed as the Island unfolds, buildings appear, and I sweat my ass off trying to collect enough lumber and clay to satisfy even the most grumpy of Tom Nooks. Welcome to the latest installment of Animal Crossing!