Now that Metroid: Samus Returns has been announced, I took the opportunity to correct one of my long standing mistakes. I’m ashamed to admit it, but until recently, I’d never finished a single classic Metroid game in my life. I was scared of Metroid as a child, the original Metroid II was impossible to find in my town by the time I had a Game Boy, and Super Metroid was too expensive to buy, but too open ended to complete as a rental (pre-internet). It wasn’t until Metroid Prime that I had maturity and money at the same time, and could indulge in a fresh Metroid experience. Continue reading Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless
Nintendo brought a slew of fan favorites to the table this E3, with some exciting new installments for series such as Metroid Prime, Pokemon, Yoshi, Kirby, and of course Super Mario Odyssey, which is slated for release October 27, 2017. While some announcements, like Pokemon and Metroid Prime 4, were light on actual content, the mere mention of those particular titles was enough to get people talking, pushing sales, and making Nintendo’s newest console even harder to find. Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: Nintendo brings the games
In a post-Spotlight announcement, a possible refresh of the Gameboy Metroid game, Metroid 2 Samus Returns, was announced for Nintendo 3DS. Making it two Metroid games announced this E3 2017, with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4. Continue reading E3 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns
At the Pokémon Direct today, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company announced 3 new games for release in 2017 this year, breaking the internet in the process, but not in the way they wanted… Continue reading Pokémon Direct announces games, but not what you hoped.
In a surprising twist of events, Nintendo has revealed that they’re showing a Pokemon Direct right before E3. Tomorrow, June 6th at 10 AM EST Nintendo will show a presentation lasting around eight minutes and featuring what they described as “Pokemon News.” That doesn’t really hint at what the contents of the direct will feature, but given the length it’s doubtful that it will contain more then one, possibly two major reveals. Continue reading Pokemon Direct Announced for Tomorrow
Capcom just recently revealed Monster Hunter XX Switch Version, and today they filled Japanese fans in on what to expect: Save files can be transferred between the 3DS and Switch versions of the game, and cross play is available as well. This means Switch players can join in on multiplayer hunts with the sizable 3DS audience. Continue reading Monster Hunter XX Switch will have cross save and play with 3DS
Final Fantasy Explorers is Square Enix‘s take on the Monster Hunter genre. They make good use of the deep Final Fantasy history, letting players fight the series staple monsters, use familiar classes, and dress as your favorite characters. It’s everything you’d think a fan could want in a game of this pedigree. Continue reading Game Rankings 2016: Final Fantasy Explorers
Since my last post, people have started paying me to write for their small-medium sized web sites. It has been fun, but at times there just hasn’t been money in what I want to talk about. Apparently SRPGs and rants about “Holy shit, upgrade your Stamina first in every Souls game!” aren’t exactly money makers. Who knew?
With that in mind, I’ve decided to return and use this site to keep a running tally of new games I play this year, my thoughts on them, how they fall on the spectrum of awesome, as well as other things that just aren’t popular enough for someone to buy articles on.
Today’s post is going to be a bit abbreviated, as the first game I played this year was Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, which I did a review of over at Game Zone. Continue reading Ranking All the Games I Play in 2016 (Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam)