Developer: Koei Tecmo/ Omega Force Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo Switch Release Date: 20 October 2017 MSRP: $59.99 Getting Started Fire … More
Japan is responsible for some really weird things. Japanese games can be weird from a Western perspective. This is where Katamari Damacy comes in. Katamari is as weird as it gets.
Should I even bother giving this game a proper introduction? It sucks end of story. Well, I must write something so here we go.
I’ve been really into the Switch lately. I’m also in the mood for a JRPG. So, I went off to the eShop in search of games. After shuffling through the eShop for several minutes I stumbled upon Antiquia Lost.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is a remaster of a PS2 game of the same name. A more accurate description would be a reworking.
Gravity Rush, known as Gravity Daze in Japan, was originally released on the PlayStation Vita in 2012. Created by Keiichiro Toyama of Silent Hill and Siren fame, Toyama had come up with the concept nearly 10 years before the game’s release. A hidden gem on the Vita, Gravity Rush is an open-world action-adventure game centered around gravity manipulation.
Not much needs to be said about the Mario franchise. His legacy is solidified in the annals of gaming history. The Italian plumber is iconic and has been in some of the best games ever made. The concept for Super Mario Galaxy can be traced back to Super Mario 128, a tech demo of the GameCube shown at Nintendo Space World 2000. Shigeru Miyamoto and Yoshiaki Koizumi wanted to make a Mario game with gravity and spherical platforms as a major component.
Retro crazes have exploded in recent years. Video games are certainly no exception to such trends. There have been countless games that use retro aesthetics to capitalize on nostalgia. Pixel art and sprites have dominated the indie scene. These games often give nods to the mascot platformers of the 16-bit era. Stephen DiDuro’s Freedom Planet falls into this category.
A culmination of bad decisions created the demon spawn that is Sonic ’06. Often cited as one of the worst games ever made. You are probably asking yourself “How bad could it really be?” You poor, unfortunate soul. You do not know the horrors that await you. That is why I must save all of you from playing this game! Now then, time to get into analyzing why this game is considered so bad. I think I just threw up in my mouth.
Life is Strange is a graphic adventure game that follows Max Caulfield, a teenage girl with the power to reverse time. I don’t want to get into spoiler territory with this game as you will want to experience the story for yourself. Being a graphic adventure game, the story is the reason you play it.
Sonic Colors was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2010. Developed by Sonic Team, Colors came out at a time when Sonic’s reputation was heavily damaged by Sega releasing several critically panned titles such as Sonic 06 and Sonic and the Black Knight. Sonic Team wanted to get back to basics to make the most of the weak hardware. Let’s see if Sonic Colors can change my view of the franchise.
In 1994, Nintendo bought 49% of the British developer Rareware. Rare was known for NES games Battletoads and Wizards and Warriors. This acquisition made Rare a second party developer exclusively for Nintendo. For Rare’s first game under the new deal, Nintendo recommended they make a new series involving Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong Country was released to widespread acclaim and established Rare as one of the premier game developers of the 1990s.
Zombies have been done to death (get it!) in the 21st century. Whether it be Hollywood or video games, zombies are everywhere. We can’t get enough zombies. Lollipop Chainsaw is yet another zombie game, but that description doesn’t do it justice. This game is very stupid, violent, and sexual.
Super Mario 64, the legendary Nintendo 64 game that helped revolutionized 3D platformers. Released in 1996 as a launch title for the N64. Mario’s first ever 3D game.
I’ve always thought the setting of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland would make for an interesting video game. Alice: Madness Returns takes Wonderland and plunges it into the depths of hell (more of a hell than it already was).