Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review

The Xenoblade series is a JRPG among JRPGs.  Committing to play a Xenoblade Chronicles game means you’ll be in for the long haul.  Hopefully you have plenty of free time because you won’t be going out much. 

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Smuggler’s Run Review

Is there anything more fun than smuggling drugs across borders?  Well, Smuggler’s Run allows me to finally realize my life long dream of making a living selling illegal drugs, without breaking the law.

Antiquia Lost Review

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.

Gravity Rush Remastered Review

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.

Super Mario Galaxy Review

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.

Freedom Planet Review

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.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Review

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 Review

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 Review

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.

Donkey Kong Country Review

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.