Mario’s Odyssey

It’s not hard to imagine that the next Super Mario game would turn out to be really good. While the different styles of play presented in past titles resulted in people liking certain games more than others, I think most people would agree that there hasn’t been a bad core Mario game. Even with that in mind, I was not prepared for how much I was going to end up loving Super Mario Odyssey. Continue reading

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Yono and the Celstial Elephants is Light an Fluffy With Some Hidden Depth

Sometimes it’s nice to take a chance on a game that you know very little about. I first heard of Yono and the Celestial Elephants during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase a few months ago. There, all they really showed was an elephant running around and solving some puzzles. I thought it looked cute, and since it ended up only being $15, I figured why not give it a shot? Continue reading

Welcome Back, Samus

It’s been really rough being a Metroid fan. It’s been over seven years since the last mainline game in the series came out, Metroid: Other M. That game is, in my opinion, not very good, making it around ten years since the last game in the series that I really enjoyed came out, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Last year, we had a spin-off game, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that is not the disaster that the internet would have you believe it is, but is absolutely not the game we had waited so long for. Continue reading

Star Fox 2 Is As Impressive As It Is Clunky

It’s not every day that a new first-party Super NES game comes out. Originally scheduled to be released in 1995, Star Fox 2 was completed but cancelled. As can be expected, incomplete ROMs could be found on the internet for year. But now, if you’re one of the lucky few who were able to pick up an SNES Classic Edition, you can legally play the fully complete version of the game. But was it worth the wait? Continue reading

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Is Simple But Fun

Yesterday saw the release of Arcade Archives: Mario Bros., the first of several classic Nintendo arcade games due to come out on the Switch. I had never actually played the arcade version of Mario Bros., although I played a lot of the NES port while growing up. Because of this, I thought it would be neat to to give it a try, plus being able to take a game I really like on the go is always appealing. So, how did it turn out? Continue reading

Splatoon 2 Is More Splatoon, But That’s Not A Bad Thing

Last year, before we knew what the Nintendo Switch actually was, there were several leaked games. One of these, was a port of Splatoon, which made a lot of sense. Splatoon was a fantastic game that gained a strong following, but suffered from being on the Wii U, a console very few people owned. While Wii U ports are happening, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I was very surprised to learn that we were instead receiving a proper sequel to Splatoon. Continue reading

Netflix’s Castlevania Series Is A Good Start But Is Far Too Short

There’s a long history of video games being adapted to television shows and movies. While there are a few standout examples, generally speaking, they don’t usually turn out very well. It’s at a point where simply saying that a movie is based on a game is enough to get people to write it off before even taking a look. Weirdly, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the new Castlevania animated series that premiered on Netflix a few days ago.

(Mild spoilers below) Continue reading