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

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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

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 1

I’ve spent a weirdly large amount of time with Fire Emblem games this year, when you consider that it’s not a series that I’ve ever really put any serious time into. There’s Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, a game I didn’t finish, but really enjoyed and need to get back to. And then of course there’s Fire Emblem Heroes, a mobile game that I find myself playing every single day. With this new found interest in Fire Emblem, I really should play through one of the more fan-favorite titles in the series. So, now I’m playing thorugh Fire Emblem Awakening.  Continue reading

Arms Is Unexpectedly Fun

I don’t usually find myself getting sucked into multiplayer games. There are some obvious exceptions, such as Splatoon, but typically I’d just rather play games by myself. Because of that, it’s always a wonderful surprise when I find a multiplayer game that can hold my attention and refuse to let go. I wasn’t expecting Arms to be the next game to do that, but it just might be.  Continue reading

Dragon Age: Origins Check-In Week 6

Once again, it’s time to check in with my progress in Dragon Age: Origins. And, unlike last week, I’m actually writing this in a timely manner, so I have a pretty good idea of what went down. This week, I take care of a couple of my party members’ personal quests, as well as start working on recruiting the dwarves to help out with the blight. But, as always, let’s go over some numbers before I start. Ivan Ooze is currently level 14 and my total play time is 19 hours . Continue reading

Hey, Where’s Random Game Wednesdays?

If you’re a reader of this blog, you probably noticed that this week’s Random Game Wednesdays has not yet been posted. Well, I had kind of a busy morning this morning and didn’t get a chance to play anything, which happens sometimes. Usually, when that happens, I’ll play and post later in the day. Unfortunately, I work at 2 in the morning tomorrow and will only be up for another hour or so. So, Random Game Wednesdays this week should be out on Thursday. With any luck, I’ll get the second episode of Dragon Age Origins Check-In up too. Thanks for the patience!

Fire Emblem Heroes: First Impressions

I’m probably the last person who should be talking about Fire Emblem Heroes. I have almost no connection with the series, having only played some of Awakening and all of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. To me, Lucina is the character I play as the most in Super Smash Bros., and the fact that she was in another game is almost irrelevant. That’s not to say I don’t like Fire Emblem, what I’ve played has been great. I just don’t have a lot of experience with it. But despite all that, when Nintendo puts out a new free-to-play mobile game, I need to see what it’s about. Continue reading