The Eleventh Mega Man Game

After eight long years, a new entry in the original Mega Man series finally released today. With it comes a new art style, brand new mechanics, and multi-form boss fights, but it also brought with it a lot of questions. Could a game like this work in 2018? After Keiji Inafune’s Mighty Number 9, it sure doesn’t seem like it. After such a long break, would Capcom be able to recapture the spirit of those old games?  Continue reading

Dragon Age II Check-In: Week 1

One of my great video game shames is never really getting into the Dragon Age series. It’s not that I didn’t want to, I loved lots of BioWare’s other games. Mass Effect might be the most important franchise of the previous generation of games, and Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic might be my absolute favorite original Xbox game. But for some reason, Dragon Age just never grabbed me. I started to correct that last year when I played through the first game and wrote about my time with the game.Well, I’m doing that again with the second game. Continue reading

Nintendo Switch Online First Impressions

It feels a little weird writing about Nintendo Switch Online, considering we’ve been playing Nintendo Switch games online for like a year and a half. But, Nintendo finally launched their premium, paid online service, locking online pay behind a paywall. General reactions seem pretty negative, as you would expect from asking someone to pay for something that they’ve been getting for free, but is it really worth all the backlash? Continue reading

StarTropics: Rediscovering A Classic

Going back to old games that you haven’t played in years can be kind of a risky thing. As cool as it is to say that the original Legend Of Zelda or Super Mario Bros. is the greatest game of all time, the fact is, games have come a long way since then. What if you go back to a childhood favorite and discover that it’s not all that you remember it to be? I recently managed to get an NES Classic Edition thanks to Nintendo finally putting more of them in stores and decided to check out an old favorite of mine, StarTropics. Continue reading

Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 First Impressions

I wasn’t planning on playing the new Shin Megami Tensei mobile game, Liberation Dx2. I hadn’t even really been paying that much attention to it, but I saw a Facebook post this morning that mentioned it was out now, so I figured, why not? It’s free and I’ve enjoyed  the few SMT games that I’ve played. So, I went to the Google Play Store and downloaded it. Continue reading

Our Cardboard Future

When Nintendo Labo first came out, I saw a lot of people talking about games getting “Labo support”. This really confused me, since it really didn’t seem like that was the direction Nintendo was going in. They had put out two different sets, the Labo Variety Kit and the Labo Robot Kit, and both were very self-contained experiences. Nintendo even went as far as to announce Labo in its own separate video, with no connection to any other game and without even using the Nintendo Direct banner. So, what is this Labo support everyone is talking about? Clearly, everyone had gone insane. But then, Nintendo patched Labo support into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.  Continue reading

Nintendo Was Good, But Needed More

There was a lot of hype built up before today’s Nintendo Direct. We already knew about Super Smash Bros., but there had to be more huge announcements. For the sake of comparison, last year, we knew the show would be focused on Super Mario Odyssey, but we still got announcements for a new Pokemon, Metroid Prime 4, Kirby: Star Allies, and Kirby. So surely, we’d get more of the same this time. Continue reading