Random Games Wednesdays: The Escapists (Xbox One)

The Escapists is a game that I’ve known existed for a long time, but had no idea what it actually was. It was just this game that was constantly on sale on Xbox, and at one point was free for Xbox Live Gold members. That’s when I picked it up and it’s been sitting on my hard drive ever since. Today, I barely scratched the surface, but I can now say that I know what this game is. Continue reading

E3 2018 Plans

It’s that time again! E3 begins this Saturday with EA’s press conference, and that means I need to tell you guys what to expect from this site. If you followed me last year, this should all sound pretty familiar.

I’m going to do a write up for every press conference this year. I might not cover absolutely everything that goes down, but I’ll talk about what stood out to me, both positive and negative, including the announcements themselves as well as the overall presentation. In each post, I will also include an update on how my predictions are turning out.

If you want quicker, more in the moment reactions to the show, please follow me on Twitter @AndrewLokken. E3 is my favorite time of the year, and I hope you’ll join me in all the fun and excitement!

Kirby Star Allies And Wasted Potential

Have you ever played a Kirby game? While the occasional spinoff game will make some unexpected changes to the tried and true formula, most Kirby games play pretty much the same, but with an added gimmick. One might introduce new animal friends, or maybe a giant robot suit for Kirby to ride around in. In his newest adventure, Star Allies, Kirby gains the ability to turn enemies into friends. An interesting idea, but does it do enough to make Kirby’s first Switch outing stand out? Continue reading

The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit Is More Than Just Cardboard

The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit is a cardboard box filled with several pieces of cardboard. It’s very easy to dismiss the whole thing as some weird children’s toy that Nintendo slapped out, rather then the next big thing for the Switch, but that’s not giving it enough credit. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find an incredibly satisfying building experience that creates some genuinely amazing toys. Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-in: Week 7 FINALE

I wasn’t expecting to finish playing through Fire Emblem Awakening before writing this episode, but I had gotten really into the game after last week’s and kind of just kept playing it. Quite a bit happened this time, a couple children from the future showed up, the true villain revealed himself, and we saw the end credits. But, before we get to all that, let’s go over some numbers one last time. My final play time is 21 hours, 46 minutes, and 15 seconds, and Ivan Ooze ended the game as a level 5 Grandmaster. Continue reading