We’ve waited over two years for Nintendo’s E3 Direct. After skipping out on 2020, it felt like all hope was lost. But when they showcased this year’s Direct, I ended up seeing several favorites. Honestly, several of them came out of the left-field, like Advance Wars. Fatal Frame’s Wii U to Switch port and Mario Party Superstars were also good calls!
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a 2D Metroidvania by WayForward. A hybrid of the 2D side-scrolling and exploration mechanics from the Metroid and Castlevania series, Shantae brings players into side-scrolling overworlds and branching labyrinths. Dating back to the series’ origins, on the Game Boy Color, in 2002, Shantae has evolved considerably over the course of five games. What started as a humble 8-bit indie title has grown into an anime-themed love letter to Metroidvania fans with its charming monster design, catchy monsters, cute character designs, and even animated cutscenes!
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a 2D platformer developed by Capcom. Since the PSP’s Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins released in 2006, the first returning game in the series brings back the series from a 15-year slumber. Known as the “Makaimura” or “Demon World Village” series in Japan, series director Tokuro Fujiwara brings back his longtime classic series which debuted in 1985.
My introduction to the series came from Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts for SNES. I first played the game in the mid-2000s when it came to the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. Looking for a real challenge, I heard great…
Super Mario 3D World came out for the Nintendo Wii U in 2013. Despite the failed console’s fate, Nintendo released several fantastic titles on the system. While Nintendo released most of the prominent Wii U titles on the Switch, one of its most prominent titles only made it 8 years after its release.
The team behind Super Mario 3D World created the highly successful Super Mario Galaxy titles on the Wii. …
Last year, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night included a new update featuring Classic Mode. Developed by WayForward, this throwback 2D platforming mode features the visuals of the main Bloodstained title but the 2D controls of a classic Castlevania title. That is to say it plays similarly to the NES Castlevania titles and the 16-bit entries like Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines.
Coming off of clearing all of my Pokedexes in Sword and Shield, I finally came around to try the Battle Tower. Having no competitive interest in previous Pokemon games, I figured I would give this a try.
I started with Gen I, then moved onto Gen II and Gen III. I skipped Gen IV and V due to waning interest but came back to Gen VI. I found myself beating Gen VI and VII in passing, clearing the story and a little bit of postgame content but never feeling compelled to finish my Pokedex.
Pokemon Sword is the first time…
I’ve always been an insomniac to some degree. It goes back to 8th grade when I would stay up till 2 AM even though I tried to go to sleep at a reasonable hour. I would be prescribed Ambien yet warned not to rely on it since my body might depend on it. That said, I couldn’t exactly take it every time I had sleep issues.
For the record, my problem isn’t falling asleep but staying asleep throughout the night.
I have sleep apnea albeit undiagnosed. It might be part of the reason why I wake up in the middle…
Hello and welcome to my blog! I’ve been running this blog for a few months now. For any current and new followers, I would like to take the time to introduce myself with a brief FAQ and what I’m here for.
You will find site to focus largely on Nintendo games with a hint of PlayStation. This includes some reviews, previews, and blurbs in general.
I’m on the mission to clean up my gaming backlog as well as log my progress in Smash Bros. I guess you could say I’m a gaming journeyman. …
As a fighting game fan for years, I remember the days of going into the arcades as a kid to play X-Men vs. Street Fighter and X-Men: Children of the Atom. Sure enough, the addition of Marvel vs. Capcom only added to the appeal and the entries in my Tips & Tricks magazine issues enticed me to play them more. When I could finally get MvC on my PlayStation, I ran through Arcade mode with every character.