Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.

Released on: October 27 1995 (Panel De Pon) Available Platforms: Super Nintendo (Super Famicom), Game Boy, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Intelligent Systems Co. Ltd. As mentioned in my Crystal Crisis review, I played a lot of puzzle games as a kid. My mom’s favorite gameContinue reading “Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.”

The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt

It’s no secret to my readers that I like challenging games. It seems like every other review I warn people about a game being on the difficult side (Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Elite Dangerous’ learning curve, etc.) There is something so satisfying about beating a challenging game, even more so when the gameContinue reading “The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt”

Code Vein (PS4) – Dark Souls… with Anime Tropes

Released on: September 27, 2019 Available Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) [DLC is available] Published by: Bandai Namco Entertainment Developed by: Bandai Namco Studios It seems that I’ve been in a Souls-like (games similar to Dark Souls) mood lately. Ever since I beat Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, I’ve acquiredContinue reading “Code Vein (PS4) – Dark Souls… with Anime Tropes”

Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?

Released on: January 25 2018 Available Platforms: PC, Linux, macOS, Playstation 4, XBOXOne, Nintendo Switch Price: $21.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Matt Makes Games Developed by: Matt Makes Games Occasionally, I like browsing digital storefronts for deals on games. Typically, it’s indie games that get the most significant price cuts during these sales. WhileContinue reading “Celeste (Switch) – Platforming… And Symbolism?”

Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.

Released on: September 9th 1996 (Original), June 30th 2017 (Playstation 4, N-Sane Trilogy), June 29th 2018 (XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, PC , N-Sane Trilogy) Available Platforms: Playstation (Original), Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (N-Sane Trilogy) Price: $54.99 CDN ($39.99 US) (N-Sane Trilogy) Published by: Activision Developed by: Vicarious Visions As a kid, IContinue reading “Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.”

Dark Souls (Switch) – Death Is But An Opportunity to Learn

Released on: October 4 2011 (PS3, XBOX 360), August 24 2012 (PC), May 25 2018 (PS4, XBOX One), October 18 2019 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch Price: $54.99 CDN ($39.99 US) Published by: Bandai Namco Entertainment Developed by: From Software When the topic of challengingContinue reading “Dark Souls (Switch) – Death Is But An Opportunity to Learn”

Ninjala Exclusive Ninja Club (Open Beta) – Colorful and Chaotic Fun… When it Worked.

Took place: April 28th 2020 and April 29th 2020 Actual Release Date: May 27th 2020 Platform: Nintendo Switch Published by: GungHo Online Developed by: GungHo Online In March of 2020, there was a string of announcements regarding future upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch called a Nintendo Direct Mini. There were a bunch of indieContinue reading “Ninjala Exclusive Ninja Club (Open Beta) – Colorful and Chaotic Fun… When it Worked.”

FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.

Released on: September 14 2012 (PC, MacOS, Linux), April 3 2014 (iOS) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, iOS Price: $10.99 CDN ($9.99 US) Published by: Subset Games Developed by: Subset Games There is hardly a better place to find awesome games for an excellent price than on Steam’s famous sales. Because of Steam sales, I’veContinue reading “FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.”

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer

Released on: December 20 2016 (PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Xbox One), June 8 2017 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One Price: $26.99 CDN ($19.99 US) [For the Base Edition] Published by: Wayforward Technologies, XSeed Games (retail version) Developed by: Wayforward Technologies We’ve reviewedContinue reading “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PC) – A Bewitchingly Charming Platformer”

Cities: Skylines (PC) – Making a Metropolis out of an Empty Plot of Land, And a Little Patience.

Released on: March 10 2015 (PC, MacOS, Linux), April 21st 2017 (Xbox One), August 15 2017 (Playstation 4), September 13 2018 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch Price: $34.99 CDN ($29.99 US) [Base Edition] Published by: Paradox Interactive Developed by: Colossal Order Ever since I played Sim CityContinue reading “Cities: Skylines (PC) – Making a Metropolis out of an Empty Plot of Land, And a Little Patience.”