Whisper of the Heart – A Soulful Film that Speaks to the Heart.

Released on: 15 July 1995 Starring: Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, Jean Smart, James Sikking, Cary Elwes (English Dub) Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki With my recent review of Howl’s Moving Castle, I noticed that my movie reviews come off as neutral at best. In my Howl’s Moving Castle review, I mentioned that Studio Ghibli is wellContinue reading “Whisper of the Heart – A Soulful Film that Speaks to the Heart.”

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Bean People, Platforming, and Wacky Courses, What’s Not to Like?

Released on: August 4 2020 Available Platforms: PC, Playstation 4 Price: $22.79 CDN ($19.99 US) [Has Microtransactions] Developed by: Mediatronic Published by: Devolver Digital Youtube is known for being quirky with its algorithm, its flawed copyright system, and introducing weird “features” that no one asked for. Where Youtube truly shines, however, is introducing smaller, independentlyContinue reading “Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – Bean People, Platforming, and Wacky Courses, What’s Not to Like?”

Loot Boxes and Gachas – All that Effort for a Digital Reward

Recently, I reviewed the mobile game Azur Lane. While I did enjoy my time with it, I did have a lot of issues with it. My biggest gripe I had with it was its gacha (or loot box) system. Azur Lane is far from the only game to have these, though. The word “gacha” comesContinue reading “Loot Boxes and Gachas – All that Effort for a Digital Reward”

Azur Lane – The Strange World of Anime Girl Battleships, Just Mind the Gacha

Released on: May 20, 2019 Available Platforms: iOS, Android, Price: Free (Has microtransactions and loot boxes) Developed by: Shanghai Manjuu, Xiamen Yongshi Published by: Shanghai Yostar Mobile games often get a bad reputation for being venues for cash grab gacha games. While I agree that there are many games out there claiming to be free,Continue reading “Azur Lane – The Strange World of Anime Girl Battleships, Just Mind the Gacha”

Clubhouse Games 51 World Classic Games: A Value-Packed Collection of Polished Classics

Released on: June 5, 2020 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $52.49 CDN ($39.99 US) Developed by: NDcube Published by: Nintendo One of the things I remember the most about the Wii is its slew of awesome Nintendo games (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Kirby Return to Dreamland, Punch-Out, etc.) and its infamy as a shovelware machine.Continue reading “Clubhouse Games 51 World Classic Games: A Value-Packed Collection of Polished Classics”

Howl’s Moving Castle – A Wondrous And Magical Film That Moves A Bit Too Fast

Released on: 20 November 2004 Starring:  Jean Simmons, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal (English Dub) Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki The name Studio Ghibli is synonymous with high-quality animation and whimsical storytelling (for the most part). When I was younger, I was at a house party where they were showing Howl’s Moving Castle: my first exposure to Studio Ghibli.Continue reading “Howl’s Moving Castle – A Wondrous And Magical Film That Moves A Bit Too Fast”

Game Vs. Game: Monster Hunter World Iceborne VS. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. – Which is the Better Game?

Here’s another article I’ve wanted to write for the longest time. My original idea for this one was to compare Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, but I didn’t feel like it would have been fair to do so without Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne DLC. I also wanted to review each game beforeContinue reading “Game Vs. Game: Monster Hunter World Iceborne VS. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. – Which is the Better Game?”

Pokemon Sword/Shield: Isle of Armor DLC: A Substantial Addition to Pokemon Sword and Shield

Released on: June 17, 2020 Requires Pokemon Sword or Shield (the DLC has a corresponding version for each) Price: $39.99 CDN ($29.99 US) I’ll be honest here, folks: I’ve had a change of heart when it comes to Pokemon Sword/Shield. Astute readers who read my Game VS. Game article on Pokemon Let’s Go VS. PokemonContinue reading “Pokemon Sword/Shield: Isle of Armor DLC: A Substantial Addition to Pokemon Sword and Shield”

Game Vs. Game – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee Vs. Pokemon Sword and Shield: Which is Better?

*Note: This article was written before the release of the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLCs for Pokemon Sword/Shield* I’ve wanted to write this article for a long time. I dawdled on it for a while until I started playing Pokemon Sword again recently. I reviewed both Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee and Pokemon Sword/ShieldContinue reading “Game Vs. Game – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee Vs. Pokemon Sword and Shield: Which is Better?”

Splatoon 2 (Switch) – A Fantastic Online Shooter for those that don’t like Online Shooters.

Released on: July 21 2017 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) [DLC Expansion available. Nintendo Online Subscription required for online play] Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When it comes to multiplayer shooters, I am terrible at them. I have trouble perceiving where my character is in first-person shooters. Thus my opponentsContinue reading “Splatoon 2 (Switch) – A Fantastic Online Shooter for those that don’t like Online Shooters.”