Stardew Valley – The Farm Life Has Never Been This Glorious

Released on: February 26 2016 Available Platforms: PC, MacOD, Linux, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Playstation Vita, iOS, Android Price: $16.99 CND ($14.99 US) Published by: ChuckleFish Developed by: Concerned Ape Video games are an excellent way to explore one’s duality. For instance, I like games where the player can brutally impale somebody (Sekiro:Continue reading “Stardew Valley – The Farm Life Has Never Been This Glorious”

Fire Emblem: Heroes – Great Mobile Game, Mediocre Fire Emblem

Released on: February 2 2017 Available Platforms: iOS, Android Price: Free (Has loot boxes and an optional subscription service) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Intelligent Systems I have always loved strategy RPGs ever since I played Ogre Battle 64: Person of the Lordly Calibur on the Nintendo 64 way back in the day. One seriesContinue reading “Fire Emblem: Heroes – Great Mobile Game, Mediocre Fire Emblem”

Mario Tennis Aces – A High-Intensity Game of Tennis Best Enjoyed With Friends

Released on: June 22 2018 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Camelot Software Planning Full disclosure: I am not a fan of sports games. I see no difference between FIFA 19 and FIFA 20, for example. One series of sports games I did like was Mario Tennis.Continue reading “Mario Tennis Aces – A High-Intensity Game of Tennis Best Enjoyed With Friends”

Yooka-Laylee – Big Worlds, Slow Pace

Released on: April 11 2017 (PC, Linux, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One) Dec 14 2017 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, Linux, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Price: $44.99 ($39.99 US) Published by: Team 17 Developed by: Playtonic The Nintendo 64 was an exciting time for gaming. Famous mascots were making the jump toContinue reading “Yooka-Laylee – Big Worlds, Slow Pace”

River City Girls (Switch) – Tough Girls, Sweet Tunes and Awesome Beat-em-up Action.

Released on: September 5 2019 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC Price: $37.79 CAD ($29.99 US) Published by: Arc System Works Developed by: Wayforward and Arc System Works When it comes to beat-em-ups, I tend to be picky. What was once a genre I enjoyed as a kid; I tend to findContinue reading “River City Girls (Switch) – Tough Girls, Sweet Tunes and Awesome Beat-em-up Action.”

Pokken Tournament DX (Switch) – An Underated Pokemon Brawl.

Released on: September 22 2017 Available Platforms: Wii U (Original), Nintendo Switch (DX) Price: $79.99 CAD ($59.99 US) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Bandai Namco Fighting games are the cornerstone of competitive gaming since the days of the arcade. Two (or more in some cases) players face off to find out who is the bestContinue reading “Pokken Tournament DX (Switch) – An Underated Pokemon Brawl.”

Mega Man X – A Masterclass in Merging Story and Gameplay

Released on: December 17 1993 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, (PC, Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch as paqrt of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection) Price: $29.99 CDN ($19.99 US) (For the Mega Man X Legacy Collection) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Capcom The year is 1995. Young five-year-old Sergie is at K-mart with hisContinue reading “Mega Man X – A Masterclass in Merging Story and Gameplay”

Rogue – A Simple Yet Highly Influential (and Addictive) Game.

Released in: 1980 Available Platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TOPS-20, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum Price: Free (Public-domain) Published by: Epyx (Non-Unix versions) Developed by: A.I. Design (Non-Unix versions) The idea of the roguelike genre is an interesting one. Giving the player only one chance to beat yourContinue reading “Rogue – A Simple Yet Highly Influential (and Addictive) Game.”

Mighty No.9 (PS4) – Should Have Been Called Sloppy No.9

Released on: JP/NA – June 21st 2016, PAL – June 24th 2016 (PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U), WW – August 25th 2016 (MAC OS X, Linux) Available Platforms: Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PC, Mac OS X, Linux Price: $24.99 CDN ($19.99 US) PublishedContinue reading “Mighty No.9 (PS4) – Should Have Been Called Sloppy No.9”

Cuphead (PC, Switch) – A True High Class Bout

Released on: September 29 2017 (PC, XBOX One), October 18th 2018 (MacOS), April 18th 2019 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch Price: Steam – $21.99 CDN ($19.99 US), Xbox One, Switch – $25.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Studio MDHR Developed by: Studio MDHR Animation has been a big part ofContinue reading “Cuphead (PC, Switch) – A True High Class Bout”