Super Smash Bros Ultimate – The Greatest and Biggest Crossover of All Time

Released on: December 7 2018 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) [Downloadable content is available] Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Sora Ltd. In 1999, nine-year-old Sergie was reading the newest issue of Nintendo Power. He’s taking in all of the cool pictures of games out at the time. Then, his mind getsContinue reading “Super Smash Bros Ultimate – The Greatest and Biggest Crossover of All Time”

Phantasy Star Online 2 – A Fantastic yet Flawed Gem of an MMORPG.

Released on: April 14 2020 (XBOXOne), May 27 2020 (Windows 10) Available Platforms: XBOXOne, PC (Windows 10) Price: Free (Has an optional subscription service, loot boxes, a battle pass, and microtransactions) Published by: Sega Developed by: Sega I have been waiting a long time to write this review. I initially planned to write it aContinue reading “Phantasy Star Online 2 – A Fantastic yet Flawed Gem of an MMORPG.”

Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve

Released on: February 15, 1987 Available Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii, Wii U, NES Classic, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When talking about the Nintendo Entertainment System (the NES), people will typically have a list of their favorite games pop-up in their headContinue reading “Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve”

Mega Man X2 – More X with Slightly More Polished Visuals and Slightly Increased Difficulty.

Released on: January 1 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Nintendo GameCube, Playstation 2, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC, Playstation 4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch Price: $29.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Capcom As a kid, I rented a lot of video games. Video game rental was how I got to play most games. OneContinue reading “Mega Man X2 – More X with Slightly More Polished Visuals and Slightly Increased Difficulty.”

DJ Max Respect (PS4) – Mad Respect for this Awesome Rhythm Game

Released on: March 6 2018 Available Platforms: Playstation 4, PC Price: $66.99 CDN ($59.99 US) (DLC Available) Published by: Neowiz Developed by: Neowiz MUCA Rhythm games have been an essential part of my life since high school. There is no other feeling quite like getting into a zen-like state where nothing exists except for theContinue reading “DJ Max Respect (PS4) – Mad Respect for this Awesome Rhythm Game”

Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.

Released on: October 9 1988 Available Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When I was a kid, I was able to experience the classic NES Super Mario games thanks to the Super Mario All-StarsContinue reading “Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.”

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.”

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.”