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?”

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.”

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.”

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”

Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless

Released on: August 23 1991 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance (remake), Wii (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch (with Nintendo Online Subscription) Price: Free (on Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo Video games have been an essential part of my lifeContinue reading “Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless”

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – A Huge Improvement over its Predecessor

Released on: October 8 2019 Available Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch Price: $33.99 CDN ($29.99 US) Published by: Team 17 Developed by: Playtonic Not too long ago, I reviewed Yooka-Laylee. I thought that the game had charming characters, and a delightful sense of humor, but had vast worlds with little of interestContinue reading “Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – A Huge Improvement over its Predecessor”

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”

20XX (Switch)- An Action Packed Roguelike Platformer, Now With Friends!

Released on: November 25th 2014 Available Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, XBOX One Price: CDN$ 16.99 (US$ 14.99) [Steam] CDN$ 22.99 (US$ 17.99) [Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch] Published by: Fire Hose Games Developed by: Batterystaple Games It may seem obvious by now, but I am a fan of platformers. (As if reviewingContinue reading “20XX (Switch)- An Action Packed Roguelike Platformer, Now With Friends!”

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) – Not so New Anymore.

Released: January 10th 2019  Available platforms: Nintendo Switch  Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) Published by: Nintendo  Developed by: Nintendo EAD         New Super Mario Bros. U was a game originally released at the launch of the Wii U. The game was a good proposition for early Wii U adopters. Interest soon wanedContinue reading “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch) – Not so New Anymore.”

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