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?”

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”

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.”

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”

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.”