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.”

The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt

It’s no secret to my readers that I like challenging games. It seems like every other review I warn people about a game being on the difficult side (Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Elite Dangerous’ learning curve, etc.) There is something so satisfying about beating a challenging game, even more so when the gameContinue reading “The Brilliance of the Souls-like (and Other Difficult Games) – Claiming Victory Over Self-Doubt”

FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.

Released on: September 14 2012 (PC, MacOS, Linux), April 3 2014 (iOS) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, iOS Price: $10.99 CDN ($9.99 US) Published by: Subset Games Developed by: Subset Games There is hardly a better place to find awesome games for an excellent price than on Steam’s famous sales. Because of Steam sales, I’veContinue reading “FTL: Faster Than Light – Space, Strategy, and Tough Decisions.”

Cities: Skylines (PC) – Making a Metropolis out of an Empty Plot of Land, And a Little Patience.

Released on: March 10 2015 (PC, MacOS, Linux), April 21st 2017 (Xbox One), August 15 2017 (Playstation 4), September 13 2018 (Nintendo Switch) Available Platforms: PC, MacOS, Linux, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch Price: $34.99 CDN ($29.99 US) [Base Edition] Published by: Paradox Interactive Developed by: Colossal Order Ever since I played Sim CityContinue reading “Cities: Skylines (PC) – Making a Metropolis out of an Empty Plot of Land, And a Little Patience.”

Arms – A Fresh Fighting Game Armed with Style And Unique Ideas.

Released on: June 16 2017 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo The beginning of the Nintendo Switch’s life was interesting. There were strong launch titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8. After that though, things kind of dried out.Continue reading “Arms – A Fresh Fighting Game Armed with Style And Unique Ideas.”

Tetris 99 (Switch) – Great Fun… in Short Bursts.

Released on: February 13 2019 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Online Subscription, Contains additional purchasable modes) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Arika In recent years, the Battle Royal genre made a big splash with gamers and continues to do so today. While I do enjoy the sparse game of Fortnite, it wasn’tContinue reading “Tetris 99 (Switch) – Great Fun… in Short Bursts.”

The Mummy Demastered (Switch) – Better than Expected

Released on: October 24 2017 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC Price: $22.79 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Wayforward Technologies Inc. Developed by: Wayforward Technologies Inc. I’m sure I mentioned this before, but I often get game recommendations from watching people play them on Youtube. The Mummy Demastered is one such case.Continue reading “The Mummy Demastered (Switch) – Better than Expected”

Mega Man Zero 2 – Same Action-packed Goodness, but with a 2 at the End.

Released on: October 14 2003 Available Platforms: Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS (Mega Man Zero Collection), Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC (Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection) Price: $39.99 CDN ($29.99 US) (Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Inti Creates During its initial release, Mega Man Zero sold well enough toContinue reading “Mega Man Zero 2 – Same Action-packed Goodness, but with a 2 at the End.”

Do Video Game Journalists Need to be Good at Video Games? – Gamers vs. Journalists

I used to be fascinated with gaming journalism. Back when I was a pre-teen, I didn’t have access to the internet, so my source for gaming news was special programs that aired on particular channels. Today, I can open Twitter and get all the gaming news my gamer heart desires. Anyone can write articles andContinue reading “Do Video Game Journalists Need to be Good at Video Games? – Gamers vs. Journalists”

Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – Infinite Levels, Infinite Possibilities.

Release Date: June 28th 2019 Available on: Nintendo Switch Price: $79.99 CDN ($59.99 US) Publisher: Nintendo   Developer: Nintendo EPD         I have always been a big fan of the Mario series, ever since I played Super Mario World at the age of 5. When Super Mario Maker on the Wii U wasContinue reading “Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) – Infinite Levels, Infinite Possibilities.”