What’s in a Video Game Genre? – Making Sense of Video Game Genres

The other day, while I was driving back home from work, I reminisced on a discussion with a childhood friend. The topic was about video game genres, mainly if The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was considered an RPG or Role-Playing Game. He argued that it was, while I protested that it wasn’t. IContinue reading “What’s in a Video Game Genre? – Making Sense of Video Game Genres”

Clubhouse Games 51 World Classic Games: A Value-Packed Collection of Polished Classics

Released on: June 5, 2020 Available Platforms: Nintendo Switch Price: $52.49 CDN ($39.99 US) Developed by: NDcube Published by: Nintendo One of the things I remember the most about the Wii is its slew of awesome Nintendo games (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Kirby Return to Dreamland, Punch-Out, etc.) and its infamy as a shovelware machine.Continue reading “Clubhouse Games 51 World Classic Games: A Value-Packed Collection of Polished Classics”

Game Vs. Game: Monster Hunter World Iceborne VS. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. – Which is the Better Game?

Here’s another article I’ve wanted to write for the longest time. My original idea for this one was to compare Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, but I didn’t feel like it would have been fair to do so without Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne DLC. I also wanted to review each game beforeContinue reading “Game Vs. Game: Monster Hunter World Iceborne VS. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. – Which is the Better Game?”

Game Vs. Game – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee Vs. Pokemon Sword and Shield: Which is Better?

*Note: This article was written before the release of the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLCs for Pokemon Sword/Shield* I’ve wanted to write this article for a long time. I dawdled on it for a while until I started playing Pokemon Sword again recently. I reviewed both Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee and Pokemon Sword/ShieldContinue reading “Game Vs. Game – Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee Vs. Pokemon Sword and Shield: Which is Better?”

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”

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.”

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