Em E. Lee
Writer-of-all-trades and self-appointed "professional" nerd with an infinite supply of story ideas and not nearly enough time to write them down. Lover of all media, especially fiction and literature. Proud advocate of the short story.
Game Review - 'Luigi's Mansion 3'
I love everything about the Luigi's Mansion series. I've been a fan ever since my introduction with Dark Moon on the 3DS. I finally got the chance to play the original when the handheld remake came out last year, but even before then, thanks to countless online walkthroughs and trivia sites, I was hook-line-sinker for anything even remotely related to it.
Inspiration and Imitation: Where's the Difference?
Before I write any further, let's establish some vital ground rules: Number one: this will not be a summary of why I believe that the creators of Enchanted Portals are ripping off Cuphead with their game. This is purely an objective study of the situation based on my own experiences and research, meant only for educational and discussion purposes. I will explore both sides of the current argument and give my own personal thoughts on both in as objective a manner as possible. So if you're looking for an excuse to harass the Enchanted Portals team, then you won't find anything here (granted, if you're a sane individual, you should already know that you shouldn't be harassing them or anyone in the first place).
More Indie Games That Deserve Representation in Super Smash Bros.
Well, then: After I thought he really couldn't outdo himself after Ridley, Joker, Banjo-Kazooie, and even the Piranha Plant combined, Masahiro Sakurai-san has proven yet again that he can still totally break the Smash Bros. fanbase with his incredible announcements.
A Poem Before Bed
Look out. See the blue as it fades to orange then to blanket black. Let it wrap around you until you float towards the oblivion
clouds of haze loom thick like Amazonian sand clearest in the screen glare yet hidden from our eyes by minds Why was I so excited for this?
The Black Sheep Gem that SEGA Should Remember - "Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood"
I sometimes feel at-odds with certain sections of gaming fandom, especially when it comes to SEGA and their mascot franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. For one thing, I'm still a huge fan of the franchise, have been since I was a kid (it was really the series that first really got me into gaming, actually), but then I also tend to be way more positive and relaxed towards it than most people seem to; sometimes, it's to the point where I feel like that extremely vocally negative minority would probably eat me alive if I tried to explain my opinions to them. I mean, for one thing, I don't think Sonic Forces is that bad, I think it's still totally worth playing, but then I also love Sonic Unleashed and its story. I believe that both classic and modern Sonic games have their individual merits, and I'm very proud of SEGA for experimenting and daring to try something different with the character over the years. And—for some reason, probably my most controversial opinion in this article—I don't think the Sonic film design is nearly as bad as everyone says it is (which is something I definitely want to discuss further in a future piece).
Pilot Review - 'Villainous,' "The Dreadful Dawn"
Well, this certainly caught me by surprise. For the uninitiated, Villainous (or Villanos in the Spanish version) is a Mexican web series created by Alan Ituriel, that Cartoon Network picked up after it won their "Pitch Me Anything" contest at the Mexican creative arts festival known as Pixelatl. The first ten mini-sodes were released back in May of 2017, with another eight coming in hard in December of the same year.
Ruggedstone mountains, forests of skyoaks. Flat hills populated with bushes that seem to kiss the horizon. Roads cut into the mountainsides, presenting the dreamlike sights of both above and below.