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How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity
One of my favorite video game series of all time is Boktai. Boktai is an action role-playing game series renowned for its solar sensor gimmick. However, out of the Boktai series, I only consider the original game Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand to be a classic. While I still enjoy the sequels, I believe they stray too far from the original to deliver a satisfying follow-up. More specifically, the sequels to Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand lack the stealth and replayability of the original.
What Happened to the 'Mega Man' Series?
With its long history and many games, the Mega Man series may at first appear to be a wildly successful franchise up there with Mario and Sonic. However, despite its recognition, the Mega Man series only has a few games that sold more than one million copies worldwide. Even the best-selling Mega Man game Mega Man 2 only sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. This fact made me wonder how the Mega Man series could be so well known but rarely be the success one would expect from a long-running franchise.
Why 'Marvel' and 'Melee' Will Never Die
An early aughts cross-over fighting game, the second installment in a long-running series, very technically demanding and has a meta-game dominated by a few top-tier characters. Given that description, what fighting game comes to mind? If you're thinking about Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. Melee, you would be correct. At first glance, these fighting games don't appear to have a lot in common, but they have quite a few similarities. The most significant commonality is the survival of both their competitive scenes more than a decade after their original release.
- Top Story - July 2022
Wii Remember, Do U?
On November 19, 2006, the world changed forever. On November 18, 2012, the world changed a whole lot less. Today, I’ll be talking about the history of what these two dates brought. The Wii, and its unfortunate cousin, the Wii U. Let’s-a-go!
Dialga, Bringer of the New Year and Its Pokemon Team
I love Pokemon, I was six when it was introduced here in the U.S. and quickly got into it along with all my childhood friends. My sisters still tell me how I would always take over the tv each night when the show came on and would sit and watch it.
Why I'm "Going" For Pokemon Go!
Today my husband Graham and I drove to Gawler to Dead Man's Pass. We went there to have a nice walk on a pleasant winters day, and to do some more Pokemon Go-ing. It was certainly a pleasant way to spend some time, and follow a game we both enjoy! I'm new to this Pokemon Go craze, while my husband Graham has been playing it almost from the beginning.
Pokemon Gen 9 Wishlist
With the mediocre experience of sword and shield wiped out of my brain with the brilliant diamond and shining pearl remakes. It seems like Gen 9 is on the Horizon after legends in 2022.
Jirachi, The Pokemon Wishmaster and Its Pokemon Team
We are now officially into the same week as Thanksgiving meaning the holidays are set to begin in mere days. I wanted to make a Black Friday team but felt that it would not be the same in the Pokemon world. This might be my many, many years in retail making me bitter toward the day but I do feel that it wouldn't be the day of sales and madness it is in our world.
- Top Story - November 2021
Metroid Samus Returns Review
Context is everything, it can make a victory seem more like a defeat and a loss can be softened in time. 2017 was a stellar year for gaming. Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey and Hollow Knight released along with several other incredible titles. Zelda and Mario both got seminal titles that pushed their franchises in all new directions and the little Indie studio Team Cherry produced what is to some the best 2d adventure Metroidvania of all time. But in the midst of all these incredible releases Metroid Samus Returns came out for the aging 3DS platform. I personally did not pick up the game till 2018, and playing it I had a lot of fun, but I was also a little disappointed. Not because of Hollow Knight per se, but because of another smaller release.
They finally did It..
Oh Nintendo Oh, Nintendo, how you have brought me up in the gaming world. I've been with you through the ups and the downs. I have been so angry with you that I sworn off your products, just to come back and fall in love all over again.
Darkrai, Spirit of Halloween & His Pokemon Team
It is my favorite time of year, Halloween is almost here! And I have been busy in Pokemon Go collecting as many of my favorite Pokemon, the Ghost-type!
- Top Story - October 2021
What to Expect When You Haven’t Played Animal Crossing in a While
So it’s been a minute huh? You took a break from all the responsibilities of running an island, maybe started a new game, or perhaps your switch has just been collecting dust. It feels like it wasn’t that long ago where Nintendo Switches were flying off the shelves and sold out almost everywhere you went. However, it’s been over an entire year since then, so the real question is, how long did the AC fever last for you?