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Why The Next Console Generation Will Be The Greatest
Let's face it: the next video game console generation is going to be absolutely amazing. We're still a couple years away from its starting point, but every new bit of info that we receive on the upcoming wave of consoles gets us more and more excited for what's in store.
Mario Golf: Super Rush Review
While the Nintendo Switch has solid golf mechanics, it lacks content tied to the Adventure mode, which plays on low, uneven courses. Battle golf is a bit like Mario Party or Mario Golf because it is fun for the first time, but afterwards there is not much desire to come back to it.
The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Hd Review
Zelda games have always been about exploring worlds that seem huge, and discovering little corners and caves to tell all about. They have ventured into 3D space before they have, with Ocarina of Time focusing on grandiose plots and dungeons, but in Skyward Sword this sense of discovery seems to have disappeared into the background and broken the series focus on exploration. In 2011, Nintendo reforged The Legend of Zelda with the shake of the Wii Remote, but with the Sword of Heaven you feel like you're losing sight of the forests and trees to focus on the spinning sword waves, and the adventurous reach of the series is also lost.
5 Things I Learned About Money from Animal Crossing
If you aren't already aware of the wildly popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons, then you must not have been quarantined with a Nintendo Switch. It dropped right as the reality of quarantine was starting to feel real and endless - right when many of us realized we would be spending our spring and even summer indoors, waiting out the pandemic. For me, virtual island life became an escape from the monotony of life in my apartment, and the drudgery of working on my master's degree on top of working from home - a trifecta if ever I've seen one.
Tecmo Super Bowl
The time is December 1991, and the video gaming sports world is about to be changed forever. Tecmo Super Bowl is about to be released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the United States, and nobody yet realizes the impact that this one title will have. Before Tecmo Super Bowl came out, sports games were relatively unplayable. It was difficult to pass the ball, run the ball, and maneuver around the field. It was impossible to even run a single successful play. The computer, which you would be playing against, would effortlessly complete plays. Before too long, you would be frustrated, and would give up even trying to play the game. It was too difficult and not simple enough.
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, this isn't true of the Mega Man series as a whole with, only a few games selling more than one million copies worldwide. This fact made me wonder how the Mega Man series could be so well known but rarely be the success we would expect from a long-running franchise.
Sumire For Nintendo Switch
I decided to try a more indie-type game and found Sumire. The art in the trailer intrigued me. I never really play any calming games other than games on my phone or if you count Pokémon Snap as a calming game. It actually felt nice to play a different type of game for once.
Why are 'Marvel' and 'Melee' Still Alive Today?
An early 2000s 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 answered Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. Melee, you would be partly correct because I'm referring to both. 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 being the survival of both their competitive scenes more than a decade after their original release.
Link's Not Dead...It's Worse
Majora's Mask is a pretty interesting piece of Zelda history. The 2000 title is just otherworldly enough to inspire theories left and right.
In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners
As described by Know Your Meme, "Genwunner is a pejorative term used within the Pokémon fandom to describe those who only appreciate the first-generation of video games for GameBoy, namely Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and tend to bash the sequel titles and monsters in the franchise." Under this definition, I wouldn't be a genwunner because even though I think the first generation of Pokémon is the best, I still have an appreciation for the other games. However, even though I haven't drawn the ire of the Pokémon fandom I disagree, with the notion that it is unreasonable to prefer the first-generation over the others.
Nintendo 64's - Conker's Bad Fur Day!
Welcome To The World Of Conker's Bad Fur Day! We all love a bit of nostalgia, right?! Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the truly original Conker!
How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity
One of my favorite video games of all time is Boktai for the Game Boy Advance. Now make no mistake, the Boktai I am referring to is the original game in the series Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. While I still enjoy the sequels, I believe they stray too far from the original to deliver a satisfying follow-up. However, to explain where I feel the Boktai series went wrong, I must recount what changed with each iteration.