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A Hyrulean Journey
Hooked From the Start I'm thirteen years old, sitting in front of my clunky old-school television. I've just hooked it up to my brand-new, ultra-fancy, state-of-the-art Nintendo GameCube. I pull out the game that came with it, The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition, and place the tiny disc into the console.
Missed Opportunities in Fire Emblem Three Houses
Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series has been one of their longest game series going on, and is renowned as a strategy RPG. This series released its latest edition, Fire Emblem Three Houses, in mid-July of 2019 and was immediately popular for its immense re-playability, graphic updates, character cast, and overall storyline. The story line and re-playability aspect come from the fact that it gives you three main different routes to explore. As the name suggests, the player picks from one of three “Houses” at a monastery to teach at and follow their story line. Each route has a different set of characters and different perspective on the war plaguing their continent of Fodlan depending on your pick.
How the most recent DLC characters in SSBU faired in competitive play
Released almost three years ago, Super Smash Bros Ultimate sported the most extensive base roster of any games in the franchise. Many of which had minor tweaks to their gameplay but generally resembled their older counterparts. On the other hand, 11 new characters have been released since, with Tekken’s Kazuya the latest addition and only one more character to go, as said by director Masahiro Sakurai.
My Beef With Upcoming 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus'
Dear Vocal Readers, Oh, graphics, how they can make or break a videogame. And let one thing be made perfectly clear: they broke 'Pokémon Legends: Arceus' for sure.
Hades is next level!
I have an addiction to difficult games. They intrigue me and I find the challenge fun, even though I’m pretty terrible at them. Dark Souls is a game I’ve never finished but each time I play I get a little bit further. Roguelike/lite games latched on to this feeling of progression by adding randomised levels, permadeath but also permanent progression.
My Suggestion for the Pokemon Go Spin Distance Controversy
There has been much discussion about PokemonGo’s recent changing of the distance you can spin PokeStops and Pokemon Gyms from the extended distance introduced during the Covid pandemic back to the original distance. While Niantic has promised they will look into solutions, many players are still upset with the decision and want the distance to be changed to the extended distance permanently.
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.
Universal Movie Monsters' Pokemon Teams
I have always been a Pokemon fan, I was there when the franchise was introduced in the United States and have been an avid fan ever since. The same is not true for horror, it took quite a long time for the genre to grow on me but I am now well into it. My favorite part of the horror genre is the OG horror movies, I am a fan of the classics and the Universal Classic Monster Movies are among my favorites.
Is it possible to do a 3-Star Raid in Pokemon Go by yourself?
A question I hear a lot and see posted often is whether or not someone can beat a 3-Star Raid solo in Pokemon Go. The short answer is yes, but like most short answers in life, this does have an asterisk next to it.
Love in the Time of Animal Crossing
When I matched with my last girlfriend on Tinder, neither of us were quite sure how it had happened, from a logistical perspective. She was living in Los Angeles, and I was based in Berkeley for college. Both of us had our preferred locations set to 15 or 20 miles away maximum, and yet somehow, we both swiped right on each other. What followed was a kind of game in which neither of us were ever serious with the other because at the end of the day, neither of us really intended to meet up. Where would we go, Merced?
The Nintendo64 and Goldeneye
In the winter of 1998, I was at college when one of my flatmates brought his Nintendo 64 console home. Up to this point, I had been playing the PlayStation and had always thought of Nintendo consoles as ‘kids machines.’ In my mind, the PlayStation was more age-appropriate. My outlook suddenly changed, however, the moment I played GoldenEye 007.
Why You Should Play Old School Donkey Kong Again
Nintendo’s 800-pound gorilla in a 300-pound cabinet arrived in arcades across America forty years ago this summer. And by 1981’s end, Donkey Kong had hoisted the Japanese electronics company on his broad shoulders and carried Nintendo to the top of the North American video game industry. Forty years later, DK still holds up and it’s worth another play when you have the time. Or if you have Billy Mitchell kind of time then go ahead and try to break the current record score of 1,272,700. There are plenty of free Kong sites and online emulators for you to determine how high you truly can get.