Author: Erroll Maas

Tired of Waiting for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Try Dragon Quest Builders 2

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the long awaited Nintendo Switch installment of the popular anthropomorphic-animal-filled life sim game, was first announced in the September 2018 Nintendo Direct and later shown at E3 2019. During E3, it was revealed that Animal Crossing wouldn’t see its Switch debut until March 20, 2020. Fans were understandably disappointed, but this […]

Kaijumon: The Largest Pokémon in the Franchise Before Dynamax

Nintendo’s June 5th Pokémon Direct highlighted a handful of new features for the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Among these new features, a brand new battle mechanic called Dynamax was introduced. Dynamax temporarily increases the strength and size of a Pokémon for three turns, and like the previously introduced Mega Evolutions and Z-move mechanics, […]

A Handful of E3 2019 Predictions

With E3 2019 just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to discuss some of our predictions for the upcoming press conferences. We haven’t gone as in depth as some of our colleagues, but we went with what we felt was possible. For the most part, we all have different predictions that don’t […]

Puyo Puyo Champions is No Joke For A Novice

I’ve never been the biggest fan of puzzle games, but every once in awhile I like to enjoy games like Wario’s Woods, Yoshi, and Puzzle Bobble. I had always heard good things about Puyo Puyo, so I decided to give Puyo Puyo Champions* a try. It is safe to say I had absolutely no idea […]

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is the Amusing Action-Packed Giant Monster Slaying Game You Aren’t Playing

My experience with the Earth Defense Force series is relatively limited. I first learned about the franchise through the announcement of Earth Defense Force 5 at Tokyo Game Show 2016 and once I found out that most of the series has released outside of Japan, I got curious and picked up Earth Defense Force 4.1: […]

AI: The Sominum Files Interview Featuring Guest Contributor Spencer Legacy

At GDC 2019, we got the chance to interview director Kotaro Uchikoshi and designer Akira Okada about their upcoming investigative adventure game, AI: The Somnium Files. Interestingly enough, they had both me and Managing Editor of MonsterVine, Spencer Legacy, conduct our interviews at the same time allowing us only to ask a few questions each. […]

The Possible Evolutions of Scorbunny

Nintendo and Game Freak have recently announced the eighth generation of Pokémon with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019 — probably November, as is par for the course for Pokémon titles — and in the trailer the three new starters available in the Galar region were also revealed. These new […]

Yo-Kai Watch 3: A Late Nintendo 3DS Title That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

While the Nintendo 3DS isn’t as popular as it once was due to the release of the Nintendo Switch, there are still a few notable titles  for it in 2019. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story+Bowser Jr’s Journey, a remake of 2009s Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story for the Nintendo DS, was released in […]

An Interview with James “Abra” Bishop, Director of Pokéthon

There are a handful of video game centric charity events — perhaps most notably Extra Life –, but one that isn’t as popular as the others, despite the juggernaut of a franchise its centered around. The event in question is Pokéthon, a gaming marathon centered around the main games of Nintendo’s Pokémon series. February 14th, […]

Interview with Creator of Apple Quest Monsters DX, Splendidland

I have written plenty of articles about past, present, and future monster taming RPGs, or “mongames” as commonly referred to by fans, but what if there was one that wasn’t a game at all? No, I’m not talking about befriending or capturing monsters in real life, I’m talking about the Apple Quest Monsters DX monster […]
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