Author: Jacob Brooks

Pokemon Sword & Shield: A New Era for Pokemon?

When I was a kid, the excitement that a new Pokémon game gave me was enough to keep me feeling elated for months. Back then, the thought of being able to play it on a home console would blow my mind. Now that Pokémon Sword and Shield has been announced and is promising just that, […]

The Rotten Core of Bethesda RPGs

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion came out almost 13 years ago. Since the game released in March of 2006, two other mainline Elder Scrolls games have come and gone. Bethesda also released the first of the modern Fallout games, and then went on to release two sequels and outsourced the development of New Vegas. The […]

The Genius of the Rally Mechanic

When Bloodborne was revealed to the world, it was criticized by some for it’s apparent similarities to the Souls series. Ignoring the fact that it was, in essence, a spiritual successor to the From Software classics, a small but significant amount of people dismissed it out of hand for it being essentially the core of […]

The Mortal Kombat Problem

Netherrealm studios unveiled Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay two weeks ago. There was a lot to unpack in the thirty-minute presentation, including new characters, a revamped gear system, and major changes to some core fighting mechanics. Most of it looks like positive changes, but there was some worrying stuff there too. Netherrealm studios has made a […]