Category: Opinion

Dauntless: Slaying Behemoths With a Smile

To many, the Monster Hunter look-alike is simply that: just a Monster Hunter clone. And I won’t deny that the game obviously shares a lot of the same elements as the esteemed Monster Hunter franchise. But Dauntless has taken the monster hunting genre and made it its own. Now I’m not saying it reinvented the […]

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 […]

Game Pass is the Future of Xbox

For weeks I’d been staring at the three months of Game Pass for $1 advertisement on my Xbox dashboard every time I turned the console on. Each time I thought, “that’s a pretty good deal.” But then I’d simply move on to play whatever I turned on the console for in the first place. Last […]

Has Pokémon Lost Its Shine?

When I was a kid, Pokémon was a hit TV show, trading card game and GameBoy series. It was everywhere, and Ash, Brock and Misty were the ultimate kid role models in the 90’s. I mean, cute cuddly creatures that you get to battle? Not much else was as fun as that. via GIPHY Fast […]

Mario Kart Tour is a Great Example of Why I Can’t Stand Mobile Games

A little less than a month ago I received an email from Nintendo stating that there was a closed beta of the upcoming Mario Kart mobile game that I could sign up for. “This is going to be great,” I thought at first. I have always been a fan of the series and having it […]

Are Microtransactions Ruining Games?

First off, video games are expensive art forms. The amount of money it takes to design, program, produce, and get a game successfully onto the marketplace is a figure with a lot of zeros. To put it into perspective on just how much our favorite games cost to make, Skyrim topped out at $100 million, […]

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: […]

Can We Trust Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order?

Single-player games have had a tumultuous time recently. As odd as that may sound, companies, particularly EA (Electronic Arts), have been pushing the idea that single-player games just aren’t as popular as they used to be. There has been a heavy shift towards open-world games and battle royales, but even still, many gamers have been […]

The Elder Scrolls Blades is a Promising, But Disappointing Handheld Experience

When The Elder Scrolls Blades was announced by Bethesda last year at E3, I wasn’t expecting anything from it. My expectations weren’t high and they weren’t low. It’s a free-to-play mobile game with microtransactions. After it was announced, I just thought to myself, “sure, I’ll play it.” When I first started playing I was impressed […]

What Microsoft and Nintendo’s Partnership Means For The Future

With the announcement of Cuphead on the Switch, the gaming landscape has been well and truly shaken going forward. Nintendo used to be the dominant force in gaming, revitalizing a whole industry that had collapsed upon itself. They went head to head with Sega and Sony in a brutal, no prisoners console war, battling them […]