Luigi’s Mansion 3: Hotel Scare-lifornia

Luigi's Mansion 3 is an adventure game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo. It released on October 31, 2019, cost $60, and is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It was an underdog game on an underdog system. Luigi's Mansion on the GameCube was such an unexpected game back in 2001, and perhaps it … Continue reading Luigi’s Mansion 3: Hotel Scare-lifornia

Golden Sun, Part III: A Series Gone Dark

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is a JRPG developed by Camelot and published by Nintendo. It released for the DS back in 2010, and I played it on the 3DS in 2019. Spoiler warning: this review will not only spoil the story of Dark Dawn, but also the endings of the other previous games. It was … Continue reading Golden Sun, Part III: A Series Gone Dark

Persona Q2: I Never Saw it Coming

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a dungeon-crawling JRPG developed by P-Studio and published by Atlus. It costs $40 and is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive. Be warned: despite its chibi art style, Persona Q2 is rated M. The game addresses mature and possibly triggering topics such as bullying, abuse, and suicide. Screenshots are courtesy of … Continue reading Persona Q2: I Never Saw it Coming

Finishing October with A Short, Pleasant Hike

A Short Hike is an exploration / platforming game developed by Adam Robinson-Yu. It released on July 30th, 2019. It's available for the PC on both Steam and Itch.io for $8. Something about autumn just gets me in the mood for walking simulators... Happy Halloween, everyone! I was hoping Luigi's Mansion 3 would be out … Continue reading Finishing October with A Short, Pleasant Hike

Let’s Make a Game Inspired by the Pacific Northwest

Indulge me for just a little bit. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I've explored several fascinating and diverse landmarks in the region -- from the remains of ancient volcanoes to rocky coastlines, and from stark deserts to thick temperate rainforests. Never has a place I've lived in contain so many different biomes and land features … Continue reading Let’s Make a Game Inspired by the Pacific Northwest