Animal Crossing New Horizons: I Guess This is my Life Now

Animal Crossing New Horizons is a Life Sim game developed and published by Nintendo. It released on March 20, 2020 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It costs $60. Every day after school, I fired up the GameCube and played Animal Crossing, and I was bent on collecting everything -- every critter, every fossil, every K.K. … Continue reading Animal Crossing New Horizons: I Guess This is my Life Now

An Ode to Nonviolent Games

Most games have fighting of some kind in them. Whether it's decision-making in an RPG combat system, combo stacking in an Action game, or blasting monsters in a shooter, violence is conveyed in some way or form. You could even say that Mario jumping on enemies and them poofing out of existence is a... mild … Continue reading An Ode to Nonviolent Games

Klonoa: Pioneer of the 2.5D Platformer

Klonoa: The Door to Phantomile is a 2D Platformer developed and published by Namco. It released for the PS1 on March 13, 1998. A remake was also released for the Wii in 2008. I played the PS1 version on the Vita.When the PlayStation released in 1995, pixels were out, and polygons were in. Everyone tried … Continue reading Klonoa: Pioneer of the 2.5D Platformer

Ranking Smash Ultimate’s First Wave of DLC Fighters

Normally I feel weird reviewing DLC, but I'll make an exception for Smash. It's been a while since I dissected something in this game, and I've had the itch to get out my video game scalpel. I need to come up with better metaphors. I gotta hand it to Sakurai, he always keeps us on … Continue reading Ranking Smash Ultimate’s First Wave of DLC Fighters