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

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Preview

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of Blue Rescue Team, released on the Nintendo DS, and Red Rescue Team, released on the Game Boy Advance, both coming out in September of 2006. The remake will release on March 6, 2020, for $60, and will be a Nintendo Switch Exclusive. These are my … Continue reading Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Preview

Tales of Vesperia: The Loveable but Awkward Teenager of JRPGs

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is an Action JRPG developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Bandai Namco. The original version released on the Xbox 360 in the west in 2008. The definitive edition released on January 11, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch. It costs $50. I played the Switch … Continue reading Tales of Vesperia: The Loveable but Awkward Teenager of JRPGs

Livin’ the Vita Loca

Guys, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. In 2019 I became interested in Sony consoles for the first time in decades. I've recently become much more engaged in the JRPG community, and they are constantly talking about the PS3, PS4, PSP, and Vita titles. Furthermore, I've caught the nostalgia bug for the original PS1, … Continue reading Livin’ the Vita Loca

Pokemon Sword: A Double-Edged Experience

Pokemon Sword and Shield are JRPGs developed by GameFreak and published by Nintendo. They released on November 15, 2019, cost $60 each, and are Nintendo Switch exclusives. I played Pokemon Sword. As a warning, I'll be covering some minor story spoilers. Ever since Pokemon Sword and Shield were revealed at E3, I've deliberated on whether … Continue reading Pokemon Sword: A Double-Edged Experience

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