Opinion: Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Reaction!

The Direct yesterday was pretty hype! It mostly had a steady stream of info on games I am interested in or super excited by, and I actually hit a few of my predictions! So before I dig into the five most exciting announcements, here’s a recap of how I performed with my speculation cap: Persona…

Opinion: Nintendo Direct Tomorrow! SPECULATE

Hey all, it’s finally happening! Nintendo Direct tomorrow! Fire Emblem: Three Houses is guaranteed to be there, but what else do I think we’ll see? Here’s 10 things I think MAY happen: Persona 5 will be coming to Switch by the summer. I also think Persona 3 or 4 are also conceivable. Speaking of P5,…

Opinions: Celeste Impressions

Celeste was arguably the indie breakout of last year, catapulting to many top 10 lists from the press. After spending some time working through the first three levels and a good chunk of the fourth, I can see why. It’s a beautiful, brutal platformer with a great visual design, an amazing soundtrack and a narrative…

Artistic Discussion: Guardic Gaiden (Famicom)

Guardic Gaiden (Famicom) Let’s get my absolute favorite box art added into this feature today. Compile’s spinoff from its earlier shmup Guardic took its gameplay into an entirely new genre; half vertical shooter, half Zelda-like action/adventure. Miria is one of several cyborg women attempting to save the universe, and her quest takes her through several…

Opinion: I’m Terribly Bored with NES Switch Online

It’s been an awkward experience watching Nintendo evolve how they handle digital distribution of their older games. While some ideas have been solid — the NES and SNES Minis and the Wii Virtual Console — others have not, and I’m afraid the Switch NES Online app is showing severe signs of being one of Nintendo’s…

Opinions – Retro Comps: Capcom Beat-em-Up Bundle

Capcom Beat-em-Up Bundle (Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC) High Points – Armored Warriors, Captain Commando Low Points – Warriors of Fate, Knights of the Round Quirky Surprise – Battle Circuit Capcom has embraced the resurrection of the retro comp this generation, and their (as of this writing) most recent collection bundles 7 of their beat-em-ups…

Artistic Discussion: Just Dance 4 (Wii U)

Hey regularity of a feature, how novel. XD Just Dance has a horrid aesthetic to me. I just don’t like its whole visual presentation. It’s very trend-focused and hyper sanitized to minimally offend…it is the epitome of generic art. So I induct Just Dance 4 as its honoree into my “bad” box art collection, as…