Opinion: The Best Games of the Metroid Franchise

With my recent playthrough of Samus Returns under my belt, I figure it’s time to properly do a proper “Top Metroids!” article now. It’s also Halloween and Metroids are spooky. :p I’ll repost some of my commentary from elsewhere for Super Metroid. Super Metroid Surprise (or not)! I’ve written a lot on the game already,…

Opinion: Early impressions for Metroid: Samus Returns!

It’s my first NEW Metroid experience since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption! Granted, I did play Metroid II last year for the first time, but that came out quite some time ago. And if you know my thoughts on Other M, you would know I have no desire to ever play it. So it’s been great…

Opinion: ABOUT GOD DAMN TIME TAKE TWO (x2)

Nintendo remembered it has a franchise called Metroid! Oh my god! E3, you keep shocking me in unexpected ways! And not only did Nintendo announce amiibo (as pictured), but TWO games! A new entry in the Prime series led by a new dev team for the Switch (which wasn’t shown beyond a teaser in their…

Opinion: Thoughts on Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright’s Mechanics

Okay, let’s get back to Fates. The characters didn’t resonate with me as much as Awakening and Fire Emblem, as I discussed last time. But in terms of its gameplay, how did it fare? The mechanics continue a lot of what Awakening added into the mix, with Pair Ups, Supports and marriages/children remaining a key aspect…

Opinion: Let’s talk about the Virtual Console

3/26 Update – The Wii Shop has closed its feature of adding points today, and it appears the Wii U Virtual Console is officially done and dusted unless Konami sneaks a few more TG16 titles in. So I am going to declare this feature retired and no longer update it. Long-time (and I mean “before…

Art: Blaster Master Zero

I’m posting this because I like Jason and Sophia the 3rd a lot more than the mysterious cat thigh woman above. :p