Opinion: Splatoon is not dead yet!

If you didn’t know better, the recent Splatoon revelation that Splatfests were ending this month would sound like a death knell for the game’s community. Some have even postulated as much, but I don’t really think that’s true, though. I’ve played this game for well over a year now, and I’ve seen no signs of…

Opinion: The Best of E3 2016

Another E3 has zoomed by, and while this year’s show lacked a lot of the shock and awe last year’s contained (not much was going to top Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shenmue III, The Last Guardian and NiER Automata from Sony’s show), there was still a lot to be excited about this year. Here are…

Opinion: Retro Comps – Taito Legends 1 and 2

Long ago, I had a feature here on retro compilations. This is an attempt to sort of bring that back, but this time around I’m just going to focus on the ones I think excel at their job of bringing together a bunch of great games. TAITO LEGENDS (PS2, Xbox, and PC) Highlights: Bubble Bobble,…

Opinion: Bless me bagpipes! :(

Alan Young passed away today; a 96 year legacy left behind him. Ducktales was a constant in my childhood — the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his family gave me an early (albeit stereotyped and somewhat offensive) glimpse into a world beyond America (er, Duckberg). McDuck was the highlight of the show, with Young giving…

Opinion: I need to say so much more on Resident Evil 6

I already wrote a fairly considerable amount of hate text on Resident Evil 6, but I feel compelled to add a little more to that screed. Of all of the games I’ve played — especially in recent times — I have to say that RE6 is unquestionably among the most disappointing. I have rarely seen…

Archives – Games I Strongly Disdain, V.1

You know, video games are generally good things, but I’ve run into quite a few that have gotten my gander. I wrote about a few of them back on P4, but I’ve retired that series some time ago. I held onto most of these pieces, though, so I’m going to recycle them over here. Here’s…

The Loss of the Digital – Reflections on the Demise of my Laptop

The bond we as humans form with our electronics is a strange — yet increasingly crucial — connection. The machines become extensions of our “souls”, as you will; a digital copy of our likes, dislikes and everything in between. Memories, favorites, private information — all become components of the CPUs and hard discs of computers,…

Archives – The Impetus: Buying my First Game

Originally posted on Game on Girl on 5/25/2013. Slightly edited. There’s been an awful lot of controversy the last few weeks (editorial note – YEARS holy fuck) in the industry. However, I would like to not talk about all that stuff today. It’s so easy to get absorbed into the Internet fervor and lose track…

Archives: My Series on Alderac’s Smash Up

I wrote a series of posts detailing the card game Smash Up, created by Paul Peterson for Alderac Entertainment Group, for Game on Girl and the Talking Time forums a while ago, and I’m going to compile them up here. I’ve made some slight edits. INTRODUCTION Sometime in 2012, my sister-in-law introduced my wife and…

Opinion: 6 New Nintendo Characters for the next Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. is one of those games where there could never seem to be enough characters…so here’s six I’d love to see pop up in the next entry. 6) Impa (Hyrule Warriors) One of the best surprises for me last year was discovering how amazing Koei Tecmo (of all developers!) made Impa one of my…

Archives: The Last Story Review

Note – This stands as the best review I wrote for LVLS back in the day. It conveys the passion I felt for The Last Story, and also provides some analysis in the Spoiler section at the bottom. With LVLS operating once again, it felt right to bring this back over. The Last Story (Wii)…