Opinion: American Sammy and Culture Brain NES games on my Switch?

Nintendo decided to not throw more black box NES games at us this month, and instead threw up two rather amazing surprises. The first is perhaps a little less so since they did make some effort on the Wii U, but Culture Brain’s Kung-Fu Heroes is the company’s first Switch contribution! However, the second is…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with July 2019)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinions: Five Hopes for Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Yes, let’s finally talk about Breath of the Wild 2, shall we? I am beyond excited for this. And while I could just ramble about how cool the trailer was, and how I am so hyped about the horror feels and the possible return of Ganondorf to the series, I will instead posit some wishes…

Opinions: Let’s examine the Hero and Banjo-Kazooie in Smash

So, we got reveal trailers for Dragon Quest‘s Heroes (from III, IV, VIII and XI, respectively) and Banjo-Kazooie’s titular duo yesterday, and I want to speculate how they will work. We’ll see how wrong I am in the months ahead, haha. Let’s begin with the Heroes. Their page is already up on the Smash Bros. site,…

Opinions: GungHo shows off Grandia HD Collection

As I reported earlier, GungHo is bringing Grandia HD Collection to the Switch, uniting both the PS1 Grandia and DC Grandia II and giving them some visualization upgrades along the way. RPG Site got a chance to play the original Grandia and learned some new information about the collection, which I am sharing below: –…

Opinions: Nintendo took all my money with their E3 Direct

I’ve sat here at home in stunned shookness rewatching the Nintendo Direct that aired today multiple times, taking it in. It’s nothing short of perfect. Sure, there’s some games in there I’m not interested in, but it is crafted with such care and cohesion that it flows beautifully from piece to piece, capping end to…

Opinion: Gato Roboto is a short but mostly sweet Metroidvania

Gato Roboto is (from what I can tell) the first release from Doinksoft, an American indie studio that collaborated with Devolver Digital for its release. If this is truly an initial production from this team, it’s a remarkably well-executed one. Gato is a snappy three hour Metroid-esque action/platformer that approaches the concept in novel ways,…

Opinions: Visually stunning Lost Words: Beyond the Page coming to Switch

Modus Games and developer Sketchbooks Games announced their indie adventure game Lost Words: Beyond the Page is coming to Switch this December. And it looks SO much like my kind of game. Penned by renowned writer Rhianna Pratchett, Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a captivating adventure wrapped in an overarching and undeniably touching meta-narrative,…

Opinion: Grandia HD Collection?! That’s a thing for Switch!

It’s been some time since Gung Ho announced that Grandia and Grandia II would be coming to the Switch in a HD format, and today they finally brought new details on the two games. First off, exclusively for Switch (so far), the two will be paired together as a collection, which is a wonderful thing….