Opinion: Blaster Master Zero is the best game in the series

Sunsoft’s Blaster Master is one of the NES’ B-tier classics; not as iconic as Super Mario, Mega Man, Legend of Zelda or Castlevania, but still fondly remembered and a good game in its own right. However, it is a flawed one, primarily for its decision to handicap the player with a gun meter that drains…

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: Namco Museum Emphasizes the Evolution of Selling Retro Games

During Nintendo’s Direct presentation, we learned that Namco is reviving their Museum compilation series for the Switch, bringing 10 of their arcade games together (plus Pac Man Vs.) in typical fashion. In the past, Namco has been criticized for their small collections in contrast to others; for instance, in the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube era, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary…

Opinion: Absolute Bullshit Design in Games (3/23/2017)

I’m going to be writing some thoughts on the overall experience of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is extremely positive and will be joining my absolute favorites of all time, but there’s one notable design issue in the game that cramps up the entire open-world exploration notion the game nails so freaking well. And…

Opinion: A week of Breath of the Wild

So. I’ve been pretty quiet this past week since Breath of the Wild ended up in my lap. Want some thoughts? I’ll try to keep any spoilers to a minimum (save a special section at the end I’ll clearly mark) in this discussion, but if you want just a quick summary of my impressions, here…

Opinion: Thoughts on the Switch

So the Switch made its big proper introduction this past Thursday, with ample opportunity for the gaming press to play several games yesterday, so how about some hot takes from someone who only watched the conference and some videos of people talking about their experiences? Since I still have those Excitebike reaction pics, I’ll go…

Opinion: SMASH Cast Changes and Hopeful Drops

Yes, as promised earlier this year, I’ve put together a list of six characters I would much rather not see in the next entry of Smash Bros. (however it ends up on the Switch)…but I’ve also gone and chose six other characters I want to grant new movesets to. Of course, this is all my…