Opinion: The Virtual Console Rides into the Night

Nintendo recently confirmed that the Switch will not see a Virtual Console as seen on the Wii, Wii U and 3DS. At this point, this isn’t a huge shock; the Switch has been out for over a year, and Nintendo has made two big shifts in policy in regards to its back catalog. One, the…

Opinion: Speculating Nintendo’s E3 this year

Smash is already pegged to be a major player in Nintendo’s E3. There will be a hefty chunk of Nintendo’s E3 direct to the game, plus the first Treehouse presentation is Smash, and there’s also a tournament! So with the game due this year, I think we might see the most “complete” unveiling of gameplay…

Opinion: We Know Five of the Fifteen* Sega Ages titles…what do I want to see?

Sega’s Switch exclusive Ages line has five titles confirmed coming down the pike: Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force IV, Gain Ground and Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Each will see significant bonuses courtesy of M2’s expertise in modernizing classic titles while retaining everything that made the original game great, and Sega’s gone so…

Opinion: Retro Mania continues for the Switch via Sega Ages

Sega is currently hosting a fan event in Japan, and announced a slew of retro news as part of its festivities; Shenmue I & II seeing HD remasters for most platforms (i.e. not Switch god dammit), a Mega Drive Mini (although it’s unknown if Sega is simply licensing AtGames’ lousy emulation consoles or not), and…

Opinion: SNK Joins the Switch Retro Party

At PAX East yesterday SNK announced a new retro compilation, currently exclusive to Switch, which is like a redo of SNK Arcade Classics V. 0 (which was released piecemeal on PS3 and PSP’s Minis store in North America). Digital Eclipse is handling the development, which is spectacular news, and the lineup includes both arcade and…

Opinions: SMASHHHHHHHHHHHHH for Switch

YESSSSSSSSSSSS As noted in my Splatoon post, we have a new Super Smash Bros. on the way! While Nintendo hasn’t confirmed if the game is an enhanced port of the Wii U Smash or an entirely new project, I am beyond stoked to learn more about this! In the interim while I rewatch this trailer…

Opinion: Lyn is the best in Fire Emblem Warriors

This isn’t going to be a deep post; I just want to state that Lyn is incredibly fun to play in Fire Emblem Warriors. She teleports around, slashes all over the place, is insanely fast and has some amazing moves that do wonders for crowd control and zipping through large groups. Her voice is just…

Opinion: Hyrule Warriors vs. Fire Emblem Warriors

This past weekend was mostly spent working my way through Fire Emblem Warriors’ Story Mode, which I’m pleased to say is a solid evolution of the formula established by Hyrule Warriors. In fact, in many ways this is easily the better game mechanically, although I think I do prefer HW just a little bit more…

Opinion: Splatoon 2 and Inktastic Impressions pt. 2 (Spoilers)

So hey, I have put in over 20 hours into Splatoon 2 now! With the solo campaign finally splatted I feel like I can share better impressions of the game and how it improves over its Wii U prequel. Since I will talk about the campaign mode there will be some spoiler-y bits ahead, so…