New Pokémon Snap: Smile You’re On Camera

I never had the privilege to play the original Pokémon Snap, but I am certainly enjoying my time with New Pokémon Snap. This is a side of Pokémon you never really get to explore in the main entries of the series. Yes, lately they’ve gotten better with animating them into the overworld, but this game… Continue reading New Pokémon Snap: Smile You’re On Camera

Bravely Default II Review

Bravely Default II is one of the best JRPGs that I have played in a while. Despite that though, there were a few hang-ups that I believe held it back a bit. Its beautiful watercolor art style was sometimes diminished by its underperforming graphics. And although I enjoyed every single battle in this game, I… Continue reading Bravely Default II Review

Is Pokémon Legends: Arceus A Step In The Right Direction?

The short answer is yes, but it is more complicated than that. I am extremely excited for the new direction of the games (Pokémon Legends: Arceus) but I am also very worried. Don’t Fix What’s Not Broken For 25 years now, the Pokémon games have retained their familiar structure. You start in the first town… Continue reading Is Pokémon Legends: Arceus A Step In The Right Direction?

Pokémon Sword and Shield Review

Like many Pokémon fans, I was excited to have a main Pokémon game on the Switch. I enjoyed the Let’s Go games, even if most didn’t, but they were spin-offs. Pokémon Sword and Shield had a lot to live up to, but unfortunately fell short in a lot of areas. New Console, Same Graphics Pokémon Sword… Continue reading Pokémon Sword and Shield Review

Alliance Alive HD (NS/PS4) Review

Alliance Alive HD is a remaster of the 2018 3DS title developed by Cattle Call (Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits). The original 3DS title’s development with aid from Grezzo (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D).  Why I got into Alliance Alive HD?  I was… Continue reading Alliance Alive HD (NS/PS4) Review

Modern RPGs Too Complex According to one of Bravely Default’s Creators 

Masashi Takahashi, one of the producers of the Bravely Default II, was also involved in the development of its forebearer, Bravely Default. Takahashi told The Verge in a recent interview that modern RPGs “seem kind of impenetrable.”   Takashi’s goal when he was working in Bravely Default was to create an RPG reminiscent of those classic Final… Continue reading Modern RPGs Too Complex According to one of Bravely Default’s Creators 

Highlights of Nintendo’s First Full Direct of 2021

Nintendo had its first full Direct in over a year on Wednesday, February 17th. Last year was a pretty stale year for Nintendo as far as news, so this 50 minute presentation was long overdue. The first thing the Direct entailed was the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter to come to the game. Included… Continue reading Highlights of Nintendo’s First Full Direct of 2021

Bravely Default 2: Here’s What We Know

Bravely Default 2 will finally be released on the Nintendo Switch on February 26th. Last year, Square-Enix invited fans to download a demo of the game and provide feedback. Read our article on the details of that process here. It was nice to see Square-Enix take their fan’s feedback so seriously. A new demo reflecting… Continue reading Bravely Default 2: Here’s What We Know

Sakaguchi’s Forgotten Gem ‘The Last Story’ Turned 10 Last Month

Hironobu Sakaguchi is renowned all over the world as a game creator thanks to his Final Fantasy Series. After leaving Square Enix in 2004, Sakaguchi crafted a few titles for major consoles under his own studio ‘Mistwalker’.   Blue Dragon (2006), and Lost Odyssey (2007) were highly publicized, receiving large media coverage before their respective releases.… Continue reading Sakaguchi’s Forgotten Gem ‘The Last Story’ Turned 10 Last Month

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes: Do We Even Want Them?

Pokemon Sword and Shield are more than a year old at this point. So naturally, fans are expecting remakes of the beloved 2006 DS titles, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. By now you’ve probably heard that a lot of people were disappointed by Sword and Shield. If the inevitable Diamond and Pearl remakes carry Sword and… Continue reading Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes: Do We Even Want Them?