May 4, 2018

Revisiting ‘Hotel Dusk: Room 215’

It has been 11 years since the release of Hotel Dusk: Room 215, and since then it has become one of the few examples of a great slow-burn, text-heavy adventure game that can be found on the Nintendo DS.
March 23, 2018

The Ever-Lasting Appeal of ‘Kirby’s Adventure’

Kirby’s Adventure for the NES is one of those games that just seems to get everything right, and in a way that is remarkably ahead of its time.
February 17, 2018

Ten Years of ‘No More Heroes’ and it’s Still Awesome

10 years ago, Nintendo released one of the most unique titles on the Wii, titled No More Heroes. Since its release, it has become a cult classic, and for a very good reason.
November 23, 2017

What Makes ‘Metroid Fusion’ So Fantastic?

Metroid Fusion is a conceptually dark game, especially for a mainline Nintendo release.
November 7, 2017

Looking Back at ‘Contact’: An Unsung Hero of the Nintendo DS

Contact tells the story of a young boy named Terry who awakens on an island. Terry is silent, and not much is said about him.
July 6, 2017

The Wonderful Whimsy of Michel Ancel

Michel Ancel is a man that one may not know the name of, but many will certainly recognize his work. The French game developer, primarily known as the creator of the Rayman series, has brought a unique personality and charm to the world of video games.
April 1, 2017

The Film-To-Game Perfection of Alien: Isolation

The plight of the film-to-video-game adaptation has been a difficult one. Historically, movie-licensed games have failed to live up to their source material due to a cavalcade of different reasons: clunky storytelling, bland gameplay, poor voice impersonations, the list goes on and on. But every once in a blue moon, […]
January 14, 2017
The Silver Case

‘The Silver Case’: An Idiosyncratic Narrative

The name Suda51 brings many things to mind. The moniker of Goichi Suda, a video game director known for his idiosyncratic game design, the name "Suda51" brings many things to mind. His experiences have often been polarizing with audiences. For some, he's a gaming visionary, and for others, his games are much too obtuse to be enjoyed.
November 16, 2016

‘Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories’: A Flawed Mystery

Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories Developer(s): Arc System Works Publisher(s): Aksys Games Platform(s): 3DS Release Date(s): May 11, 2016 (JP), October 13, 2016 (EU/NA) The Cing adventure titles for the Nintendo DS, Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk: Room 215, are very unique titles that are fondly remembered by […]
October 4, 2016

‘Dead Rising’ – A Wonderfully Odd Horror Experience

Zombies. We all love them. Who doesn’t? The undead have proved time and time again that they’re endlessly entertaining sources of fun. And with the entertaining-but-horrifying concept of being a survivor amongst an undead onslaught destroying the world around you, zombies have solidified their place in video game culture. With […]