Ricardo Rodriguez

December 6, 2016

Nintendo’s Newsworthy: Pokedollars, Amusement Parks, and Games On Switch

Born and raised on GoombaStomp, Nintendo’s Newsworthy is a weekly news column reporting on Nintendo’s news. This week, Nintendo elaborates on its collaboration with Universal Studios, ‘Pokémon’ sells big, and more reasons to be excited for the Switch surface. ‘Pokémon Sun’ and ‘Moon’ are The Fastest Selling Nintendo Games in […]
November 10, 2016

‘Luke Cage’ Season 1 Review – Power Man Drops the Ball

Warning: Major Spoilers Below! Marvel’s previous two Netflix exclusive series were highly acclaimed and extremely popular, meaning that their newest, Luke Cage, had a lot going for it. But with such an unknown character, could Marvel make an interesting show for those who had never even heard of him? Or would the […]
October 13, 2016

‘Paper Mario: Color Splash’ – A Different Coat of Paint

After three years, thousands of angry fans, and a whole new console, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems should have realized that only a true Paper Mario game would satisfy their masses. But, they decided to stick with their guns and keep with the formula that made Sticker Star (the previous entry in the series) so hated.
September 16, 2016

‘Phoenix Wright: Spirit of Justice’ has one of the most emotionally gripping narratives of the entire series

On average, the Ace Attorney games have been about the same quality throughout. Each provides a new set of cases to explore and great new characters to meet. Some games obviously stand out with better examples of these two elements, but all of them are good for their own various […]
September 8, 2016

Three Possible Explanations for ‘Federation Force’s Biggest Blunder

People don’t like Federation Force. Even those who have never played a Metroid game will spout reasons as to why it’s generally despicable, just because it’s such an often announced opinion. Hell, I don’t really care for the game all that much. It took a franchise I loved for its […]
August 13, 2016

‘Monster Hunter: Generations’ Review – Keep The Old, Add Some New

When Monster Hunter Generations was first announced that it was coming to the U.S., it looked like it was taking huge leaps to innovate and change the formula while staying focused and giving long-time fans what they love: humongous, threatening monsters to fight. And now that it’s out (and I’ve […]
July 12, 2016
Donkey Kong Country

Ranking The ‘Donkey Kong Country’ Series

The Donkey Kong Country games are fun. Ridiculously fun, even. So fun that they’ve stamped themselves into gaming history, just because they’re so fun. Leaping, bouncing, swinging, and punching my way through their levels always leaves me with a grin on my face.
July 2, 2016

‘Kirby: Planet Robobot’ – Annihilation Has Never Been So Cute

While Triple Deluxe and Return to Dreamland mastered and polished the Kirby formula, both felt a little uncreative. They were extremely fun and cute, but they lacked a certain element  necessary in differentiating them from rest of the series. That element being an awesome, all powerful Kirby mech. Fortunately, Kirby: […]
June 24, 2016

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ – Prequel to ‘Wind Waker’?

While we know a lot about Breath of the Wild’s gameplay, much of its story is still a mystery. We know that Ganon’s back, that it takes place in a destroyed Hyrule kingdom, and that Sheikah — the royal family’s guardian race — have a heavy presence. But the actual […]
June 15, 2016

E3 2016 – Thoughts on the ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s’ Trailer

A few weeks ago, if someone asked me how I felt about Nintendo showing only Zelda for an entire day of E3, I would have said they were making a horrible mistake. This remained the truth until about 9:00 o’clock this morning, at which time Nintendo presented us with the […]