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Taylor Smith

Taylor is a writer from Atlanta, GA. His passion for games extends across genres and generations. When not playing or writing about games, he's probably reading science fiction.

‘Yomawari: Midnight Shadows’ is the Perfect Little Horror Game

Last year’s Yomawari: Night Alone is easily one of my favorite games from 2016. It does a lot as a horror piece to scare the player with a good ratio of subtle, fear-building, moments and opportunistic jump scares.

Mario and Movement- The Evolution of a 3D Platformer

Mario has been jumping around in 3D for 20 years now. Let's take a look at how all of that has built up to Super Mario Odyssey.

The Odd History of ‘Rule of Rose’

Rule of Rose pushed a lot of weird boundaries for its time; both in story and visual content.

Import Report – 4 More of My Favorite Fighting Games

A while ago I wrote a list of 5 of my favorite fighting games. It’s a genre that’s near and dear to me, and a major part of the reason I started importing in the first place. It’s a topic I like to revisit because of the vast amount of weird fighters out there. We’ll be looking at 4 games this time instead of 5 though.

Roll the Dice and Rebel in ‘Culdcept Revolt’

'Culdcept' fuses board games with card games in an odd meld of turn-based tactics and deck-building strategy.

(Review) The Killing Game Returns for a 3rd Semester in ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’

The game has a lot of the same quirks as earlier titles including it’s over the top cast, comic book art style, and twist-loving plot. However, it also comes with a lot of the same problems, and for every good thing there’s something less enjoyable to go with it.

‘Gundam Versus’ Puts You Into the Combat Zone

Gundam Versus is the latest installment in one of Japan’s most popular arcade titles, and it’s the first console version to be released overseas in almost 15 years.

Demo Dive – ‘Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth’

WIth less than a month till release, let's take a look at the Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth demo currently available on the 3DS E-Shop.

Import Report – The History of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

It’s been well over a decade since the Great Gundam Collapse of the early 2000s. In that time the series has continued to flourish in Japan, but has only recently started to gain traction in North America again.

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ – Building a Better Gacha

Fire Emblem Heroes is celebrating its sixth month anniversary this week. Let's look at just how far it's come since launch.