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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.

‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ Captures the True Essence of the ‘Dragon Ball’ Franchise

Dragon Ball FighterZ brings the tournament arc home in a 3-on-3 format. It's beautiful anime visuals and catchy soundtrack capture the heart and essence of its anime source material.

Talking Value with ‘Street Fighter V Arcade Edition’

Street Fighter V Arcade Edition feels like the game that the original should have been from the beginning.

Jackpot! – Breaking Down the ‘Devil May Cry V’ Leaks

Rumors leaked yesterday about a new Devil May Cry game, abbreviated as DMCV (rather than using a numeral like 2-4 did).

Import Report – Using Games as a Language Tool

There’s no real substitute to practicing a language with other people who speak it or want to learn to speak it, but you can supplement your studies pretty easily with newspapers, movies, music, and even video games. We’re going to be talking about that last one.

Top 10 Games with Staff Writer, Taylor Smith

I've been writing for Goomba Stomp since around the time the site launched 2 years ago. I've done plenty of reviews, editorial articles, and even have my own column where I talk about news and opinions related to import games and gaming in other cultures. It was really difficult coming up with a list of 10 games that I thought were "the best." Instead, I wrote up about some of my favorite games, and ones that have influenced me as a writer and shaped who I am today.

‘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.