With a brand-new console comes a brand-new wave of quick-and-dirty ports, ready to fill in the gap between the big titles. In need of a really definitive multiplayer game (Puyo Puyo Tetris doesn’t count), how will the Switch form an online userbase before Splatoon 2 comes out? With one of those quick-and-dirty ports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Welp. The latest in the highly-acclaimed Legend of Zelda series has finally come out on Nintendo Wii U and Switch, and when all is said and done, how good is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild after all the waiting?
Yeah yeah, it’s been a while, between a move and finding a new job. Let’s get this show back on the road, aye?
Very recently, yet another “updated compendium” came out that brings some of the best games of the previous generation kicking and screaming into the current one. Some of these updated compendiums have been absolutely excellent – see Uncharted: The Nathan Drake collection, for example – while others, ehhhhh, not so much. This one is one of the latter, as we take a look at Batman: Return to Arkham.
When I was younger, I’d spend a lot of time hanging out at a particular friend’s house. Said friend introduced me to LAN play – and the game he introduced me to it with was Age of Mythology. It was the first time I’d ever played a game like it – and I was hooked on it something fierce. That all changed, however, when I went over one day and he said, “No, we’re not playing that. We’re playing something better.”
That something better… was Rise of Nations.
Gamers seem to often have a slight masochistic bend to them. What with the popularity of games like Dark Souls and the like, which sell themselves on the fact that you will die, and you will die a lot. While F-Zero GX didn’t really sell itself on that, it is quite possibly the Dark Souls of racing games.
This is a game I got from a friend on Steam. I believe he gifted to me for Christmas or my birthday or something and I am such a terrible person I never repaid him for it (also – I had no money but I’m really sorry Ultramario I didn’t mean it). I am, however, eternally grateful to said friend because Shank is an awesome game.
I didn’t mean to take a whole month and a week off. Honest. It just happened. Anyway…
I’m not really much of a JRPG guy. I tend to find the style of gameplay fairly boring unless it’s got an active hook, like the Mario series of RPGs’ Action Commands. I used to be quite into them, but for some reason, they’ve just fallen out of vogue with me. Even ones I would previously spend dozens of hours on, the Pokémon games, have fallen flat. So it’s fairly surprising that not only do I like it, but I wholeheartedly loved most of my over-one-hundred-hours in Xenoblade Chronicles.