Metroid Prime – Space Jump

I forgot to do it last year, so I’m makin’ up for it this year – it’s March, and that means it’s time to bring on the March of Metroid! Two years ago, I did the main series of games, from the original NES classic to the unfortunate Wii garbage fire. And while it’s true that I do love me some classic 2D Metroid, if you asked me what my favourite out of the whole series actually was… well, even though that’s still a hard question to answer, it’s definitely one of the 3D ones we’re looking at this month.

But truly, everything I love about the series is perfectly encapsulated in the Nintendo GameCube release, Metroid Prime.

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Cripes, even the title screen is just awesome…

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Super Mario Odyssey – You Could Say My Hat is Off to You

It’s been a while, but I’m back with a new review of a brand new Nintendo Switch game that has captured the hearts of many with its haberdashery havoc. That’s right – today we’re takin’ a look at Super Mario Odyssey – one of the best damn Mario games I think I’ve ever played.

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That Bowser’s up to no good again, isn’t he?

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – You Live, You Die, You Live Again

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.

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Ruining friendships, one Blue Shell at a time.

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Batman: Return to Arkham – A Serious Case of Serious Contrasts

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.

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Rise of Nations – On Top of the World

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.

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Hot damn, do I love this game.

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F-Zero GX – You Lose

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.

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Are you prepared to play the game? The dare’s the only price for fame…

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Shank – A Bloody Good Time

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.

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A story about love, revenge, and chainsaws.

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