New Super Lucky’s Tale: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Super Lucky's Tale is a 3D Platformer originaly developed by Playful Studios and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and PC in November 2017. An expanded version called New Super Lucky's Tale was developed and published by Playful Studios and released in November 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and August 2020 for the Xbox, PC, … Continue reading New Super Lucky’s Tale: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Carto: A Cute Puzzle Game That Mapped Its Way to My Heart

Carto is a puzzle game developed by Taiwanese indie studio Sunhead Games and published by Humble Games. It was released on PC, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch in October 2020. MSRB is $20. I played the Nintendo Switch version. Back during the NES era, exploration-based games like The Legend of Zelda and Metroid had limited … Continue reading Carto: A Cute Puzzle Game That Mapped Its Way to My Heart

Sound Shapes: A Musical 2D Platformer That’s More Than Meets the Ear

Sound Shapes is a music-based 2D platformer developed by Queasy Games (with the assistance of Sony Santa Monica studio), and published by Sony. It was released on the PS3 and PS Vita in August 2012 and on the PS4 in November 2013. MSRB is $10. I played the PS Vita Version. Everyone knows that a … Continue reading Sound Shapes: A Musical 2D Platformer That’s More Than Meets the Ear

Kirby and the Forgotten Land: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a 3D Platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released in March 2022 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. MSRB is $60. The Nintendo Switch has been defined by a lineup of what I like to call "Video Game Olympic Athletes." For example: Zelda went open … Continue reading Kirby and the Forgotten Land: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Chicory: A Colorful and Heartful Tale

Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a 2D Action/Adventure game developed by Greg Lobanov (and friends) and published by Finji. It was released in June 2021 for the PC, PS4 and PS5 and again in December 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. MSRB is $20. I played the PC version. Greg Lobanov's previous game Wandersong charmed me … Continue reading Chicory: A Colorful and Heartful Tale

Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box

Sokodice is a puzzle game developed and published by The Socially Awkward Studio. It was released on PC and iOS in 2020, and on Nintendo Switch and Android in 2021. PC and Switch versions cost $6, while the iOS version costs $3, and the Android version costs $1. I played the Nintendo Switch Version. Disclaimer: … Continue reading Sokodice Review: Thinking Outside the Isometric Box

Kirby Star Allies: Two-Dimensional Gameplay, Multidimensional Cute

Kirby Star Allies is a 2D Action Platformer developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in March of 2018. MSRB is $60. Back in the 1990s, most Platforming mascots like Mario and Sonic packed their bags and moved away to live in the Big City of … Continue reading Kirby Star Allies: Two-Dimensional Gameplay, Multidimensional Cute

Fast RMX Keeps Pace With its F-Zero Inspiration

Fast RMX is a anti-gravity racing game developed and published by Shin'en Multimedia. It was released as an exclusive launch title for the Nintendo Switch in March 2017. MSRB is $20. It's no secret that F-Zero is a dead franchise. And... I don't think Sony is going to do anything with the Wipeout series anytime … Continue reading Fast RMX Keeps Pace With its F-Zero Inspiration

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the Revival That Pokemon Needs

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is an Open World JRPG developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was released in January 2021 as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive. MSRB is $60. Prelude: Not Ready for Love It's no secret that I named my blog Hookshot, Charge Beam, Revive after the three game series that impacted me … Continue reading Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the Revival That Pokemon Needs

Shin Megami Tensei V: God’s Favorite JRPG

Shin Megami Tensei V is an Open World JRPG developed and published by Atlus. It was released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive in November 2021. MSRB is $60. Some of my favorite fantasy novels are based on realizing old folktalkes or mythologies. For example, the Percy Jackson series asks the question, "What if the Greek … Continue reading Shin Megami Tensei V: God’s Favorite JRPG