Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Between Formulas

Happy 35th Anniversary, Zelda! To celebrate, I thought it would be interesting to take a peek at a Zelda game that showed Nintendo in the middle of a metamorphosis. In the mid-2010s Nintendo was transitioning from a gameplay formula they had been using and refining since A Link to the Past in 1991, where Link … Continue reading Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Between Formulas

A Newcomer’s Guide to the Metroid Series

So you saw the E3 trailer for Metroid Dread and you're interested in trying it out, but you've never played a Metroid game before. Allow me, a long-time Metroid fan, to help! Metroid is one of Nintendo's oldest and most important franchises. Among critics, it stands proudly on Nintendo's podium of their best video game … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Guide to the Metroid Series

Radiant Historia: Fantasy Doctor Who

Radiant Historia is a JRPG developed and published by Atlus. It was originally released on the DS in 2011. The remaster, Perfect Chronology, was released for the 3DS in February of 2018. I played the 3DS version. Screenshots are courtesy of Atlus.com. Atlus is to RPGs what Platinum is to Action games. Both studios have … Continue reading Radiant Historia: Fantasy Doctor Who