A Newcomer’s Guide to Fire Emblem

Alright, I've introduced you to the Metroid series, and the Xenoblade series, but what about Fire Emblem? Perhaps you're curious about all of the anime sword characters flooding the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or maybe you're interested in the newest spinoff game coming out, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. What are these games … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Guide to Fire Emblem

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

A Newcomer’s Guide to Xenoblade Chronicles

So last year I made a newcomer's guide to Metroid, and I liked writing that post so much, I decided to make more of them. This year, with the recent announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, I'd love nothing more than to introduce more people to Xenoblade. I'm going to structure this much like my last … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Guide to Xenoblade Chronicles

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: 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 Review: An Unforgettable 3D Platformer

Kirby Star Allies Review: 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 Review: Two-Dimensional Gameplay, Multidimensional Cute

My Top 20 Nintendo Switch Games (5 Years In)

It's the Nintendo Switch's 5th Birthday! It's so strange that the Switch is not the newest system on the market now. I mean, this is literally how time works, but I swear the console's launch wasn't that long ago. It's apparent that the Switch is showing its age, especially when comparing to next-gen consoles and … Continue reading My Top 20 Nintendo Switch Games (5 Years In)

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 Review: 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 Review: God’s Favorite JRPG