Stray Review: Paw-sitively Adorable

Stray is a 3D Platformer game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. It was released in July 2022 for PlayStation and PC. MSRB is $30. I played the PC version. I've long envied my cat's dexterity. She could effortlessly strut on top of a fence. She could make any mistake look intentional. … Continue reading Stray Review: Paw-sitively Adorable

Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

Xbox's past several years of pro-consumer choices have finally paid off. Their continuous support of backwards compatibility, PC releases, and indie games on Nintendo consoles caught my attention. I decided that this year was the year I'd give Xbox a try. I couldn't afford a new console, but thankfully Microsoft doesn't need you to. They're … Continue reading Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

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

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

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

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review: Sony’s Answer to Super Mario Maker, Before Super Mario Maker

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is a 2D Platformer / Level Editor developed by Double Eleven and Tarsier Studios with the help of Sony's internal developers. It was published by Sony for the PlayStation Vita in 2012. It's been a while since I've talked about the PlayStation Vita... let's fix that! If you've owned a Sony console … Continue reading LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review: Sony’s Answer to Super Mario Maker, Before Super Mario Maker

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review: The Platforming King of the Jungle

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a 2D Platformer developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. It was originally released on the Wii U in February 2014 and received a Switch port in May 2018 with an added character and easier difficulty mode. I played the Nintendo Switch version. MSRB is $60. The people … Continue reading Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review: The Platforming King of the Jungle