Character Customisation in Nintendo Games: So Close, Yet So, So Far

Ever since role-playing games have been around, people have wanted to insert themselves into their adventures. Gamers often spend time carefully choosing a class, a fighting style, dialogue options that reflect their own wishes, or a starter storyline that may affect their gameplay. They may spend hours customising their character’s appearance and clothing, making sureContinue reading “Character Customisation in Nintendo Games: So Close, Yet So, So Far”

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Six Months Later

“A game that released at the exact right time,” were the thoughts of many people upon the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Its debut came at the time when the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic was making its way through scores of countries, with many governments around the world implementing shelter-in-place orders, people losing jobs, andContinue reading “Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Six Months Later”

Nintendo Limited Game Releases, and why Super Mario 3D All Stars Leaves a Bad Taste in my Mouth

If you, like me, have no other personality than being part of the revered class that is The Gamer, then you’ll know that Nintendo has been pretty lax on announcing much of anything this year. Sure, a few new games like Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have come out, butContinue reading “Nintendo Limited Game Releases, and why Super Mario 3D All Stars Leaves a Bad Taste in my Mouth”

How Breath of the Wild Helped Me to Love Zelda Games

I have, unfortunately, committed the sin of being a 90’s kid who was not born into a family who were able to afford video games until the DS/Wii era. I know. Please, sir, ma’am, lower your pitchfork. I did not play Pokémon on the Gameboy with friends in primary school, struggle through the water templeContinue reading “How Breath of the Wild Helped Me to Love Zelda Games”

A Short Hike (PC) Review

This review will be a bit of a switch (ha!) up, as I won’t be playing the game on the Nintendo Switch. I received this game in the “Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality” on itch.io back in June along with 1,740 other items which included games, game assets, reading materials and dungeon manuals. GivenContinue reading “A Short Hike (PC) Review”

No, Video Games Do Not Need a Price Hike: “The Sixty Dollar Myth”

Before I start this article, I just want to tip my hat to Jim Sterling, whose passion for video games and desire for a better video games industry allowed me to be privy to a lot of this information. The “Sixty Dollar Myth” as it relates to games is a term coined by him, asContinue reading “No, Video Games Do Not Need a Price Hike: “The Sixty Dollar Myth””

My Favourite Multiplayer Games for the Nintendo Switch

I remember being extremely nervous about what the reveal of the then coded “Nintendo NX” would be like after the Wii U’s commercial failure. I had bought a Wii U, and loved it (even though I was salty about the lack of an Animal Crossing game), but understood that its low popularity was due toContinue reading “My Favourite Multiplayer Games for the Nintendo Switch”

Bury me, my love (Nintendo Switch) Review

The Nintendo Switch eShop is often hard to navigate, as a barrage of new titles being added every day to a storefront without a rating system can make it difficult to discern the proverbial trash from treasure. Every now and again I check the New Releases tab, hoping to find a game that intrigues me.Continue reading “Bury me, my love (Nintendo Switch) Review”

Is Video Game Piracy Only for Scallywags? – An Alternate Perspective

I will preface this article by stating the obvious: stealing is wrong. Video game developers dedicate so much of their time to creating art for us to enjoy, and definitely deserve to be compensated for their efforts. But wait, gimme a sec, hear me out here – it kind of sucks when video game developersContinue reading “Is Video Game Piracy Only for Scallywags? – An Alternate Perspective”

Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch) Impressions

Like many Switch owners, I have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. For those who don’t know what Nintendo Switch Online (or NSO) is, it’s a service that allows Nintendo Switch owners to have access to online gaming modes, cloud backups for save data (for most games), a library of NES and SNES games, andContinue reading “Pokkén Tournament DX (Nintendo Switch) Impressions”