Video game levels used to be one of the most iconic pieces of a video game's identity, but nowadays games are using the device less as a theming tool as open-world design becomes more popular and feasible. There are more open-world games now than ever before which are just one big map like GTA (those … Continue reading Top Ten Levels in Video Games Before 2010
The 90s and early aughts were filled to the brim with 3D platformers, so it can be easy to forget some of them through the years. Ape Escape is always on that list for me of forgotten platforming legends. With its array of gameplay gadgets and spunky monkeys, Ape Escape set itself apart from other … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Ape Escape?
One of the biggest draws to the Halo series has always been its sandbox and starting in Halo 2, Bungie decided to capitalize on players exploring their levels so intently by including some collectibles. But in typical Bungie fashion, they made it their own by making collectibles that resembled skulls. Originally finding these little items … Continue reading Top 10 Skull Locations in Halo: MCC
The Nintendo Switch is one of, if not my favorite video game console of all time. I love the portability and I am able to play most of the games that I really care about at the moment. That being said, I do wish I was able to play something like Red Dead Redemption 2 … Continue reading Why the Rumored Nintendo Switch Pro Might be a Bad Idea
Genesis Noir is one of the most visually stimulating games ever created but unfortunately the buggy gameplay on top of already lackluster puzzles creates an experience that is more frustrating than thought provoking. It could have made a phenomenal animated short but as it currently plays, Genesis Noir is just a subpar point and click adventure.
Everyone has that one console that has been integral to the growth of their gaming identity and though the N64 was my first personal console, the Xbox 360 was when I first had disposable income. I had the opportunity to explore the medium like never before. It was great. There were so many influential games … Continue reading Top Ten Xbox 360 Games
It's been four years since the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released in North America. At the time, I was just a junior in college doing my best to save money. I had recently sold my Xbox to buy some last minute books and all I had was my … Continue reading Revisiting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
One year ago, my job at school was figuring out how they were going to handle the logistics of students, employees, and the rising threat of a global pandemic. My co-workers and I were coping with the stress very differently to say the least, and some of us chose to whittle away the final weeks … Continue reading Reflecting on Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1 Year Later
2021 marks The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary and Nintendo has already let us in on a few things they are working on like the Skyward Sword remake for the Switch during the Nintendo Direct last month. One notable absence though was The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 which many were speculating … Continue reading My Top Ten Moments in Breath of the Wild
2020 marked Mario's 35th anniversary jumping across our television screens and Nintendo blessed us with a collection of his first three ventures into the 3rd dimension with Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Not without controversy, 3D All-Stars offered the opportunity to play through some of Mario's classic adventures which I haven't booted up since I was … Continue reading Revisiting Mario Odyssey