Revisiting Super Mario Sunshine but I Try to Go Hover-Less

Mario Sunshine is one of those games that is fun to rag on for its weird water gimmick and going green marketing. It’s a weird standout in Mario’s platforming catalog but it’s one that I am obsessed with. Mario Odyssey is my favorite modern 3D platformer objectively, but when it comes to the sounds and … Continue reading Revisiting Super Mario Sunshine but I Try to Go Hover-Less

Top 10 Games of 2021

Another year come and gone and with it another roster of game releases. Despite what a lot of people might say, this game was filled with a ton of great games. While I didn’t get to play everything that I had wanted to, I did have the opportunity to play quite a few big titles … Continue reading Top 10 Games of 2021

Mario Party Superstars Review

This is a little different from the usual stuff that I review for this blog, but my nostalgia couldn’t keep me away from writing about it. I have not bought a Mario Party game since Mario Party 2 for various reasons over the years, but the most recent reasons have been that the games just … Continue reading Mario Party Superstars Review

Top Ten Halloween Inspired Settings in Gaming

We are in the throes of spooky month and you know what that means: all the Halloween content. Developers love incorporating holiday themes from real life to add a little bit of spice to their games. It can be an easy-themed level to put the player in a particular mindset, it can be an update … Continue reading Top Ten Halloween Inspired Settings in Gaming

Top Ten Soundtracks in Gaming

The most magical thing about video games is that they are the culmination of every other medium. They use art, music, film, and more to help create an entire world and one of the most easily recognizable components of a famous video game is its soundtrack. The moment you hear the opening to the theme … Continue reading Top Ten Soundtracks in Gaming

Top Ten Platforming Games

Platformers might be my favorite genre when they are done correctly. There was a time in the 90s when this genre reigned supreme and that is when I began to play video games. They hold a special place in my heart and there has been a slight resurgence in their popularity in recent years with … Continue reading Top Ten Platforming Games

The Best Announcements at E3 2021

E3 is always an exciting time because you know there is going to be at least one thing that you can't wait you get your hands on and play. Luckily for me, I had multiple things that made me reach for my wallet before seeing that some didn't even have a definitive date yet. However, … Continue reading The Best Announcements at E3 2021

Top Ten Levels in Video Games Before 2010

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

Reflecting on Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1 Year Later

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

Revisiting Mario Odyssey

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