The biggest YouTube boom has been the Video Essay market. It’s hard to say when it really started, maybe around 2014 or so, but I am always interested in them for the simple reason that they are thought exercises. They are ways to make your brain think about media in a new way and context and it annoys me that no one else sees it … Continue reading Editorials & Essays are Thought Experiments (or Why Super Smash Bros is or is not a Fighting Game)
Pokémon has released its first DLC for a main title game on the Nintendo Switch being The Isle of Armor expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield. With the announcement coming several months ago, I wrote a post about how it can be good and bad to have DLC’s for these games. I wasn’t entirely on board, but also suggested some advantages they could have and … Continue reading Pokemon: The Isle of Armor Expansion Review
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of the most hotly contested video games that’s come out in recent time. The biggest debate is if it’s actually a “remake” or not. I couldn’t tell you’d. I never played the original, but boy… do I have thoughts on the games that’s been released. Most importantly it is kind of strange. The plot is well known, but in … Continue reading Final Fantasy VII Remake is STRANGE
Mortal Kombat as a series to adapt should be the easiest thing in the world. Take outlandish characters, put them in a tournament, make them fight, add gallons of red corn syrup, and a character to follow. Yet, there have only been a handful of adaptions of questionable quality to hold up as an example. This film, looking to capitalize on series like Castlevania looks … Continue reading Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is The Game (a Review)
Doom Eternal is faster, bloodier, has more diverse locations, incredibly strong shooting mechanics, and is just all around a better game than its 2016 predecessor. Unfortunately all of those changes make me enjoy it far less. That idea should not make sense. If this game is better than the first in every conceivable way why do I continue to find it far less fun and … Continue reading DOOM: Eternal, Doom Infernal (Initial Impressions)
The Nintendo Switch is probably the best video game console of all time (at this moment. If you’re reading from the future say hello from your mountain tops as I have surely drown on the coastline). It’s blend of high quality titles, backlog to older games, easy portability, and perfect handheld mode have put it above and beyond its competitors. None of this is new. … Continue reading The SWITCH Port I want!
All live action art comes from georgeevangalista on Instagram! Digimon: Digital Monsters was one of the many monster capture clones to fail in the attempt to dethrone Pokémon. It was originally a line of digital pets you kept on a key chain to feed (I’d say Tamagachi, but most people don’t know what that is now a days), than later became an anime, video game, … Continue reading A Digimon Movie Could be Better than Detective Pikachu!
I need to step back already, and say that the game does not blow. The overall gameplay is satisfying on a moment to moment level. The mechanical enjoyment (of the shooting) was good enough, but everything else did not meet expectations. The original Titanfall we can ignore, other than say that it has no story mode and was xbox exclusive. The sequel came out to … Continue reading Titanfall 2 is More like Titanfall BLEW!
Pokémon DLCs could potentially give us a long sustaining continuous game that keeps interest for years to come. In doing my article for why the announcement of the Sword and Shield DLCs aren’t necessarily a good thing, I started to think about how the DLC concept could be utilized and perfected into making a long sustaining singular game. All of this stems from the fact … Continue reading Pokémon DLCs could potentially give us an unfathomable amount of content
A new Pokémon Direct aired this morning revealing not only a new Mystery Dungeon title but also two DLC packs for their new releases Sword and Shield. This was always something that seemed likely to happen given the lack of a full Pokédex and overall feeling of a glass half full kind of game. I wasn’t expecting the announcement however or what exactly would be … Continue reading Pokémon DLCs are great but leave a bad taste