Why Metroid Fans Double as Rabbid Feminists
Metroid: Other M caused a shitstorm. A wave of harsh negativity from critics and the gaming community together. The way that people perceived how a character was portrayed caused them to lash out about it, and this anger resonated so well with people who hadn’t even played the game that they didn’t buy the game to try it for themselves. Well, you can argue that there are other...
Knuckles' Chaotix & Quality Policing Sonic
I don’t feel like there’s any game quite like Knuckles’ Chaotix. It uses the basic platforming elements established in Sonic games prior, then does a copious amount of things different. [[MORE]] The rubber-band-buddy-system mechanic immediately sticks out in contrast to anybody’s experience with a Sonic platformer. When you get past that like I did, however,...
Level Design in the Original Kid Icarus
Just beat Kid Icarus; the 3D Classics version. This game is in many ways unique, despite what your first impressions would be, and despite what mine were before playing it. In it’s own little niche, it is the pinnacle of NES level design. But only in its own little niche, with an assortment of nuances. [[MORE]] Many describe this game as simply hard. It is far too often described this...
Donkey Kong: Dumb Ape or Open for Business?
Ever since Donkey Kong: 64, the minimal voice acting they’ve given to DK has bothered me. [[MORE]] If you played Donkey Kong 64, you’ll remember that DK sounded like a deep voiced, smooth & cool dude. The perfect voice for the anthropomorphic gorilla that he is. Recently, however - specifically in the Mario Party/Sports games - he simply sounds like a gorilla. Actually, he...
Super Mario Land: What Does the "Land" Stand For?
I’ve been collecting all those star coins in Super Mario 3D Land, and after re-fighting Bowser multiple times it got me thinking - these fights are based off of the Super Mario Bros. fights. There is no story here, which I suppose we can assume of a Mario game. Bowser kidnaps Peach and yada-yada-yada… but wasn’t that what was different about the other two supposed Land games...
My Current Top Ten Characters I Want in Brawl
Alright, let’s dive right into it. I post in no particular order. [[MORE]] Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS Little Mac Little Mac is a fighter from a game 20x more famous than Ice Climber - yet they relegated him to assist trophy in Brawl. This tiny guy from the Bronx worked his way up to beat Mike Tyson. He’s got to be still aching for a greater challenge. King K. Rool Since...
The Search for Metroid Prime Trilogy
I’ll keep this one short. I’ve played through Super Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission both late (in the past 2 years) and loved them. I want more, but am confused about where to go next. I’ve got the Fusion GBA Rom sitting on my computer - if I could get it easily legally I would - though I think since it’s the last in the series I should play through them...
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Generic Enemies in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
So I just finished playing Boss Battles in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which got me thinking - what’s with all the filler? Fighting Ridley is awesome, fighting Porky is awesome, fighting that giant Pokemon is cool. Then there’s those bosses who are only memorable in how forgettable they are. Case in point. [[MORE]] Duon is his name, and boy is he lame. He looks like he was designed...
Two Relatively Obscure Characters That Don't Get...
I’ve always been geared towards things that aren’t in the spotlight. I guess it’s because the more creative something is, the more unsure people get about whether that something is a hit or miss. Any time I have a choice to play Luigi instead of Mario, I have a compulsive need to choose Luigi. I only go back to Streets of Rage 3 to play as the boxing kangaroo; who you also need...
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