A Trip Through the SNES Classic: A Link to the Past

From what I’ve seen in fandom circles, A Link to the Past is one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series, right up there with the all-time classic, Ocarina of Time.

A Trip Through the SNES Classic: F-Zero

It’s shameful, I know, but up until I got the SNES Classic, I’d never played a game in the F-Zero series.  I didn’t even know what type of game that it was, though the title sounded familiar. For those in the same boat, F-Zero is a racing game set in the future.  It’s the seriesContinue reading “A Trip Through the SNES Classic: F-Zero”

Review: Detective Pikachu (the movie)

Is Pokémon: Detective Pikachu the very best video game movie, like no one ever was? Well, the competition wasn’t exactly fierce.  But, yes.  Yes, it is. While I’m no longer the huge fan of Pokémon that I used to be, I had a good time watching this movie. It’s interesting, based on the different reviewsContinue reading “Review: Detective Pikachu (the movie)”

Review: Detective Pikachu (The Game)

Between the movie adaptation coming out and one of my friends highly recommending the game to me, I finally decided to play Detective Pikachu.  It’s a spinoff of the Pokémon franchise for the Nintendo 3DS/2DS that’s not as bizarre as it sounds.  I had no idea what to expect from it.  What I got was aContinue reading “Review: Detective Pikachu (The Game)”

Kingdom Hearts III: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Like many people, I’d waited almost thirteen years to play Kingdom Hearts 3. Technically, you could say that I’ve been waiting since 2012, when I beat Dream Drop Distance. But thirteen sounds more impressive, and it’s been that long since Kingdom Hearts 2 came out in Japan. And ever since then, we’ve all hoped toContinue reading “Kingdom Hearts III: The Best of Times and the Worst of Times”

A Trip Through the SNES Classic: Final Fantasy VI

Hey, everyone! This year, I’d like to try something different with my monthly video game reviews.  I was fortunate enough to get a Super Nintendo Classic as a present, and most of the titles are games that I’ve never played before.  So each month, I’m going to play a different game on the list andContinue reading “A Trip Through the SNES Classic: Final Fantasy VI”

Review: Ghost of Thornton Hall

Fire so red, night so black. Dear sweet Charlotte, please come back… If you like point-and-click adventure games and/or enjoyed reading the Nancy Drew books growing up, you owe it to yourself to check out Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew series. All of the games are playable on Windows, and everything from Trail of the TwisterContinue reading “Review: Ghost of Thornton Hall”

Fighter’s Block: The Best Game to Play During NaNoWriMo

So, show of hands: who is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s an annual challenge that writers take to create a 50,000-word novel in one month. One epic month where you are not allowed to tell yourself, “This is terrible. I should throw everything out and write itContinue reading “Fighter’s Block: The Best Game to Play During NaNoWriMo”

Recap Review: The American Girls Premiere

One lovely summer day, my parents were summoned to the basement for the world premiere of my very first play created on the computer. This one-woman show invoked the minimalist style, in the sense that almost nothing actually happened. Its protagonist, Felicity Merriman from the American Girl franchise, crossed the stage and recited a briefContinue reading “Recap Review: The American Girls Premiere”

Recap Review: Arkham Asylum

Here we have yet another game that’s been on my radar for a while, but I never got around to playing until now. And boy, did it live up to the hype! Full disclaimer: my knowledge of the Batman mythos mostly comes from the Christopher Nolan films. I’ve started watching The Animated Series, and I’veContinue reading “Recap Review: Arkham Asylum”