And I’m Done with Ni no Kuni: A Response Post

It is always a shame when one of our favorite gaming franchises either dies or is reduced to a shadow of its former self.  Not long ago, Hatm0nster published a post on how he was finally done with the Paper Mario franchise (as am I), due to the sad fact that the series has lost…

My Dragon Age 4 Wishlist

Of all the amazing next gen games that we’ve gotten glimpses of this year, none have me more excited than the next Dragon Age title. BioWare’s been tight-lipped about the game’s promise, but a couple weeks ago, at Gamescom 2020, they finally opened up, just a little, about what may be in store in the…

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time

Nintendo has recently announced a whole bunch of things that will be available for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.  This includes making various Mario titles available on the Switch, a Mario Game & Watch, Mario-themed furniture coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March of 2021, and even…Mario-inspired shoes?  Okay.  Ahem, you can…

The Sims 4: Saying Goodbye

This is the final post about my experience playing The Sims 4 for the first time. For previous posts in the series, see here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3), and here (part 4). Upon venturing into Peeps’ senior years in The Sims 4, one of the first things I did was to…

A New Ratchet & Clank is Coming to the PS5

I tried to firmly tell myself that I wouldn’t be getting the PS5 for at least a year or two after its release.  Consoles are expensive, after all, and I can’t just keep…what’s that?  They’re making a new Ratchet & Clank? Dang it. Okay, so you might already be aware, but I’m a huge Ratchet…

The Sims 4: Meet Peeps!

Back in March, before the world went sideways, I said that 2020 was going to be the year of me playing “something different,” and that “something” was going to be The Sims 4, the latest entry in this long-standing life simulator series, which I acquired via PlayStation Plus. Well, despite the fact that the world…

Metroid Prime Trilogy: A Comparison

With Metroid Prime 4 sure to be a reality…someday and a full playthrough of the entire Trilogy now in my recent past, I thought it would be a good time to compare all three games and discuss where each game excels and where each falls short.  Though I’ll admit that the first game is by…

The Sims 4, or, What the Heck am I Doing and Why am I Doing it

As proof that the universe works in mysterious ways, I have made the potentially questionable choice to dive into some personally uncharted gaming waters and play…a Sims game. The Sims 4, to be exact, and not just because it was a free PS Plus game last month. But…okay, mostly because of that, but for another…

I No Longer Fear Change AKA A Thank You Letter for Naughty Dog

If you’re familiar with the Jak and Daxter series from the PS2 era, then you’ll no doubt be aware of the drastic departure in tone the series made beginning with Jak 2.  The first game, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, was a lighthearted collectathon not unlike Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64.  And then Jak…

Why Mass Effect?

This month, or more specifically, yesterday (November 20th), marks the twelfth anniversary of the release of Mass Effect in the United States. By no small coincidence, and despite The Outer Worlds sitting patiently in my PS4, I am currently knee-deep in yet another playthrough of the trilogy on my trusty if weezy Xbox 360. (Mass…