Kingdom Hearts 3: A Critical Review (No Spoilers)

The Kingdom Hearts series is very near and dear to my, well, heart, as it is with countless other people across the Internet.  To say that I have fallen in love with it and its characters would be an understatement.  Perhaps this sounds contradictory, but I am of the belief that if you really love…

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Review

Now that I’ve worked my way through the majority of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the biggest game of its franchise to date, I thought it was time to write a little review.  Since this game is so big, it would be difficult to discuss everything thoroughly without creating a very long post indeed, so I’m…

Super Mario Odyssey was…Wow

Though I’m about a year late, I am thrilled to have finally gotten the opportunity to play Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo’s newest and most innovative console yet.  Though I had a rather unhappy history with Mario’s first 3D outing on the N64, Super Mario 64, that doesn’t mean that I don’t prefer playing as…

Saving the Water of the Wastes in Fallout 3

The goal I set for myself seemed to be reasonable enough: complete the main story of Fallout 3 over the course of a brief and final summer break. Based on my experiences with Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4, I knew it was going to be a challenge, what with my tendency to become easily…

Comparing Crash Bandicoot 1-3

After many long hours of platforming peril, both delightful and frustrating, the Duck has finally completed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.  And almost with 100%, too.  While I was able to get 100% in the first two games (minus the relics), I was not able to get the final gem in the third game. …

The Duck Finally Plays Crash Bandicoot

(Note: I know I’ve already written posts about playing Crash Bandicoot…I simply forgot to publish this until now….)  The Duck’s mission to experience all the classic games I possibly can has been mighty successful these past several years.  I’ve played such beloved SNES titles as Super Metroid, EarthBound, and Super Mario RPG.  I’ve even caught…

My Time With Trico in the Last Guardian

It was thanks to a simple advertisement inside the case of Uncharted 4 that I first learned about The Last Guardian.  It was the majestic form of the massive beast called Trico that got my attention, and it was for that reason that I got the game some while later for the Christmas of 2017. …

Goodbye Neighbor: Thoughts on the Full Version of Hello Neighbor

Over the past several months, I have been following an intriguing indie game called Hello Neighbor.  The premise is simple enough.  Sneak into your neighbor’s house with the goal of finding out what he’s hiding in his basement.  Of course, it’s hardly the player’s business what our mustachioed-neighbor does in the privacy of his own…

A Game About Mercy: Undertale

You may have heard of an indie PC game inspired by EarthBound called Undertale.  The game’s praise, along with its relation to a SNES game I absolutely love, made it a must-play.  Though, I must admit that I am typically quite reluctant to download PC games because, well, my computer is weird sometimes.  When I…

Little Nightmares is More Like a Dream Come True

Over the years, I have had an increasingly strong belief that gaming was not quite what it used to be.  I was convinced that the “glory days” of the mid-90’s to early 2000’s had come to an end, for one reason or another.  I missed old-school platformers like Banjo-Kazooie.  I bemoaned the fact that many…