NieR Replicant Announced for Modern Platforms

It seems the rumors that Square-Enix had big plans in store for NieR’s 10th anniversary were right on the money. Earlier this week, the publisher announced two new games for the series: NieR Reincarnation (a seemingly-new title for mobile devices) and NeiR Replicant, a remaster of the PS3 version of the game released in Europe…

The Duck’s New Thoughts on New Horizons

The newest Animal Crossing for the Switch is here at last, and I have been having a great time with it so far.  As of writing this, I’m not terribly far into the game, but I think I’ve played enough to get a decent feel for it, so it’s time I shared my initial impressions,…

[Revisited] Making it to the End

Another “Revisited” post this week I’m afraid. I’m hopeful things will have settled down enough for me to resume normal posts next week, but we’ll see. For now though, let’s talk some more about how some games require a measure of patience and what happens when it’s in too short of supply. I remember coming…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #145

Up this week: Kirby Super Star (SNES, 1996) – it’s eight games in one in this classic collection featuring everyone’s favorite round, pink alien…Kirby! Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii, 2009) – it’s Samus vs. Space Pirates vs. the Phazon Corruption vs. herself  in this series’ thrilling conclusion Nostalgic Notions (multiple consoles) – our periodic feature…

A Few Thoughts on the PlayStation 5

Last week, Sony released an…unusual video detailing the PlayStation 5’s technical specifications. And by “unusual,” I mean plain ol’ odd and even a little unsettling, what with Lead System Architect Mark Cerny standing in a “theater” next to a stilted Powerpoint presentation. And by “detailed,” I mean d-e-t-a-i-l-e-d. The announcement dove straight into the depths…

Top 10 Games from Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

Nowadays, retro games are easier to obtain than they’ve ever been, thanks to such services as Nintendo Switch Online or collections where dozens of games are amassed on a single disc.  Never having owned any of the Sega consoles, one such collection that I simply had to buy was Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection on the…

[Revisited] Trophies: My Final (Late) Gripe of 2018

The crotchety re-posts continue! Trophies and achievements have been a standard feature in games for a long time now. I realize that, and I realize that many people enjoy them. I still don’t think they’re a great innovation though, and I still feel that they could at least be done better. The year of 2018…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #144

Up this week: Kirby Super Star (SNES, 1996) – it’s eight games in one in this classic collection featuring everyone’s favorite round, pink alien…Kirby! Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii, 2009) – it’s Samus vs. Space Pirates vs. the Phazon Corruption vs. herself  in this series’ thrilling conclusion Nostalgic Notions (multiple consoles) – our periodic feature…

A Quick Guide to Grand Theft Auto Online’s Modes of Play

When our duo of a household decided to start playing Grand Theft Auto Online, the first thing we had to figure out was how to play together. While the game appeared to spell out its different modes of play, when entering the game for the first time, things weren’t as clear as they seemed. Going…

Resonance: Ghost House

Super Mario World was the Mario game that I grew up with.  Though it took many years before I was ever able to actually beat it myself, I still looked back on it with (mostly) fond memories, as a symbol of my childhood, alongside such classics as Donkey Kong Country and The Legend of Zelda:…