Unforgettable: Nightmare (Metroid Fusion)

I’ve sunk many replay hours into several notable gaming series: Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Grand Theft Auto, to name a few. But I don’t think any of them come close to the time I spent replaying a “trilogy” of its own: Metroid: Zero Mission (remake of the original Metroid), Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion. While…

Metroid Dread: A Game 19 Years in the Making

As usual, Nintendo had a very strong showing at E3 2021. In fact, I’d argue that theirs was the best out of everyone who presented. Not only did they bring the games, they brought games that we’ll actually get to play relatively soon; no waiting for years and years to get our hands on these!…

Uncanny Accounts: Battling a Demon (and Inner Ones, too) in Metroid Fusion

The Metroid series is well-known for several things, from excellent wordless-storytelling to defining platforming mechanics. But one its lesser-known traits is the ease which with the games promote unease. While not particularly scary in the tradition of horror games, the Metroid games are rife with near-death scenarios that enforce the notion that Samus is a…

We need more etecoons and dachoras in games

The following post originally appear on Geek Force Network, May 24, 2013. Media substitutions have been made in accordance with UWG’s guidelines. Well, not literally. But bear with me here… (And keep reading if that title makes no sense. I swear it will.) I’ve been on something of a Metroid kick lately. Between writing about…

My “Deserted Island” Games — Nintendo DS edition

I really can’t even begin to describe just how attached I was to my DS. Short of playing a borrowed Gameboy way back when, the DS was the first handheld gaming device I owned. And man, did I OWN it. That little white box went everywhere with me. It became the savior of public transportation,…