YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #170

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

Unforgettable: The Final Boss of Yoshi’s Island

In the recent-ish past, I wrote about my experiences playing Yoshi’s Island for the very first time, a really charming and unique game for the SNES.  One of the biggest highlights for me was the fun and unique boss fights.  While there were many memorable examples, the boss fight that stood out the most to…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #169

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

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…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #168

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

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…

I Think I’m Done with New Paper Mario Games

There was a time when Paper Mario was one of my absolute favorite series. I loved just about everything about them. I loved the aesthetic; I loved the characters; I loved the writing, the combat system, and the way they made Mario’s world feel bigger than the same old Mushroom Kingdom we’ve seen time and…

It Only Took Me 26 Years to Get 101% in Donkey Kong Country

The title pretty much sums it up.  I grew up with the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES.  I adore these games and have played them countless times over the years.  And while I have managed to get 102% in the second game and 103% in the third game, motivated to do so…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #167

Up this week: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough of this popular action-adventure game. Child of Light (Switch, 2018) – travel with us to a land called Lemuria where we must help a young girl named  Aurora restore…

Going Back in Time With Animal Crossing (On N64!)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a landmark release for the series in a number of ways, one of which was to catapult it from a niche following to mainstream interest. For me, it got me thinking about past Animal Crossing games, the very first one in particular. I’ve always had a warm place in…