Review- Borderlands: Game of the Year (Xbox One)

Back in 2009, Borderlands released into a world anxiously awaiting its arrival. First person shooters of that time had reached the zenith of popularity thanks to titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the Battlefield series, and Left 4 Dead. But a co-op, cel-shaded, irreverent, first person shooting adventure chock full of loot, skill trees, … Continue reading Review- Borderlands: Game of the Year (Xbox One)

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Review- Hollow Knight (Nintendo Switch)

(This is an updated review to include all of the game's DLC. My initial review has not been altered, but I will post some updated thoughts in the newer section. Feel free to skip down to the REVIEW UPDATE section if you've already read this before.) Original Review published on August 3rd, 2018 Hollow Knight … Continue reading Review- Hollow Knight (Nintendo Switch)

Review- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Ori and the Blind Forest could pass itself off as an animated Disney movie: from the aggressively vibrant visuals, chipper yet moving soundtrack, and warmly endearing characters, it hits every beat of these famous cartoon movies that are so reverently adored. The main character even looks like they could be a close relative of Stitch, … Continue reading Review- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One)

Review- Hyper Light Drifter (Nintendo Switch)

It is my experience that the best indie games often wear their inspirations on their shoulder, yet also throw enough unique ingredients into the mix to produce a separate course entirely. In this vein of thought, if Hollow Knight and Undertale descend from the line of Metroid and Earthbound, respectively, then Hyper Light Drifter is … Continue reading Review- Hyper Light Drifter (Nintendo Switch)

Review- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)

It takes a lot of guts to put “Ultimate” at the end of a game’s title, especially when concerning a series as lengthy and respected as Smash Bros. It’s an implication of superiority. A badge of achievement. Being the best of the bunch. Failing to live up to the expectation implied by the word would … Continue reading Review- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)

Review- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)

Open-world video games are a common staple of the industry anymore, but only a handful rise to the top to set the bar for future titles. Games of this quality share a select few traits: innovation, risk-taking, and extraneous attention to even the smallest details. Legendary titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Grand Theft … Continue reading Review- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One)

Review- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo 3DS)

The original Luigi’s Mansion released as a launch title for the Nintendo Gamecube back in 2001. In a change of roles, players embarked on a quest through a haunted mansion as the cowardly, light-hearted, under-appreciated Luigi, braving the spirits of the dead and an army of Boos to save his older brother. A Metroid-like style … Continue reading Review- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo 3DS)