Review- Celeste (Nintendo Switch)

(This is an updated review to include Chapter 8, all of the game’s B and C Sides, as well as the Chapter 9: Farewell 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 … Continue reading Review- Celeste (Nintendo Switch)

Review- Stardew Valley (Nintendo Switch)

I first played Stardew Valley in the fall of 2017. While I greatly enjoyed my time with it, things were cut quite short upon the release of Super Mario Odyssey: a game that kidnapped my attention until I had retrieved every Power Moon possible! I hadn't even made it to the Fall of my first … Continue reading Review- Stardew Valley (Nintendo Switch)

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)

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)