I was torn on whether or not to renew my PlayStation Plus subscription because it has been a while since I’d picked up my good ole dualshock 4 controller. Well, May 31st came around and it was my last chance to get Abzu for free so I decided to pull the trigger and renew. Was it worth it? Read below to find out! (Spoilers ahead)
Alyssa here. I’m married to the guy who normally writes this blog and, to be honest, I have next to no idea what I’m doing in writing this post and it was only after much discussion and pleading that I sit here to write a guest review for this game. You see, my husband is a great encourager and after we finished playing Snipper Clips together, he was like, “You should write the review!” To which I said, “No” about 10 times, then almost lost a bet to write it, and then finally decided that since I love Christian and since I am the best. wife. ever. I would go ahead and write the dang thing. So, all that to say, please bear with me..and, here we go!
I bought Shovel Knight for the second time when I picked up my Nintendo Switch because it is just the perfect platformer for on the go play. I knew that the next expansion had just come out so once I tucked Breath of the Wild under my belt, I dove head first back into shoveltry. But this time, I’d be playing as Specter Knight in Specter of Torment!
I put off so many other games like, Horizon: Zero Dawn, in pure anticipation of playing, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW), over the last month and I’m happy to say that it was well worth the wait. The Legend of Zelda series is one of my absolute favorites, to say the least, and holds so many fond memories of my first moments with gaming. I wasn’t sure what to think when I heard this would be an open world game because, they just haven’t had a great track record recently, but of course, Nintendo polished it right up and it shines so goooood.
All I can say is that I wish I had played this game in 2016 because it probably would have a spot on my top ten list. What a wonderful mix of concepts from Zelda and Dark Souls with a visual style that is pixel perfect (heh). Hyper Light Drifter is an amazing accomplishment of tight control with great mechanics and pathways to play the way you want.
I bring you something very special today! A friend of mine that I podcast with named Matt Walsh played through overcooked with me in 2016 and I asked if he’d like to write a guest review. I hope you guys enjoy it and without further ado, here is a review of an incredible game that we both loved, Overcooked.
It is far easier to review a quick four hour game than it is to review such an adventure as the thirty hours it took me to complete Pokemon Moon. I’m still working on being able to consolidate my thoughts and get started with such a project so Bewear with me. That’s a Pokemon in Pokemon Moon that looks like a bear. Ha. Having just wrapped up the post game content, my initial feeling is refreshed. Maybe it’s the tropical atmosphere, maybe the incredible amount of new variation to an old formula. Regardless, I can honestly say this is in my top 3 for Pokemon games I’ve played. Continue reading “Pokemon Moon Review (3DS)”