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.
My very first Game of the Year is here so let me explain how this works. Unlike a typical GOTY, I’m choosing to include any game that I played for the first time in 2016. That means that anything can qualify from mobile to VR. I’m going to do a few sub categories, my top 10 list, and some honorable mentions. Let’s get into it.
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)”
Good news! The Nintendo Switch has been announced and it looks pretty freakin good! Bad news: Now I need to power through the rest of my Wii U library so I can sell it before March. First on the list is this little classic, Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64. I’ve played a few of the Mario and Luigi games on various handhelds but this was my first Mario RPG on a console (although a lot of the time I played it using the gamepad screen). Alyssa and I tried to play it together at first because I knew this game had charm but the repetitive RPG elements bogged her down out of the gate. So I went solo on this one but I finished just in time for Pokemon Sun and Moon to come out (be looking forward to that review sometime late December I expect).
Leading up to Halloween, I wanted to finish a pretty creepy game that I had started a while back with my wife and then restarted with a friend called Until Dawn by Supermassive Games. This game came out early into the PS4’s life and shares a lot of characteristics with a choose your own adventure book. It’s a game about making decisions and the consequences behind each of them. It aims to tell a pretty specific story but allows you to control elements of the outcome. Before we jump into the premise, I want to say that there will be a few spoilers ahead and I will be writing about my experience so let me know how you liked it or who KEPT ALIVE.