Mega Man X Will Always Be My Jam

When I was a kid, my favorite thing in the world was my dog-eared Game Boy Color. My family traveled a lot, and that little purple box was one of the few things that kept me sane on our endless car rides. I only had a few games on it: Pokémon (duh), Super Mario Bros.,... Continue Reading →

Golden Sun + The Lost Age: A Nostalgic Hidden Gem

The 90’s and early 2000’s were a golden age for the JRPG genre. Games like Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears redefined video games as a storytelling medium with their rich characters and deep themes. But these games can often be tough to get into, due to their dense plots and obtuse battle mechanics. That’s what... Continue Reading →

Hollow Knight: No Cost Too Great

I have a confession to make. For as much as I love video games, I'm kinda bad at them. My reflexes are shite, I get buttons wrong, and I get motion sickness playing first-person shooters. That always made Hollow Knight, Team Cherry's indie hit with Dark Souls-level difficulty, seem too impenetrable for a casual like... Continue Reading →

Xenoblade: An Epic Worth The 10-Year Wait

The Xeno series has a long and messy history. It started with 1998’s Xenogears on the PS1, created by Square (now Square Enix) under the direction of husband-and-wife duo Tetsuya Takahashi and Soraya Saga. The story was ambitious and ahead of its time, but budget and time constraints required most of Disc 2’s gameplay to... Continue Reading →

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