Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword – My Teenage Nostalgia Revisited

Like many old-school Nintendo fans, I first discovered Fire Emblem from Super Smash Bros. Melee. The long-running strategy RPG series was Japan-exclusive for the longest time, since Nintendo thought the games would be too complicated for our tiny Western brains. But once I unlocked Marth, and his hot-headed counterpart, Roy, in Smash, I just had... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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