Author: Dakota Gordon

A Nintendo fanatic since young, which began with Donkey Kong Country. Eventually grew into a person fascinated with the art of critique and perspectives. Harbors a deep adoration for pixel-art, 2D side-scrollers, and sci-fi. Bonafide hipster, and reads history textbooks "for fun."

Was Adding Byleth as Smash Ultimate DLC a Bad Decision?

Compared to the overwhelming hype produced by the inclusion of Joker and Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth's inclusion as Smash Ultimate DLC has been met with a lot of criticism. With all the outcry, do fans have a reason to be upset with Nintendo? Or ...

Chuusotsu 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle Review

You didn't think they'd be gone forever, did you? An official sequel to Chuusotsu: Time After Time has been birthed into the world, and its name is The Moving Castle! With new adventures upon the horizon, where will fate take these three gi...

6.5 Fair

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses Joins Smash Ultimate

The fifth member of the Fighters Pass has been revealed! Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes the final spot in a varied and complex selection of new fighters for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Should that disappoint you, know that six n...

New Super Smash Bros DLC Fighter to be Revealed 1/16

It's time once again, Nintendo fans! The company will reveal the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter in a livestream presentation featuring series creator Masahiro Sakurai on January 16th, just two days from now. Place your final bet...

Mythic Ocean Review: Playing with Gods

An ocean of great history lies in wait for its new creator. In Mythic Ocean, it's about the end as much as it is the means, with Gods in waiting being groomed into a significant role. Decide how the universe will be governed—your actions wi...

7.5 Good

Sword & Shield to Add 200 Pokémon and More in New Expansion Pass

The Wild Area was only the beginning. Announced during the Pokémon Direct, Sword & Shield will be getting a massive Expansion Pass later in the year, with details being very crowded. 200+ pokémon, new legendaries, and new areas are only som...

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Coming in March

Even if it wasn't actually that long ago, fans of the Mystery Dungeon series can revive their fallen hearts. Game Freak announced during their Pokémon Direct this morning that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a remake of the origina...

Mario Kart Online Tournament Announced for Next Weekend

Ready your drifting skills, Nintendo fans! The company has announced a Mario Kart Online Tournament for the weekend of January 17th, with prizes awarded to the top 8 players of each day. Should you be lucky enough to make it to the top, you...

The Top Video Games of 2019 According to KeenGamer’s Readers

We asked, you voted, and the results are here! Our readers chipped in and provided what they thought were the top games of 2019. Pokémon Sword & Shield, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Apex Legends; which came out on top? The answer may surprise...

KeenGamer’s Best Games of 2019

2019 has come and gone, so why not celebrate the new decade with the KeenGamer team's selection of the best games of the year? From Sekiro to Untitled Goose Game to Luigi's Mansion 3, the discussion for best game is as varied as it is debat...

Save up to 90% with ALLYOUPLAY’s Xmas Sale and Super Discounts

Planning to get that perfect gaming gift for your loved one this Xmas? Introducing ALLYOUPLAY's Xmas sale, where you can save up to 90% on top games along with promo codes from them and KeenGamer to make your purchase even less expensive! C...

Save More This Christmas with Green Man Gaming’s Winter Sale

Ready to game this holiday season? Green Man Gaming has all the best game titles at fantastic prices. With their latest Winter sale, you could save up to 77% off select titles, and if you act fast, save big on huge AAA titles during their f...

Dark Souls, Code Vein, More on Sale During ALLYOUPLAY’s December Promo

For one week, you could own every Dark Souls game, Code Vein, and a variety of others for almost nothing. ALLYOUPLAY has a December promo going where you could save up to 90% off retail price of select games with credible quality. And with ...

Get the Best EA Games on Sale at Green Man Gaming

Say what you will about their practices, EA has released a ton of great games over the last couple decades. Would you like to buy some at amazing prices? Green Man Gaming now has a wide selection of EA games available on their site, and the...

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Delayed to Spring 2020

Those looking forward to the newest Shantae's 2019 release date will be disappointed. WayForward has announced that development on Shantae and the Seven Sirens is almost finished, but will delay release until Spring of 2020. At least it's n...

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Cities: Skylines – 5 PC Keys Giveaway

Get ready to build your city! ALLYOUPLAY is providing you the opportunity to win 5 PC keys for the simulation franchise that has taken the world by storm. With an 85 on Metacritic and a Very Positive score on Steam, it's a game you'll not w...

Raccoo Venture Preview: Collecting the Past

Let's greet the newest platformer mascot for the current generation! Inspired by retro collect-a-thons of old, Raccoo Venture hopes to put a footprint on the genre for those wishing for representation now. Even in Early Access, the game has...

Axiom Verge 2 Announced in Surprise Reveal

You are not in control. You are not yourself. Axiom Verge 2 has been announced by creator Tom Happ in a surprise reveal during Nintendo's IndieWorld Showcase. The original game, released back in 2015, received critical acclaim as well as po...

How to Get All Fossil Pokémon in Sword & Shield

Think you can only get one fossil pokémon in Sword & Shield? Think again! Through patience, Watt expenditure, and some luck, you'll be able to obtain all four rare fossil pokémon to use at your discretion. This guide is a must-read for thos...

Chemically Bonded Review: Light on Chemistry

Introducing the newest visual novel on the periodic table: Chemically Bonded! With two girls intertwined in a messy dispute spanning several months (working theory), it's become your experiment to bring them back to a balance point. Perhaps...

5.5 Average

How to Evolve Galarian Yamask in Pokémon Sword & Shield

Among the strangest conditions for evolution in Sword & Shield comes from Galarian Yamask. We can help you with that! With this fool-proof method, we can ensure that your pokédex will be one step closer to completion with your brand new Run...

50 Cent Games for Black Friday and More with ALLYOUPLAY

Black Friday is here, and ALLYOUPLAY is ready to save you money! With sales on all sorts of big-name publisher libraries, they even have a 50 cent offer on over a hundred games. Save big with all these deals and more this post-Thanksgiving ...

The Best Black Friday Sales with ALLYOUPLAY + 5 Free Games on Green Man Gaming

Looking for the best Black Friday sales on the best PC games? Green Man Gaming and ALLYOUPLAY have you covered! With sales as high as 90% off, you could even get 5 free games with GMG's Intel starter pack when buying specific titles. You co...

Pokémons Sword & Shield Top 6 Million in Sales in First Week

Despite the Dexit controversy, Pokémons Sword & Shield have exceeded sales expectations. In just its first week, the games have surpassed 6 million copies sold worldwide. That number sets a record for the best opening week sales for a Switc...

Gun Crazy Review: An Arcade Without Flavor

With a title as apt as Gun Crazy, the arcade scene has received another child. Built over the course of a year, this fast-paced (and almost chaotic) action side-scroller delivers on the explosiveness of its name. But is its bombast enough t...

4.5 Poor

Luigi’s Mansion 3: How to Find All Hidden Gems (B1, 1F-5F)

Luigi may be trying to capture ghosts, but that doesn't mean he can't hunt for treasure. The hidden gems in Luigi's Mansion 3 can be difficult, so we'll help you! This guide will cover floors B1, 1F, 2F, 3F, 4F, and 5F, while also including...

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review (Switch): Luigi’s Odyssey

Luigi is back to his ghost hunting ways, this time traveling through a gaudy hotel. With a much heavier focus on cinematics and variation of goals, this is the most polished game in the franchise yet. By the end of the review, Luigi's Mansi...

8 Great

The Biggest Cities: Skyline Sale is Live This Weekend

The biggest sale of the Cities: Skyline franchise is all in one place for one weekend, and you could save up to 75% on select games! ALLYOUPLAY is providing the opportunity to catch up on the famous game series, so why not buy them all for ...

Rumor: Playtonic Developing a New Banjo-Kazooie?

It has been over a decade since Nuts and Bolts, the last Banjo-Kazooie game. But the wait for another title may be coming to an end, thanks to some familiar faces. Playtonic Games, comprised of former Rare employees, have made some interest...

Grimm’s Hollow Review: Harrowing Ambition

Alone to wander the afterlife, Lavender awakes to a ghastly sight: balloons. Determined to find answers, you are tasked with helping Lavender wander the desolate purple-ness of the afterlife, combating the toils of regret and solitude along...

6.5 Fair

BATTLETECH Standard Edition | 5 PC Keys Giveaway Coordinated with AllYouPlay!

The ultimate tactical turn-based video game, BATTLETECH, can be yours in our latest giveaway with our partners at ALLYOUPLAY! Providing 5 digital keys for PC owners, this giveaway is not region-locked, so the codes are usable worldwide. The...

Sky Racket Review: An Arcade Blend ‘Em Up

What do you get when combining the classic shoot 'em up titles with block breaker mechanics? Sky Racket! A brand new combination of two game themes that spread the fun it different ways. Sky Racket brings new means to review an arcade-style...

6 Fair

Outbuddies Review: 6 Years in the Making

After 6 long years, Outbuddies has come forth. Inspired by the likes of Axiom Verge and Super Metroid, this passion project propels the Metroidvania to new heights—underground. With emphasis on underwater gameplay and a collection of otherw...

7.5 Good

A Custom Robo Retrospective: An Underrated Classic?

Games released during the era of the Gamecube are among the most cherished. Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, Wind Waker, and more carved the way for a whole generation of gaming. A few other titles didn't make that much of an impact upo...

Untitled Goose Game Steals #1 Spot in Switch eShop Sales

It steals rakes, it hijacks technology, and now this goose has usurped The Legend of Zelda. Untitled Goose Game is currently the #1 selling game on the Nintendo Switch eShop, overtaking Link's Awakening in digital sales. Considering the leg...

Our Lovely Escape Review

Are you prepared to open your heart? Our Lovely Escape provides a (dark?) flurry of unusual behavior from three different beautiful women. Through the trials of uncanniness, even you could find happiness that will last the rest of your days...

5.5 Average

I Love You, Colonel Sanders! Review

Colonel Sanders has never been so sexy. Try your luck in romancing the iconic mascot of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the business's latest weird marketing choice: a KFC-themed dating sim! But does this colonel have what it takes to win you ove...

4 Poor

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review (Switch)

Link has returned in crisp HD to Koholint Island, where strange things happen at every turn. Rediscover a treasured portion of The Legend of Zelda lore with Link's Awakening, a stylized and colorful return to dreams. But as this review will...

7 Good

River City Girls Boss Guide

Kyoko and Misako are tough, but the bosses they face could be tougher. Ensure victory with our River City Girls boss guide! What’s more synonymous to a beat-’em-up game than a tougher-than-nails boss fight? River City Girls, the...

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Guide – How to Recruit Allies Faster

Having trouble getting characters to join your class? This guide will cover all the necessary steps to recruit in Fire Emblem: Three Houses! One of the more addicting qualities to Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the ability to recruit members ...

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