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."

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 ...

River City Girls Review

Misako and Kyoko star in a co-op beat-'em-up for the ages! Enter River City Girls, the latest from WayForward and Arc System Works, oozing with vibrant pixel art, dastardly baddies, and lots of meta humor! Fight to take back the legendary K...

7.5 Good

Top 10 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Waifus/Husbandos

With a month out in the world, the characters of Fire Emblem: Three Houses have made their impact felt on the gaming community. With close to 200 hours to my name, I chronicle the characters that made the most impact on me and allow me to k...

Hamsterdam Review

Kung-fu has never been so adorable. Take back your town of Hamsterdam from the dastardly chinchilla Marlo, whose reign of tyranny is only eclipsed in ugliness by his face. Beat down all that stand in your way, whether through your own power...

6 Fair

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Guide – How to Level Up Allies Faster

Recruiting units for battle but struggling to get them up to speed? This guide will contain a method of quickly building a character's strength for battle! Level up your units fast with this Fire Emblem: Three Houses guide, homebrewed by so...

Songbird Symphony Review

Sing and dance to the rhythm of the forest! Songbird Symphony takes humanity by storm with its vibrant colors, passionate story, and catchy tunes! Underneath the optimistic surface may lie the secrets of an unpolished formula, so beware! Be...

6 Fair

Shrine of the God-Ape Review

Travel to the Shrine of the God-Ape and meet some primate locals! Unfortunately, they aren't very hospitable. Platform and shoot your way through humid jungles, dangerous cliffs, and spooky temples on your quest to plunder the goods that re...

5.5 Average

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Coming to Switch on Halloween

Trick or treat? Luigi's Mansion 3 has been confirmed to release for the Nintendo Switch on the spookiest day of them all: Halloween! Now the immediate question becomes whether one would be willing to dress up as Luigi to commemorate Luigi's...

Eagle Island Review

Finally! Falconry-based gameplay right at the palm of my hand! Eagle Island combines detailed pixel graphics with a combat system similar to boomerangs with beaks. Four years in the making, Eagle Island is ready to soar, but how high will i...

6.5 Fair

Nintendo Announces the Portable-Only Switch Lite Model

Surprise! The heavily-rumored alternate Switch model turned out to be true. The Nintendo Switch Lite, a slightly-smaller and purely-portable version of the Nintendo Switch, was announced by the company today, as well as a variety of differe...

Ninjin: Clash of Carrots, Burnstar Among Games Less Than $1 in Latest Switch Sale

Looking for new games to discover but have a tight budget? The Nintendo Switch eShop's latest sale has got a ton of games that you can purchase for as much money as it takes to buy a candy bar. Games such as Ninjin: Clash of Carrots and Bur...

WayForward Unveils Animation for Shantae 5 Designed by Studio Trigger

If Shantae 5's announcement wasn't exciting enough, WayForward brought in an extra-spicy punch. The studio has unveiled an opening animation for Shantae 5 done by Studio Trigger, the company behind anime classics such as Little Witch Academ...

Total Party Kill Review

This is not a game you'd want to play with your real-life friends! Total Party Kill introduces a mechanic coated in animosity: sacrifice your teammates to reach the goal! With sixty levels to play, there's plenty of blood to shed and differ...

6.5 Fair

River City Girls Announced by WayForward, “Overseen” by Arc System Works

The River City series is officially getting genderbent. Shantae series developer WayForward has announced a collaborative title with legendary studio Arc System Works on a spin-off title called River City Girls. The game is set to release o...

Indie Title Kamiko Sells “Well Over” 250k Copies on Nintendo Switch eShop

According to Kamiko's publisher, Flyhigh Works, the indie title sells 250k copies since it hit the Nintendo Switch eShop in April of 2017. For a game that was relatively unknown prior to its release, and spans an hour's length of content, t...

Steel Sword Story Review

A 2D tribute to the action-adventures of old! Steel Sword Story is a tale of redemption and triumph, dedicated to thwarting the forces of evil. Play as a once-exiled hero fighting to take back his kingdom, with only a rusty steel sword as h...

5.5 Average

Chook & Sosig: Walk the Plank Review

Watch yer booty! Chook & Sosig are making their way to the seven seas... well, they're pretending to, anyway. Join a group of buddies as they play a tabletop adventure of pirate-themed self-awareness. Pointing and clicking their way to unch...

5.5 Average

Online Play with Friends Coming to Super Mario Maker 2 After Backlash

Those who found it discouraging only playing with strangers online are in luck. Nintendo has heard the outcry and will thus add a patch to Super Mario Maker 2 to include friends during online play. What other details this patch could hold r...

Nintendo E3 2019 Conference Review

Recapping the 2019 conference from Nintendo at E3 has proven to be a monumental task. With surprise announcements, valid follow-ups, and hype-worthy reveals, this review is determined to let the reader know everything that occurred in a for...

Action-RPG Game Oninaki Receives Release Date with New Trailer

Travel between the world of the living and the dead with Oninaki, to release for PS4, Switch, and Steam on August 22nd. A brand new trailer showcases gameplay, story, and a release date for the new game published by Square Enix and develope...

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Gets a Remaster

Square Enix has envisioned a world of remastered classics. With it, they've decided to give Crystal Chronicles similar treatment with its own remastered version. The game is set to come sometime in Winter and will release for Switch, PS4, a...

Gods & Monsters, a New Ubisoft IP, Launches in 2020

Ubisoft closed their E3 presentation by dangling a freshly new IP in front of our faces. God & Monsters, from the creators of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, is a new adventure game with a vivid shade of color and a focus on Greek Mythology. It's...

Watch Dogs: Legion Announced by Ubisoft

Fans of Watch Dogs have reason to be hyped this coming year. Watch Dogs: Legion was announced during Ubisoft's E3 conference, and it looks to be a recruit-a-thon. While the time to wait will be long, the accompanying trailer is sure to tick...

Fallout 76 Adds Free Battle Royale Mode with Nuclear Winter

A Nuclear Winter is coming to Fallout 76, and they're willing to bring 52 people along. The free-to-play battle royale addition to Fallout 76 is sure to get the gaming community talking for weeks on end. Will it save the game? Such remains ...

Microsoft Unveils Plans for New Xbox Console Titled “Project Scarlett”

The next step in gaming may be well on its way. Microsoft has teased the release of the next generation of consoles with Project Scarlett, which has some big promises. Focusing on power and accessibility, Microsoft executives have promised ...

New Halo Infinite Cinematic Trailer Re-Introduces Master Chief

A new Chief for the new generation. Halo Infinite has released a new cinematic trailer showcasing the qualities fans have been clamoring for since Bungie's departure. Set to release in 2020, will this be 343 Industries' chance for redemptio...

New Minecraft Dungeons Trailer Reveals Gameplay and More

A whole new way to play Minecraft with Minecraft Dungeons! Equip to your heart's content with all the flavors of Minecraft mixed with the intuitive aspects of RPG elements. During Microsoft's E3 presentation, a brand new gameplay trailer wa...

Playtonic Announces Yooka-Laylee Sequel

You won't bee-lieve it! Yooka-Laylee is getting a sequel titled Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, which is slated to be available sometime this year. With a brand new emphasis on 2D gameplay, will it make up for the original game's less...

5 Things to Expect from Nintendo at E3 2019

E3 2019 is just a week away, and Nintendo is gearing up for their yearly tradition of surprises and fun! Rumors and speculation are abound surrounding this year's Nintendo conference, providing a plethora of expectations for the famous comp...

Draugen Review

There's something amiss about the town of Graavik. Edward Charles Harden and his spunky cohort, Lissie, arrive to tranquil isolation. The town is deserted, driven still by the breadcrumbs left behind. What happened—or more importantly: why?...

6 Fair

No Friends Allowed in Super Mario Maker 2’s Online Modes

Super Mario Maker 2 will release in less than a month, and has had some hype surrounding it with a recent Direct showcasing its features. Unfortunately for Nintendo, a Treehouse rep has since stated that online modes will allow no friends f...

Death Stranding Release Date Trailer Unveiled

After a strange, hand-filled build-up on Twitch, the official release date trailer for Death Stranding has been unveiled. Coming November 8th of this year, the relatively short amount of wait time has surprised a large number of fans. Spann...

Latest Pokémon Press Conference Reveals Four New Pokémon Titles and More

A Pokémon press conference streamed last night has revealed a flurry of new information about the company's future plans. On top of a variety of real life innovations, a total of four new games were revealed, three of which included tentati...

Clam Man Review

Clam Man is an ordinary Clam Man trying to make the best of a trivial situation. Unfortunately, the whimsical words of fruit pies end up being his sour song (he's fired from his job). Detecting foul play, the fishy fellow goes on the advent...

6.5 Fair

Spice & Wolf VR Coming to Switch, to Be Compatible with Nintendo Labo VR Kit

The hit light novel series Spice & Wolf is heading to virtual reality, and was recently announced to be compatible with Nintendo Labo's VR kit. The game itself, announced last month, was originally slated only for Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HT...

New Pokémon Sword & Shield Direct Confirmed for June 5th

Get ready, trainers! A new Pokémon Sword & Shield-themed Nintendo Direct is coming June 5th, less than a week from their E3 presentation. The tweet confirmation promises at least fifteen minutes of new information about the upcoming titles....

New Death Stranding Info Coming May 29th

After many months of waiting, fans of the upcoming Hideo Kojima product have a day to look forward to. Announced in a tweet from Kojima Productions, new info about Death Stranding is slated to be released on May 29th. Will it be a trailer? ...

Akane Review (Nintendo Switch)

Alone, Akane stands. The glow of the neon wasteland brightens her view. A cigarette slowly burns as she tightens her grip on her katana. A swarm of gangsters closes in. She fights, knowing she may die by the end. Survive the fight against t...

7.5 Good

Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct Announced for May 15th

Nintendo fans, rejoice! A new Nintendo Direct has been announced for tomorrow, May 15, featuring fifteen minutes of new info on Super Mario Maker 2. The video special will premiere at 3:00 p.m. PT | 6:00 p.m. ET. Fans of the build-happy Nin...

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