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."

Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance Review: Nostalgic Veloci-Rapture

If you can't find love, it might be because you're looking in the wrong era. Raptor Boyfriend: A High School Romance supplies a relatable coming of age romp that mixes realistic anxieties with a fantasy twist. Whether a raptor, fae, or bigf...

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Mario Party Quiz: Become a Trivia Superstar

If you like to party, this Mario Party quiz will put you in a festive mood! If you think you know all there is to know about Mario Party, why not test your stuff? Mario Party Superstars is on the horizon; what better time to look back at th...

Is Gaming on PC the Best Option?

See how players feel about whether PC is the best platform for gaming over consoles. Given the advancement of technology and the always adaptable computer hardware, PC tends to have a leg up in terms of performance and graphical capability ...

Mario Golf: Super Rush Review: Just Outside the Rough

After a near-two-decade break, the Mario Golf franchise is back on home consoles, with a speedy twist. Play as a large cast of Mario characters old and new and hit the greens once again with Mario Golf: Super Rush. Is it worth playing, or s...

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Renaine Demo Preview: Jazzy Gymnastics

Get jiggy with bees, fight a house, and perform acrobatic feats of inhuman flexibility! Renaine's demo build is available for a limited time during Steam's Next Fest. Complete with a jazzy soundtrack, tons of quests, and about 90 minutes' w...

Everything Revealed During the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct

Breath of the Wild 2, Metroid Dread, new Smash Bros. Character; these are but a few highlights from everything revealed at the Nintendo presentation at E3 2021. Let's go over all the details and properly assess the biggest announcements fro...

River City Girls 2 Officially Confirmed, ’94 Title Remaster Also Coming

A sequel to 2019's River City Girls has officially been confirmed via a Limited Run Games presentation. Along with it, a remastered title of 1994's Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, where River City Girls heroines Kyoko and Misako m...

Low Poly Narrative Game Button City to Release Q3 2021 for PC and Consoles

Button City, a low poly narrative game by developer Subliminal, will be releasing in Q3 2021 on every major modern console. Announced during yesterday's Wholesome Direct, the game is available to wishlist now on Steam. Fans of the arcade sc...

New Snacko Trailer Reveals Updated Release Date, Now Coming to Switch

Snacko, the upcoming farm-sim involving a community of cats, received a new trailer detailing an updated release date and Switch designation. Shown during the recent Wholesome Direct, the game now has a 2022 release window after being previ...

Underwater Exploration Game Mythic Ocean to Arrive on Consoles

Should you fancy exploring an underwater world and grooming gods to eventually rule reality, Mythic Ocean is heading to consoles very soon. Announced during the recent Wholesome Direct, publisher Nakana.io has teamed up with Paralune LLC to...

Doki Doki Literature Club Coming to Consoles at the End of June

Welcome back to "Just Monika." Doki Doki Literature Club is coming to modern consoles in just a few weeks' time, at the end of June. The newly titled Doki Doki Literature Club Plus is currently available for pre-orders via the Serenity Forg...

The King of Fighters Quiz: Fight on, Dude!

Face your greatest challenge: showcase your knowledge of The King of Fighters with this quiz! A comprehensive package of the franchise's history, boiled down to fifteen general questions. Choose your team and test your knowledge of fighting...

M.A.R.S. – 1,000 PC Beta Keys Giveaway

Face off against the NRC—Insectoid Robots—in an all-out war for humanity! Thanks to SubaGames, we're giving away 1,000 PC Beta keys for their upcoming game, M.A.R.S.! More details below; ready your weapons. Ready Your Weapons to Save Humani...

Lost Ruins Review: Castle-Anime-Souls and More!

For those players who want a brutally difficult, violent action game with all the "kawaii" flavor of anime aesthetics. Lost Ruins places you in a mysterious realm, where a young girl with no memory suddenly appears. With no other option tha...

6.5 Fair

Retro Machina Review: Captivating Monotony (PC)

As the sole unit of robots capable of independent thought, you must uncover the fate of the human race's disappearance. Retro Machina embodies similar sci-fi narratives that others have tread in the past. With a mix of isometric goodness an...

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New Pokémon Snap Review: Slightly Under Picture Perfect

Snap is back—is it better than ever? Roughly 22 years have passed since the debut of this incredibly niche idea, a polar opposite to the RPG classic that spawned Poké-mania in the late '90s. With so much hindsight (and a thousand more pokém...

7.5 Good

MAMIYA Review: Emotional Emancipation

Not everyone gets a happy ending. What if you could change that? MAMIYA is a viciously dark visual novel that radiates the anxiously despairing situations of four young men. Originally a doujin, the story has since been developed into a ful...

7.5 Good

World of Warcraft Quiz: Chronicle Azeroth’s History

Before venturing into Shadowlands, see if you have what it takes to call yourself an expert on World of Warcraft with this all-encompassing quiz! With history spanning from 2004 to present (and even before then with the Warcraft series), th...

Should Video Games Be Political?

Find out where the gaming populace stands when it comes to politics in video games. With the industry's impressive growth since its infant years, game designers have become more apt to tell stories of a political nature. Does this end up wo...

The Father Review: A Disorienting Descent

Nominated for Best Picture at the 93rd Academy Awards, The Father bends the mind in spectacular fashion. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, a man named Anthony must come to terms with his deteriorating mental health. The real quest...

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Quantum League – 150 Steam Early Access Keys Giveaway

Discover a new revolutionary Time-Paradox shooter! Thanks to Nimble Giants, we're once again giving away 150 Steam Early Access keys for their newest tactical title, Quantum League. More details below. Master Time Travel for Sport! It’s an ...

Forgotten Fields Review: Fleeting Familiarity

The feeling of being stuck is likely nothing new. Forgotten Fields takes this stringent emotion, along with others, and examines it in a short, personal story about embracing all that life offers. With graceful sights and sounds, the game h...

7 Good

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood Review: Kentucky-fied Trickin’

A magical adventure with some time-loop shenanigans, Scarlet is transported via violent tornado into a world unfamiliar. As it happens, she stumbles upon the remains of a powerful red witch, which transforms her into a makeshift magic manip...

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Quantum League – 200 Steam Early Access Keys Giveaway

Discover a new revolutionary Time-Paradox shooter! Thanks to Nimble Giant Entertainment, we're giving away 200 Steam Early Access keys for their newest tactical title, Quantum League. More details below. Master Time Travel for Sport! It’s a...

Thrustmaster Reveals Accolade Trailer for the eSwap X Pro Controller

Controller developer Thrustmaster has recently revealed an accolade trailer for their high-end product, the eSwap x Pro Controller. With high scores from a number of reputable websites dedicated to gaming, including us here at KeenGamer, th...

Where’s Samantha? Review: Finding Something to Cherish

Love is powerful, and a driving force for George as he sets out for a strange world in search of his beloved Samantha. Something about the absurd setting rings eerily familiar, filled with familiar objects and clones abound. Does it mean an...

5.5 Average

Pokémon Snap Quiz: Take the Perfect Picture

Prepare for the release of the upcoming New Pokémon Snap by taking this quiz over the original! Considered a cult classic within the Pokémon community, this long-favorited title introduced a new way to interact with Pokémon. Do you have wha...

How Important Is Mobile Gaming to the Average Gamer?

Find out how important the general gaming populace believes the mobile gaming market to be. With billions of mobile game downloads every year, it seems almost inevitable that mobile games join the prominence once exclusively owned by consol...

Super Smash Bros. Franchise Quiz: Get Ready for Classic Mode

See how well you know Nintendo IPs with this quiz covering the entirety of the Super Smash Bros. franchise! Celebrating the storied history of Nintendo first-party franchises, this popular fighting title has since expanded into one of the b...

Is VR the Future of Gaming?

With the rise of VR in recent years, find out if it's worth the title of "The future of gaming." Gamers all over have provided their input into the fledgling gaming prospect and have decided upon its worth as a gaming utensil. But with hurd...

Good Night, Knight – 10 Steam Early Access Keys Giveaway

Live through the highs and lows of a knight who just wants to sleep! Thanks to No Gravity Games, we're giving away 10 Steam keys for their new indie title: Good Night, Knight. More details below. Relive the Glory of the Knight—Again! Good N...

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Review: Cat-astrophic Creativity

Mario's cat-scapades have returned, but now Bowser has a new, monstrous form born from his fury! Following the template set by re-releases in the past, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury re-introduces the hit Wii U title with an additiona...

8 Great

Märchen Forest Review: An Arduous Path to Fun (Switch)

Welcome to a story spanning several planes of existence. Mylne is a young girl living in a secluded forest, with the mysteries of her past about to come to light. Journey through her cheery small community, dangerous dungeons, and the grote...

6.5 Fair

The Best Game Streaming Service According to Gamers

Gamers have spoken: Find out the best game streaming service based on a number of important details. With game streaming becoming more and more prevalent within the lives of an average player, there can be pressure to choose the best one. A...

Phoenotopia: Awakening Review: Rebirth and Shiny Stones (PC)

Discover a world born anew in Phoenotopia: Awakening. Set several generations after a great war wiped out most of humanity, step into the shoes of Gail, a young woman living in a secluded section of the new world. When aliens come down and ...

8 Great

Fujiwara Bittersweet Review: Only the Happiest Vibes

Find love (or sweet platonic companionship!) in Fujiwara Bittersweet, a free-to-play visual novel with the illustrated vibrancy to match. Join Aya as she navigates her first year of high school, where she'll meet both sweet and nasty people...

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Is New Pokémon Snap Worth the $60 Asking Price?

Gorgeous as it is, and fueled by pokémania-inscribed nostalgia, is New Pokémon Snap worth the $60 asking price, all things considered? Each new trailer has shown all that this series needs to properly evolve into the current generation, but...

Expectations Vs. Reality: How Gamers Feel About Next-Gen Consoles

The next-gen consoles have arrived—how do gamers feel about them? This data will show you that exact feedback, straight from the gaming community all over the world! From whether or not they regret buying their console of choice to if the c...

You Can Now Play Axiom Verge Randomized on PC

Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ has announced via blog post that the PC versions of the game now support a Randomizer mode, the game's first free post-launch content update. The mode is still in active development, so some special steps are ...

Expectations vs. Reality: How Gamers Predicted the 2020 Game Awards

For those curious to know how players forecasted the 2020 Game Awards, we have all the data you need! From what gamers predicted was the most overrated 2020 Game of the Year candidate to the biggest snub, there's a lot of relevant info into...

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