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."

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...

Neverinth Preview

Enter the labyrinth and complete your training—to become a valkyrie! Select multiple characters and weapons as you pave the path to earn your wings. Will you find your way? Or will you lose yourself in the neverending reaches of the stone w...

Tales of the Neon Sea Review

A vibrant cyberpunk for the new age! Follow the dreary adventures of a drunken detective as he finds himself in the middle of a large string of heinous crimes. The world is far into the future—more than a hundred years from now. Bombarded w...

6.5 Fair

The Voice of Mario Finally Clarifies Long-Debated Line from Super Mario 64

Since the release of Super Mario 64 in 1996, fans have debated as to what Mario says upon throwing Bowser into explosive spheres surrounding the final stage. Now, Charles Martinet, Mario's voice actor, has confirmed what he says through a r...

Vasilis Review

Vasilis is a harmless old woman. She wakes up in her normal world of fire, anarchy, and violence. Provoked by a dead body found outside her home, she veers into a reality far beyond her demeanor. She'll meet with all sorts of characters and...

3.5 Bad

Bubbles the Cat Review

Bubbles was once an ordinary cat, until she discovered a rift to another dimension. Now, she's an ordinary cat trying to find her way out of an alternate reality full of animated slime, spooky ghosts, and random lasers! Experience platformi...

7.5 Good

Nintendo Labo VR Support Coming to Two Major Switch Games

For fans of Nintendo Labo VR, two universally-acclaimed games will eventually be added to its cardboard-style fun. Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will feature Nintendo Labo VR support in a free update coming...

Lingua Fleur: Lily Review

The insecurities of human sexuality have become ingrained into the fabric of fictional writing. Lingua Fleur: Lily brings a short story of hope and regret, focusing on the introverted and defensive Yuyi, scarred by the experiences surroundi...

7 Good

Ruination Review

With the reputation by some as "The Dark Souls of 2D platformers," Ruination immediately threatens to be as bloody as it is enticing. Divided between three distinct areas, the player must shoot their way down into the core of an alien plane...

6 Fair

KOI Review

Control the chosen koi and liberate the neighboring waters from pollution and evil, while solving a few puzzles along the way! Avoid tainted brethren, aid in the blooming of flowers, and travel deeper into the pit of darkness that is the ca...

5 Average

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