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."

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 ...

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 ...

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