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."

Baby Dino Adventures Preview: Jurassic Heart (And Condition)

Roll back the rock to the dawn of gaming with Baby Dino Adventures, a platformer inspired by games of old. With colorful pixel graphics and a little dino hankering for meat, there's little doubt that potential is high. Find out how the curr...

Clam Man 2: Open Mic Preview – A Clam Good Time

Welcome to the stage, where your life truly begins. Play as Clam Man, after the events of Clam Man, where reality has become different and RPG mechanics are now the norm. Open Mic is the prologue section of the much longer Headliner, which ...

Min Min Revealed as ARMS Fighter for Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hide your ramen! Min Min has been revealed as the ARMS representative for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass DLC debut slot. She, along with a number of additional Mii Fighter costumes, will be available for download on June 29th....

Radio Squid Review: Radio Ga Game (Switch)

For all your musically-inclined cephalopod needs, Radio Squid has been released upon the world. Play as the tiniest squid boss you ever did see, but don't let that infer that they ain't got beat. Upon a quest to undo a curse through siren s...

6.5 Fair

CONSCRIPT, New Take on Survival Horror, Lands on Kickstarter

Providing an intimate view into the terrors of war, CONSCRIPT is a new horror indie title looking for funding on Kickstarter. Inspired by Resident Evil and Silent Hill, this indie title brings the horrors of reality into the 2D realm. With ...

Outbuddies DX Review: Echoes of Improvement (Switch)

Originally released in 2019, Outbuddies has returned with extra detail to most modern consoles, highlighted by the DX moniker. Where does it stand now among the halls of the indie metroidvania hits of yesteryear? All this and more with our ...

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Cozy Indie Game Forgotten Fields Arrives on Kickstarter

Looking for new indie projects to back? Frostwood Interactive has now placed their game, Forgotten Fields, on Kickstarter! Starring a man on a nostalgia quest, travel back to a place where he once called home, and re-live his memories as he...

Evan’s Remains Review: Codes and Heart (PC)

With a name such as Evan's Remains, the promise of harrowing tragedy behind exploratory curiosity is nearly guaranteed. Find out what awaits in this narrative-driven platformer about a girl with two names and a boy twisted by time with our ...

6.5 Fair

7 Kickstarter Game Projects to Back for June of 2020

Shouldn't the world have more games? If you agree, then we have a nifty list for you. For all the successful games Kickstarter has helped bring into the world, we wanted to take part in showcasing all the projects that look to be worth back...

Indie Metroidvania Outbuddies Releasing on Consoles

After seven years of continued development, Outbuddies was fully released on Steam in October of last year. Now, it's coming to modern consoles. Dubbed Outbuddies DX, the game will feature all the updates it received since its initial relea...

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Review: Let the Dance Drop (Switch)

Ready for a return to Scuttle town? Too bad, because we're somewhere else now. Shantae and the Seven Sirens provides a swift combo of tradition and experimentation to create a game that invigorates as much as it detaches, which we will disc...

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Upcoming Indie Farm-Sim Snacko Launches on Kickstarter

The Wholesome Direct, broadcast today to showcase some cute-as-heck games, has revealed a new trailer for Snacko, as well as news that it's launched a Kickstarter and is partnering with Armor Games Studios. While only a tentative August 202...

Top 10 K.K. Slider Songs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There are many KK Slider songs in Animal Crossing, but which are the best? We cover our own Top 10 of the Best KK Slider songs present in New Horizons. With 95 songs to choose from, needling it down to just 10 may take some auditory and men...

ITTA Review: ITT-A Bullet Hell Brainteaser (Switch)

The bullet hell genre has a new member, and her name is ITTA! Uncover the mystery surrounding the lone girl's awakening, the corpses of her family and pet cat lay beside her. Nothing is familiar, and it's hard to feel anything. Where, or wh...

6.5 Fair

Eternal Radiance Preview: A Novel Work of JRPG

A new tale awaits from the indie scene. Our preview of recent fantasy JRPG Eternal Radiance will provide you the details of what to expect from its Early Access release. Read lots of text, thwart evil threats, and collect a cast of colorful...

Mizuchi Review: Love With a Question Mark

Love comes in all forms. With Mizuchi, the latest visual novel inspired by the Legend of the White Snake, that love doesn't feel quite as resolute. Through a commitment to exploring human behavior from an objective point, this oft-simplifie...

7.5 Good

It’s Been 36 Hours and I Already Despise Bunny Day

Remember March 31st, when your island wasn't plagued with eggs? Me, too. That's why this article will explain how it's dumb and bad. Bunny Day is a scourge upon an overall enjoyable and serene game, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons doesn't...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | How to Catch Wasps Easily

Wasps can be scary. Make them harmless with our Animal Crossing: New Horizons wasp-catching guide, ensured to leave you sting-free! While the world of entomology is vast and varied, we have the info necessary to make those irritating insect...

Animal Crossing New Horizons Review: Patience Is Power

You've been invited to a new horizon: will you take it? The first console Animal Crossing game since New Leaf, New Horizons allows the player to civilize a deserted island, review its structure, and build themselves from scratch. Though the...

7.5 Good

Shantae and the Seven Sirens to Release May 28th

Never fear: Shantae and the Seven Sirens's release date is here! Announced via tweet by the official WayForward Twitter account, the sequel to Half-Genie Hero will release on May 28th of this year. Additional details about a physical releas...

Someone from ARMS is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Do you like ARMS? Super Smash Bros Ultimate does, which is why someone from the ARMS universe is coming via the second Fighters Pass! Revealed today in a Nintendo Direct Mini, an unknown combatant from the stretchy-armed fighting title will...

Exit the Gungeon Coming to Switch Later Today

Gungeon enthusiasts, take note: Exit the Gungeon can be yours on the Nintendo Switch today! As announced via Nintendo's Indie World showcase this afternoon, Enter the Gungeon's spin-off title is making a home on Nintendo's mobile console be...

Half Past Fate Review: Half Past Okay (PC)

Indie games deserve love, too, and Half Past Fate aims to satisfy! Playing through three different scenarios of romantic intent, the player's job is to kindle the passion for six fate-bound individuals. But will it be able to sate one's des...

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6 Things We Want to See in Metroid Prime 4

What are your expectations for Metroid Prime 4? We list 6 things that we are dying to see Nintendo incorporate into the newest edition of the franchise, over a decade later. While the release date has yet to be confirmed, here's hoping they...

Up in the Air Review: Kids Are Monsters and Will Hunt You

Landing onto Steam with appropriate bounciness, Up in the Air is the latest from students enrolled at SMU Guildhall to showcase their development prowess. What's to discover here, with the idea that a balloon animal gets to ground pound dem...

6 Fair

Edgar: Bokbok in Boulzac Review (PC)

It's a bird, it's a plane! Actually, it's Edgar, and his sweet chicken pal, Precious. Join him and a variety of other interesting chaps as Edgar tries to find what the bokbok is up with the townsfolk of Boulzac, and whether he can save his ...

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Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time Announced with Trailer

In a surprise announcement, Adult Swim Games unveiled a trailer for an upcoming Samurai Jack game, titled Battle Through Time. This new hack n' slash game will follow Jack through various timelines in his quest to defeat the evil Aku, and w...

Is the Three Houses Ashen Wolves DLC Worth the Money?

The Ashen Wolves DLC has brought up a familiar question: Is it worth the asking price? Browse the different features available in the expansion pass and come to a final decision! Whether character intrigue, strategy challenges, or the fresh...

ScourgeBringer Preview: Dashing Through Early Access

Anything you can imagine, all of it is in danger of complete annihilation. You are the last hope to the survival of all existence. Take down the Scourge and return peace to a land ravaged by chaos. ScourgeBringer, now in Early Access, bring...

Ministry of Broadcast Review: Just Broadcast

Hello! You're tuning in to The Wall Show, where contestants must face a variety of challenges in order to survive. Up next, some red-headed fellow is making their way to the arena, though quite late. Will he make it to the end? Does he inte...

8 Great

Coffee Talk Review: Paragraphs of Pleasantries

Coffee Talk (the game, not the late-night skit) allows the player to open their own coffee joint, speaking to the oft-eccentric characters that make up a fantasy-inspired alternate universe. With impeccable drinks and a comfortable spot for...

7 Good

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...