Little Inferno Review

Little Inferno may be the strangest game I have ever played. It is many things, and at the same time, nothing. It’s hard to explain. I don’t even think I had fun playing it, and yet I still enjoyed it. Or maybe appreciate is the better word for it. It is definitely an art game, and difficult to recommend. If you’re looking for something distinctly game-y, like Tomorrow Corporation’s previous work (World of Goo), you will be disappointed. If however you are not looking for anything, you need to play this game.  Continue reading Little Inferno Review

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

That’s a mouthful.

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any games. That’s mostly because it’s been a while since I’ve actually finished any games. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is pretty much the only game I’ve been playing, and I probably won’t be done with it for quite some time. But I played this game every now and then until I finally just beat it.

Runner2 is the sequel to Gaijin Games’ BIT.TRIP Runner, part of their successful and critically acclaimed BIT.TRIP franchise. I played the original and loved it for its retro graphics, catchy music, and grueling difficulty. There are a lot of auto-runners out there, especially for mobile, but this one is definitely the best I have ever played.  Continue reading BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

Daft Punk – Get Lucky in Mario Paint

The effort put into this definitely shows. Thanks Game Informer.

Original Starters from Red/Blue in Pokemon X&Y

Okay I can already tell this is going to be the Pokemon game to end all Pokemon games.

Rayman Legends Launch Trailer

With beautiful, hand-drawn artwork, challenging and smart platform design, and multiplayer modes, Rayman Legends looks like it will be even better than its predecessor. I can’t wait to play it.

Wii U Price Drops $50

Wii U Deluxe Zelda Wind Waker HD Bundle
Wii U Deluxe Zelda Wind Waker HD Bundle (via IGN)

Nintendo has confirmed that starting on September 20, alongside the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, the Wii U Deluxe will drop to $299. Nintendo also has a bundle prepared that contains a Wii U Deluxe, Zelda Wind Waker HD, and a free digital copy of Hyrule Historia. (I have the physical book, it’s awesome.) The gamepad is also Zelda-themed. If I weren’t leaving for Japan on September 15, I would buy this in a heartbeat. I really hope this will still be around next year…

Nintendo Announces 2DS

Nintendo 2DS
Nintendo 2DS (via IGN)

This is a joke, right?

“Imagine a 3DS only…without 3D”

Sokka facepalm GIF

I guess it makes sense to market this to kids younger than seven, which is the recommended minimum age to play the 3DS. It is compatible with all DS and 3DS games, and has all the same features of a 3DS, except it is flat instead of the clamshell design of the 3DS, and it only outputs 2D images. For $129, that is a fair bit cheaper than the regular 3DS, so I suppose parents might consider buying this for their five year-old first-time gamers. Other than that, I can’t see anyone buying this.

It also just looks really hard to hold and play. And it’s pretty ugly. Come on Nintendo…

It comes out October 12, alongside Pokemon X&Y.

The Elder Scrolls Online Will Be $15/month

Well, I guess I won’t be playing it then. It’s a shame—I was really looking forward to this game. But I’m not going to pay $180 to play it for a year, three times as much as a brand new game that I can play forever.

Read the full article here.

Fable Legends Announced

I’m excited for this. I loved Fable 2–I was probably one of the few people who actually enjoyed the repetitive jobs. (I was an excellent bartender.) If it ends up being as good as past games, I just might have to get an Xbox One. (gasp)

New Pokemon Game for Wii U?

Footage of a possible new Pokemon game
Footage of a brief tease of a possible new Pokemon game shown at Pokemon Game Show in Japan.

As much as I’d love a new Pokemon Stadium-like game, I really hope this is an RPG. I loved Colosseum and XD.