Dear Fire Emblem, Quit the Fan Service

I grew up playing with you, Fire Emblem, and I’ve played with you for over half of my life. I’ve probably spent over a thousand hours with you. So when I say all of this, I just want you to... Continue Reading →


A(nother) Hidden Cost of Freemium

We all know that free-to-play is hard to pull off. There is a careful balance that must be struck between allowing the developers to actually be profitable and allowing the players to actually enjoy the game. Along the way, there... Continue Reading →

Fire Emblem Heroes Review

Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play turn-based strategy role-playing game. While the series is known for large sprawling maps featuring dozens of troops & lengthy campaigns, Heroes has been slimmed down into more bite sized pieces to accommodate shorter play... Continue Reading →

Review: Grow Home

Alternating between the left and right bumpers, I methodically swing-- one arm at a time-- along the underside of one of the many branching pieces of the hulking Star Plant. Upon reaching the bud, I grab hold and grip tight... Continue Reading →

Fire Emblem Echoes is a Series of Remakes?

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is merely the first in a series of remakes under the “Echoes” moniker. Or at least that is what I think. This is based upon the fact that, up until the three games under the... Continue Reading →

Why Fire Emblem Echoes Will Suck (Or Not)

Recently Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia-- a remake of the second game in the series: Fire Emblem Gaiden. Gaiden was released exclusively in Japan for the Famicom (known as the NES stateside) on March 14th, 1992-- roughly... Continue Reading →

Grow Home User Reviews Round-Up

Join me in my first ever "User Review Roundup" while I make fun with and of various user reviewers! In this first installment, I will be going through Meteoritic User Reviews for Grow Home, a 3D platformer, where you control a Robot who is tasked with growing a giant beanstalk over a mile high to help save the earth.

How Odin Sphere:Leifthrasir Aces Usability

It’s said that if something is usable that it will go unnoticed, but that if it is unusable then it will be noticed quite fast. And for the most part this is true; often, you have to specifically look at... Continue Reading →

Odin Sphere Classic vs Remaster: Phozon Absorption

Recently Odin Sphere was remastered as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. Most changes were for the better, some weren’t, but others had both pro’s and con’s. It’s the last of these that Odin Sphere Classic vs Remaster seeks to explore. In Phozon... Continue Reading →

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