While I haven’t reached the level of Metroidvania academics as others that create video game content and essays, I do consider myself versed well enough in the genre to confidently talk with those experts. Since the announcement of the official Metroid 2 remake, Samus Returns, I knew I had to at least ask the creators of AM2R to be guests on the Forever Classic Podcast. Join Zach Snyder and ...[Read More]
There’s a reason that Metroid is one of the most influential video game franchises around, what with tons of spins on the fundamentals of its design showing up in the indie scene to the point of it being commonplace. Metroid titles, usually, are amazing adventures starring one of the most badass women in gaming through alien worlds to single-handedly take out threats to galactic safety. Whil...[Read More]
The Gamecube is one of the better systems released by Nintendo–it wasn’t full of shovelware and the games were accessible to almost everyone. In my humble opinion: GameCube was the second best system around, after the Super Nintendo. But, yet, the virtual consoles lacks any GameCube games, which to many fans is a huge disappointment. If you had an earlier version of the Wii; you cou...[Read More]
I’m going to start out and say it, I’ve never been a fan of the Metroid series. The games are long and confusing to navigate, and did I mention, hard? Yeah, not a huge fan of playing Metroid games, and Metroid: Samus Returns may change my mind.
Just when I was getting ready to go to a different stream, Reggie Fils-Aime comes on stage at the Nintendo Treehouse and shakes what I knew about Nintendo outside of their Direct videos. A new 2D Metroid game has just been announced, ironically enough as a remake of Metroid 2: Return of Samus that recently got a fan remake. Metroid: Samus Returns is headed to the Nintendo 3DS this September.
The Nintendo Direct has just wrapped up, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from Nintendo in the next couple years, at least as far as games go. There was no word on things like the Switch’s online features or the virtual console, but there were several games teased during the video presentation. One of which brought a cheer to my throat. Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development for th...[Read More]
Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tetris; These are games that if you haven’t played, you aren’t considered a “gamer”. At least, that’s what some people want you to think. There are those games that are considered to be the “holy grail” of video games, and for one reason or the other you may have not had the pleasure of experiencing s...[Read More]
Metroid is a series that have fans torn as the last major game from Nintendo was Other M, a game that played fairly well, but ruined Samus’ character. Fan of the series have even go as far as petition to get Metroid: Federation Force axed, as many are disappointed that the next entry in the Prime series of first person shooters won’t even be featuring one of the greatest video game her...[Read More]
Well, the final ten games for Nintendo’s 3DS Ambassador Program have arived, bringing the total up to 20; ten NES games and ten GBA games. But some of you may be asking the question, “Did I make a mistake by purchasing my 3DS early/late?” For those of you aren’t aware, Nintendo decided to drop the price of the 3DS from $250 to $170 earlier this summer. Most of the people wh...[Read More]
This is it, the main reason I started Batman-month. This is the most anticipated game of the year, and does Rocksteady deliver? Oh yeah.
I’m willing to bet that not many people have wanted to play a video game starting a character that resembles John Goodman more than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The blue-collar, colloquial everyman is a great character for film or television, but he seems a strange fit for an action star. Yet, hero John Rochard manages to be an affable, memorable character who transforms a thin premise into one of the b...[Read More]
Calling your game “Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet” creates an expectation right off the bat. Is the planet shadowy? Is the planet twisted? And most importantly, is the twisted, shadowy planet INSANELY twisted and shadowy? The name alone creates a list of criteria that must be met. Does Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (say that five times fast), the third entry in this year’s Summe...[Read More]