Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers – Fun Film, Mixed Message

Like many a nostalgic cartoon viewer, I had mixed feelings after seeing all the trailers for the Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers film. I hadn’t exactly grown up watching the Disney Afternoon (I was a Turtles and X-Men kid), but I do recall what those shows were like. I’d also watched them fairly recently, havingContinue reading “Chip n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers – Fun Film, Mixed Message”

Kirby: Super Star Saga

If you check the Nintendo Online account right now, you’ll find that Kirby: Super Star Saga, happens to be this month’s mission. That works quite well for me, as it happens to be one of the retro titles I’ve played recently while I was waiting for sales (they have now happened and new games shouldContinue reading “Kirby: Super Star Saga”

Bravely Default 2: Bravely Going Where Several Have Gone Before

Four warriors are drawn together through the tides of destiny. Each sets out with their own separate goal: a purpose in mind. One looks to save her kingdom; another searches for a lost person; another to uncover mysteries; the last… the last is there to help and to have adventures. They find themselves blessed byContinue reading “Bravely Default 2: Bravely Going Where Several Have Gone Before”

Shinsekai: Into the Depths

After my first hour or so of this game, I wasn’t sure I was going to play further. Oh, the game had plenty of atmosphere by that point. The underwater elements have this ethereal quality to them that make everything feel very much like you’re drifting under a vast ocean. It adds to the feelingContinue reading “Shinsekai: Into the Depths”

Spiritfarer: Death, Emotion, and the Weight of Video Games

I stare at the shimmering spirit on the island. It’s asked me to fetch a friend for a lonely sheep, acting adorable all the while. I know what it… she is going to say. She’s going to say she wants to join me too, because I… Stella has shown kindness. She’ll come onto my shipContinue reading “Spiritfarer: Death, Emotion, and the Weight of Video Games”

Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania

Was anyone actually expecting this movie to be any good? In all honesty, I went in expecting a half-baked animated affair, much like the third movie. I’ve seen more than my share of animated films, thanks in no small part to some disposable income plus streaming, as likely have many parents at this point. There’sContinue reading “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania”

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Popular opinion has it that not only is Aria of Sorrow (AoS) the best Castlevania game in the Switch GBA collection, but that it may be one of the best -vania games in that particular lineup. In this case, popular opinion is pretty much right. The story here takes everything that I love about CastlevaniaContinue reading “Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow”

Panzer Dragoon Remake

The opening to Panzer Dragoon Remake feels like finding an undiscovered cult classic movie of the eighties/nineties. For nearly ten minutes, a story plays out before the player’s eyes. This details how a young man, unnamed in the game (but named Erik according to wikis, which are actually one of the best sources of infoContinue reading “Panzer Dragoon Remake”