In their 2D and 3D platforming adventures, Mario and Luigi have personalities as thin as paper. Thank goodness for their RPG games, in which Nintendo’s iconic brothers get deeper stories to be heroes of, and personalities that shine. The box art of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam continues a trend in showing that blessing.
One day robots will rule the world, not because they will harvest our organs or terminate human existence, but because they will be able to survive any environmental disaster through perpetual memory dumps until the memory of Earth will be the footnote of a footnote on some obscure drive somewhere. Not that an AI…
By many accounts, I shouldn’t enjoy Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. Nintendo’s latest ‘board game’ outing is far from exciting—lacking the tense moments of cut throat, stressful mini-games and competitive play as with their other familiar game concept in the Mario Party series. That’s probably exactly why I like it.…
I’ll admit—initially The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel annoyed me. A vapid interaction framing tension between the male and female leads over an accidental bust-to-face encounter, made my eyes roll. Fortunately, first impressions aren’t always set in stone, and Cold Steel deftly dismissed my reservations.
Mobile games should all implement Neko Atsume’s criteria: full of adorable cats you can buy toys for—for their entertainment and yours. But just like real life, not all things can be purrfect. Not even my new-found furry mobile friends. That’s why ranking all 49 of them—from worst to best—seems a logical thing to do.
Truthfully, I don’t love you, Wii U. It’s not that you didn’t try. Super Mario 3D World and Mario Maker still make me smile. But mostly, my experiences have felt underwhelming. It’s why I feel torn, as you’ve given me one of the greatest moments of my gaming life. It’s the one I witnessed at the end of Splatoon.
Greetings Secret Santa! Greetings everyone else who just came by to look at the pretty picture. I said pretty but I meant... scary. I took it last Christmas Eve in the quiet hours of the morning around Rockefeller Center. I’ve had nightmares ever since, but I digress.
Written by N. Ho Sang (Zarnyx) and J. Acosta (Nach). Published on November 4, 2015 on Talk Amongst Yourselves.
And it’s not just due to his goggles.
Written by J. Acosta (Nach) and N. Ho Sang (Zarnyx) on Talk Amongst Yourselves. Published October 31, 2015.
I’ve always considered myself to be a particular sort of gamer: the kind who loves the stories they weave above all else, and the characters who carry them. But I discovered something about myself recently—I can just as easily love gameplay too. Thanks for opening my eyes, Nova-111.
Life is a predictable mess of unpredictability. It’s something I was reminded of last Thursday when I attended the stellar concert by Belgian musician Stromae, with a little help from Limbo.
Tom Nook has been living the good life since 2002: the year my obsession with Animal Crossing began. I joyfully decorated my house, while doing everything to pay off Nook’s hefty housing loan. In Happy Home Designer, the grass isn’t greener as an employee of the grubby-pawed tanuki—I’m working harder than ever!
Nintendo, I think I finally understand Mario.
Written and published by J. Acosta (Nach), N. Ho Sang (Zarnyx), Ben Bertoli (GiantBoyDetective), Steve Bowling and SupremeEvan on Talk Amongst Yourselves on September 13, 2015.
Published by N. Ho Sang (Zarnyx) and J. Acosta (Nach) on Talk Amongst Yourselves on September 9, 2015.
I feel like Dipper Pines sometimes.
Rock Band 4 takes the stage on October 6, and today Harmonix announced 10 more songs to the ever growing setlist. Arctic Monkeys fans, your days will end best when the sun sets behind all those pretty ladies...and Soundgarden. “Arabella” will join rock anthems from .38 Special, Cake and The Protomen, to name a few.
We’re just one day away from a game’s 15th Anniversary North American release date. A game which some may not not wish to celebrate. No matter your thoughts on the divisive Chrono Cross, Yasunori Mitsuda created one hell of a worthy successor to Chrono Trigger in its soundtrack.
As I stood staring at all the outpourings of love, respect and condolences to Satoru Iwata at his Memorial at Nintendo World a couple of weeks ago, there was no other response I could give than to shed a few tears.