The Mario & Luigi Series' Super Cool Box Art Captures More Than Just Fun

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.


I Don't Regret Buying Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

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.…

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel: The TAY Review

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.

Happy Anniversary, Wii U. I Want to Like You More Than I 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.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer: The TAY Review

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!