I downloaded the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS demo a few days ago, and have already poured a few hours into it. So I figured I’d give some thoughts on it (even though there’s only so much to the demo and I probably experienced more of the game at E3). The demo only allows you to play as five characters (Mario, Link and Pikachu from previous games, plus newcomers Villager and Mega Man), and only the Battlefield stage is available. But even with these limitations, the demo proves that the Super Smash Bros. formula makes a great transition to the 3DS. Read more
Yeah, that’s right. I haven’t forgotten about my little survey I did across the interwebs, asking people to submit their top 10 favorite games to me. I actually finished up that survey a few months ago, but have been
procrastinating delayed in making the final list. But let it be known that I am finally working on that list!
Just remember, the final list does not represent my personal opinion of the best games ever, nor is it a list of influential or important games (though some such games will show up). It is merely a list based on the popular opinion of the people who contributed to my survey. So if ends up playing favorites, or some of your favorites didn’t make the cut, don’t shoot the messenger.
So yes, I should be posting the final list of the ’50 Greatest Video Games of All Time’ in the not-too-distant future. So stay tuned.
Dark Pit is in Super Smash Bros. It feels wrong just typing it. Palutena was already an unnecessary inclusion, but Dark Pit is the very definition of pointless. Pit was the only character representation that Kid Icarus needed. It isn’t exactly one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises after all, what with that whole 21 year period where the series laid entirely dormant. It had a nice quasi-classic on the NES that people remember fondly, then a Gameboy sequel that seems largely forgotten. Then nothing for 21 years. And while 2012′s Kid Icarus Uprising was a good comeback/reboot, I certainly don’t see it as a means to justify three separate characters representing Kid Icarus in Super Smash Bros. Read more
I’m well aware that the Oscars passed a number of months ago, so you may be wondering why I am making a list like this at this time. Well, I recently got around to watching every last film that’s been nominated in the history of the Best Animated Feature Oscar, and I feel compelled to make some opinionated lists about them, and I don’t want to have to wait until next Oscar season to write about them.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea was released in US cinemas five years ago today (August 14 2009), under the shortened title of “Ponyo.” Personally speaking, I prefer the longer title, as it emphasizes the film’s uniqueness. Though either way it’s still one of the most magical movies ever made, and one of my favorite animated films. Happy fifth Ponyo!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back on the big screen (again). But just how does this latest reboot of the pizza-loving heroes in a half-shell fare? Read more
Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s newest film, is a very much different flavor than any previous film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gone are the super heroes that made Marvel famous, and in their place is a comical sci-fi adventure starring some of the comic book giant’s lesser-known heroes. But does this departure prove to be a good thing for Marvel movies? Read more
As its name implies, Maleficent is a ‘new spin’ on a Disney classic, the tale of Sleeping Beauty as told through the eyes of its iconic villain, Maleficent. But just how well does this story work from the villain’s point of view? Read more