Let’s Chat: Reactions to the Long-Awaited Nintendo Direct!

After a wait that felt like years (and was genuinely over 12 months!), Nintendo announced that on 17th February we would be getting a full Nintendo Direct; not a Partner Showcase or franchise-specific Direct, as filled the news gaps of 2020 amidst COVID-19 disruptions - no, a comprehensive, 50-minute Nintendo Direct! Hopefully this is just … Continue reading Let’s Chat: Reactions to the Long-Awaited Nintendo Direct!

Mario Strikers Charged Football Review

Developed by: Next Level Games Published by: Nintendo Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Release Date: Out Now! The first Mario football game - Mario Smash Football on the GameCube - was distinctive in how, well, un-Mario it was. Whilst sports spin-offs such as Mario Kart involve taking out your opposition and claiming victory through … Continue reading Mario Strikers Charged Football Review

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

Oh hey there! Before we get into the review proper, just a quick note. This review is taken from my WCRReviews Blogger site, which I ran back nearly a decade ago. Now I have returned to more frequent writing, I thought it would be a good idea to unify that site with this one by … Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

Let’s Chat: Pokémon Sword & Shield’s The Crown Tundra Spoiler Talk!

Recently, the second and - bar a surprise - last of the Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC packs, The Crown Tundra, launched on Nintendo Switch. Prior to the release, a Let's Chat was published here where Stephen Brown and I discussed the prospect of this DLC - so, now that it is out and we … Continue reading Let’s Chat: Pokémon Sword & Shield’s The Crown Tundra Spoiler Talk!

Bastion Review

Developed by: Supergiant Games Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Supergiant Games Platforms: Nintendo Switch (Reviewed), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: Out Now After recently playing the superb Hades from Supergiant Games, it pressed home the need for me to amend a severe gap in my gaming … Continue reading Bastion Review

Hades Review

Developed and Published by: Supergiant Games Platforms: Switch (Reviewed), PC Release Date: Out Now They've done it again; and got me, too, coming back again and again. In Hades, Supergiant Games have crafted a masterful take on the roguelike that blends the brutal yet rewarding appeal of said genre with the immaculate, characterful art and … Continue reading Hades Review

10 Hours With… Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Y'know, on occasions, games just don't click with you. Earlier this year, the latest entry in the Animal Crossing franchise, subtitled New Horizons, was launched to enthusiastic praise and stratospheric sales, providing enjoyment to many that was especially poignant during the beginning phases of the COVID-19 lockdown. Whilst I wouldn't say Animal Crossing is my … Continue reading 10 Hours With… Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Spellbreak Review

Developed and Published by: Proletariat Platforms: Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: Out Now Am I accidentally getting into Battle Royale games? If I am, it's partly due to my friends. After their suggestions, I have recently played Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and now Spellbreak, a new take on the genre that brings … Continue reading Spellbreak Review

Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

Let's get it out of the way: yes, the online hashtag for Pokémon Masters EX was a misjudgment (don't make me write it down). However, if that is the main takeaway from this substantial update, it would be a great shame, as developers DeNA have brought a lot to the table here in terms of … Continue reading Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

Let’s Chat: 3D Mario Games are Coming to Switch, but Where is Galaxy 2?!

Nintendo suddenly released a Direct today for the 35th Anniversary of Mario, and, well... there's exciting announcements and confusing decisions, as is often the case with Nintendo news! Ashley Harrison and I discussed it in the immediate aftermath, so read on for our thoughts. I do mean immediate; as you'll see, we're literally finding out … Continue reading Let’s Chat: 3D Mario Games are Coming to Switch, but Where is Galaxy 2?!