Sonic Mania Impressions: Ups & Downs & Well-rounded Levels

The first 2D Sonic game that comes to my mind would probably be Sonic Advance 1 or Sonic Rush. Growing up with the two Sonic Adventure games, I’ve always been more of a ‘Modern’ Sonic fan, favoring the talkative, smart-mouthing hedgehog with a multitude of friends, rather than the straightforward level-to-level gameplay of the Classic… Continue reading Sonic Mania Impressions: Ups & Downs & Well-rounded Levels

Anime Series Impressions – Little Witch Academia (TV)

Next on the list of things on my backlog to cover, we have Little Witch Academia (TV). Considering the global phenomenon this gem in Studio Trigger’s catalog is, it has been touching to see how many people love the characters and concepts behind the title. It has grown from a basic storyline about a positive-thinking… Continue reading Anime Series Impressions – Little Witch Academia (TV)

The Alliance Alive Impressions – The Essential 90’s RPG, Alive Again.

It was a while back that I translated the developer interview regarding The Alliance Alive. True to the producer-director’s words, there have been no extra DLC announcements, and save for a patch that fixed some bugs, and the release of the official soundtrack, the game stands alone as a complete package, for better or worse.… Continue reading The Alliance Alive Impressions – The Essential 90’s RPG, Alive Again.

My Impression of Fire Emblem Echoes – Not just a Shadow of Former Glory

Story spoilers for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will appear – you have been warned! I’ve got to be frank here – Fire Emblem Echoes didn’t exactly sound attractive to me during its first reveal. Being a 3D remake of an NES game (with all the warts that it entails) that was being released… Continue reading My Impression of Fire Emblem Echoes – Not just a Shadow of Former Glory

Small worlds aren’t bad – an analysis of why I loved Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Link’s Awakening DX.

Warning – Spoilers for Link’s Awakening DX appear in this blog post! Recently I completed The Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening DX for the first time, becoming the 5th Zelda game I have beaten, after Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, Ocarina of Time 3D, and Majora’s Mask 3D. Despite this being the internet era, I had somehow managed… Continue reading Small worlds aren’t bad – an analysis of why I loved Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Link’s Awakening DX.