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.

[Translation] Interview with The Alliance Alive Producer and Director, Matsuura Masataka

This is what I’ve gone silent for the past two weeks for. I’ve been looking forward to the release of a 3DS title named The Alliance Alive – I loved Legend of Legacy’s somewhat refreshing battle system and it’s uniquely ambient atmosphere. However, it seems that The Alliance Alive is going for a bit of… Continue reading [Translation] Interview with The Alliance Alive Producer and Director, Matsuura Masataka

A Comprehensive Translation of the final update for Badge Collection Arcade (Nintendo Badge Arcade)

So here’s something a little bit different for this week. You may not know this, but yesterday was the day of the final update of new badges for the Japanese version of the Nintendo Badge Arcade, known as バッジとれ~るセンター (lit. Badge Collection Centre). With the new updates gone, it is also taking away the Arcade… Continue reading A Comprehensive Translation of the final update for Badge Collection Arcade (Nintendo Badge Arcade)

Story of Seasons : Trio of Towns – First impressions

Once upon a time, I fell in love with a game called Harvest Moon DS. It was my first foray into the ‘slow life’ genre, which includes other series like Animal Crossing. I aimlessly wandered the town, wondering what could be fun about this game, compared to something like Ace Attorney, or Mario Kart DS,… Continue reading Story of Seasons : Trio of Towns – First impressions

Blaster Master Zero – A Blast to play, even with Zero experience

In a cave somewhere in the subterranean world, a lone, red-colored tank sits in a cave, waiting to be rediscovered. A lone boy, wearing a sci-fi-esqe suit and holding a laser rifle, approaches. As he slots in the key rifle into the cockpit, the vehicle vrooms to life, ready to explore what remains of the underground… Continue reading Blaster Master Zero – A Blast to play, even with Zero experience