Retro Ranttable: What Brought you into The World of Gaming?

KJ: Hey People.  I like hearing from my friends the impact gaming has left on them.  Old school memories are usually brought to life.  It’s a hobby I thoroughly enjoy, and have no plans of stopping.  In many ways my appreciation has only grown.  Indie games have really changed the way I look at things for the better.   Continue reading “Retro Ranttable: What Brought you into The World of Gaming?”

Super Mario Odyssey Review: Pure Joy

What a year it has been for Nintendo! Not only do they turn the ship around with the Switch, but they also give us Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in the same year? As a long time Nintendo fan, this year ranks up there as one of the best, if not the best year in their rich history. Mario has really come full circle now with Odyssey, a game that incorporates ideas from nearly all the Mario games while still pushing forward into new uncharted territory. It should come as no surprise to anyone that it is amazing. But just how amazing is it? Where does it fall along the pantheon of amazing Mario games? Is it game of the year over Zelda? These are the thoughts that kept bouncing around in my head as I played Mario’s latest adventure.

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SNES Classic Review: Pure Joy Preserved

Nintendo has done it again: they continue to shrink down my precious childhood memories and resell them to me. Perspectives will vary on this hardware, whether there’s justifiable value, what the point is when there’s a number of ways to play these games, and if the supply shortage is manufactured or just poorly planned. I am sure for every person out there that raves about this $79.99 bundle of 16-bit classics there’s somebody else who is jaded on the whole thing. Yes you can emulate these games, yes there are other systems out there that already do this but with more titles, and yes you can still buy working SNES systems and play the real deal. Instead of weighing too heavily into that, I’ll focus on what these games did for me when I first played them and why I believe they’re important to preserve— in whatever way you see fit.

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