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More Thoughts From Me #198: My Top 10 Favorite Games of All-Time

blank I may have written about this topic before but its worth revisiting because my favorite games of “all-time” list changes every so often. For this list I am limiting myself to one game per franchise because, honestly, most of my list would be Animal Crossing and Dragon Quest if I didn’t do that. Both of those games will have a game on this list of course. And so off we go! Starting with 10. 10. Star Wars: Knights of the…

 

More Thoughts From Me #197: The State of Animal Crossing

blank I’m not the President of Animal Crossing (though I wish I was) but I’m going to give a State of Animal Crossing address anyway. When is New Horizons coming out? Do I play that cellphone app? Am I still playing New Leaf? Are you still playing New Leaf? What’s next for Animal Crossing? My fellow Animal Crossing players! Ask not what Animal Crossing can do for you….ask what you can do for Animal Crossing! And thats all I have. Good…

 

More Thoughts From Me #195: Its A Tomodachi Switch Life

blank I started playing Tomodachi Life, the Mii sim from the 3DS, again. I love the game’s wacky humor and neat things you can do. And I started to think: what if Nintendo did a sequel for the Nintendo Switch? What would Tomodachi Life be like on Switch? Here are some ideas from me! What do you get when you put together a bunch of Miis on an island? You may get something like Tomodoachi Life for the 3DS! For those…

 
 

Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Games

blank Mario & Sonic have visited a number of historic cities over the past decade in order to participate in the Olympic Games, and for the most part, the games are exactly what you would expect them to be: a collection of sports themed mini games that are more fun with friends than they are alone. And for the most part, Tokyo 2020 is the same as in years past, but with new events and a short story mode! Bringing New…

 

More Thoughts From Me #193: Happy Halloween 2019

blank Its my favorite time of the year again: October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but it bares repeating again, I love Halloween. The candy, the spooky stuff, everything. I’m too old to go trick or treating but I still enjoy eating candy and watching spooky shows/movies this time of year. I also love playing spooky video games! Here’s what I’ve played lately and what I’ll play soon. This year, I got…

 

Doraemon Story of Seasons – The Prologue – Review in Progress

blank It’s been a few years since the last Story of Seasons title launched in the Nintendo 3DS, and with over 130 hours into that last release, I was definitely looking forward to this one, even if my understanding of Doraemon was limited. Thanks to our friends at Bandai Namco, we have been given that opportunity, so let’s dive in! The crossover between Doraemon and Story of Seasons really doesn’t require a knowledge of either to enjoy. Story of Seasons is…

 
 

E3 2019 Nintendo Booth Tour

blank Highlights: Nintendo Booth Tour E3 2019 When my meeting started, the Ninetendo representative handed me the list of the games queued up for demo: Pokemon Sword &  Pokemon Shield Luigi’s Mansion 3 The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 New Super Lucky’s Tale MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3:The Black Order Of course, being a fan of both Marvel and fighting games, I started with MARVEL ...

 

Super Mario Is King at JAKKS Pacific

blank As my kids began unboxing and reviewing toys on the The Nerdy Mouse Blog YouTube channel, we began looking for toys that would mesh well with what we are doing here on GamesReviews.com! And we finally broke through, getting a review opportunity from JAKKS Pacific to look at the 4 inch Super Mario action figures. Thanks to JAKKS, we had the chance to look at Latiku, Mario and Cappy, and of course, Captain Mario and a Moon. Are these toys worth the investment? Let's take a look!

 

‘Would you kindly?’: The illusion of choice in gaming

blank Making choices in video games is a bit like a cool morris dancer or an ideal candidate for dealing with Brexit – they don’t exist. Even in games that pretend to offer decision after decision to affect your play, the reality is that you have only two choices. You can keep playing or you can turn it off. That’s it. That might sound reductionist, and in many ways it is, but think about it. Developers make a world that they…

 
 

Customization in Mario Maker 2 Unlike Anything We’ve Seen

blank With only a few weeks to go before the launch of Mario Maker 2, Nintendo Treehouse was out in full force at E3 2019 putting the game on display. With three, 30 minute sessions of new game play, there was tons of great content for fans to digest. Most notably, in my opinion, was the amount of customization available just in location and environment changes. The original Mario Maker provided a number of different Mario game backdrops for you to…