Fire Emblem Engage: Why is the story being poorly received?

Fire Emblem Engage's story is being poorly received and I want to list a few reasons as to why this is the case: Praised for not doing anything, scenes that doesn't emotionally resonate, dumps of exposition, and over-the-top characters.

The Return YouTube Dislike browser extension returns wildly inaccurate numbers in some cases

The Return YouTube Dislike browser extension has proven itself to be popular, but there are cases where the estimated number of dislikes calculated by RYD deviate greatly from the actual numbers.

Why Harvestella’s reception changed from “disappointing” to “satisfying”

Harvestella’s reputation took a big hit at launch. Then, there was a recent shift in the reception of the game by players. But what’s behind these sudden changes in perception surrounding Harvestella?

Should Pokémon games spend more time in development?

Should Pokémon spend more time in development in order to improve their reception? The fact that the answer isn’t simply “yes” is part of what makes the series unique.

Can anyone actually play enough games to pick the GOTY?

As 2022 draws to a close, the annual tradition of picking a GOTY is upon us. But can anyone actually play enough games to pick the GOTY? It feels more and more unattainable as the medium diversifies.

What does Splatoon 3 take and evolve from FPS/TPS history? [Jini Talks Games: Perspectives from Japan]

What does Splatoon 3 take and evolve from FPS/TPS history? As a Nintendo fan and writer who has played many shooters, I want to try explaining this more objectively and fundamentally. [Jini Talks Games: Perspectives from Japan is a project that aims to deliver English translations of opinion pieces by Japanese writer Jini.]

Can “literature” exist in a world where people only accept what they want to see? [Jini Talks Games: Perspectives from Japan]

Getting a glimpse of the literature of works like Elden Ring, Shin Ultraman, and Goodbye, Eri (a one-shot manga by Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto) , it's clear that literature is alive and well in modern age. Jini Talks Games: Perspectives from Japan is a project that aims to deliver English translations of opinion pieces by Japanese writer Jini.

“Beating” arcade-style games and the coveted 1CC

Between ports, retro revivals, indie games, and even an occasional release from big names like PlatinumGames, we gamers have tons of arcade and arcade-inspired games at our fingertips. These games tend to be short, but the game itself doesn’t dictate the completion terms. You do.

Readers who don’t want criticism in a game review. Thoughts on what a new generation of gamers in Japan want

We've noticed less and less interest from our readers regarding game reviews. Maybe we're not providing the kind of information they seek.

The Kirby characters that never left Japan

Kirby’s long-running light novel series contains over 20 books, including novelizations of fan favorite games, original stories, and even a standalone version of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land. These books introduce a number of new characters and locales not seen in any other Kirby media.

Elden Ring – Put your foes to sleep all across the Lands Between & see their sleeping faces

Elden Ring - Give your foes a well-deserved good night's rest with the sleep status and see their sleeping faces. Even a powerful monster is cute when it sleeps.
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