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.
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.
Our personal favorite small-scale indie games of 2021. Death’s Door, Webbed, Ikenfell, Muck, A YEAR OF SPRINGS, Road 96, and ElecHead.
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?
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.
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.
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.
With upcoming titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Starfield, 2023 is shaping up to be a year full of games that tout their high degree of freedom as a selling point. Let's take a look at what causes a game to feel like it provides a high level of freedom.
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.
Honkai: Star Rail bears a striking resemblance to Genshin Impact, another of HoYoverse's popular titles. So why would they decide it was necessary to release another game so similar to one that is already popular?
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.
Some players say The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Elden Ring are similar in some way, but are they? Here's my opinion on this topic.
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.
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.
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.]