Xenoblade Chronicles 2: The Perfect Switch Game

I’m going to get this out of the way at the very beginning: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (XC2) is a deeply flawed experience. To call this game niche would even put it under too broad of an umbrella. XC2 is a dense, uncompromising, and unapologetic JRPG that takes at least 30 hours to begin to flex its muscles. But if you can bare with the game … Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles 2: The Perfect Switch Game

How Nintendo’s New Design Philosophy Betrays Mario Odyssey

As 2017 closed out and gaming outlets began to reveal their top 10 lists, many gamers knew the #1 and #2 slots were Nintendo’s. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are, according to Metacritic, the highest rated games of the year, both earning aggregate scores of 97. The Switch’s hybrid nature as a handheld/home console has allowed Nintendo to … Continue reading How Nintendo’s New Design Philosophy Betrays Mario Odyssey