Shadow Bug (2018) [Switch]

The developer of Shadow Bug reached out to me in hopes of covering their game, but I was a bit too busy. Thankfully, my friend The Well-Red Mage stepped in and reviewed it for me instead! Reliable friends are great.

The Well-Red Mage


“True ninjas are always outnumbered, because they are individuals.”
-Jarius Raphel

How much do new ways to play matter?

You decide for yourself how much any subject matters, but in the context of gaming, innovation is a key player. Without it, we’d still be stuck moving white blocks around on a black screen trying to knock a smaller bouncing block past our opponent. Whether the innovation is successful in its execution or not, that’s a consideration separate from the evaluation of the importance of innovation itself.

Within gaming alone, innovation has done much. It’s given the world the ability to play with people who live on the other side of the world from you. It’s allowed us to play games digitally without the need to buy a cartridge or a CD. It’s allowed us to share screenshots and video clips of ourselves playing our games. It’s reached into the dreams…

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Friday! Video games! Let's talk! This'll be incredibly short this week since we're on our way to take one of our older cats to the vet in order to have a lump checked out. Update: the vet discovered two tumors within our cat's left mammary gland line and 90% of the time tumors in cats... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 30 Years of Phantasy Star by Playing it for the First Time!

When December 20th rolled around, Sega didn't seem too concerned with their RPG's 30th anniversary. At least someone was, though. Phantasy Star debuted on the Sega Master System that day back in 1987 (1988 in North America), and like many others here in the States, I didn't own the console. I didn't even know the... Continue Reading →

As Final Fantasy Celebrates 30 Years Today, What are Your FF-related Resolutions for 2018?

Final Fantasy celebrates its 30th anniversary today, making it one of longest running console RPG series to date (Ultima and Dragon Quest say hello, by the way). As a way of celebrating one of my favorite series of all time, I thought it'd be interesting to discuss any Final Fantasy-related resolutions we might have brewing... Continue Reading →

The Most Important RPG in Console History Celebrates its 20th Anniversary Today

While the SNES arguably had better releases in the Final Fantasy series, it was the seventh entry on the original PlayStation that truly brought the RPG genre into the eyes of the mainstream. Final Fantasy VII's multi-disc spanning epic was a smashing success in 1997, selling nearly 10 million copies worldwide, and changed the gaming... Continue Reading →

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