I praise and complain about The New Pokémon Snap

The latest in what feels like the miraculous return of long dead video game franchises; Pokémon snap makes its shock return to the Nintendo Switch in the imaginatively titled New Pokémon Snap. The first game on N64 was one of those games I played to absolute death as a young kid. So the idea of coming to a brand new entry in the series over 20 years later is kind of bizarre to me.

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Pokémon Fan-Game – Pokémon Xenoverse review

Turns out it’s Pokémon Week on my blog. I’m spending the entire week talking about it. What’s the occasion? I dunno, good timing I guess.

Fellow blogger Pokémon fan who puts me to shame in her drive to blog; Pinkie of Pinkie’s Paradise has been on a mission to play through as many Pokémon fan games as she possibly can these past few months. For the most part, these seemed like cool little curiosities to me. Cool ideas with varying quality of execution. The only game that I ever came close to enjoying before was Pokémon Uranium.

But there was something different about Pokemon Xenoverse from the moment I laid my eyes on it. A level of production and design that put on a whole different level than any other fan made Pokemon game I’d ever seen before.

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My Reaction to the Sonic Central Announcements

A while back I wrote something on this blog questioning where the next new Sonic the Hedgehog games was. With a live action movie out and a sequel on the horizon, it seemed mad to me that Sega didn’t anything to say, especially with the franchise’s 30th anniversary happening this year. Like with Sonic Generations coming out for the 20th Anniversary.

I guess Covid put a bit of a block one getting Sega’s plans out and ready in time for the anniversary itself. I’ll admit that I still got my hopes up when I learned that the Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel would be having an online event and giving us a clue as to what they have planned for the future of the franchise.

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