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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Is the streamlining of Monster Hunter a good thing?

I’ve been struggling to find the time to write for my blog again these past couple of weeks. And Monster Hunter Rise has been one of the primary culprits, as a long time fan of the franchise, I have been more sensitive to the changes and alterations the franchise has gone through than most. While there’s no doubt that I am happy with a lot of the changes made to World and how it helped the franchise really hit in the West, I also see the continuation of that trend in Rise and find myself worrying about the direction the franchise is going.

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Hades – The much needed Narrative Roguelike

Sometimes, there are these games that I hear everyone talking about for weeks or months nonstop. Games that I should be desperate to get my hands on. Yet, for some reason I don’t, I sit on my hands and only pick them up much later.

It was around the time I was compiling and writing my top ten video games of 2020 list that I became very aware that I’d made a big mistake by not playing Hades. Despite having every opportunity to realise that I was missing out on something great. Because Hades is great.

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