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Posts by Luke Archer

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    Street Fighter V: A Failed Game That Refuses to Die

    In 2009, Capcom released Street Fighter IV to thunderous applause and near-universal praise. It pretty much single-handedly revived interest in fighting games among the mainstream audience, and brought forth a whole new age of competitive fighting games. Though some argued that it wasn’t quite as good as its predecessor, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, most…

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    5 Things I Learned From Playing Splatoon 2

    I know I’m really, really late to the party here, but I just got a Nintendo Switch this year, and only just recently picked up Splatoon 2. I’d never played a Splatoon game before, and bought it pretty much entirely based on the fact that I like playing as Inkling in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate….

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    Top 6 Features That the Switch Desperately Needs

    Let me get this out of the way–I love the Nintendo Switch. It’s a great console with tons of great games already available for it. But it isn’t perfect, and most of its major faults are things that I feel Nintendo could easily fix through system updates. These features are sorely missing from the Switch…

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    The Hero: To Ban or Not To Ban

    At E3 2019, Nintendo unveiled two new characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Banjo-Kazooie from the game of the same name, and Hero, the nameless protagonist(s) of the Dragon Quest series. Though Hero initially appears to be based on the main character from Dragon Quest XI, it was quickly revealed during his debut trailer that…

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    The 8 Best JRPG Minigames

    Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite genre of video games are Japanese RPGs, and what is a great JRPG without some great side quests? Sometimes, these side quests come in the form of minigames–something completely different from the rest of the game, to give you a break from the action and help you…

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    The Nintendo Switch Lite: Is It Worth it?

    After months of speculation of an impending new model of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has finally put all the rumors to rest with the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite. Set to release this September for a price point of $199.99, the Nintendo Switch Lite will offer consumers a more affordable way to experience the…

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    9 Forgotten Classic Games That Deserve a New Entry

    Sometimes a game company will strike gold with a brand new franchise, taking the world of gaming by storm. Sometimes they’ll make a series of it, with new games being released regularly. But other times, a developer will make one or two successful games in a series, and then it’ll sit there stagnant for years…