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Posts by Luke Archer

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    Why I Refuse to Play the Link’s Awakening Remake

    When Nintendo first announced the remake for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch, I was ecstatic. I loved playing The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX for Game Boy Color back in the day, and even though I absolutely hated the graphics style of the remake, I was psyched to finally return…

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    The Top 5 Castlevania Games

    The tale of the Belmont clan and their seemingly eternal war against Count Dracula and his minions of darkness has been going on for hundreds of years (okay but really, it’s been going on since 1986), with many stories of the clan’s battles being depicted in the Castlevania series of video games. The series has…

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    The Top 5 Classic Mega Man Games

    The Mega Man series is one of the most iconic in all of video games, and it just so happens to be one of my favorites. Though the Blue Bomber has appeared in countless different titles, split into multiple different series over the years, the classic Mega Man series–the ones where he’s just called Mega…

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    The 6 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games

    Ah, yes, the Sonic the Hedgehog series – one of the most divisive franchises in the history of gaming. While most can agree that the Sonic series started out extremely strong, there’s a lot of debate on when exactly it started to drop in quality, and when exactly it started to make a resurgence. This…

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    The 5 Best Super Mario Bros. Games

    The Super Mario Bros. series is one of the most popular gaming franchises in existence, spanning over 30 years of quality entertainment. Almost every Mario game over the years is an absolute classic, and many of them have defined–or redefined entire genres. Make no mistake–any one of the vast majority of Super Mario Bros. titles…

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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…