The Breath of the Wild Critique – The Reflection Phase (part 4/4)

It's been months since I touched this article, having mentally divorced myself from Breath of the Wild and being unable to wrap up this series. That being said, for whatever reason I've stumbled upon a bout of motivation to complete it - perhaps due to the fact that I inadvertently wore my Breath of the …

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Let’s Talk Video Game Manuals, and 3 of my Favorites!

Ahh - the video game manual! Never has something so great been accompanied by something even greater. Peanut butter and jelly? Ha! Total snooze-fest! Steak and potatoes? Yeah, ok, like that ever caught on! But the video game and the video game manual? Folks, we have our winner. In 2017 it really is a lost art form, …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Burnout Phase (part 3/4)

Continuing my rant on Breath of the Wild, here is part 3, finally. In the last installment, we talked about the exhaustion that slowly began to occur from exploring, collectibles, eating and cooking, as well as some more positive words about the durability system. If you haven't read the previous two preceding posts yet, I …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Exhaustion Phase (part 2/4)

Welcome back to the Nostalgia Trigger Breath of the Wild Critique! Here's your host Geddy, who is speaking in the third person for some reason. If you missed the first part, the context may get lost here since this is a continuation of the first part. In that event, please click below to check out part 1 …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Honeymoon Phase (part 1/4)

Note: After writing this over the course of several days, I decided that it was far too long for any mortal to sit still long enough to read. I'll be breaking this up into a four-parter, because rather than overwhelm with 10 opinions on 10 topics, I'd rather inspire some discussion on one or two at a …

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The Big Break from the Big N: My Ten Year-Long Hiatus from Nintendo

Those who have been reading this blog for some time may know how big of a Nintendo fan I am. While I've been a big supporter of a lot of the The Big N and what they've done over the years, they only recently re-entered my good graces. Over at PlayingWithThoughts, a recent article talked …

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April Fools 2017: What’s Next for the Legend of Zelda Franchise? Here are Some Ideas!

Breath of the Wild has been extremely well received, and naturally we're all looking at Nintendo and wondering, "what's next?" It's pretty hard to top perfect 10 scores practically across the board. We've seen Zelda in side scrolling platformer, 2D, 3D, 2D with 3D capabilities, and now, open-world. What could Nintendo possibly do with the …

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Breath of the Wild: It’s All About the Little Things!

There's so many damn Breath of the Wild reviews out there right now that it almost feels pointless to write one, and so I'm going to bypass all of that and just talk about some awesome things about the game that I am loving so far! This game is a case study of the concept …

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Nintendo Switch Impressions + “Hue” Giveaway Results!

I feel like I've just woken up from a coma. It's a new week, the bleary-eyed Switch early adopters of the world, awakening from their long slumbers, presumably following some long hours in Breath of the Wild. I found myself in that camp, waking up with a deep feeling of dread that usually accompanies the day of my yearly …

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Summer Game Hauls, Presented by my Amiibo Collection!

If you know me personally or at least know what I look like, you probably can't imagine me spending an hour setting up and taking these pictures. But try harder - it'll be more ridiculous that way. In terms of my gaming collection, it's certainly been a good year so far! I have a love/hate thing with …

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