Carto: Pieces of the Map is a Terrific Exploration Indie You Need to Try Now

Finally, my love of tile board games like Carcassonne has been revived. But it’s completely different mind you. Carto is a tile-placement puzzle released to much praise last year. My first impressions were very positive, but I set them aside until today. It’s a terrific game! While it’s probably the best adjective, I’m not really fond of describing games as cute anymore, because there are so many vocabularic adjectives for a game of… Read the rest

Yoshi’s Crafted World is A Beautiful Cardboard Dream

I had to remember how to play this game, but once I did I remembered how carefree it is to play this game, a nice array of forgiving obstacles and high attention to detail in its very particular artistic style. I meant to write something about it a while ago, but I kept overthinking it. Today I have some videos, screenshots, and seasoned thoughts on Yoshi’s Crafted World. What is Yoshi’s Crafted World?… Read the rest

Knights and Bikes is the Best Game About Adventure & Imagination

I knew when I read the description of Knights and Bikes on the Nintendo eShop page, and the bounty of awards adorning it, that this was probably going to be pretty cool. It explores some great themes like imagination, curiosity, and adventure. Also, it’s about finding those adventures in a place you don’t need to journey far to find. I’ll be exploring some of these topics in my experience with Knights and Bikes,… Read the rest

Nintendo Switch Review: Is it Worth It? Who Cares!

I read a headline today that said that, this holiday season, the Nintendo Switch outsold XBox and Playstation 4-1. The Switch is a nice candidate for such a purchase, since it is about $200 cheaper than the next gen console alternatives, but there are some other advantages as well besides price. Recently, I talked about how the Wii U made me re-enter the world of gaming and this site earlier this year. What… Read the rest

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is The Ultimate Mario Game

This is my best–and one and only–article about Super Mario. Indie games, step aside for a moment. Super Mario 3D All-Stars for all parties interested, is a special release from Nintendo this year for the Switch which contains three classic Mario games spruced up for HD and available for a limited time offer in physical as well as digital form. They’re serious about the limited time too, which has some scratching their heads… Read the rest