Fire Emblem

Grading the Show E3 2017: Nintendo

As we do every year, today we're here with our thoughts on the E3 Press Conferences. Today we're grading the E3 press conference for Nintendo. As has been the case the last couple of years, Nintendo did their direct, and according to our editors, it was a smashing success. 

Grading the Show E3 2017: Nintendo

Nick's Top 5 Games of 2013

For console gamers, 2013 was a year in limbo. With new hardware finally on the horizon after almost a decade of waiting, major publishers either played it safe, or opted to wait until 2014. What resulted was a year in which inventive independent games for the PC had free reign over enthusiast attention and a Nintendo 3DS, of all things, became indispensable gaming hardware.

Nick's Top 5 Games of 2013

What's Love Got To Do With It?

I spent thirty hours in Fire Emblem: Awakening before reaching the end of my climactic battle over the kingdom of Ylisse. I clashed axe against axe, mage against mage, and even poor defenseless archers against mighty Wyvern Lords. It is the most cinematic Fire Emblem experience to date and perhaps the most impressive game on the 3DS as of this writing. Intelligent Systems crafted an accessible entry in this long-running strategy series, and I somehow spent the majority of it obsessing over who was marrying who. In a game filled with bloodshed, permadeath, and ludicrous story contrivances, I was reminded of my love of, well, loving in gaming.

What's Love Got To Do With It?