Nearly 10 years after the release of Metroid Fusion, we have a brand new 2D Metroid game released for the Switch this year! I actually only got into playing the Metroid games back in 2019 with Super Metroid and then binged both Zero Mission and Fusion last year (and blogged about all three). I generally … Continue reading Thoughts on Metroid Dread
Of the 6 GBA and DS Castlevania games, Harmony of Dissonance is the only one that has completely escaped my grasp even after all these years. But, the instant I saw the shadow-drop for the Castlevania Advanced Collection in the most recent Nintendo Direct, I decided to pick it up as soon as I got … Continue reading Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – finally
I received Dandara as a birthday gift back in February and I've finally gotten around to playing it. To be honest, I'm not really sure how to describe my feelings about this game...which is why I'm going to try to do it anyway. Regardless, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Dandara is … Continue reading Thoughts on “Dandara” (Trials of Fear Edition)
Yup. I'm back on my blog writing about Metroidvanias... again.... I've been trying to fill the Hollow Knight shaped hole in my heart and I'm only partially joking when I say that. Also, I got my hands on a copy of Circle of the Moon. Also, I am trash and a hopeless addict. This list … Continue reading Mini Reviews From My Metroidvania Binge
Recently, one of my friends started playing Hollow Knight and a couple hours in, I realized that he didn't really know what a Metroidvania was. In that sense, me saying "Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania" is equivalent to saying "Hollow Knight is a game in that one genre I like". So what even is it? … Continue reading What is a “Metroidvania”?
In July I wrote a blog post called "Bloodstained From the Perspective of a Castlevania Fangirl". This post can be considered its sequel. I love Metroidvanias. It's one of my favorite genres. The Castlevania handhelds more or less led me to a rabbit hole that got me into playing video games that didn't have the … Continue reading Super Metroid From the Perspective of a Self-Proclaimed Metroidvania Fangirl
I'm not lying when I say that I've been waiting for Bloodstained since 2008. In 2008, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia was released and that was more or less THE game that got me interested in video games that didn't have the word "Pokemon" in the title. Within a short period of time I went and … Continue reading Bloodstained From the Perspective of a Castlevania Fangirl