Game Corner


One of the defining influences on my childhood, development, and academic career, I’ve been playing videogames since I first got my hands on a SEGA Master System and have no intentions of ever stopping. After many years of toil and hard work, I finally set up an actual game room at home and, as a result, Game Corner articles are quite consistent, published at a rate of about one to three a month, as I am constantly working through a backlog of games for classic consoles like the Mega Drive, Nintendo 64, and PlayStation and modern consoles such as the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Incidentally, my Nintendo Switch friend code is SW-4044-0932-5233 and you can click here track my Achievements.

When reviewing videogames, I previously employed a simple star-based system (with three gold stars being the best and one, grey star being the worst) before switching to a traditional five star system. I also freely go through a variety of different elements, such as the gameplay, graphics, and additional features with no restraint on spoilers and to provide as much detail as possible about the entire experience.


Game Corner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Released: 3 March 2017Developer: Nintendo EPD The Background:As I detailed in my review of the first game, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was an extremely popular title when it released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and sold over 6.5 million copies. This, of course, was only the beginning for the series, which … Continue reading Game Corner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Upon the release of Pokémon: Blue Version and Pokémon: Red Version (Game Freak, 1996), a new craze swept through playgrounds across the world. An entire generation grew up either playing Pokémon, watching the anime, playing the trading card game, and watching the feature-length movies as clever marketing and a co-ordinated release and multimedia strategy saw … Continue reading Game Corner [National Pokémon Day]: Pokémon Shield (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

On 21 February 1986, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was first released in Japan. The creation of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, The Legend of Zelda launched one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with its silent protagonist, Link, and his vast fantasy world of sword and sorcery not only enduring … Continue reading Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Released: 12 September 2012Developer: WayForward TechnologiesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 The Background:Double Dragon (Technōs Japan, 1987) was a pioneer of the sidescrolling beat-‘em-up genre; an incredibly popular arcade title upon release, the game was equally popular when it was ported to home consoles, with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version … Continue reading Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 2 May 2012Originally Released: 21 March 2000Developer: Nintendo R&D1Also Available For: Game Boy Color The Background:After his debut in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (ibid, 1992) Mario’s dastardly doppelgänger, Wario, quickly usurped Nintendo’s portly plumber as the face of Mario’s handheld sub-series. After the critical and commercial success of Wario Land II … Continue reading Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

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