Posts by Pelides

My Hopes for Pokemon Sun and Moon

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With the announcement of Pokémon Sun and Moon, I’ve been thinking a lot about the series as a whole. There are many videos out there already on the internet of people speculating about the new iteration of Pokémon: what will the new region be like? What sorts of Pokémon will we discover there? What will […]

Transistor and the ‘Silent Woma...

So far I’ve only written about games from large companies like Nintendo and Konami but this time I want to look at a game from the indie industry. Indie games are all the rage these days with titles like Super Meat Boy and Minecraft becoming household names.

Code Name: STEAM Impressions

Oftentimes when I read about Nintendo online, people criticize the company for their lack of new ideas and new games. “Oh, another Zelda game? It’s been done to death!” “How many times is Mario going to rescue Princess Peach?” and so on. However, Nintendo did release two new IPs last year: Splatoon and Code Name: […]

Ready Player One

“Going outside is highly overrated” -Ernest Cline

The Phantom Pain Review – Part ...

Warning: Full spoilers below! Let’s examine the story in detail.

The Phantom Pain Review – Part ...

“It is no nation we inhabit, but a language. Make no mistake; our native tongue is our true fatherland.”

On Difference: Mirror’s Edge

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At this year’s E3, EA Games announced that they were working on a reboot of Mirror’s Edge. Although it is strange to make a reboot of the series which has only one game, the reboot has sparked excitement on the Internet. With this announcement, I felt that it would be a good idea to look […]

Castlevania: Considering a Classic Pa...

Castlevania Symphony of the Night

Let’s examine those aspects of SoTN which are most relevant to the questions with which I started my last post. The visual design and animation in this game are fantastic, with one exception. The castle’s many statues (like those featured in the Marble Gallery), the stain-glass windows of the Royal Chapel, the elegance of the […]

Castlevania: Considering a Classic Pa...


I recently watched a stream of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and, having heard of the game in the past, I decided to play it for myself. As I played the game, I was constantly reminded of Super Metroid. Considering the two games together, I found myself asking this question: How should we think about […]

Dishonored 2!

dishonored 2 E3 bethesda 2015

There will be a Dishonored 2! I’m so hyped! It looks like the game will address some of the issues I raised in my review of the first game which you can find here.

Recent and Upcoming

9/15/2017 - Metroid: Samus Returns

10/6/2017- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions

10/27/2017 - Super Mario Odyssey