Opinion

A Mario Sports Primer – Golf and Tennis Edition

A Mario Sports Primer – Golf and Tennis Edition

There have been plenty of Mario sports games over the years - this article deals with Camelot's tennis and golf offerings, focusing on the history of the releases and opinions on which games stand out, as well as why Mario and sports seem to get along so well in the first place. »

Monday Mysteries: The Animal Crossing Hoax

Monday Mysteries: The Animal Crossing Hoax

Animal Crossing couldn't be a more joyous oasis of fun, friendship, and unexplained horrors underneath its kiddy exterior. »

Tales From The Game Shelf: Pandora’s Tower

Tales From The Game Shelf: Pandora’s Tower

Few games stand as testaments to being greater than the sum of their parts more than Pandora's Tower. It succeeds in being one of the most entertaining, engaging, and narratively engrossing games I’ve played. It’s that last part that I’d like to talk about more in particular. For all of the love stories in videogames, I can think of very few that have made me experience, indifference, concern, ha... »

The Top 10 Copy Abilities in the Kirby Series

The Top 10 Copy Abilities in the Kirby Series

Kirby would be nothing without his copy abilities - the big question is, which are his most useful? This is my take on that question. »

Tales From The Game Shelf: No More Heroes

Tales From The Game Shelf: No More Heroes

No More Heroes doesn't have the richest plot, but the way it plays on the player's expectations is unlike many other games. This article celebrates the power of No More Heroes to subvert expectations, and how the game builds to climaxes it can't possibly promise, yet somehow snatches them out from under the gamer's nose despite that. »

Nintendo Controllers – An In-Depth Comparison

Nintendo Controllers – An In-Depth Comparison

Nintendo has released six major home consoles, each one with a new controller. My question to you - which Nintendo controller is the best? I look at each one and try to figure out which one I think is the cream of the crop. »

Learning How To Metroid – A Lesson in Obtuse Game Design

Learning How To Metroid – A Lesson in Obtuse Game Design

Games are often a learning experience, and some come harder than others. The original Metroid challenged me to think in new ways. »

Legend of the Colossus: Shadow of Zelda

Legend of the Colossus: Shadow of Zelda

Is Shadow of the Colossus the true sequel to Legend of Zelda? »

The Nintendo Section Talks About February’s Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo Section Talks About February’s Nintendo Direct

The Nintendo team decides to engage in an over an hour long chat about the latest news that the Big N delivered in it's latest Direct. Almost no game is left uncovered, and in the end they decide whether or not they like what Nintendo's Satoru Iwata had to say. »

Week of Love: The Ultimate Romantic Tragedies in Gaming

Week of Love: The Ultimate Romantic Tragedies in Gaming

During the week of love here at Leviathyn, Stephen recollects some of gaming's greatest romantic tragedies. »

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