I’ve never been a huge fan of video game remakes, and I’ve never been a fan of Resident Evil 2, so it was as big a surprise to me as it was to anyone, including the most skeptical Resident Evil followers – who still remember Resident Evil 6 and were justifiably concerned when Capcom announced … Continue reading Why Was The R3make So Much Worse Than The R2make?
Dopefish Revisits Castle of the Winds
Finding out that the obscure PC games that you enjoyed in your childhood – but that none of your friends had ever heard of – were actually much more popular than you were aware of is one of the greatest joys of first discovering the internet; a list that grows smaller and smaller with each … Continue reading Dopefish Revisits Castle of the Winds
Dopefish Reviews Pokémon Yellow
I always assumed that Pokémon Yellow was too similar to Pokémon Red or Blue to be worth discussing. I knew the basics; instead of the regular three starters to choose from, you begin with a Pikachu, and rather than staying in a Pokéball, they follow you around in the overworld, but that was about as … Continue reading Dopefish Reviews Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Picross is Freemium Garbage
I’ve never really done a “Shoutout for the inspiration!” preface to an article before, but I had been thinking about writing about how crap Pokémon Picross is for some time without acting on it because I didn’t think it would be very interesting to anyone. Then in early February, the irreplaceable James Stephanie Sterling posted … Continue reading Pokémon Picross is Freemium Garbage
Sonic Unleashed is Awesome, Actually
I have mixed feelings about Sonic Generations. On the one hand, it’s one of the best video games of all-time; a nostalgic trip through the history of a beloved franchise, with 2D and 3D levels set in the most recognizable worlds of previous Sonic games, beautiful graphics, perfectly responsive controls, excellent level design, a soundtrack … Continue reading Sonic Unleashed is Awesome, Actually
Please Stop Updating The Binding of Isaac
… I mean, if you want to. Not to immediately undercut the entire point of this article, but in the modern age of toxic fans and unpleasable fanbases, it feels wrong to write an article saying that the developer of The Binding of Isaac should stop updating it without acknowledging that… it’s your game, Ed. … Continue reading Please Stop Updating The Binding of Isaac
Dopefish Reviews This Is The Police 2
Hey, who here remembers when THQ Nordic held an AMA on a child-porn site? Anyone? THQ Nordic sure have had a colourful and eventful history; publishing well-received series like Painkiller and Book of Unwritten Tales, they’ve just published Biomutant which I’m hearing decent things about, they’ve acquired the distribution rights to some fantastic intellectual property … Continue reading Dopefish Reviews This Is The Police 2
The Pointless Plot of Far Cry 4
When a franchise strikes gold, and the market is quickly saturated with similar titles seeking to capitalize on their popularity – often with disappointing results – then sometimes it’s easy to forget exactly why the originator was so successful to begin with. The Far Cry series is a great example of this; Far Cry 3 … Continue reading The Pointless Plot of Far Cry 4
Dopefish Reviews Deleveled
Of all the genres out there, I feel like puzzle games often go the most overlooked by design. They tend not to have an overarching storyline that would earn some kind of emotional investment from the player – except for the Professor Layton series, and even then the puzzles and the plot are treated as … Continue reading Dopefish Reviews Deleveled
Sense and Censorship: A Manufactured Outrage?
I first became aware of Sense - 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story (according to Google Translate, the Chinese is ‘Ominous Premonition’) in August 2019 when I was playing a bunch of itch.io demos of cyberpunk games for a podcast, and while it was decent enough for me to find the Steam store page for the … Continue reading Sense and Censorship: A Manufactured Outrage?