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February 27, 2021

Pokemon’s Remake/Premake Strategy Shows the Franchise at Its Most (and Least) Risky Switch

by Alex Culafi - 1:35 pm EST
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Poké Fan Alex offers his take on Pokemon Legends: Arceus and the Gen 4 remakes.

In celebrating Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, The Pokemon Company announced two new core titles set to release on Nintendo Switch in the next year or so.

The first was a pair of remakes: Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. They’re remakes of 2006’s DS titles Diamond and... Read more...

February 18, 2021

The Argument Against General Directs

by Joshua Robin - 2:21 pm EST
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Nintendo finally released another general Direct, but were the other ways of communicating better?

I was walking to my car, fresh from watching the latest Nintendo Direct, going over all the great announcements featured in it. Except I really wasn’t. What I was actually thinking about was Splatoon 3 and Skyward Sword, and not really even that. The list of things that I was actually thinking about would be:

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February 11, 2021

The Timelessness of Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS

by Jordan Rudek - 1:40 pm EST
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A 3DS title finally makes the list for expanding the reach of a niche but beloved franchise.

The very first Fire Emblem game was released in 1990 on the Japanese Famicom, and 30 years later that initial release was localized and reached fans around the world. But it was the series’ debut on the Nintendo 3DS that would cement it as both a staple in Nintendo’s stable of franchises and strategy... Read more...

February 8, 2021

Bravely Default Was The Future of Old-School Final Fantasy But Now I'm Concerned Switch3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:37 pm EST
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Turns out removing developers and features from previous games isn’t great.

I remember realizing when playing a demo for Final Fantasy XV that Square Enix wasn’t going to make a Final Fantasy in the style I wanted ever again. I longed for the sublime sprite work of Final Fantasy on Super Nintendo. I wished for the flurry of intriguing and mostly excellent turn-based adventures... Read more...

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