Dead Cells Review

Heralded by many as one of the best games of 2018, I wasn’t quite ready at the time to take on Dead Cells at the time. Spooked by the game’s Roguelike/Roguelite elements, it’s taken me a long time to warm up to the idea of playing a game where the goal was to beat it in one go or lose everything. Games like Into the Breach, 20XX, and Moonlighter have shown me how fun the format can be and how the concept has evolved to be somewhat less punishing.

I have lost count of how many times I’ve died trying to complete the story of Dead Cells. Even so, that hasn’t stopped me from being absolutely addicted to it.

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There Was an Attempt – 1 BSC Runs in Dead Cells Live Stream

Upping the difficulty a notch made quite the difference! While I’m able to beat Dead Cells on normal, I struggled mightily to make a dent with the difficulty set at 1 Boss Stem Cell. Between deaths, we discuss the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, how gatekeeping sucks, and even a bit of GameCube show and tell!

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 Review

Luigi and company have had enough of the AirBNB life. After two nightmarish experiences in mansions, the crew decides to try a hotel. There’s no way a squad of ghosts would haunt a whole hotel. Right?

…right?

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 and its Handling of Backtracking

My journey through Luigi’s Mansion 3 recently wrapped up. Before we close things out with a full review, there’s one aspect of the game that I wanted to touch on that’s been  a rare misstep in my overall experience: backtracking.

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Dead Cells – First Complete Run Live Stream

Finally got around to one of 2018’s best games and I’m HOOKED. After a number of runs that have come up short, I achieved my first complete run while streaming the game! Enjoy this Dead Cells complete first run!

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The Paranormal Productions Level in Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a Box Office Smash

As we discussed yesterday, I’m gradually chipping away at Luigi’s Mansion 3. The game is pretty great so far, but there’s one particular section I really want to talk that can’t wait until my full review.

[SPOILERS AHEAD]

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The Intro to Luigiā€™s Mansion 3 Showcases the Super Mario Universe in a New Light

[NOTE: I try my best to avoid spoilers]

Confession: I’m not very far in Luigi’s Mansion 3. Was hoping to be done before the launch, but life has a funny way of stifling one’s gaming time. For now, it takes a seat at the top of my backlog as Pokemon Sword and Shield take precedence. From the bit I’ve played, I can definitively tell you this one thing: its opening sequence is really special.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Review

I don’t think we’re in Hyrule anymore.

Washed ashore after his ship is struck by lightning, Link finds himself stranded on the mysterious Koholint Island. His only chance of returning home is to collect all eight instruments and wake up the Wind Fish. Does The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening do enough to defy the old adage, “There’s no place like home?”

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Fumbling Through the First Dungeon in Moonlighter

(NOTE: This post contains mild spoilers for the first dungeon of Moonlighter)

Billed to me as part Legend of Zelda, part roguelike, and part management sim, Moonlighter has been on my radar for quite some time. However, due to life getting in the way, the only time I’ve had to play it was a one-week pocket of time between Super Mario Maker 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Thus far, I really enjoy what I’ve played. Be that as it may, I’ve struggled to get a grip on playing the game the right way. It feels like I should be much farther along relative to the time I’ve spent with it.

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