Pokemon spin-off games may not have the prestige of the mainline series, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be good or successful in their own right. Pokemon Go hit supernova levels of popularity at launch and is still one of the biggest games in the world in terms of player base and revenue. Matter of fact, chasing Pokemon in the real world is what truly brought me into the fandom.
Though I’ve completely missed the window on the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, it seems like the series has done well for itself. Over 13 million copies sold before the release of Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is nothing to sneeze at. With a remake of the original on the way for the Nintendo Switch and a demo available now on the eShop, I take a stroll through Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.
Over 25 years after its original release on the Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was given a fresh coat of paint on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to the benefits of modern graphics and user-experience improvements, this stellar game received a well-deserved second wind.
While Link’s Awakening is the most dramatic glow-up for a Zelda game yet, Nintendo has already polished up a number of franchises previous entries. So far, we’ve received remasters of Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. Here are a few more that I think are deserving of a remake or remaster!
Resident Evil blazed the trail for horror games in the 90s. Though its hit some bumpy patches here and there, the franchise has recently regained its footing to the delight of many. The upcoming release of the Resident Evil 2 remake made me realize that I haven’t really talked about my experiences with the franchise at all on this site. Let’s fix that.
I love Double Dragon II on the NES as a kid. I played the heck out of that game, as it was one of the best beat-em-ups on the NES at the time. Seeing the headlines of a Double Dragon II remake called “Wander of the Dragons” yesterday got me excited for about…10 seconds. That’s when I saw the screen shots and video of the game in action.