New Pokemon Snap Review

In retrospect, the original Pokemon Snap was way ahead of its time. Decades before photo mode became a staple in many modern games, Pokemon Snap was essentially Photo Mode: The Video Game. Despite the game’s misgivings, the novelty of taking pictures of cute creatures in their natural habitat made for an experience that we haven’t really seen since.

New Pokemon Snap isn’t going to revolutionize the world like the first one did. It doesn’t have to. Really, it’s primary goal is to give players that same magic of taking photos of Pokemon in the wild while cleaning up some of the originals issues, such as its incredibly-short run-time.

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game Stretch Goals Box Review

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game and its Boss Expansion come in slickly-produced boxes that are ready for store shelves. Meanwhile, the stretch goals box is…short on style points. Everything is packed in an otherwise non-descript cardboard box save for the black print on its face. Considering its steep $150 price point, I wish Jasco Games had a better way of presenting this content.

Where it lacks in presentation it makes up for with the plethora of goodies inside the box.

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game Boss Expansion Review

Here come new challengers!

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game Boss Expansion introduces two of the franchise’s most fearsome foes: M. Bison and Akuma. While I can imagine most players of the base game would welcome the addition of new characters – especially these two – they’re sold as part of a larger bundle that may be prohibitively expensive.

Does this box have enough content to justify its premium price tag?

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game Review

The word “miniatures” might appear in the name, but there’s nothing small about Street Fighter: The Miniatures Board Game. From its 3D terrain to its Amiibo-sized pre-painted figures, this game’s table presence is nothing short of formidable. But does this tabletop fighter have the gameplay to match its premium presentation?

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Pac-Man 99 Review

Pac-Man has gone viral.

No longer a solitary experience, the latest strain of “Pac-Man Fever” is Pac-Man 99 on the Nintendo Switch. Similar to Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35 before it, the single-player experience of the classic eat ’em up is converted into a battle royale. Does the hungry puck have what it takes to excel in this multiplayer format?

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Epic Unboxing of Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game!

Many years ago, I made a pledge towards Street Fighter: The Miniatures Board Game. Despite the frequent project updates from Jasco Games, so much time had passed that the idea of ever gettingit slipped my mind.

It’s no longer a pipe dream. It’s finally here! At the pledge level I backed the project at, I received the base game, boss expansion, and all of the stretch goals. Let’s open all of these boxes together!

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Sushi Go! vs. Sushi Go Party! vs. Sushi Roll: Which One is Right For You?

Starting out as a breakout hit card game in 2013, the Sushi Go! universe of games now contains three titles as of writing:

  • Sushi Go!
  • Sushi Go Party!
  • Sushi Roll

All three games are built on the same cute art style and addictive gameplay. But which version should you get? Or can you justify owning all three? The answer depends on what you’re looking for.

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Stardew Valley: The Board Game Review

Farming, fishing, foraging, and falling in love are just a sampling of the many activities one can partake in when they play the Stardew Valley video game. Whether you choose to do it all or just focus on the activities that suit you’re interests, there’s no shortage of things in the valley to keep you busy.

Now take everything there is to do in the Stardew Valley video game and cram that into a board game. As daunting of a task as that may be, board game designer Cole Medeiros and creator of Stardew Valley Concerned Ape attempted to do with this board game adaptation. While there’s no doubt that the board game pays homage to its source material, quirks in its design hurt it from reaching its full potential as a board game.

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Cocktail Party Card Game Review

Confession: I don’t drink alcoholic beverages. Never have. At this rate, I may never take a sip. Though I take no issue with others doing so, I’ve chosen not to for personal reasons.

But for personal reasons, I also chose to buy and play the Cocktail Party card game. From what I could glean from the back of the box, it seemed to play like a number of other games I’ve enjoyed in the past. Didn’t hurt that it was also dirt cheap at HomeSense. Will this game lift up your spirits?

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Pokemon Snap Review

Before photo mode in video games, Pokemon Snap was Photo Mode: The Video Game. Putting you behind the camera of a professional pokemon photographer, your goal is to take candid snapshots of these creatures in order to help Professor Oak with his research. Decades later, this Nintendo 64 game still holds a special place in many players’ hearts.

With a sequel just months away from release, Steff and I finally took the time to complete Pokemon Snap once and for all. Is this cult-hit spin-off still picture perfect?

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