Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018 – Selective Recap and Impressions

The Nintendo Direct that just aired has given me mixed emotions. On one hand, I am excited for new releases that are in the pipeline. On the other, I am disappointed by the lack of information for some of the existing products, such as the online service. I won’t go entirely in depth with every single announcement, but you can view the Direct here. Notable Switch Games The Direct opened up with footage from Luigi’s Mansion 3, the latest iteration in Nintendo’s ghost busting series. There were improved graphics, plenty of detail in the new mansion, and new gameplay mechanics … Continue reading Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018 – Selective Recap and Impressions

Pokémon Let’s Go – Too Simple and Easy?

Back in May when Pokémon Let’s go Pikachu and Eevee were announced, I was completely on board the hype train. However, I’ve seen started developing doubt regarding these titles, going as far as to possibly reconsider my pre-order. I hailed the games as a “good play by Nintendo” because it was certainly aimed on bringing in the more casual Pokémon GO players to playing the console based games. Pokémon Let’s Go was always meant to be a more simple experience, devoid of more complex mechanics such as IV/EV points. However, as the steady stream of trailers are released … I … Continue reading Pokémon Let’s Go – Too Simple and Easy?

Pokemon Let’s Go Games Confirmed – Thoughts

Yesterday, the official Pokemon twitter posted that a press conference was occurring in Tokyo, Japan. This conference confirmed a major rumor that was floating around in past weeks on the Switch subreddit. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s go Eevee are re-imaginings of Pokemon Yellow for the original Nintendo Gameboy. They aren’t remakes, but more like new games in the series. While you venture through generation I’s Kanto region, gameplay is different from the original Gameboy games. As stated in previous news leaks, these new titles will incorporate game play from the Pokemon GO smartphone app based games. The opening … Continue reading Pokemon Let’s Go Games Confirmed – Thoughts

Holidays are over!

Hello Everyone! Holidays were crazy for me. I had too many events that I was attending; most of my time was spent either prepping or recovering from everything. I hope everyone had a fantastic time too; and that none of you are too exhausted on your first week back at school or work. Although I have been active on Instagram (IG story, pictures, videos), most of my projects were put on freeze. I’d like to announce that now that the holiday season is over, I am tackling those projects again. First up is a podcast and collection of video clips … Continue reading Holidays are over!

Pokemon TCG Regionals is finally over!

Pokemon Regionals is finally over! It was an exhausting weekend, but it was definitely fun. I spent months prepping for this event, just to see if I could perform well. My final placement was 125 out of around 390 or more. Not bad for a beginner! I recorded video clips and took pictures, but I am organizing them into some content that I will post here and on my other creative platforms. I will also be recording a podcast with my friend on our thoughts of our performances during the tournament. Stay tuned for more content regarding my trip to … Continue reading Pokemon TCG Regionals is finally over!

More TCG Regionals Practice – Recap

Hello everyone! Regionals Prep continues with more in person events to practice paper. Grinding Pokemon TCG Online is one thing, but playing with actual cards is a whole other beast. This past weekend, Danny and I went to two separate events for practice. The first, I played a standard version of my deck (which arguably is the harder format for me). It was a smaller turnout, but I ended up going undefeated, winning my first local tournament. It was exciting, but I feel like I just lucked out and my opponents’ decks locked up or didn’t perform well. I faced … Continue reading More TCG Regionals Practice – Recap