Arms – The Greatest Arena Fighter EVER

ARMs rosterArena fighters are the bastard cousin of fighting games. They can be fun, if you’re babysitting 4 year olds and the parents don’t have the Sprout network, but they have a relatively low ceiling in terms of psychology, nuance, creativity, and establishing a set of rules that puts them in the upper tier that traditional fighting games. Their straightforward appeal (probably unintentionally) has placed them in an unofficial category, “party games”. You can pick up and play them, generally with other human players to maximize their enjoyment. But why not ingratiate a deeper element to these? It may not be broke, but it can certainly be improved upon. Nintendo’s Arms is the first to successfully craft an arena fighter from the ground up to establish its unique set of rules to stand out from the pack and appeal to fighting game fans and casual players without dumbing down your senses or skill level.  Continue reading

CF Reviews 8 – Skyblazer SNES

skyblazer-thumbnailI’ve already reviewed Skyblazer in the past, but it’s so good I had to do it again, just for the show! Unfortunately, during the making of this, I was recovering from oral surgery, so it I was in a lot of pain throughout most of the recording. Like, comment, and subbreeze if you enjoyed it!! Thanks!  Continue reading