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Mega Man Lordspective: Mega Man X3

Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara Director: Keiji Inafune Release: 1995, 1996 Console: SNES, PS1/Saturn   Developed at the tail end of the 16-bit era, Mega Man X3 was as anachronistic to the times as Mega Man 6 was at its release, even...


TGIF Open Thread!

Good morning Destructoid! It's that wonderful time of the week! It's Friday! Happy for it too as this week has dragged! Been feeling lazy and annoyed all week so I'm ready to sit back and relax for the weekend. Work is busy and the amo...


Existential Game Design in Muramasa

I didn’t realize that Muramasa is an exercise of pointlessness until I reached the end of the game’s second story. A game split between two characters, each with their own narrative adventure, with Muramasa the im...


Kerrik52's Game of the Year 2022 Countdown

This was one hell of an awesome year of gaming for me. Not only did I manage to nab a PS5 and get myself my own place with an ostentatious TV, the gaming industry decided to wake the fuck up and tempt me into buying enough games to aaa...


Media Moments 2022: Games, the B-List

Not every game I liked was a world-ending superstar. Sometimes they’re just good.   Cult of the Lamb There’s a lot of village builder games, lots of rogue-lite action games, and even a lot of farming games with dungeon...



The move to 3D game development in the 5th Generation of Consoles introduced several interesting design problems regarding translating well-liked genres, such as 2D Shooters like Contra, into 3D space. Many developers went in different...


TGIF Open Thread!

Good morning Destructoid! It's that wonderful time of the week! It's Friday! Happy the week is over. Gotta make it through work today and onto enjoying the weekend. Been kinda off for the last two weeks but slowly but surely starting t...


When Horror is Horrific: Turn the screws tighter.

This has come up multiple times in recent months for me in random discussions. It's something I wanted to weigh in on simply because I find it a very fascinating discussion. Horror as a genre can do many things to different people. It ...


Media Moments 2022: Games, the A-List

Before we get started, I only played Xbox this year. So there’s no God of War in here. I did play the last one, so I will have to get around to Ragnarok after I get a PS5. Also, I didn’t play everything. And that’s th...


Iron Moose Awards 2022

 Game of the Year Awards... Basically Hello and welcome to the first annual Iron Moose Awards! Join our three esteemed judges – Oswald the Moose (‘THE,' not 'a'), Gaming Guru, and the inimitable Betsu Nomono – a...


A Gris Journey Line

Weird name, I know. Two of these games are very similar in nature and in aesthetics, even. Enter Specs Ops The Line to shape things up for being the only AAA title among them and yet, still sharing a vital semantic virtue as the previo...


TGIF Open Thread!

Hello, Destructoid! It's that wonderful time of the week! It's Friday! The year is off to a good start! I landed a writing gig (thanks in no small part to the Hong Kong gig) o/ It's in Brazil, but the game (a mix of survival and merge...


Games That Time Forgot: Fire Emblem Fates

Welcome back to Games That Time Forgot, where we look at games that time forgot. Well, in this case we're looking at three games that time forgot. And less forgot and more games that people wish that they could forget. Yes, the t...


true story lads

In the year 1960, in the small town of Moffat (just bordering the Scottish Highlands), the man John "Johnnie" Aitkin is born. At the age of 18 in 1978, he enlists in the British Royal Navy, and in 1982 he sees active service in the Fal...


Top 10 Games I Played in 2022

After the two COVID years, I thought I will finally tame my backlog. Yet, what many predicted came to pass, and the post-COVID game releases came thick and fast, obliterating my control over it. Now, I have many games released in 2022 ...


TGIF Open Thread!

Good morning Destructoid! It's already that lovely time of the week! It's Friday! Work is going good. Have about a million meetings today which is kinda annoying but it is what it is. Just happy the week flew by. Yesterday I didn't eve...




Gameboy games, in particular Game&Watch Gallery 3, was the best/only thing of interest for At least this time I can adjust the colour saturation on the


Just finished King and Chizmars Gwendy Loved it, and I definitely did not expect where it all led!


Metroid Prime Remastered is stupidly gorgeous, and Im like 99% sure its just upscaled from the GameCube That console could churn out some of the most gorgeous games, even by todays Metroid Prime is fucking timeless


Would play tf out of


Got a bit of spare change, and want to make someones day? I have something to propose in the comments


This looks super neat, the level design and level gimmicks looked wild in the second half of the trailer in a good 8 hours of music is very impressive and apparently Bandcamp and streaming revenue for the music will go to help Trans Lovely


So etrian odyssey collection is Does 1 and 2 include the story mode from the 3ds though?

Inquisitive Raven

Baby Girl Annie is back in Splatoon 3 - with DRIP! I missed her so

Cygnus Rush 961

Been playing Metroid Prime Remastered, worth the


I see a new Nintendo Direct New Zelda trailer, Pikmin 4, Samba de Amigo, lots o DLC and expansion passes, Octopath Interesting! I think that about covers everything of


You know I was I think more postive of the last fee directs then others or was pretty happy with I do love Pikmin but I would say this direct was I would rate the previous Directs better personaly but still there was some nice

Whispering Willow

Ive been really stressed this week, so having Metroid Prime Remastered dropped today amidst a good Direct did my heart some And now I start a four day


I saw so much Level-5 today I was half-hoping Yo-Kai Watch 4s localization would finally be completed and release Stateside, but I now know that to be a distant Ill have to brush off my Japanese degree and import it, I suppose


Ooof Etrian Odyssey HD collection is $80 the bundle, or $40 I love Etrian but jesus a few years ago I payed $20 for


Wow, Ghost Trick AND Baiten Kaitos? I have no more ports to beg how about Adventure island HD?

Chris Bradshaw

Im replacing this double post with a super hexagon track remake I found on NES (w/ expansion I cant delete this original post without hijacking another account by


Nintendo Hot Take: Metroid Prime did not feel good as a It did a lot right imo, but the shooting aspect, after seeing the remster trailer today, reminded me that the shooting felt like lethal spitballs: yea, they kill things, but wheres the oomph


I dont know about you guys, but Im real into that detective jrpg Level 5 is

Chris Bradshaw

now thats a name Ive not heard in a long time


Heads up for those interested: the Kingdom Hearts and soundtracks are now on Spotify and Apple


Witness, witness my all important opinion that no one asked for about the Nintendo Direct !


I made two pots of chili in under an hour right after coming home from work, I fucking


Missed the Direct cause of Chess Saw a recap and I am Now that I am home I can debate on whether I should get Prime or


is the switch lite safe to buy I hate the size of the normal switch

Anonymous 20

I was really hoping for the Prime Trilogy, but if this means were getting all 3 Primes remastered, I think Im ok with it Prime 1 is my favorite in the series, the only one I can say I I kinda have to get

The Mars In The Mirror

Yknow what game series would be perfect to resurrect for Switch? Chu Chu Rocket!


Just finished the nintendo Fantasy Life is back bay-beeeee! Oh And metroid I


That Prime remaster is good


Direct was pretty good but that Prime Remastered Stealth release had me howling, good god damn am I excited to play it again after all these years


Welp, Twitter don did a fucky-wucky, so heres my Mastodon page for anyone


Never got to play Prime Now I can do it easily whenever I want, and it was a surprise drop Yeah, thats a win in my


Yay story DLC for Xenoblade It doesn’t feature any of the characters from the Boooooo


The start of my weekend is soon!


Man that wave 1 paid dlc expansion pass looked really lame/underwhelming imo for Splatoon Nice enough content but should be free if its just bringing in old content from 1 without much Hopefully the wave 2 campaign expansion is


But wait theres more! Jp direct had three notable games including a new Boku no natsumi title, a full remake of the first Atelier, and a horror adventure game from square Edit: trailers in comments! atelier confirmed for English release!


Fuckin Metroid I wish they were doing a collection but fuck 40 bucks is actually reasonable and a physical versions coming and its one of my favorite metroid games and FUCK I neeeeeed


Thinking about Tears of the kingdom collectors edition on Nins website is giving me xb3ce ptsd


Courtesy of Geoff, courtesy of Nior:


You know what rhymes with time? It’s about damn Metroid Prime!!!


Pikmin 4 was looking fire until they seemed to show a return of going through lifeless lookong/feeling caves/underground areas like in Pikmim Hoping thats just a tiny part of the Doggo is best doggo and ice pikmin is a neat


Ghost Trick for Switch? So glad more people are going to be able to play this


Tried to tell yall it was real Stop sleeping on my man Jeff, when hes got a source, hes got a Timing was off but the remaster is and was very much real, clearly 😂


An exceptional Think the first presentation Ive loved from beginning to end since Sonys PS5 Excellent stuff all


Level 5 woke up and chose to live


Prime is $40 on the eshop


Huh, EO HD is also coming to Steam as well! Now time to decide if I want to play it on Steam Deck or grab a physical release for


Nintendo won

Inquisitive Raven



Obviously mad hyped for Zelda and it looks amazing but, holy shit fuck balls! Etrian Odyssey HD! Ive been pining for that series on Switch Would have preferred a new entry but Ill take that trilogy as I started with


It was