Yoshi’s Crafted World: My First Impression

Yoshi’s Crafted World: My First Impression

Last week, Nintendo held its first Nintendo Direct of the year. When big gaming companies do that, I like to at least keep up with the happenings, even though I can’t watch them at work because I don’t want to make the IT people mad at me.

There was a lot of info we got in that Direct (this great article from Polygon has the full list of announcements), but the one I was really interested in? The demo for Yoshi’s Crafted World.

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Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World: A Delightful Yarn

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World: A Delightful Yarn

When I was a kid, my sister had a GameBoy Advance. She also had a copy of the GBA version of Yoshi’s Island.

Although I wasn’t a super-keen gamer when I was a kid, sometimes, when she wasn’t using it, my sister would let me play. I fell in love immediately.

I loved the tiny green dinosaur and his adorable noises, running around gobbling up baddies, turning them into eggs, and throwing them at other baddies. I played that game until I could speed-run the levels, and had found every last secret. Continue reading “Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World: A Delightful Yarn”

Walk on the Wild Side: My Favourite Video Game Creatures

Walk on the Wild Side: My Favourite Video Game Creatures

I’ve always loved video games for their ability to pull me in. I become completely surrounded, because a well-designed game invites you in and makes you feel right at home.

They create an entirely new world where anything can happen—and part of creating that alternate reality is the characters and creatures that inhabit it. Continue reading “Walk on the Wild Side: My Favourite Video Game Creatures”