Shoot from the Hip: Metroid Dread

Hello dear readers and welcome to Shoot the Rookie! Today’s post is a new Shoot from the Hip article, where I take a very short, speedy look at a video game or anime which I’ve enjoyed recently with the aim of helping you decide whether or not to try it! Today I’m looking at the most recent installment in the Metroid series, Metroid Dread, so come join me to find out all you need to know about it!

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EXP Share: A Ring Fit Adventure

Hello dear readers and a happy new year to you all. It’s now time for Shoot the Rookie’s first post of 2021 and I’m kicking things off this year by taking part in a cool community event called EXP Share, created by the wonderful DanamesX over at Tales from the Backlog. This month the theme of the event is games you have just started for the first time, and for my part I’m going to be taking a look at Ring Fit Adventure. Come join me to find out more about this super fun fitness game!

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Multiplayer Mayhem

If I was to state that video games are increasingly focussed on multiplayer and online elements, you might  ask where I’ve been for the last ten years. However, I still think that the concept and evolution of multiplayer games is an interesting topic, especially to someone as bad at video games as me. If you enjoy an easy victory then fine. But not being invited to be in friends’ raiding parties or Splatoon teams hurts. It’s like high school sports all over again. So here I want to look at multiplayer games that are fun to play even if you’re rubbish at them! Continue reading “Multiplayer Mayhem”

Easy vs Fun: The Case for Captain Toad

Do you know what I love? Easy games. But how do you decide if a game is too easy? Does deliberately making games easy lead to them being less fun? I’ve found that whilst games critics often praise games for being difficult, if a game is dismissed as being too easy, there can be an intimation that it is no fun. So here I want to celebrate games made with an understanding that being easy and being fun are not mutually exclusive.

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