Aaron Daniels
Aaron Daniels
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Aaron Daniels is a history graduate from Cardiff who beat Spyro the Dragon before most kids could even hold a controller and haven't really moved on since. If Nintendo told him to jump off a cliff he probably would, the amount of GameCube games and especially Amiibo he owns is more than a little worrying really, and he’s slightly uncomfortable writing this in the third person.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERYBUDDY! – Best Friends Forfeather

Chocobo has something of an identity problem – and I don’t just mean that they’re yellow and make annoying noises, and therefore draw comparisons to those infernal, Mum-meme monstrosities known as Minions. No, it’s more a problem I like to…

Just What are Nintendo’s Second-Party Developers up to?

It can often seem like Nintendo’s company layout is just one huge, amorphous mass a bit like looking at an overview of UK’s betting apps – and that’s probably because it is. The people behind even a first-party “Nintendo” game…

Piczle Colors Review – Dye Another Day

Things initially weren’t looking good for Piczle Colors, to be quite frank. It joins Paper Mario: Color Splash atop the podium for “games that made my spell-checker have a fit by not putting a “u” in “color” for the English-language…

How Spyro Reignited Trilogy Builds a World

(Note: I’ve chosen this format to talk about Spyro: Reignited Trilogy instead of a review because a review would just be me gushing for several consecutive hours. At least something productive might come of this.) Spyro’s world-building is among the…

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove Review – Pure Newstalgia

I come to you today in possession of an ancient and powerful knowledge – and just as Moses came to a man bearing the ten commandments upon stone tablets, this knowledge to is sealed in a bulky grey rectangle; it’s…

Why Undertale will never have a sequel, and why Deltarune isn’t one

Trust Toby Fox to have the greatest Halloween trick of all prepared for us: teasing an upcoming Undertale-related announcement on the same day as Nintendo announces a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct, so we have to spend the spookiest…

The Easy Way or the Heart Way – A Kirby: Star Allies Review

I can hopefully say without being met with too much snorting in derision that I am a fan of Kirby games; for such a simple, under-designed character many see it as comparable to saying you’re a fan of water, or…

Five Best and Worst Owls in Gaming

Owls. Beastmasters of the sky. Progenitors of the phrase “silent but deadly.” The inspiration for awful Batman villains and disappointers of muggles worldwide. Known for their fearsome talons and ability to rotate their heads 270 degrees like a feathery mounted…

Smash Ultimate DLC Predictions: 3rd party party

So Smash Ultimate has only been out just under two weeks, and we’ve already had our collective minds spattered all over the walls with the announcement that Joker (The Persona 5 protagonist, not the Suicide Squad protagonist, which I would…

Demon’s Crystals Review – Twin-Schtick

Enter the Gungeon is a game I’ve been playing a lot of recently: creative and varied ideas, tight responsive controls, intelligent design throughout – it really is an almost perfect twin-stick shooter. But there’s more than one way to be…