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.

Team Sonic Racing Review – Car Allies

For all his talk about speed, and gameplay focused on speed, and generally being the anthropomorphic personification of going quite quickly, Sonic hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to racing games. Sonic R seems to have gone…

Detective Pikachu Review – Mouse Morse  

One of the friends I watched Detective Pikachu with cried when Bulbasaur first appeared on screen. I don’t just bring this up because it was funny – although it was, especially because we all knew she was going to and…

Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Direct – Legends, Giants and Sheep

Nintendo, as they often do, held one of their little focused directs this week – last time we learned about Mario’s side business constructing deaths labyrinths and, much less occasionally, good levels, and today they showed off 15 minutes of…

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…