Opinion

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Halo: Combat Evolved – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Halo: Combat Evolved.

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Ducktales: Remastered – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Ducktales: Remastered.

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Who Will Get Cut From the Smash Bros Lineup?

With the release of the Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Bros. games fast approaching, fans continue to speculate about which additional characters Nintendo will confirm for the mash-up fighting series’s latest installment. The developers have already rounded out the cast with celebrated gaming icons like Mega Man, Little Mac and Pac-Man. The Wii Fit Trainer is also… Read more »

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Spyro the Dragon – Mutton Chop Game Critiques

Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Spyro the Dragon.

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Smash Bros: Where is Captain Falcon?

After all these incredible cinematics for the new characters in Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, we sit back in our chairs, and think, “Ah yes, we can play this with our kids/siblings/friends just like when we were young.”

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Hyrule Warriors, More Like Twilight Warriors

Let me foreword this by expressing how very excited I am about Hyrule Warriors. While it is just a spin-off to keep Zelda fans occupied while development for Zelda Wii U continues for the next year, a spin-off developed by an outside developer has all the freedom to experiment outside of traditional Zelda templates without… Read more »

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Taking Gaming to the Fourth Dimension

Video gaming has progressed far from its humble beginnings in the second-dimension. The Nintendo 64 brought three-dimensional gameplay environments and the 3DS introduced further 3D elements with the stereoscopic implementation of depth—if we forget Nintendo’s failed attempt with the Virtual Boy. Some games even find themselves combining elements into a 2.5-dimensional limbo, however we scarcely… Read more »

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DLC Would Be Great For Zelda Wii U If It Was Done Right

Many Nintendo fans are opposed to the idea of DLC in their first party games, and understandably so. DLC has been abused by many developers in the industry with things like on-disk DLC, day one downloads, microtransactions that result in a ‘pay to win’ scenario, and more. Rest assured, that’s not Nintendo’s style. Nintendo’s official… Read more »