Video Game Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun (and a bit of a rant at Nintendo and Game Freak)

Details: Beat the main quest in about forty-two hours. I played for about another twenty hours going through post game content and catching Pokemon. Official site is https://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/ultra/en-us/

Score: 7.3/10

While Pokemon Sword and Shield is slated to come out in the near future, the current most recent Pokemon game is Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These two games are not full sequels, but upgraded remakes of the regular Sun and Moon games. I didn’t play the original Sun and Moon so I found this game a new, yet familiar experience that was really fun for a nostalgic old Pokemon player like myself.

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Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Details: Originally released in 2006. The HD release was in 2016 for the Wii U. Beat the game in about 33 hours. Official site is https://www.zelda.com/twilight-princess-hd/

Score: 7.4/10

The biggest flaw with this game is mostly due to Breath of the Wild being the superior game and I having played that game first. This is still a fun game, but after playing Breath of the Wild, this is definitely a game that you can skip without fear of missing out on anything.

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Video Game Review: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Details: Released in 2004 for the Nintendo GameCube. I don’t think it’s been released for any subsequent console or on the virtual console so the only place to play it is on the GameCube. Played the game for around forty-two hours. More information can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Mario:_The_Thousand-Year_Door and http://www.metacritic.com/game/gamecube/paper-mario-the-thousand-year-door

Score: 8.2/10

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is a surprisingly funny, charming game despite coming out over a decade ago. It is visually simple, but the writing and satire here is top notch.

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Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Details: Originally released for the GameCube in 2002. The HD version was released in 2013 for the Wii U. Spent around thirty to forty hours playing through it. Official site is https://www.zelda.com/windwaker/

Score: 7.3/10

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is an upgraded re-release of the Gamecube version of this game. I never played the original and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this game.

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Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Expansion Pass

Details: Released in 2017 by Nintendo for the Switch and the Wii U. There are two content packs that cannot be purchased separately. You have to buy both together in an expansion pass that costs about twenty dollars. Additionally, I don’t think there’s a physical copy and you can only download it from the internet. Official site is https://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass/

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has released two content packs since it’s release in 2017. These packs add more content to the game, but I don’t think they are essential or worth it for anyone except those who desperately love the game.

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