Review: River City: Rival Showdown

River City Ransom is one of those recognizable names from the NES era that then stood out in the growing beat em’ up genre by using some nifty RPG elements, and is best known for the iconic “Barf” expression that enemies e...


Review: Kirby Battle Royale

When the December 2017 NPD Group data came out earlier this month, the biggest surprise wasn’t that the Switch sold 1.5 million units in the US. That was expected given its meteoric rise. No, the biggest surprise was the 3DS family, a...


Nintendo Download: Kirby Battle Royale

It's kind of a big week for the Switch, as it's getting several high-profile indies, a Kirby game, and a new Square Enix RPG. Lost Sphear will debut on January 23, but today you'll get Darkest Dungeon, Ambition of the Slimes, NeoGeo Po...


Review: Mom Hid My Game!

She hides the game because she loves you. She wants you to grow up to become a lawyer or doctor, certainly not someone who plays video games. Mom Hid My Game! isn't simply a game, it's a life lesson we should all take into consideration whi...


Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest Builders demo

We just had a pretty huge "Mini" Direct this morning, but none of it is actually coming to fruition today outside of a Dragon Quest Builders demo on Switch. Nintendo is peddling a Pokken DX "Battle Pack" (Season Pass), but the first pa...

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It's time to pray for Chibi-Robo

[This piece was originally published in 2015. In light of recent rumors about the next Nintendo Direct and an ensuing eyebrow-raising tweet from Nintendo of America today, it just felt right to revive it. -Jordan] Chibi-Robo is a refugee fr...


Rock out with Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal opening movie

Next month sees the latest release in the Senran Kagura series, as Burst Re:Newal launches on the PS4 in Japan. Developers Marvelous have released the opening video for the former Nintendo 3DS title.Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newel takes the 20...


Review: Style Savvy: Styling Star

People on the internet like to argue that Nintendo will attempt to bury some products. Releasing a game on the 3DS after the Switch is already on the market? Nintendo must be trying to bury it. Releasing a game the same week as (insert popu...


Nintendo Download: Kirby Battle Royale Demo

Nintendo preceded this issue of Nintendo Download with a "Happy New Year!" greeting, which is perhaps more exciting than the actual lineup of games this weel. As is becoming the norm these days the 3DS is mostly left out, hosting a sole Kir...


A send-off for The World Ends With You's tenth anniversary

I replayed The World Ends With You for the third time this year. In part because I got a new phone and lost my save file as a result, and in part to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Long story short, I managed to lock myself out of that new...


Nintendo Download: SteamWorld Heist (Switch)

We're reaching a post-holiday lull, the calm before the storm after everyone blew all the cash in their collective wallets. Don't worry, January is looking to decimate us yet again, but for now, we can breathe easy. On the Swich you'll find...


Destructoid's award for Best Portable Game of 2017 goes to...

Samus Returns. And how. MercurySteam knocked it out of the park in 2017 with Metroid: Samus Returns. The Nintendo 3DS title took the 1991 Game Boy release Metroid II: Return of Samus, and re-envisioned it into a gorgeous, aggressive and add...


Nintendo Download: Tiny Metal

Tiny Metal is the big Switch holiday eShop release, which is interesting as it's actually published by Sony, and is currently the subject of Kickstarter controversy.But it isn't alone, as it's joined by Federic: Resurrection of Music, 60 Se...


Nintendo Download: Yooka-Laylee Switch

It's another big day for the Switch (man this system), as it's hosting Enter the Gungeon, Yooka-Laylee, and Romancing Saga 2 (on December 15). Also on Switch is Gorogoa, One More Dungeon, NeoGeo The Last Blade, Mutant Mudds Collection, Embe...


Nominees for Destructoid's Best Portable Game of 2017

Portable gaming had a very strong year this year. In the face of intense competition from other handheld devices, the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita held its own with a strong selection of exclusive software.We had anime mysteries, subte...


Nintendo Download: The End Is Nigh

Switch once again dominates the week, as it's hosting the eShop releases of Floor Kids, The End is Nigh (on December 12), and WWE 2K18. Also on Switch is NeoGeo Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy, Acorn Tactics, Dimension Drive, Embers of Mirrim,...


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Not sure how the view is in the southern hemisphere, but in the north you can look west at sunset and very clearly see Mercury is a bit up and to the (You cant see it in this picture)

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Path of Fire sure takes a lot of Metroidvania conventions to the way you progress through Elona, theres bunch of closed off areas until you get the proper mount to traverse it, be it by jumping over a chasm, steep cliffs or literal walled off

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I tried R6 Sieges outbreak Its a pretty good concept, but limited as Id play a game built around it, with more variety in weapons, maps, and enemies, and the ability to have people join your game after one guy DCs half way through


Welp, I gave Eureka a solid week in FF Its Gimme back the old relic At least then I could multitask and level up other classes or get tomestones/savage clears in while working on Eurekas just a waste of time with shit gear


Question: is there any good games out there that mix roguelike/lite elements with JRPG? Was thinking about how could it would be a game with a Chrono Trigger-like battle system (fast, lots of fun, no need to grind) with randomized dungeons and


So apparently theres a 1 in 27,000 or something chance a meteor will hit the earth in I dont like those need better odds of it hitting and sooner because the way the world seems to be going maybe imminent doom could do some

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Sea of Thieves is really getting a Day 1 I love


Calling it now: the butchers dog in KCD is the best character of 2018 (Please avoid telling me in the comments if he dies)


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