one more quick post highlighting great links before i get back to reviews. one essential link that i’ve had on the blog’s sidebar since pretty much day 1 but haven’t actually mentioned directly in a post is ye olde gonintendo.com, the comprehensive nintendo news aggregate that in and of itself would be vital, but in addition has enough original features and personality to make it truly invaluable. one of the most essential sites for a nintendo fan, bar none.
i’ve already mentioned hardcore gaming 101 and racketboy.com, and in a similar vein there are a handful of other grab bag sites i like that don’t focus solely on one thing but offer up a lot of worthwhile ruminations on great video games (just like this blog! haha). here’s a quick run-down:
- yet another game review site: i like this blog because it seems to have a similar motivation as mine, which is to play through games more or less to the end before writing comments on them. it has a nice variety of platforms and popular vs obscure games, a variety i should strive harder to achieve but am just too much of a nintendo fanboy to ever really reach. 😉
- 101 video games that made my life slightly better: i like this blog’s duo’s POV and their range. they’re reaching the finish line, but i’m guessing that they’ll find some way to continue once they actually reach #101.
- videogamecritic.net: impressive archive of short ‘n sweet reviews for a huge variety of platforms
- gamespite.net: james parish’s (of 1up.com) side project that has, as i try to do, more reflective takes on games than just straight reviews. has a lot of good concepts, but the site’s not a great favorite of mine since the articles tend to be fairly shallow and vague, but it does have a strong focus on retro content which is nice.