Christian Nutt's Expert Blogs
On Towerfall Ascension's diverse but mechanically indistinguishable roster, and why player choice matters.
Another of my Metroidvania source interviews -- this time with Jools Watsham of Renegade Kid, developers of Xeodrifter.
An interview with Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, about the Metroidvania genre.
What possessed Nintendo of America to not release the regular-sized New Nintendo 3DS in North America? Some quick thoughts on the topic.
What makes Captain Toad special -- what sets it apart? And how does it fit into Nintendo's body of design work?
How are the Amiibo figurines? How is the Smash Bros. gameplay using them? And more importantly -- where does Nintendo go from here?
I wrote that giant history, but here's my personal take.
We do news reporting on this stuff, but I also have thoughts as a player of games and a Nintendo-watcher... So here are some less-varnished thoughts on what Nintendo's management had to say to its shareholders.
How Nintendo's Tomodachi Life stepped on the land mine that is identity and politics in the 21st century: What the game is, and why things happened the way they did.
Monster Monpiece is a Japanese trading card game for the Vita that had to be censored for U.S. release. I ponder what the moe phenomenon is doing to JRPGs, and speak to the publisher to find out about the game and its audience.
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