Patrick Sounds Off: Never Forget What They Took From Us

Patrick Sounds Off: Never Forget What They Took From Us

COVID-19 really diminished E3's presence, and therefore its perceived value, in the years before the ESA finally pulled the plug....
Read More
“Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024)” Review

“Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024)” Review

With smooth controls, a beautiful setting, additional worlds to play through, and new features, Mario vs. Donkey Kong is indeed...
Read More
“Granblue Fantasy: Relink” Review

“Granblue Fantasy: Relink” Review

Granblue Fantasy: Relink features a really short story that you can finish in a few days, and the post-game could...
Read More
Another Code: Recollection Review

Another Code: Recollection Review

Despite the ridiculously simple puzzles, notable lack of any sort of challenge, and some clunky controls, Another Code: Recollection is...
Read More
Patrick Sounds Off: Much More Than an Ad Campaign

Patrick Sounds Off: Much More Than an Ad Campaign

The Game Awards seldom do much for me, but I'll certainly make an exception for the 2023 edition. Sega really...
Read More
More F-Zero than F-Zero – “Star Racer” First Look

More F-Zero than F-Zero – “Star Racer” First Look

When my editor, Danreb, emailed me asking if I wanted to have a look at Star Racer I was curious....
Read More

Patrick Sounds Off: Never Forget What They Took From Us

COVID-19 really diminished E3’s presence, and therefore its perceived value, in the years before the ESA finally pulled the plug. That shouldn’t distract you from the fact that it was one of the few truly unifying events on gaming’s calendar…

“Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024)” Review

With smooth controls, a beautiful setting, additional worlds to play through, and new features, Mario vs. Donkey Kong is indeed a successful remake. However, it’s hard to say it’s worth the full price of admission.

“Granblue Fantasy: Relink” Review

Granblue Fantasy: Relink features a really short story that you can finish in a few days, and the post-game could potentially keep people playing for a while especially when taking its superb combat system online. The lack of real depth and effort explaining the lore is a real problem though, so I’d be wary of that before committing to whatever investment you put into this one.

Another Code: Recollection Review

Despite the ridiculously simple puzzles, notable lack of any sort of challenge, and some clunky controls, Another Code: Recollection is a good way for Nintendo to start off 2024 thanks to its great writing and voice acting.

Patrick Sounds Off: Much More Than an Ad Campaign

The Game Awards seldom do much for me, but I’ll certainly make an exception for the 2023 edition. Sega really showed out this year, but just as they implied in the Power Surge trailer, there’s a lot more to come….

More F-Zero than F-Zero – “Star Racer” First Look

When my editor, Danreb, emailed me asking if I wanted to have a look at Star Racer I was curious. This was the first I’d heard of the game, but, of course, that could just be because it’s impossible to…

Patrick Sounds Off: Year of the Repro?

There’s a truly detestable demographic out there of people trying to commodify retro games, greatly complicating things for people getting into the retro gaming market with the intention of actually playing what they buy. Thankfully, there’s a healthy reproduction scene…

Patrick Sounds Off: The Evolving Legacy of PC Engine

I’ve spent a lot of time on my channel lately talking about the PC Engine, largely because there’s been so much to talk about. Now it’s time to give my honest take on the system, its library, and ultimately what…

SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 was both an amazing year and an awful year.

Chris’ Top 10 Games of 2023

2023 has been a terribly great year for games.

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2023

Danreb Victorio’s Top 10 Games of 2023.

Brandon’s Top 10 Games of 2023

If 2023 was anything, it was the year of sequels. Sequels that had been long anticipated, sequels that were announced fairly recently but still expected, and some that simply came out of nowhere. Pretty much all of the major games…