Articles from The Awesome Guy

  1. Let's Look At: Super Mario World! [SNES]

    As a launch title for the extremely popular 16-bit console, I am positive that many of you have played or heard about Super Mario World. Not only was it the best-selling game on the Super Nintendo, but it also helped lead the charge against its competitor console, the Sega Genesis. In the long run however it also helped itself, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. So without further ado, let's look at this Nintendo masterpiece. Being a platformer, gameplay in Super Mario World consists...
  2. Let's Look At: Metroid Prime! [Gamecube]

    An image of the title screen. One thing that the Metroid games have always done very well is the feeling of isolation when you play. Ever since the series debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System, you always felt alone in every room and corridor. This could be said exactly the same for Metroid Prime, the first 3D game in the series. After hiding in the shadows of the Nintendo 64's lifespan, the entry to 3D is a very well made one, and Prime easily shows the power and might that the...
  3. The Future of the Star Wars Games

    After LucasArt's death last year, I was quite worried about how the next Star Wars games would turn out. After the cancelation of countless "next-gen" Star Wars games like Star Wars: 1313, I was dumbfounded. The Star Wars games have all been treated extremely well, a perfect example being Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic. It was an RPG with a license to kill for, and surprisingly enough, it was excellent! It took something that people never thought would work, and they made it work....
  4. Let's Look At: Super Mario 3D Land! [3DS]

    Old dog, new tricks. Hello to you all! My schedule says it's time for another review, and so I am bringing you one today on the lesser-known 3DS title, Super Mario 3D Land. It's a very underrated game, mainly because it changed the gameplay of the series from a 2D side-scroller to a 3D platformer. However, it makes the change in such a way that it still feels like you are playing a Mario game. Like any Mario title, the story is almost always the same. Princess Peach gets kidnapped, yada...
  5. Let's Look At: Pokémon FireRed! [GBA]

    Hello to you all! The week closes off yet again, and so it pleases me to do another review. After my previous review on the awesome gore-fest that was Brutal Doom, I decided to take it down a notch to my favourite Pokémon game, Pokémon FireRed for the Game Boy Advance. Now, I am not saying that I hate the old version, I just think it's better in every single way than the Original. The GBA truly showed its capabilities with this title, and was a very good game. For those of you who do not...
  6. Let's Look At: Brutal Doom! [Mod]

    Anybody got a mop? Hello everybody! Today marks the end of another week, and time calls for another review. Today is different, however. Instead of a game, I will be looking at a mod for DOOM/DOOM 2, which are both my favorite FPS's of all time. Not only did DOOM scare the life out of me as a kid, it was one of the first games that brought attention to the not-so-popular first-person-shooter genre at the time. Now, as you can see in the picture above, the mod looks like a simple gore-mod....
  7. Let's Look At: FTL: Faster Than Light! [iOS, PC]

    Hello everyone, it's the end of the week yet again, and so it's time for another review. (Oh, and Happy Easter!) Today, however, I decided to review something that does not get enough attention that it deserves. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: FTL: Faster Than Light. If you are into adventure games, then boy, is this a treat. The basic concept of FTL is simple. In the future, people are way into space travel. Six main races dominate the land: the Humans, Slugs, Rocks, Engi,...
  8. Let's Look At: The Nintendo GameCube! [Console]

    Hello everybody, it's the end of another week, and so it's time for another look at some great games. But today, instead of focusing of one underrated game, I am looking at a full console, with this article being on the Infamous Nintendo GameCube. It's easily one of my favorites, and you can actually get many of the consoles them selves for cheap. That is, if you did not already have one. You monster. Many look at the GameCube as a "Kids" console, but I have to respectfully disagree with...
  9. Let's Look At: Forza Motorsport 5! [Xbox One]

    Hello everyone, it's time for another look at some great, underrated games, and today I will be reviewing the popular racing game on the Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 5. (Forza 5 for short.) When it comes to racing games, I'm a pretty big fan of them, especially the ones that I grew up with, like Burnout and Grand Turismo. I don't really think they get the attention they deserve, and people usually turn away from games like them because of repetitive gameplay. But hold on to your butts,...
  10. Let's Look At: EarthBound! [SNES]

    A screenshot of Ness, outside of his home showing off the "Sunday Morning" style of colours that most of the game uses. When I say: RPG, what comes to mind? Is it fighting goblins with swords? Probably. Is it traveling across vast lands in the Medieval Era? Probably. This is why EarthBound is so great. It stays away from dragons and magic and focuses instead on a more modern look. Today, I will be showing you why you are missing out on the amazing, fantastic game that is EarthBound for...
  11. Let's Look At: The Mario Games! [Part One]

    A very nostalgic picture. Hello everybody, welcome to another one of my "Let's Look At's". In this article, I will be looking at a very special game, the original Super Mario Bros. It is regarded as one of the best games of all time, and for good reason. I will be doing a three part series, with this part being the classic games, part two of the Mario and Luigi games, and for part three, the 3D Mario games. We have a whole lot to thank this game for. Not only did it spawn a great line of...
  12. Let's Look At: Super Mario RPG (SNES)

    Stepping back into the golden age, I am here to talk about one of the best role-playing games ever to step foot onto a console. (After Final Fantasy, I can't be rude to SharpGhost.) This is one of the classic games that really, really does need a true sequel. I know that the Mario & Luigi and the Paper Mario line of games have kind of served as a spiritual successor, and don't get me wrong: Superstar Saga is my favourite handheld game of all time, but they don't hit the right spot that...
  13. Let's Look At: Conker: LIVE & Reloaded (Xbox)

    First of all, I would like to thank lilshadowxzx for suggesting this! Note that I am looking at the remake, not the N64 version. He's a squirrel! He's a bat-squirrel! He's a squirrel again! He's everyone's favorite furry smart-ass that finally has another video game! Conker: LIVE & Reloaded is a remake of the original platforming game known as Conkers Bad Fur Day on the Nintendo 64. Now, if you've not played these games before, I would like to warn you, the writing in this game is some of...
  14. Let's Look At: Star Wars Battlefront (PC, Xbox, PS2)

    Seeing that EA, (Electronic Arts) has recently confirmed a sequel to one of my favorite Star Wars games, I find it is only fair that I talk about the first one in the series, Star Wars Battlefront. Now, this game is a First Person/Third Person shooter hybrid, allowing you to play it like Call Of Duty, or as an over the shoulder view like in Mass Effect. The gameplay is simple, yet intuitive. On each map there are control posts, which you capture to earn points, a lot like domination in...
  15. Let's Look At: The Legend Of Zelda - The Wind Waker

    Banner for the recently released remake, Wind Waker HD I will be pretty honest, when I first saw glance of the cel shaded graphics for this game, it was a big let down. Mainly because the demo we got before, when the GameCube was in development, showed completely different graphics than TWW. The new Zelda tech demo was referred to as Zelda 128, and it made jaws drop to the ground. The video showed a realistic Link and Gannon, engaged in swordplay. Then, about a year or so later, we got the...
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