Features by Cullen Black

No surprise, the .hack//G.U. Last Recode Switch port is pretty great
No surprise, the .hack//G.U. Last Recode Switch port is pretty great

Bandai Namco has another solid re-release on Switch.

feature by Cullen Black on 03 May, 2022

How Chrono Cross connects to Trigger: What happened to the CT cast and how the games are related
How Chrono Cross connects to Trigger: What happened to the CT cast and how the games are related

Chrono Cross is a sequel - but only loosely. Dig in, however, and you can find deep connections to Chrono Trigger - and the fate of its beloved cast.

feature by Alex Donaldson and Cullen Black on 06 April, 2022

Kingdom Hearts' Cloud Ports on Switch: Far from an "Integrum Masterpiece"
Kingdom Hearts' Cloud Ports on Switch: Far from an "Integrum Masterpiece"

The Kingdom Hearts series has made its way to Switch, but not as expected.

feature by Cullen Black on 16 February, 2022

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut on Switch: Existential brilliance on the go
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut on Switch: Existential brilliance on the go

ZA/UM's masterpiece finally goes portable, and it's quite impressive.

feature by Cullen Black on 11 October, 2021

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on Switch goes even further beyond... expectations
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on Switch goes even further beyond... expectations

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is one of the rare Switch ports that blows expectations out of the water, nearly stacking up to original console versions.

feature by Cullen Black on 23 September, 2021

Ni no Kuni 2 on Switch: Comfortable, fun, and surprisingly solid
Ni no Kuni 2 on Switch: Comfortable, fun, and surprisingly solid

The second entry in the Ni No Kuni series makes its way to the Nintendo Switch in this quite an ambitious port.

feature by Cullen Black on 18 September, 2021

Judgment's PlayStation 5 remaster brings a much-needed performance boost at the expense of its unique visual identity
Judgment's PlayStation 5 remaster brings a much-needed performance boost at the expense of its unique visual identity

Judgment's remaster on modern consoles brings some greatly appreciated performance updates, although a noticeable change in the lighting style may not always land well.

feature by Cullen Black on 23 April, 2021

Hands-On with the Steins;Gate 0 on Nintendo Switch
Hands-On with the Steins;Gate 0 on Nintendo Switch

Steins;Gate's divisive sequel finally hits the switch, but this port didn't make the transition entirely unscathed.

feature by Cullen Black on 11 February, 2020

Decade Memoir #4: Cullen Black - NieR
Decade Memoir #4: Cullen Black - NieR

Expectations were subverted time and time again these past 10 years, but few did it as well as Yoko Taro with NieR, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year.

feature by Cullen Black on 28 December, 2019

How The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Brings a 3DS Gem Back To Life
How The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Brings a 3DS Gem Back To Life

The Alliance Alive was massively underappreciated upon its original release, but now it's finally getting a chance to reach a wider audience.

feature by Cullen Black on 04 October, 2019

Hands-on with Dragon Quest I, II, and III on Nintendo Switch
Hands-on with Dragon Quest I, II, and III on Nintendo Switch

Alongside the release of Dragon Quest XI S, Square Enix surprised us all by with Switch ports of the first three games in the series. The question is though, do they stack up?

feature by Cullen Black on 29 September, 2019

Hands-on with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Hands-on with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Although it came around a little later than its franchise brothers, Final Fantasy VIII gets a re-release on new platforms. We take a look at its modern makeover.

feature by Cullen Black on 02 September, 2019