My Top Five Metroid Games!

The Metroid series is without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite franchises in all of gaming.  It’s a shame that there hasn’t been any new, great games as of late, but the series remains one of my personal favorites.  The feeling of exploration, of traversing an unknown, strange world, and the feeling of growth you experience as you gradually add to your arsenal of weapons and tools, all blends so well in the series as a whole.

That being said, every game in the series brings something new to the table.  It’s a new experience every time, with new weapons, new alien environments, and a new story to learn.  Metroid has been a series with consistently quality games, and it’s honestly been hard to pick out my favorites.  But, of course, I do have my favorites- some games that just stand above the rest.

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Kirby’s Final Bosses are DARK

 

Kirby is a REALLY happy fellow, right?  I mean, REALLY happy.  You hardly ever see him without a smile on his face, happily swallowing enemies and food alike.  In fact, Dream Land as a whole is just happy, and bright, and colorful, and fun.  The famous bosses are a giant tree, a giant penguin with a hammer, and a one-eyed cloud with spikes.  For the most part, you’d expect such an upbeat series to have final bosses that make you feel good, or cool, or have sympathetic motivations at least.  Well.  No.

Ever since Kirby’s second appearance, the Final Bosses have had a trend of being scary, imposing, or at the very least, based around dark concepts.  It’s ridiculous at points, honestly.  Why would you have such thematically dark boss fights in a series that stars a cute pink puffball?

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Throwback Gaming: Kirby Air Ride!

Kirby Air Ride was one fun game, am I right, or am I right?

Hey guys, back again for a Throwback Thursday, this time I’m gonna talk about a game that doesn’t have any narrative value whatsoever, but holds a place in my heart as one of my favorite party games- Kirby Air Ride! Continue reading “Throwback Gaming: Kirby Air Ride!”