Good evening folks! I slept in until lunchtime and then spent the rest of the day editing a new podcast episode, which will be making its way into your ears and eyes tomorrow. It’s a good ‘un!
While that renders — and while I decide whether or not I want to eat the Rustlers burger in my fridge having consumed a sufficient quantity of Starburst to make me feel a little queasy — I figured it was as good a time as any to do the weekly roundup.
So here is the weekly roundup! Join me after the jump and we’ll check out what you might have missed this week.
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Full article coming later today, but this is super-important to acknowledge: the commercial, mainstream outlet Nintendo Life was kind enough to give me the opportunity to write about qureate’s new point-and-click puzzle adventure game for Nintendo Switch, Prison Princess.
This is noteworthy because it marks a substantial shift in the site’s editorial policy: they’re now keen to specifically seek out specialist writers for more niche-interest games such as shoot ’em ups or games with provocative ecchi content, rather than passing them to staff writers less familiar with the cultural context or background of such works. This will hopefully lead to fewer situations where there’s a huge disconnect between a critic and the target audience of a particular game. And hopefully more articles from people like me and their new, frighteningly knowledgeable shmup specialist!
I’d like to heartily thank Damien McFerran from Nintendo Life for the kind opportunity to write about this game — and for the site’s admirable new approach. And I would please encourage you, dear reader, to support this change in outlook: it’s exactly the sort of thing we need to see happening on more mainstream sites. It deserves rewarding.
And a great way to do that is simply to go and check out my review of Prison Princess over on Nintendo Life — you can do that by clicking right here!
Thanks for your support, and I hope you enjoy the review.