Ghosts of Gaming Past, Present and Future

When I started Controller for One, the goal was to make a one-stop site for everything related to single player games: reviews, previews, news, and anything else I could find.  I started down that path knowing that it wouldn't happen overnight.  Things started out well.  I found a welcoming community and started writing.  I was … Continue reading Ghosts of Gaming Past, Present and Future

Here Be Dragons Headed to Nintendo Switch

Polish developers Red Zero Games is bringing their turn-based strategy game Here Be Dragons to Nintendo Switch. In Here Be Dragons, players control a number of eclectic sea captains and an armada of ships tasked with defeating sea monsters to clear a path for Christopher Columbus. Red Zero Games touts a "living map" meaning that … Continue reading Here Be Dragons Headed to Nintendo Switch

Fun 4 One: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Given Nintendo's proclivity for bringing gamers together and the popularity of board games, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics was surely a no-brainer when considered for development.  Board games are regularly a social experience, an opportunity for friends to chat and laugh with each other or for strangers to start the initial bonds of friendship over a … Continue reading Fun 4 One: Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Polandball Review

Developer: Alien Pixel Studios // Publisher: Alien Pixel Studios // Price: $2.99 (eShop/Steam) Review copy received from publisher As someone who has dabbled in game design, I know that inspiration can come from almost anywhere when coming up with ideas for a game.  Romanian developer Alien Pixel Studios created a game influenced by an unlikely … Continue reading Polandball Review

SkyRacket Review

Developer: Double Dash // Publisher: Double Dash // Price: $14.99 (eShop/Steam) Review copy received from publisher Indie game developers are constantly developing games that provide unique experiences.  Genre mash-ups have recently found the spotlight, often merging two unrelated genres into a single game.  SkyRacket contains concepts of a brick breaker and a shoot 'em up … Continue reading SkyRacket Review

Wholesome Direct: 5 Games That Should Be On Your Wishlist

With E3 cancelled this year, many indie developers are losing out on the exposure they would normally get at the event.  At the same time, the current pandemic has created a surge in positive news and entertainment.  Because of this, Wholesome Games was formed, a group dedicated to helping indie developers get exposure for cute, … Continue reading Wholesome Direct: 5 Games That Should Be On Your Wishlist

Paper Mario: The Origami King – What We Know

Rumors have been swirling for months that a new Paper Mario title was headed to Nintendo Switch this year, partly because of Super Mario's 35th birthday.  Finally those rumors have turned into truth as Nintendo announced Paper Mario: The Origami King for release on July 17.  Although details are limited, here is what we know … Continue reading Paper Mario: The Origami King – What We Know

Gabbuchi Review

Developer: h.a.n.d. Inc. // Publisher: Aksys Games // Price: $7.99 (eShop/Steam) Copy Received as Gift h.a.n.d. Inc. might not be the most recognized developer out there, but they have created quite the portfolio, working on games like The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl and the newest Layton Mystery Journal … Continue reading Gabbuchi Review

Nintendo Direct Mini Recap (3.26): Major RPG Sequels Coming in 2020

Bravely Default II Bravely Default was a massive hit for the Nintendo 3DS.  The game, lauded for its story, music and traditional turn-based RPG gameplay, found a huge audience outside of Japan even though it was developed for Japanese gamers.  In its lifetime, Bravely Default sold over a million units and over half of those … Continue reading Nintendo Direct Mini Recap (3.26): Major RPG Sequels Coming in 2020

Nintendo Direct Mini (3.26) Recap: Small Additions, Big Fun

Shinsekai: Into the Depths Shinsekai: Into the Depths started as an Apple Arcade exclusive, but has now surfaced in the Nintendo Switch eShop.  This game can best be described as a deep sea  metroidvania.  Like most metroidvania games, there is a significant amount of backtracking after gaining new skills and equipment to advance the story … Continue reading Nintendo Direct Mini (3.26) Recap: Small Additions, Big Fun