Random Rankings – Team Rainbow Rocket Leaders

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following:

Pokémon Black & White
Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
Pokémon Fire Red & Leaf Green

Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Red & Blue
Pokémon Sun & Moon
Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Pokémon X & Y
Pokémon Yellow

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Last week, it was revealed that the upcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon would mark the return of Team Rocket – now under the new guise of Team Rainbow Rocket – and will  consist of every main villain in the series thus far (at least in terms of the main games). Villainous team-ups are always great, so being able to see all these familiar antagonists return and getting another chance to kick their asses has got a lot of people excited, including me.

Battling the leaders of these diabolical organisations has always been the highlights of the series but, now that they’re all in a game together, how do they fare against each other? Which of them is as mighty as Mewtwo and who’s just as boring as Burmy? Let’s find out by subjecting them to a Random Ranking! Continue reading

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Random Rankings – Mario Kart 8 Courses

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Despite telling myself there was no point in buying it again, I recently caved and wound up getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. Between the new characters, improved Battle Mode and all the included DLC, it’s easily the definitive version of the game. If you missed out on MK 8 the first time around, you have no excuse to not grab a copy.

As I replayed it, I was reminded of how good a lot of the race courses were, which got me to wondering which ones I liked the best. So, just for shits and giggles, I’ve ranked each and every course from Mario Kart 8, from my least favourite to my most favourite, with brief explanations as to why. Continue reading

Random Rankings – The Kingdom Hearts Series

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the Kingdom Hearts series

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If you really think about it, Kingdom Hearts is one of the weirdest success stories ever. I mean, it’s a Disney/Final Fantasy crossover. This is the kind of thing you’d see in fan-fictions from the mid-2000s; not a professionally made videogame series. Yet, somehow, it worked and has a large following of dedicated fans the world over – me being one of them.

While it’s certainly had its ups and downs, I still wholeheartedly love this series, despite my personal gripes with it, and am more than excited for when Kingdom Hearts III inevitably drops (whenever that is). In the meantime, I’ve decided to go through the entire series thus far to see how each entry stacks up against each other. Which games do I adore with all my heart and which ones do I wish I could cast into the darkness? Let’s find out together, shall we? Continue reading

Random Rankings – The Ace Attorney Series

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the Ace Attorney series

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I’m just gonna get to the point immediately here – I frigging love the Ace Attorney series. It’s hands down one of my favourite videogame franchises because of its writing, its characters, its mysteries, its style and the fact that it makes the courtroom seem awesome. I’ve watched legal dramas before on TV that make the whole “lawyer” thing seem cooler than it really is but Ace Attorney has the added bonus of making you, the player, feel awesome too.

So, since this month marks the series’ 15th anniversary, I figured now would be the time to see how each game stacks up against each other. Which one do I love the most, which one do I love the least and which ones go in between? Continue reading

Random Rankings – The Clow Cards

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Cardcaptor Sakura

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Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about Cardcaptor Sakura and why I liked the show despite me not being the target demographic. Waxing nostalgically like that helped remind me of  one of my favourite aspects of the show – the Clow Cards themselves. It’s hard to really explain but something about a set of magical cards, each with their own abilities and different themes and such just really appeals to me; so much so that I actually own a real-life deck of the cards (I have no regrets).

So, just because I want to, I’ve decided to rank all 53 of the Clow Cards, from least favourite to most favourite, in the first of a new series of articles I call Random Rankings. Continue reading