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    Watch the first 19 minutes of the deliciously colorful Wandersong

    I’ve had my eye on Wandersong since I first saw the trailer back in January. Successfully funded through Kickstarter, Wandersong follows a jovial bard in his quest to save the world through song. If it sounds silly, perhaps to the point of absurdity, that’s because it is. Creator Greg Lobanov knows this and addresses this […] More

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    Our favorite references from Guacamelee 2

    Despite being one of the best looking and feeling Metroidvania games of the modern era, Guacamelee was heavily criticized for its excessive use of memes and pop culture references. The folks at Drinkbox Studios carefully considered this feedback and determined that for the sequel, the best thing to do would be to double down on […] More

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    Not even the death of Cayde can bring us back to Destiny 2 #DailyHotTake

    What’s better than a bunch of PAX announcements? A bunch of announcements from before PAX! Welcome to another edition of #DailyHotTake. Destiny 2 Forsaken calls for lost guardians These hot takes are a bit negative, but Marcus is actually quite excited for Destiny 2 Forsaken. The new game mode Gambit is addicting and the story […] More

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    The Donkey Kong Adventure DLC is the Rabbids crossover you really want

    Following the suction-cupped footsteps of Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, the paid Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a swinging good time from start to finish. After proving last year that the Super Mario Bros. and raving Rabbids make an incredible combo, the new content pack proves this crossover is more […] More

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    Jim Carrey takes on his worst role yet #DailyHotTake

    The post-E3 news cycle is expectedly slow. However, a couple of weeks removed from the conference we are finally starting to see notable game announcements. Check out our first impressions we’ve posted on Twitter using the hashtag #DailyHotTake. The most ambitious crossover in Switch history There hasn’t been a lot of news surrounding Labo since its […] More

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    The Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion is unrelenting in its difficulty, 90s nostalgia, and charm

    The Nintendo Switch released an unprecedented amount of heavy-hitting first-party titles in its first year on the market. Among these, Splatoon 2 is a worthy alternative to popular online shooters like Overwatch and Call of Duty which are only available on other consoles. While the developers regularly release new weapons and stages for the online […] More

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    We take on a really tricky level in Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.

    In case you missed the Splatoon 2 World Championships, it was announced on Tuesday that the long-teased Octo Expansion, the first paid content DLC for Splatoon 2, would drop in the US on June 13. Although I’ve only had a couple hours with the game since its release, that was plenty of time to learn how difficult […] More

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    Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

    If you’re new to Top Shelf Gaming, it won’t take you long to realize we’re huge Nintendo fans. That said, the Nintendo Direct for E3 2018 was our most anticipated conference. We didn’t have a strong idea going into what was going to be announced, just that there would be a heavy emphasis on the […] More

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    Sony Press Conference E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

    Sony is leading this console war and has consistently shown over the last several E3’s that they have the best exclusive games. This year, everyone expected them to finally make good on those promises and show us actual gameplay footage of games they’ve talked about for years now. Sony delivered all that and more in […] More

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