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    TSG Asks: Which genre do you no longer play?

    Gamers’ tastes change. Whether it’s for personal or social reasons, our preferences for gameplay style, aesthetic, and overall experience develops as we try new things. Sometimes this leads us to explore new kinds of experiences, and sometimes we find ourselves rarely playing games from a genre we loved. This week on TSG Asks we take […] More

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    Games that make you feel powerful

    Games are an escape. They allow us to flee from our mundane realities and enter worlds where we feel empowered by incredible abilities. Of course, when you suddenly grant someone god-like powers, they’ll go around and see what pandemonium (read: fun) they can cause. Luckily, as games are an aforementioned escape, it’s safe to give […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game do you wish was longer?

    This week on TSG we’re talking about games that should have given us just a bit more. Whether providing a small, slow stream of content or being unable to satisfactorily resolve a game’s narrative threads, these games left us unsatisfied. Our question for this week is: I really wish Titanfall 2 had been longer. That […] More

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    How Netflix’s Castlevania Series Succeeds

    The animated Castlevania series on Netflix show adapts the popular action-adventure franchise’s third entry into a four episode first season…and hot damn is it good, even becoming the first video game adaptation to receive a “Fresh” certification from Rotten Tomatoes. Four episodes is a bit of a tease and possibly the result of Netflix trying […] More

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    Crash N. Sane Trilogy does something awesome with DLC

    Downloadable content can be a contentious topic among gamers. Originally seen as an opportunity to expand our digital adventures, DLC is now often lamented and treated with suspicion. Whether it’s pay-to-win items in a freemium game or currency to open a loot chest, gamers are resistant to having to pay more money on top of […] More

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    TSG Asks: What upcoming game are you most excited for?

    Welcome back to another edition of TSG Asks where we pose a weekly question to the Top Shelf Gaming team and share their responses. With the annual deluge of games hitting store shelves in the coming fall/winter months we decided to answer that most timely of questions: This seems like a pretty generic pick, but […] More

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    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy – Game of the Month

    Nostalgia is a powerful thing, but only inasmuch as it is able to recapture the same emotions from which it was derived. It is now commonplace for media companies to exploit beloved franchises from the past to make a quick buck, oftentimes delivering an overall disappointing product. While consumers have become wary of anything associated […] More

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    Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Ticket Winner Announced

    Congratulations to Daniel for winning our ticket giveaway! Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to the Zelda Symphony for allowing us to interview you and providing tickets. See you next year! Daniel will have until noon today to claim the tickets or another winner will be drawn. Win Two Tickets to The Legend […] More

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    The Overlooked Adventure of Zelda 2

    The newest entry to the Zelda franchise, Breath of the Wild, is considered by many to be a return-to-form for the series. It recaptures the original title’s sense of intrepid exploration and challenging combat while implementing many quality of life improvements that earlier entries sorely needed. Some of these additions include elements more commonly seen […] More

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    Why I put down A Link to the Past

    When you ask fans of The Legend of Zelda what the best game in the franchise is you’re bound to get a smattering of answers. It’s a loaded question, one that often involves diving into nostalgic childhood memories. Yet every time I see a ranking of the Zelda games there are usually two at the top: […] More

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