Game Rant Features

Game Rant Features

Game Rant is an online publication dedicated to reporting news and features about video games and the gaming industry.

In December 2019 I was hired onto the site as a freelance News Writer, but starting in March 2020 I expanded my reach into the Features section as well. There I wrote longer-form articles more independent, informative, or opinionated as original content for the site.

In April 2020 I was hired on as a full-time Staff Writer at Game Rant, and in June 2020 I published my first full-scale video game review for the site.

In September 2020 I became an editor at the site, which led to my time being split between writing, editing, and more.

2021

April

Super Mario Odyssey 2 Would Be the Perfect Follow-Up to Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Can’t Replicate This DS Feature, and That’s a Shame

Interview with Team Ninja Producer Fumihiko Yasuda:

March

Interview with GungHo Online Entertainment Directors Yuki Okano and Satoshi Ogihara:

Niantic’s Pikmin Game Could Take the Franchise to New Heights

Interview with The Completionist Jirard Khalil:

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Should Have Their Own Delta Episode

February

How Shantae Could Work in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Game Preview: Knockout City

New Pokemon Snap Skipped February’s Nintendo Direct, but May Reappear Soon

Fire Emblem Fates’ Ambitions Set the Stage for Three Houses’ Success

The Various Fire Emblems Across the Franchise Explained

January

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Should Embrace This Aesthetic Feature from Sword and Shield

Monster Hunter Should Borrow This Weapon Type from Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Case for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Perfect Dark’s Joanna Dark as DLC

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is Proof an Odyssey 2 Could Still Happen

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Should Include One Major DLC

One Hades Mechanic Perfectly Sets Up a Spiritual Successor

2020

December

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Areas That Would Be Great for Age of Calamity DLC

End of Year: The 10 Best In-Game Events of 2020

The King of Hyrule is the True Villain of Breath of the Wild

End of Year: 10 Best Video Game Villains of 2020

How Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s Big Twist Could Affect Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Game Review: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

November

Gen 9 Needs to Fix Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Villain Problem

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Calyrex May Be a Test for Gen 9

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Dynamax Adventures Evoke an Updated Battle Frontier

Hardware Review: Razer 2020 Wireless Flagship Peripherals Suite

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s Mini Guardian Could Change Everything

October

Game Review: ScourgeBringer

Interview with CCP Games; MMOS Scientists:

Interview with Flying Oak Games Co-Founder Thomas Altenburger:

Ikenfell Shows How Thousand-Year Door Sequel Could Innovate

Game Review: Ikenfell

Pokemon Sword and Shield Kalos Rumors Are Connected to One Long-Running Fan Desire

Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC Spells Good News Beyond Diamond and Pearl Remakes

September

The Defenders Need the Marvel’s Avengers Treatment

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Has a Zelda Problem

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Seem More Likely Than Ever

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Stands Out From Other Zelda Games In Interesting Way

Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts legacy Should Follow Jedi: Fallen Order’s Lead in One Big Way

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Has Big Breath of the Wild Problem

Other Nintendo Franchises that Should Get the Warriors Treatment

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra May Be Setting Up a Big Pattern

Sonic the Hedgehog Games That Deserve the Mario 35th Anniversary Treatment

August

Interview with Codemasters Lead Designer Michael Moreton:

Most Wanted MW2 Map Remakes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Pokemon Sword and Shield Could Take a Lesson From Pokemon GO

How Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Could Utilize Dark Link

Interview with Gunfire Games Design Director John Pearl:

Harry Potter RPG on PS5, Xbox Series X Has Huge Opportunity No Other HP Game Has Had Before

Nintendo’s Pikmin and Paper Mario Announcements Are Parties to Two Different Camps

Paper Mario: The Origami King Opens a Really Big Door

July

Paper Mario: The Origami King Has a Princess Peach Problem

Interview with Jagex – Lead Designer David Osborne, Senior Games Designer Tim Fletcher, Lead Content Developer James Crowther:

Game Preview: Skully

Paper Mario: The Origami King Spells Good News for Other Subfranchises

Interview with Finish Line Games Lead Designer Jason Canam:

Game Preview: Among Trees (Early Access)

June

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC Sets Precedent for Next Gen

Game Review: Command and Conquer Remastered Collection

New Pokemon Snap Sets High Expectations for Next ‘Pokemon Presents’ Announcement

10 Animals That Should Get the Horizon Treatment in Forbidden West

Interview with Petroglyph Games Audio Director Frank Klepacki:

May

Super Mario Odyssey 2 Should Leave Princess Peach to Paper Mario

Interview with Behaviour Interactive – Game Director Mathieu Cote, Creative Director Dave Richard, Head of Public Relations Marie Claude Bernard:

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Should Address the Rito in the Room

One Thing Paper Mario: The Origami King Could Do Better than The Thousand-Year Door

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 May Have a Master Sword Problem

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Who is Rover?

April

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Should Let Link Form Relationships, Date

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Could Follow in Ocarina of Time’s Footsteps

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Needs More Robust Local Co-Op

March

Interview with Robot Entertainment Design Director Jerome K. Jones:

This Pokemon Spin-Off Needs a Remake like Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Breath of the Wild 2 Could Start a Brand New Legend of Zelda Timeline

Pokemon Sword and Shield Should Distribute Zarude like a Gen 4 Mythical Pokemon