Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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Oninaki Review

Oh now feel it, comin' back again.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

With these hands we will destroy, and with these hands we will rebuild.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review

The night begins to shine.

Cadence of Hyrule Review

Can you dig it, suckah?

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Pack lightly for a jolly trip.

Yoshi's Crafted World Review

Yoshi has such sights to show you.

Phantasy Star 2 Retro Review

Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.

Mega Man 6 Retro Review

It's been 25 years since Mega Man 6 came to North America. Nadia plays it again to see if it deserves the thumping fans and critics tend to administer.

Pokemon Let's Go Review

Here's our completed review for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Let's go! Our friends are waiting!

Mega Man 11 Review

Get equipped with a happy resurrection.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review

Good RPGs need not be elusive.

Octopath Traveler Review

Enjoy the trip.

Kirby Star Allies Review

A gentle reminder that the only ship worth a damn is friendship.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review: An RPG With the Heart and Soul of a Titan

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is big on gameplay, and big on charm.

Super Mario Odyssey Review: Gotta Capture 'em All

Jump up, Super Star.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole Review: Fourth Graders Assemble

Like the comic book movies it parodies, The Fractured but Whole isn't perfect, but it'll make you smile.

Super NES Retro Review: Star Fox 2

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Finally: A lost dog comes back home.

Super NES Retro Review: Kirby Super Star

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Here comes a special boy.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A strong relationship is forged -- and ends -- under the starlight.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: We encourage you to pick random babies off the ground and run with them.

Super NES Retro Review: EarthBound

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Crayola and light horror make an epic RPG baby together.

Super NES Retro Review: Kirby's Dream Course

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: How about a bit of putt-putt, Dreamland-style?

Super NES Retro Review: Donkey Kong Country

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Let's monkey around.

Super NES Retro Review: Final Fantasy VI

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The reigning prince of 16-bit RPGs.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Punch-Out!!

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Do your patriotic duty. Punch a fat clown.

Super NES Retro Review: Mega Man X

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Mega Man's brilliant 16-bit debut.

Super NES Retro Review: Secret of Mana

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A real gem of an action-RPG that has some rough edges.

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Review: Digging Even Deeper into Mega Man's History

Is there magic still to be found in Mega Man's less loved entries?

Super NES Retro Review: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The best 16-bit Street Fighter game of all time. Unless you prefer Super Street Fighter II.

Super NES Retro Review: Star Fox

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Fox! In! Spaaaace!

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario Kart

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: "Super Mario Kart funny car madness!!"

Super NES Retro Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: The Zelda game that changed everything.

Super NES Retro Review: Contra III: The Alien Wars

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Today: Let's attack aggressively.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Hope you're open-minded about pain.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Castlevania IV

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Simon Belmont's excellent adventure.

Super NES Retro Review: F-Zero

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Second in the queue: The game that taught Captain Falcon to fly.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario World

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. First up: Possibly the greatest Mario of them all.

The Disney Afternoon Collection Review: Step Right up and Come on In

Here's where the fun begins (except for TaleSpin).

Yooka-Laylee Review

This karma chameleon's problems come and go.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero PlayStation 4 Review: Ret-2-Go!

Shantae is back, and she brought the magic.

Super Mario Run iOS Review: Quite Dashing

Super Mario Run has some unappealing aspects (always online -- boo!), but overall it's a high quality mobile experience worthy of Mario's name.

Skyrim Special Edition Xbox One Review: Shout, Shout, Let It All Out

Console owners will get the most out of this remastered version of Skyrim, though the game's universal appeal can't be denied even five years later.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Nintendo 3DS Review: Let Slip the Songs of War

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 holds onto some of the problems that troubled its predecessor, but that doesn't mean it won't show you a good time.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Nintendo 3DS Review - A Long Journey, but Not a Draggin' Quest

If you crave a meaty JRPG you can gnaw on for hours, make Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS your new jam.

Mighty No. 9 Xbox One Review: Mighty No-No

What gives, Inafune?

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered PS4 Review: Squad 7, Move Out! [Updated With Final Thoughts and Score]

Nadia goes to war in the battlefields of Valkyria Chronicles for the very first time.

Bravely Second: End Layer Nintendo 3DS Review: Welcome Back, Warriors [Updated With Final Score!]

Bravely Second should feel very familiar for fans of Bravely Default, and that's perfectly OK.

Pocket Card Jockey Nintendo 3DS Review: Let This Dark Horse Run

Despite its imperfections, this wild horse-racing / Solitaire hybrid from Game Freak is unspeakably addictive.

Koi Comes to PlayStation 4 from Mobile, and it's a Thin Fish

The console port of Koi fixes some major issues with its initial mobile release, but it fails to add much in the way of new content.

To Survive Hyper Light Drifter's Brutal World, You Must Wander

Heart Machine's action RPG rewards players who learn by travelling, fighting, and dying.

Miitomo iOS Review: That Tiny Tomodachi Life

Nintendo's debut mobile app is a compelling distraction that sets out to carve its own niche in the crowded market.

Salt and Sanctuary PS4 Review: Give Me Sanctuary

Salt and Sanctuary offers a pretty meaty challenge for platforming fans, and it hurts so good.

Project X Zone 2 Nintendo 3DS Review: Video Game All-Stars to the Rescue

Playing Bandai Namco's crossover extravaganza is like hanging out with a wild, fun friend who's not very good at pacing themselves.

Unravel PlayStation 4 Review: A Real Yarn

Though it has some frayed patches, Coldwood's puzzle platformer is warm and packed with character.

What are the Best iOS Strategy Games?

Want to build up a civilization, then tear one down in a bloody war? Consider these strategy games.

What are the Best iOS Pokémon Clones?

Take some time to catch 'em all on mobile.

What are the Best iOS Racing Games?

Give your iOS game library a nitro boost with these great racing games.

What Are the Best iOS Adventure Games?

Whether you're an adventure game veteran or a newcomer to the genre, iOS has a big supply of the good stuff.

What Are the Best iOS Tower Defense Games?

To arms! Defend yourself and beat back the swarm in these great games.

What Are the Best iOS Retro Games?

Want to re-experience some of your childhood classics? The App Store may have what you're looking for.

The 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games

The PlayStation 4 has an expansive library, so you might need help discovering the best of the best.

The 10 Best Wii U Games

The Wii U's user base is small, but its games library is fierce.

The 10 Best Xbox One Games

If you own an Xbox One, here are some key games you ought to acquire.

Best Games on the Wii U eShop for Under $14.99

Play awesome games and save cash with this selection of affordable downloadable Wii U software.

What Are the Best iOS RPGs

Got a thirst for adventure? Apple's App Store is home to some great role-playing games.

What are the Best iOS Word Games?

Astounding! Mesmerizing! Here are some of the best word games you'll find on the App Store.

Mario Golf: World Tour 3DS Review: Class Clown, Pro Golfer

Camelot's latest tries to offer up laughs alongside hardcore golfing. Sometimes, it succeeds.

Disney Magical World 3DS Review: A Nice Place to Live

Come play in the Magic Kingdom. Forever and ever and ever and–

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball 3DS Review: Haggle Your Way to Freedom

One baseball-loving dog, free (sort of) to a good home.

Weapon Shop de Omasse 3DS Review: The Art of the Deal

Sell weapons to a funny, funky groove in this offbeat shop simulator.

Inazuma Eleven 3DS Review: Dragon (Foot) Ball Z

This hyperactive sports RPG won't do much for fans of serious soccer sims, but anyone interested in a more lighthearted approach should check it out.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW Wii U Review

Much as the title would suggest, we find ourselves feeling a little uncertain about the merits of this eccentric but repetitive Gauntlet-alike.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 3DS Review: Pac in Your Pocket

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures' Wii U incarnation was underwhelming; is the 3DS version any better?

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Wii U Review: Power Pill or Rotten Fruit?

Nadia Oxford checks out the Wii U incarnation of Pac-Man's newest adventure.