Chris Kohler
chriskohler
Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.
2/7/20
2:07 PM
20

Looks like the perfect game for the bird lawyers in your life (assuming they can read).

2/7/20
2:05 PM
6

Yes! I’ve been loving this game on Switch. It’s a perfect follow-up to the Ace Attorney trilogy (while also forging its own identity).

2/3/20
7:47 PM
6

Be honest, you forgot there even was a Paper Mario on Wii U. Read more

12/30/19
8:40 PM
31

apparently they were not familiar with the nato-warsaw small armchairs pact.

12/30/19
8:36 PM
14

This has been my biggest issue with Octopath Traveler. Second attempt to play through. I just gathered all eight characters.

The combat system is great. I love it. I like choosing who to use and who to leave behind. It’s kind of a fun little mystery game trying to figure out enemy weaknesses so you can bust up their Read more

12/30/19
8:26 PM
21

Chris, this is exactly what I come to Kotaku for. This article explains perfectly what sudden impulse was awoken in me to play BoF the moment I saw it on Nintendo Online, even though I had many other much more recent games building up in my backlog. And playing through it was exactly as you say, an oddly comforting Read more

12/30/19
6:59 PM
28

I cant express adequately the frustration of a young boy, playing Dragon Warrior, stuck for eternity in the first room because he didn’t know he had to open a menu to use the stairs.

11/1/19
2:36 PM
4

I assume when you mention PS1 and 2 discs you mean, on unmodified machines. There have been plenty of bootleg PS1 and 2 discs for years, playable on modded PS1s and PS2s. But then, if you have those you can’t plead ignorance of you use a bootleg disc.

11/1/19
12:39 PM
13

I’d recommend watching my personal favorite YouTube channel, Metal Jesus, where he and Kelsey discuss fake cartridges:

9/23/19
9:47 PM
3

I was there about 2 months ago and played with their special app in Disney Play called the Data Pad. I slowly realized that the characters would interact with me differently depending on the alignement I showed them. Viv, the rebel spy who walks around, was completely in character when I subtly flashed her the Rebel Read more

9/23/19
7:19 PM
6

This article is exactly what I’ve tried to tell people about Galaxy’s Edge after my visit. Read more

9/23/19
5:16 PM
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I went with my son to GE West (Disneyland) and was wearing a subtle Star Wars shirt - it’s a polo with Jabba the Hutt instead of a little Izod alligator. Anyway, we were accosted by a First Order officer and he asked if we were with the Resistance. I explained no, I was here to represent the Hutt trading consortium Read more

9/23/19
4:49 PM
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I think they are encouraged to interact with guests, and the fact that we had put effort into trying to blend in probably made us viable targets. Non-costumed guests were invited to join our game but passed, so it wasn’t just that, but I think he suspected we’d want to play along. 

9/23/19
3:06 PM
28

I literally got back from Orlando this morning, and spent a pretty decent amount of time at Galaxy’s Edge. Read more

9/23/19
3:04 PM
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I think this might be the first time I’ve read about playing Sabacc with cast members. Is that an official thing? Or were they just incredibly nice because of your enthusiasm?

9/23/19
2:37 PM
30

I went to Disneyland for the first time in literally 20 years after Star Wars opened. One of the cast members was the card guy for me as well, but since we were the only people who took him up on the card game, and played with him for about 20 min, he actually offered us an opportunity to come back at a certain time, Read more