Another week, another Blog Herding. This time full of No Man's Sky, another space-based game in the form of Metroid, and a list of handheld games everyone should put on their to-buy list.

Community Blogs For August 18 – August 24:

Why I Hate Mario
Before you begin to judge StarterPack, hear him out. You may not agree with him (I love Mario!), but not everyone loves the plumber, just like not everyone loves Master Chief, Cloud, or Slippy Toad's useless shooting skill.

Beginning a Space Odyssey (Exploring No Man's Sky)
When it comes to writing about the latest sci-fi game to take over the blogosphere, endorbr gets a little creative with his short story-esque blog. Plus, there are caves. Who doesn't like reading about video game caves?

Returning To My Gaming Roots
Replaying video games can be a fantastic experience, and GerardoExber writes about replaying the Resident Evil series. There was a time where I replayed these gems each year, but that was years ago. I don't even know what is on a Jill sandwich anymore (probably rotting flesh with a side of virus).

No Man's Sky's Big Bluff: I'll See Your Universe, And Raise You
Marco Polo knows full well how popular Pocket Monsters and space are this year. But for our blogger, No Man's Sky has not reached its lofty heights, and he writes about how it never could. Unfortunately, hype is very real, sometimes good, and mostly detrimental for just about everything.

Exploring Boundaries in No Man's Sky
No Man's Sky: the ultimate management game. Well, according to Kyle Wadsworth, anyway. It's a huge reason so may people are so disappointed in the game, but the spacefaring sim also really nails what it sets out to do.

My Top Ten Most Anticipated Handheld Games
Handheld games are something Justin Mikos really enjoys, so you can count on this list being full of highly anticipated releases. One of the most anticipated on this list is easily Cosmic Star Heroine, but anyone gaming on a handheld will find something to love on this list.

Nintendo, Metroid, and 'Brand Sanctity'
A lot of people wonder what Metroid: Federation Force means for the Metroid series, including Thomas Loughney. I mean, you've got a revered 2D – and eventually 3D series – that just has not done much in years. It's fine to be different and bold, but it is also a shame to miss out on a true Metroid game year after year.

Community Reviews:

Bound Review: Dancing Through Life and Not Much Else
All Haley Shipley wants to do is dance, and Bound lets you do just that. Players dance through memories, finding out more about the main character, a pregnant woman. Sadly, it's not an amazing game, but just an okay one, according to Shipley.

Community Writing Challenge:

Home, sweet home. Plenty of video games let you have a base, build a home, or have a place to call home. What's your favorite virtual home? Did you customize it? Was it just a place to store extra inventory? Tell us your favorite stories about home!

Community Playdate:

What is everyone playing? What would you like to play together? And what days and times work best for you, G.I. blogger crew?

I hope you enjoy the blogs! Please contact me via my Game Informer page or on Twitter at @LouisGarcia12 with any blog news or playdate suggestions.