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Review: Paper Mario: Color Splash

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

Paper Mario first graced the screens of gamers just 15 years ago, spawning a franchise that has spanned nearly every Nintendo console since. In the course of the past decade-and-a-half, the series has taken a turn that has disappointed — to say the least — many fans who adored the…

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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

When it comes to sequels there’s a fine line to balance on. Lean too far one way and it’s more of the same, sacrificing that spark of ingenuity and failing to leave an impact and instead just becoming ‘the second one’. Lean too far the other and you become something…

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Review: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Every time I finally started to think Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice was headed in the right direction, I hit a wall. Literally. For a franchise that has built its reputation on blistering speed and fast-paced platforming, Fire & Ice tries as hard as it can to slow you down…

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Review: Severed

Categories: 3DS, Reviews, Wii U

DrinkBox Studios’ Guacamelee! was one of my favorite indie games of recent years – fun, fluid, and full of zany luchador humor, it was a Metroidvania well worth the time. So when I heard about the company’s next endeavor, I assumed it would be a similarly light hearted, theatrical romp….

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Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

On paper, the Shin Megami Tensei series can sound like a seething cauldron of mismatched ideas. With elements of world mythologies, the nature of order versus chaos in our lives, science fiction-like world building, urban punk sensibilities and motifs, and Jungian psychological concepts all mixed in the pot, it falls…

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Review: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

When someone can point to Metroid Prime Pinball as a more accurate representation of the series’s more amicable attributes, you know you’ve done something horribly wrong. A highly controversial spin-off of the titular series coming in cold after a six-year hiatus, Metroid Prime: Federation Force was perhaps doomed from the…

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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Whenever someone tries to describe the Ace Attorney series, it always comes across as boring. “You play as a defense attorney who has to investigate murders and prove clients innocent!” It doesn’t sound like the most appealing franchise, does it? Well, that assessment couldn’t be farther from the truth, as…

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Review: Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Wii U

Jotun was a Kickstarter success that launched in 2015 for the PC. Now, Thunder Lotus Games is bringing its viking adventure to the Wii U with Jotun: Valhalla Edition. The game’s main claim to fame comes from its lusciously detailed hand-drawn graphics and sweeping music. While the game is short…

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Review: Axiom Verge

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

Spiritual successors can be a tricky business. At best, they’re fond love letters to games of yore, expertly capturing the intricacies that made classic games so memorable. At worst, they’re cheap, lazy efforts that prey upon the nostalgia of longing fans to deliver a subpar experience that only makes one…

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Review: Zero Time Dilemma

Categories: 3DS, News, Reviews

When one thinks of games that use the medium to express themselves in a way that no other media can, few can match up to the creativity of the Zero Escape series. Starting with 2009’s Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, director Kotaro Uchikoshi created a thriller-adventure hybrid with shades…

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Review: Monster Hunter Generations

Categories: 3DS, News, Reviews

Monster Hunter Generations, the most recent installation in Capcom’s acclaimed Monster Hunter series, launches in just three days and fans are no doubt excited about it. While I’ve never personally had much experience with the franchise, it was always something I really wanted to play around with. And I’ll be…

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Preview: Pokémon GO

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Mobile, News, Reviews

Disclaimer: This preview is based on the first build of the game when servers were extremely strained. We’ll continue to update the preview as the mobile experience smooths out. Pokémon GO, a joint effort from Niantic and The Pokémon Company, was announced back in September of 2015, and seemed like…

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