Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, News, Reviews

Hyrule Warriors Legends serves as both an expansion and a retooling of its console-based older brother. When it was released in 2014, my friends and I frequently gathered around the Wii U and traded off turns to head through the game’s story, or Legend, mode. It was a fantastic time…

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Review: Pokkén Tournament

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: News, Reviews, Wii U

One thing I’m not sure I ever expected to see in my lifetime was the crossover between Pokémon and a fighting game. While the Pokémon franchise has never failed to entertain its fans, one thing the series has never really offered is a fast-paced play style more akin to that…

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Review: Fire Emblem Fates

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Uncategorized

Fire Emblem, one of Nintendo’s longest lived franchises, had never enjoyed the kind of success in America that it does in Japan. Sure, Marth and Roy finding their way into Super Smash Bros. Melee allowed for the games to gain enough traction to see their first localization in 2003, but…

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Review: Mega Man Legacy Collection

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a long-awaited return to the classics that every fan of “The Blue Bomber” has been waiting for. Never having played a Mega Man game in the past, I decided to tackle this game head on and see what all the hype and excitement was about–…

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Review: Final Fantasy Explorers

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

As the most recent co-op experiment in the Final Fantasy universe, Final Fantasy Explorers combines a hefty dose of series nostalgia with a borrowed multiplayer mission structure to a surprisingly fresh effect. While it’s exceedingly light on story, and inarguably repetitive, Explorers’ take on cooperative questing still makes for a…

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Book review: Console Wars

Categories: News, Retro, Reviews

On its cover, Console Wars is summarized like this: Sega, Nintendo and the battle that defined a generation. Based on this summary, what I expected was an academic look at the rivalry between Sega and Nintendo in the early ‘90s, a history lesson about pieces of my childhood that I…

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Review: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Combining Mario with role playing games is one of the most bizarre ideas Nintendo has green lit in its storied history. It takes a weird and wonderful world that’s mostly mute and simple and inserts typical JRPG mechanics and expansive storylines. Despite how weird that sounds, the gamble miraculously works,…

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Review: Shovel Knight on 3DS

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

While generally game reviews are reserved for the soon-to-be or recently released, there is always room for exceptions. Due to an impending amiibo release, we felt it necessary to look back at a game that has carved its way into the hearts of many people since its release in 2014….

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Review: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

Since arriving on the Nintendo scene over 15 years ago, Animal Crossing has dug its way into the hearts of gamers worldwide. Taking on the role of a human living amongst anthropomorphic villagers of a variety of animal species, players are encouraged to collect, design, share and live out virtual…

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Review: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

For 20 years, fans of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island have been patiently waiting for a worthy successor. Though the floaty, egg-centric platformer has gone on to inspire an entire series of follow-ups, none have been able to recapture the precise chemistry of the original, until now. After decades…

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Review: Super Mario Maker

Categories: Reviews, Wii U

If Super Mario Maker was the only video game ever made, gaming would still be a valid hobby. That’s partly because Mario games are, in essence, the pastime’s purest form of fun, but Maker’s real accomplishment is peeling back the design curtain and giving players every tool they need to…

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