Review: Pokémon Sun

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Disclaimer: Two games, two reviews! The review below covers Pokémon Sun only. The overall score will be the same for both games. When I first played Pokémon Red Version and set off with my Charmander way back when, it resonated with me on a level not many games could. I…

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Review: Mario Party Star Rush

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: 3DS, Amiibo News, Reviews

Disclaimer: This review covers a PAL region (European) copy of the game. It’s no secret that the Mario Party series has strayed from the path over the last few years. Mario Party 9 and Mario Party 10 wandered perhaps a little too far from the path with their changes to…

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Review: Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Japanese developer Falcom (Ys, Legend of Heroes) is a minor legend among JRPG fans. It’s been around for a long time, but it hasn’t really surpassed cult status in the West, due to the relative obscurity of most of their titles. But every now and then, one of its games…

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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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