3DS Reviews: Battle Miner Review (3DS eShop)

Battle Miner 3DS Review
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Is this blocky title worth your time?

Battle Miner is the first attempt at a Minecraft clone we’ve seen on the Nintendo 3DS eShop sinced Microsoft purchased Mojang a few months back. Although a few Minecraft clones were revealed for the Wii U eShop, Battle Miner is the only one on the 3DS, so those desperate for block-building action might be tempted to pick this title up....

3DS Reviews: Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (3DS)

Adventure Time The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom Review 3DS
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Another magical adventure awaits!

Let me start off by congratulating the folks over at WayForward Technologies on the release of this game since it’ll mark the one year anniversary release of its predecessor. Let me give you a feel for this game. If you played the previous title, let me note that this game is in no way related to it in any way, shape or form. The developers took...

3DS Reviews: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Review (Nintendo 3DS)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Welcome to the Red Velvet Room...

In a year chock full of star-studded crossovers like Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Super Smash Bros., Atlus has stepped up to the plate with Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. A splendid mish-mash of two wildly popular franchises, Persona Q is neither a true Persona or Etrian Odyssey game per se, but rather something in between....

3DS Reviews: Fantasy Life: The Good, the Bad, and the Fantastic

8The Verdict
Monday, November 17, 2014

It's a wonderful life, but is it right for you?

Fantasy Life is an RPG developed by critically acclaimed developer Level 5, and was released in Japan on December 27th, 2012. In four short months it sold over 300,000 copies in Japan alone, as well as a throng of eagerly waiting RPG lovers the world over who would have to wait for the game to arrive in their region for a long two...

3DS Reviews: The Legend of Dark Witch Review (3DS eShop)

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7Trick or Treat?
Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Witchy Woman trying to be Mega Man

"O Mega Man, Mega Man, wherefore art thou Mega Man?" That's what I kept saying to myself while playing The Legend of Dark Witch. There's so many moments in this witchy side-scroller that almost scratched my Blue Bomber itch, but never quite so. All the right components are in place--gripping boss fights, expressive enemies, solid physics--and yet...

3DS Reviews: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review (3DS)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shantae is back in her best adventure yet!

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse has been in development for almost two years. It was announced in Nintendo Power, that’s how long it’s been in development. After two delays, and so much hard work, WayForward has produced the best Shantae game ever, and a new standard for indie platformers. It is a mastercraft in virtually all aspects. Shantae...

3DS Reviews: Ninja Battle Heroes Review (3DS eShop)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Quality

It's no secret that the 3DS is swimming in software nowadays between Smash Bros. and Pokémon and Animal Crossing and Zelda and Mario Kart and Fire Emblem and--well, you get the idea, but for every one of these juggernauts, there's about a dozen digital titles vying for some of that sweet, sweet 3DS crowd. Naturally, developers look to the eShop...

3DS Reviews: Fire Emblem: Awakening Review

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10Blazing Joy
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A fantastic game for Nintendo's burning handheld

Concept: Set sometime in the distant future from the Original Fire Emblem game. Implement various ideas from old games, along with new ones, to provide a fresh and fun tactical experience. Story: With no big spoliers, I can say the story had me engaged. It may not be the best story ever, but I found it entertaining and I believe it had...

3DS Reviews: Yumi’s Odd Odyssey Review (3DS eShop)

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7.5Reel Nice
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Of Fish and Schoolgirls

Admittedly, I'm going to have a hard time reviewing Yumi's Odd Odyssey. It's not that the game's particularly bad or anything, it just has a lot to do with a game that came out twenty years ago, one that I'm sure almost nobody has ever heard of unless you're into video game sadism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d2Q-K-zyHE Umihara Kawase...

3DS Reviews: Azure Striker Gunvolt Review (3DS eShop)

8.5Shockingly Great
Saturday, September 20, 2014

An Electrifying Spiritual Successor to Mega Man

Mega Man has been laying low for a while now, but his legacy still lives on. The developers over at Inti Creates, along with Keiji Inafune, have melded their collective experience from Mega Man Zero, ZX, and Mega Man 9 and 10 and formed a brand new IP known as Azure Striker GUNVOLT. The results of this collaboration is a daring game that learns...