Reviews: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review (Wii U)

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8.5Great
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hungry like the Wolf

When Link first transformed into a wolf in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, it made for a bold statement, revealing a rougher and grittier Zelda adventure. That was a response to the backlash that the prior entry, The Wind Waker, suffered for being too round and cute. In our current era of Zelda re-releases and remasters. So Twilight...

Reviews: Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Review

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8.0
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Abe-tested, Mudokon-approved

When I started playing Oddworld: New n Tasty, I had no idea what I was really doing. Under the guise of Abe, I knew I was supposed to be rescuing the custodian-slave Mudokons, but how? The in-game instructions displayed across illuminated billboards weren't enough, and those tidbits passed by too quickly. I ended up running through the grim...

Features: Year Walk Video Review

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nope, I had no clue what this game was either until I played it!

To be quite frank, when Nintendo randomly provided this review copy for me, I had absolutely zero clue what it was... So I delet-err I mean, played...

3DS Reviews: SteamWorld Heist Review (3DS)

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8.5Great
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Grab your gang of SteamBots and get ready to explore!

If I could sum up SteamWorld Heist in one word it would simply be: fun. This game oozes personality and fulfilling turn-based strategy goodness. On top of that include witty humor, intense strategic battles, and more guns than I can count and you have a game with high-replay value that serves the SteamWorld universe proud. SteamWorld Heist...

Features: FAST Racing Neo Video Review (Second Opinion)

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Does this indie title deliver for anti-grav racing fans?

Sure, Nintendo fans have been wondering where F-Zero is.  What they probably haven't played is WipEout, which this game is closer to in overall terms of handling design.  Nonetheless, F-Zero and WipEout fans share one thing in a common: a love for insane speed in an anti-grav environment.  Does this indie title...

Reviews: Xenoblade Chronicles X Review (Wii U)

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9.5Legendary
Monday, November 30, 2015

Oh, you're in for a good time!

The next massive sci-fi role-playing game from Monolith Soft, the creators of Baten Kaitos and Xenoblade Chronicles, comes exclusively to Wii U. A terrible intergalactic war leaves just a handful of Earth survivors trying to live in a beautiful yet hostile environment. Players engage in battles against powerful creatures of all forms and sizes...

Features: Xenoblade Chronicles X Video Review (Second Opinion)

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Should JRPG fans buy a Wii U just for this game?

Xenoblade Chronicles is widely seen within its genre as one of the finest and most epic of its kind.  While it was no doubt limited by the power of the Wii, Monolith Soft is now working with a far more powerful piece of hardware.  Is Xenoblade Chronicles X the epic, dream JRPG we always...

Features: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Review

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7.5Average
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

It's big fun, but is it a little hollow on the inside?

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is the latest in the Mario Tennis series, and the first to finally enter the era of HD.  Does this title deliver as a Mario Tennis entry for the current generation, or is it really just shinier with a few tweaks and the biggest, cutest Sprixie you ever did...

3DS Reviews: Second Opinion Review: Yo-Kai Watch

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8
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Charmed!

After launching in Japan way back in mid-2013, Yo-Kai Watch has finally launched stateside. Having previous experience playing some of the Japanese version, it is such a joy for me to finally play it in English. Virtually everything that made the game so popular with Japanese players has arrived fully intact. Developer Level-5 has crafted a...

3DS Reviews: Yo-Kai Watch Review (Nintendo 3DS)

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8Great!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

We're in love with this game and Yo-Kai is why!

After selling millions and being a cultural phenomenon in Japan, Yo-Kai Watch is coming to the United States for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The Yo-Kai Watch game is about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. They cannot be seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere....