Reviews: Costume Quest 2 Review (Wii U eShop)

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6Grimmer Than "Fandango"
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is it a silly trick or a treat?

Costume Quest 2 is Double Fine's take on games like Earthbound and Paper Mario, but wrapped up in a tiny, easy to consume form. Sadly, not all good things come in small packages. While there are traces of a enjoyable RPG there, this fun-sized bar of a game leaves you wishing you had a full-featured RPG instead. While Costume Quest 2 literally...

Reviews: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review (Wii U)

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker Review
8A Treasure
Sunday, February 1, 2015

A treasure in its own right

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – a game created based off of a minigame in the Wii U title Super Mario 3D World. It’s quite the interesting concept. Nintendo’s charm and zeal shows off here as we witness a gem – an uncut gem, yes, but it is still a gem. It actually felt like more of a minigame than a full retail game, given how short the...

3DS Reviews: Gunman Clive 2 Review (3DS eShop)

Gunman Clive 2 Review
9A Blast
Friday, January 30, 2015

Cilve's second run deserves another round of applause

Every game I get to review, I want it to be good. Some developers are such stand-up people that I really hope their game is great when I get around to reviewing it. Gunman Clive 2 fits this bill. The game is even more impressive when you consider it was done by one man with the exception of testing, translation, and music. This guy definitely...

3DS Reviews: Citizens of Earth Review (3DS eShop)

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8.5Politically Correct
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Veep and his earthbound citizens are anything but lame ducks

You'd be hard pressed to find a better success story than Eden Industries' Citizens of Earth. Subjected to the dreary doom cloud of impending Kickstarter failure back in 2013, a stalwart Atlus stepped in and saved the day by assuming the game's publishing duties. Thank goodness. Had they not, you wouldn't be able to experience the best Earthbound...

3DS Reviews: Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review

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8Hoenn Sweet Hoenn
Friday, January 16, 2015

A revitalizing romp through the Hoenn region, reimagined on Nintendo 3DS

Howdy, everyone! I'm Brandon, and I'll be joining the cast here at Always Nintendo, delivering to you guys the best possible experience for your Nintendo news. I look forward to collaborating with you guys! I honestly have been longing to write a review on this title for the past six years since I started writing as a small time blogger. It was...

Reviews: Chariot Review (Wii U eShop)

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8.5Great
Saturday, January 10, 2015

A unique platformer, made even better when played with a partner

The story in Chariot opens on a somber note. The main protagonist, a young princess lays her father to rest. What appears to be tragic and heartfelt moment is quickly shattered by deceased king as his very soul comes out of the coffin to scold his daughter for not burying him with the amount of riches that he rightfully deserves. Being the doting...

3DS Reviews: League of Heroes Review (3DS eShop)

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7.5Pay $5 to Play
Thursday, January 8, 2015

A League of One

Some games are meant to be played with all your focus and concentration by getting you involved and task you with many challenges. When you pick up one of these games, you focus solely on that. League of Heroes is not one of those games but instead a port of a Free To Play title you can find on the App store or Google Play, however, once you...

Wii U Reviews: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Not-A-Review (Wii U eShop)

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Shantae sings sea shanties by the seashore

It wasn't all that long ago that we reviewed Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for 3DS, but now there's a brand spanking new Wii U port that's worth talking about too. Although this was my first time with WayForward's scantily-clad seductress, her latest adventure nevertheless had me hooked right from the get-go. She's no stalwart bounty hunter or...

Reviews: Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion Review (Wii U eShop)

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6.5Meh
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A mediocre fusion

To players who haven’t played the game’s predecessor, Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion doesn’t look like much. At first glance, the graphic style and gameplay appears somewhat recycled and stale after years of mobile game releases that play off of similar puzzle elements. What I did not expect however, was for the game to grow on me the more I...

3DS Reviews: Fairune Review (3DS eShop)

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8So Fetch
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fetching Fantasy: All the Puzzles

Fetch quests don't exactly have a sparkling reputation. If you were to check a thesaurus for the word 'entertaining,' you'd also find antonyms like 'boring' and 'dull' before eventually stumbling upon 'fetch quest' right next to 'snoozefest.' Regardless, fetch quests are everywhere because snickering game designers love keeping players and...