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

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

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

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...

Features: FAST Racing Neo Video Review (Second Opinion)

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)

Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Review
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)

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

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...

Features: Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Review

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A dated, spoopy harem. Over here in 'Murica, we call this here game that contains a bunch of hot, Japanese anime babes and one guy "Fatal Frame: Spoopy Harem".  No really, it's one guy, and 95% females... Yes, I'm including the ghosts. Gameplay This is hard to explain and visually show, but... You take pictures of...

Features: Yoshi’s Woolly World Review

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Too Yarn Cute!

If you're a fan of anything Mario, you're more than familiar with his usually-green dinosaur buddy.  However, you might not be so familiar with his side games.  Yoshi's Woolly World is Yoshi's latest side show, and if there's one thing I can tell you about it now, it's that you're not a man if you play this game.  It's impossible, because...

Wii U Reviews: Second Opinion: Super Mario Maker Review

Super Mario Maker Revew
Monday, September 28, 2015

Making a superb Mario game is just a drop and drag away

Nintendo has a long history of making level editors reaching as far back as the Famicom era, but these efforts over the years have been surprisingly middling. Either the editors fell short in providing players with enough tools to fuel their imaginations (*cough* Smash Bros. stage editor *cough*) or, in WarioWare D.I.Y.'s case, the MicroGame...