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  • Dragon Quest 7 Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on November 2, 2016 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    For many the Dragon Quest games have been the most enjoyable of the JRPG Genre ever since the NES days when they were first called Dragon Warrior. They got more and more popular as the series grew, especially with Akira Toriyama doing the designs of the characters and creatures alongside the rest of Square Enix. The music and graphic design is great like always and the character interaction is als... more.
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 3, 2016 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Two years ago, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo collaborated on a Warriors style game using the iconography of the Legend of Zelda series, aptly called Hyrule Warriors. I won't rehash my feelings on the game, if you want a refresher you can read my review here, and aside from one of the best implementations of a DLC season pass I've ever seen there isn't much to add about the original version. But not con... more.
  • Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on February 27, 2016 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The Fire Emblem series has always been known for its aggressive tactical RPG combat. You had to plan each one of your moves carefully, because at any moment any of your allies could permanently die and cost you the game. What it wasn't known for was difficult moral decisions with longstanding consequences or having a single game broken up into different versions like Pokemon. So it's no surprise t... more.
  • Codename: S.T.E.A.M. Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 20, 2015 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Intelligent System's newest game is definitely audacious. It's also a step out of their comfort zone. From superb tactical RPGs like Advance Wars and the Fire Emblem series to 3rd-person action mix. You wouldn't guess from just how confident the game presents itself as an alternative history steampunk world set in the 19th century about a covert order of protectors of the world, which somehow mana... more.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on February 19, 2015 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Majora's Mask is considered by many to be the darkest installment in the Zelda series. Fifteen years ago, despite solid reviews, it received a pretty mixed reception by fans due to its more unique features, and an oddly cynical condescension since the game basically re-used almost everything, character models, engine, music, items, etc., from the popular Ocarina of Time with some new things sprink... more.
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on January 11, 2015 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The year of remakes continues! Between The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto 5, this year has seen a lot more of the same, and it seems that Nintendo is no stranger to that trend this year with their Pokemon series. Oddly enough, the remake this year is of their third generation, Ruby and Sapphire, which throughout its near twenty-year history is considered by most of the fandom to be t... more.
  • Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 8, 2014 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Nintendo might have written themselves into a corner with Smash Bros. on 3DS. Being released before the mascot based brawler's premiere on the Wii U, this handheld version, a first for the series, has a lot of content that wouldn't be out of place on a full console release. It retains the core of what made this franchise last since the 90s and manages to improve upon it, polishing it to a mirror s... more.
  • Pokemon Art Academy Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on August 10, 2014 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Pokemon games have always been interesting. They are either hit or miss with rarely anything in-between. The advantage is that regardless of the overall feel of the game, they all contain that famous Pokemon charm. Pokemon Snap anyone? Their latest attempt at a non-core title is Pokemon Art Academy, a step in an entirely new direction where you the player become the artist with step by step guide... more.
  • Bravely Default Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 1, 2014 under 3DS Reviews
    For many, Bravely Default will be the definition of “they just don't make them like this anymore” of JRPGs. It's Square Enix stepping back from the artistically gonzo and stupendously convoluted direction of the Final Fantasy series and returning to an old school fantasy adventure with a modern take on turn-based combat. It's a step back that has proven fruitful, since it has lead to an overal... more.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 7, 2013 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The Legend of Zelda has been with us for over twenty-five years, and for good reason. What started as a game emphasizing exploration and wonder has evolved into a large sprawling legacy of amazing games with fantastic worlds. It is a series dear to many gamers' hearts, with each installment introducing a unique twist to its established gameplay. Link Between Worlds is the most ambitious Zelda tit... more.
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 Nintendo 3DS Review

    8 CommentsPosted by on July 29, 2013 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Shin Megami Tensei is one of the most popular JRPGs Atlus has ever produced. It has spawned several spin-offs such as Devil Survivor, Devil Summoner, Strange Journey, Digital Devil Saga, and Persona, all of which have been characterized by brutal difficulty curves and bizarre (yes even by JRPG standards) stories. However, the main series hasn't had a new installment since Shin Megami Tensei 3: Noc... more.
  • The Starship Damrey Nintendo 3DS eShop Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on May 26, 2013 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The Starship Damrey is a game that tires to invoke a particular form of nostalgia. From the first piece of text on screen it informs you that this is a game where it does no hand-holding. No tutorials, and no hints. An old school adventure game where part of the appeal comes from just learning how to use every tool at your disposal as well as solving mind-bending puzzles with not a single walk-thr... more.
  • Fire Emblem Awakening Nintendo 3DS Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on February 17, 2013 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The Fire Emblem series is a curiosity. Not many titles have been released by Nintendo outside of Japan, and yet it has developed an amazing cult following. This lax amount of release has left potential players, such as myself, out of the loop of what many consider to be one of the best games in the Strategy genre. Now, with the release of Fire Emblem Awakening, it is time to hop on board. Better l... more.
  • Paper Mario Sticker Star Nintendo 3DS Review

    2 CommentsPosted by on November 25, 2012 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    Paper Mario is a personal guilty pleasure of a Mario spin-off. It has always stood out for mixing together platforming with RPG elements, and an anarchic, almost nihilistic, sense of humor. Sticker Star is the first time that this series has hopped to the mobile platform that is the 3DS. Was anything lost in the transition? If so, how much cardboard and paper will it take to repair? GAMEPLAY ... more.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Review

    1 CommentsPosted by on July 12, 2012 under Featured, 3DS Reviews
    The original Kid Icarus was an NES title released in 1986 and, with the exception of a handheld psuedo-sequel in 1991, is the only installment in the series and has been dormant since. Let that fact sink in for a minute. Kid Icarus is 26 years old and the closest thing to a new game was the protagonist, Pit, being a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl in 2008. With this in mind, it shoul... more.
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