Archive for the ‘Wii U Reviews’ Category
  • Star Fox Zero Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on April 30, 2016 under Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Star Fox Zero should have been my game of the year. The Star Fox series is one close to my heart, this is the first major console installment since Star Fox Assault on the GameCube, and Nintendo collaborated with my favorite action studio of all time, Platinum Games, on this project. If there was anything more directly aimed at my personal taste for videogame nirvana condensed in a single experien... more.
  • Pokken Tournament Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 27, 2016 under Featured, Wii U Reviews
    For Pokemon fans big and small, Pokken Tournament is a dream come true. The sheer spectacle of watching identifiable characters from Nintendo's 20-year old franchise fully realized in a fighting game is presented so well it makes the wait worth it. As a fan of the series since it came to North America I was especially assaulted by nostalgia, seeing the likes of Pikachu and Charizard zap, claw, and... more.
  • LEGO Dimensions Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 15, 2015 under Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Editor's Note: This review is based off of the Starter Pack and the Portal 2 Level Pack. Said packs were bought out of pocket Unlike most lovers of the Skylanders or Disney Infinity series, I was always skeptical of the toys-to-life style of game. When companies utilize overpriced DLC or putting exploitive freemium elements in fully priced experiences, the idea of also tying plastic figures into ... more.
  • Shovel Knight Plague of Shadows Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 25, 2015 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Longstanding readers will know that I absolutely adored Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games' first humble throwback to the Golden Age Platformer. The humble adventure premiered on the Wii U last year and went on to visit every other major console and handheld, complete with their own special modes and bonus levels. Shovel Knight has gone on to show up in other indie games, the studio is in the process... more.
  • Super Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 19, 2015 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    By the time you read this review, Super Mario Bros. will have celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Anyone can see a screenshot of any game in the series and instantly recognize the power-ups, the enemies, and the characters. It can not be understated just how ubiquitous and amazing the Mario series has been, all thanks to top-notch level design, elegance in appearance and gameplay, and one simple goal... more.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on July 16, 2015 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Editors Note: This review was written by guest writer Kyle Dunn First off let me begin by saying I have played a massive amount of games in my youth and now in adulthood. None have deserved the title as the cutest game quite like this one. I didn’t play much of Nintendo’s first foray into a woollen world in Kirby’s Epic Yarn. But of what I did play, I can say that Yoshi’s Woolly World doe... more.
  • Splatoon Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 5, 2015 under Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Nintendo made a family-friendly shooter. With online focus. If this was said a few years ago, chances are many would call it a crazy pipe dream. Also as a brand new IP as opposed to repurposing the more marketable Super Mario characters? What a time to be alive. But there's a bit more to Splatoon than its quirky sensibilities let on. On the surface, it is an inky shooter, but it also mixes togeth... more.
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on March 4, 2015 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Kirby might be one of the more experimental Nintendo franchises. After his outings on the NES and SNES, the little pink puffball has had his own racing game, a Marble Madness clone on the GBA, an entirely touchscreen controlled adventure on the DS, and one of his most recent Wii games involved him being turned into yarn. This experimental attitude held by HAL Laboratory hasn't diminished at all wi... more.
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on January 15, 2015 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Nintendo really knows how to give their characters identity outside of their respective franchises. Luigi gets to bust ghosts inside a haunted mansion. Yoshi gets his own adventures where he protects Baby Mario and scarfs down fruit. Donkey Kong protects his own entire island from evil reptiles. And now it's Toad's turn with his very own standalone puzzle game. Does it have enough substance for it... more.
  • Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on December 5, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Transparency Notes: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has support for Amiibo figurines. In order to test these features several figures were bought out of pocket. This review is based off of the retail version not provided by the publisher. About a month or so ago I took a look at Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. I won't rehash my thoughts on the game, but I did state that the game's bigger console version h... more.
  • Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 29, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    In 2009, Platinum Games' Bayonetta became one of the newest benchmarks of high adrenaline action brawler games and a pleasant mainstream success for the team. It didn't sell as much as the newest Call of Duty but thanks to some watertight combat and an entire marketing campaign showing off Bayonetta, both in terms of sex appeal and her ability to kick tail, an audience came. When you have very elo... more.
  • Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on October 2, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    When Hyrule Warriors was announced, I tilted my head in confusion. One of the most beloved fantasy adventure franchises in all of gaming was going to get a spin-off in the vein of the famously dismissed button masher that is the Dynasty Warriors series? It sounded like a stunt and an excuse for fan service more than a fresh idea from the Big N. Fast-forward to the game's release and it is exactly... more.
  • Teslagrad Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on September 14, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    It's easy to forget with that other game that came out recently that the Wii U is still staying relevant this console generation. In addition to maintaining their core franchises with consecutive hit after consecutive hit, Nintendo have also been going out of their way to mend their unfavorable reputation with certain independent studios. This is causing some pretty interesting and experimental pr... more.
  • Shovel Knight Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on July 17, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Mega Man, Ducktales, Zelda II, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Castlevania. If you have fond memories of any of those games mentioned above, congratulations, you have passed the Shovel Knight litmus test and chances are you're too busy playing this successfully Kick-started game to read this review. But for everyone else who is on the fence about whether or not to pick up, or have yet to have this game r... more.
  • Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Wii U Review

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 3, 2014 under Nintendo, Featured, Wii U Reviews
    Let’s be honest here, if your reading this then there is a 99% chance that you have played a Mario Kart game on at least one of Nintendo's platforms over the years, and if for some very strange reason you haven’t, you’re missing out. The Mario Kart franchise has continued to offer good wholesome family entertainment for well over 20 years now and Mario Kart 8 appears to offer the same value ... more.
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