Games Review: WarioWare Gold (3DS, 2018): It’s Wario’s World, We’re Just Living In It

July 31, 2018

WarioWare Gold is the latest in a long line of bizarre, microgame collections that can best be described as Dada art. Gold is the culmination of 15 years of WarioWare goodness, featuring the best microgames of the past, and brand new microgames for the future. You’ll be glad to know that it’s lost none of […]

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Games Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 2018): A Brief, But Delightful Charm

July 19, 2018

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker finally landed its port on the Switch and DS this week, having not played it on the Wii U back when it was released in November of 2014 I was extremely stoked that I would get to finally play what everyone was raving about.

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Games Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, 2018): “I Don’t Like Sand”

February 19, 2018

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a game about cause and effect – the consequences of fate, and how the smallest decisions can change an entire history. In Radiant Historia, the kingdom of Vainqueur is under siege on all sides. Tensions are rising in the cities of Alistel and Granorg, and a mysterious force known as […]

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Games Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (3DS, 2017) are sweet swan songs for the handheld franchise

November 25, 2017

Fans of the long-running Pokemon RPG series should already know what to expect when the franchise rolls into out a new generation. It all starts with an initial pair of handheld titles – in this case Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon – which is then followed up a year-or-so later with what is essentially a […]

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Games Review: Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Nintendo 3DS) is well worth the remaster

October 27, 2017

Often to their detriment, Nintendo are big fans of the remaster, pulling games from the past and updating them for a new generation seemingly to fill a release schedule plagued by a lack of strong, ongoing third-party relationships. I don’t buy into it half the time, but things are a bit different with Mario & […]

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Video Games Review: Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS, 2017) is so much more than just a remake

September 13, 2017

Who the hell was asking for a remake of Metroid II? Nobody, that’s who, and Nintendo made it anyway. Metroid: Samus Returns takes the general thrust of series’ largely-forgotten 1992 Game Boy adventure and updates it with fresh, modern mechanics and the kind of visuals I wasn’t aware the 3DS could pull off. It takes a game consigned to […]

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Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Stories (3DS, 2017) is a Tale Beautifully Told

September 8, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve been genuinely surprised by a video game but Monster Hunter Stories achieved just that, and then more. From the distinct, beautifully designed world to the fun combat and exploratory gameplay, the Monster Hunter spin-off left me genuinely floored. For those new to the franchise, Stories marks a perfect […]

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Video Games Review: Hey! Pikmin makes a good first impression but has no staying power

August 7, 2017

Crash-landing on alien terrain, long-time Pikmin hero Captain Olimar seeks to repair his talking spaceship and get home. Without Sparklium, the fuel that powers his ship, he’s a bit of a sitting duck. From this simple (and familiar) premise, Hey! Pikmin begins.

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Video Games Review: Ever Oasis (3DS, 2017) is an adventure filled with whimsy and charm

June 27, 2017

Going into Ever Oasis, I expected something akin to the delightfully cute Animal Crossing series, but what I experienced was surprisingly different. Mixing the town-building and cutesy characters of Animal Crossing with action-based RPG gameplay, Ever Oasis is a hybrid of styles, but one that works brilliantly as a whole package.... Continue Reading

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Games Review: Codename S.T.E.A.M. (3DS, 2015)

June 19, 2015

When I heard I was getting to review the new game from Intelligent Systems, I got pretty excited. I’m a fan of Intelligent’s previous work, the <i>Advance Wars</i> and <i>Fire Emblem</i> games and I imagined that <i>Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.</i> would continue the developer’s history of smart design. Sadly, <i>Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.</i> has some serious problems […]

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