Tag Archives: 3DS

Video Games Review: Pokemon Sun and Moon (3DS, 2016) stands as one of the finest in the entire series

Niantic’s Pokemon Go quite obviously paved the way for the next installment in traditional handheld Pokemon games to make a big impact on the video game market. We are now in the seventh generation of the irresistible RPG series and, as expected, dual titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have been breaking sales records since release.... Continue Reading

Video Games Review: Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS, 2016)

Nostalgia never dies, and is almost always a completely viable way to market something. That notion has been proven by Nintendo time and time again, and while riffing on past triumphs may have worked to the brand’s detriment at times, no one can deny the joy of being able to revisit your childhood through gaming. Sega understand this, and their love of releasing compilations over the past decade has mirrored, and at times trumped, Nintendo’s retroactive shtick. Hence this year we’ve received yet another Sega compilation, this time in the form of Sega 3D Classics Collection, developed for the Nintendo 3DS by the ever-reliable emulation experts over at M2. Continue reading Video Games Review: Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS, 2016)

Video Games Review: Yo-Kai Watch 2, Fleshy Souls (3DS, 2016) is a better version of the first

Instead of pushing back against the inevitable Pokemon comparisons that have been buzzing about ever since the first entry, Yo-kai Watch 2 seems to be welcoming the parallels, particularly by splitting up the sequel into two “same but slightly different” games: Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits. Like the constant Pokemon RPGs, developers Level-5 Watch maintain that the only real differences between the two titles are some exclusive Yo-kai to collect in each one. Already the preconceptions are starting to form, right?... Continue Reading

The “Nintendo NX” is revealed: Nintendo Switch to place an emphasis on portable gaming

It often feels like Nintendo is represented by the shy, imaginative kid in the corner, the one tinkering away with ideas, fueled by independent thought while his bigger, beefier peers dominate the playground. That’s certainly a valid comparison when considering all Nintendo have done over the past few years, starting with the game-changing Wii which took motion controls to a whole new level. That penchant for thinking outside of the box with hardware seems to have continued and spilled over nicely into the Nintendo Switch – the system that, for the last year and change, has been known as the Nintendo NX – which was finally revealed overnight, six months ahead of launch. Continue reading The “Nintendo NX” is revealed: Nintendo Switch to place an emphasis on portable gaming

Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

It took a few years for gamers outside of Japan to finally see the modern remake of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, a reverent update of one of the longest, most in-depth, and sadly underrated JRPGs of the 21st century. It was originally released for PlayStation in the year 2000, a huge success in the land of the rising sun but a relative (commercial) disappointment everywhere else, despite great reviews. Noted for the length and depth it brought to a series already famous for its simply beautiful and inventive stories, Fragments reiterated the Dragon Quest series as one of the greatest RPG franchises ever made (often it’d completely trump Final Fantasy, both in terms of quality and popularity) and with this particular installment being a series highlight it’s a no-brainer that Nintendo would want to reintroduce it into the world, at a time when traditional RPGs are making a huge comeback. Continue reading Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

Photo Gallery: EB Expo 2016 – Sydney Olympic Park (30.09.16 to 02.10.16)

The EB Expo has wrapped up another stellar year and Nathan Atkins was there on Saturday to capture every moment. Hit the jump to check out all the games, booths, cosplay and more from EB Expo 2016!

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Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Generations (3DS, 2016)

Monster Hunter, Capcom’s hunter-gatherer action RPG series, has stuck around for quite a few years, first appearing on PlayStation systems with inventive, straight-forward gameplay and a winning formula: prep for quests, head out on quests, and complete those quests, usually by bagging and tagging magnificent Jurassic-inspired beasts. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Continue reading Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Generations (3DS, 2016)

New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

While we’re sure that you’re all sick of us talking about Pokémon Go, a new Japanese trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon has dropped overnight. The trailer gives a quick look at new gameplay modes and a few new Pokémon. Continue reading New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)

I feel like I owe The Force Awakens a pretty significant debt. It’s not only brought the Star Wars franchise back to life in the post-prequels era but now it’s returning the license to the Lego series to lift them out of their slump following Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This new entry in the Lego series is amongst the its very best — fun and funny, smartly paced and demonstrating a clear desire to bring something new to the series. Continue reading Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)