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Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

Sonic Mania is a gift. For Sega kids everywhere, it is a portal to your childhood. For long-suffering Sonic fans, it is a well overdue homecoming. It is proof that the Sonic the Hedgehog formula, abandoned in the Saturn era, is as fun, interesting and engaging as it was in the early 90’s. After nearly 25 years of Sonic games that made me want to forget he ever existed, I can’t tell you how good it is to have the Sonic I know and love returned to me. Continue reading Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

Video Games Review: Splatoon 2 (Switch, 2017)

When I first got my hands on Splatoon 2  at a Nintendo Switch preview event in Melbourne back in February, my first thought was that this was a rare display of laziness from NintendoThere wasn’t anything that felt hugely different from the 2015 Wii U original other than the ability to take the game with you. I was wrong. Here’s why. Continue reading Video Games Review: Splatoon 2 (Switch, 2017)

The Iris’ Favorite Games from E3 2017

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is over for another year and before we finally rest our weary heads, we have to sort through our feelings, try and rebuild everything we saw and experienced over the last three days and figure out what we liked the most. The Iris Games team takes you through our favourite titles from this year’s mammoth event. Continue reading The Iris’ Favorite Games from E3 2017

E3 2017: Hands On: Pokken Tournament DX (Switch, 2017)

I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever truly get Pokken Tournament. As a fighting game idea, it’s great! In practice, at least for some, it’s a spectacular fighter, full of surprise twists and reversals of fortune. For me, it remains an odd experience, though one that feels perhaps more at home on the Switch than it did on the Wii U. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Pokken Tournament DX (Switch, 2017)

E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

One of the oddest surprises of this year’s E3 Expo has been Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft’s collaboration with Nintendo raised eyebrows when it debuted during yesterday’s #UbiE3 Press Brief but after spending some time with the game on the show floor this afternoon, we’re all but convinced that this is a game to watch. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

E3 2017: Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)

Five minutes into my session with Super Mario Odyssey and it felt like coming home. You can’t even call Mario’s first (at least in part) open world adventure a return to form because the truth is, the form never went away. Even now, four months out from release, it is a clear example of Nintendo doing what Nintendo do best. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)

E3 2017: Not to alarm anyone, but Nintendo just announced a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

Slipped in amongst this morning’s Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 presentation was an acknowledgement by The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara that an entry in the mainline series of Pokemon RPG’s is in development for the Nintendo Switch. Continue reading E3 2017: Not to alarm anyone, but Nintendo just announced a Pokemon RPG for the Switch