Tag Archives: Nintendo

Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch, 2017) brings the pain

Given that I skipped the Wii U generation of Nintendo consoles (a decision I absolutely do not regret), I managed to miss Pokkén Tournament when it originally released. For those who made a similar decision, it’s time to go back on it – Pokkén Tournament DX is one of the most enjoyable and incredibly addictive fighting games, and is sure to be a smash on Switch. Continue reading Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament DX (Switch, 2017) brings the pain

Everything Nintendo talked about during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast

Nintendo have debuted a new 45 minute Nintendo Direct broadcast this morning, covering a range of titles releasing for their 3DS and Nintendo Switch consoles over the next two quarters. You can watch the broadcast in full, and get a full list of everything Nintendo talked about, after the jump.

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

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 history as “the safe but kind of boring one between Metroid and Super Metroid” and makes it a must-play. Continue reading Video Games Review: Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS, 2017) is so much more than just a remake

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

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 entry point, with easily accessible lore, a wide, open world to explore, and characters that are relatable, and somewhat miraculously, avoid cliché. Continue reading Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Stories (3DS, 2017) is a Tale Beautifully Told

Here’s everything Nintendo announced in their latest showcase broadcast

Nintendo took to their Twitch channel overnight with a new showcase broadcast, focusing on the raft of indie content coming to the Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months. We’ve collated all the announcements and trailers for your viewing pleasure after the jump. Continue reading Here’s everything Nintendo announced in their latest showcase broadcast

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

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

Video Games Preview: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is way harder than you think it is

A few hours of playing Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle at Ubisoft’s Australian HQ last week made me really glad I sank so many hours into XCOM. Behind its outwardly cute and cartoonish exterior beats the heart of a stone-cold killer. Continue reading Video Games Preview: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is way harder than you think it is

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)

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

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