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
April is known as a “dry season” month in which very few video games are released. This time of year, the AAA hype train is usually slowing its roll, playing its cards to its chest as E3 looms in the middle-distance. 2016 has been bucking the trend though! March was full of great games! And then April followed up with some amazing games. And now May is promising to be an even BIGGER embarrassment of gaming riches. Here are just a few of our favourites from April so far.
Continue reading The 5 best games of April so far, and what we can’t wait to play in May
Pokkén Tournament has got to be one of the strangest fighting games I’ve ever played. It stitches together many of the genre’s more traditional elements with a number of more modern design philosophies. It’s trying to please a lot of people at once, Pokémon and Tekken fans chief among them. It pulls from Bandai Namco’s ongoing Naruto and Dragonball Z fighting game franchises, and there aer blink-and-you’ll miss it nods to Street Fighter and even Marvel vs. Capcom and Guilty Gear. It’s a Frankenstein’s monster of a fighting game and somehow, miraculously, it works. Continue reading Video Games Review: Pokkén Tournament (Wii U, 2016)
Nintendo unleashed the latest in their Direct series of news/company update broadcasts yesterday, filled with new information on Monster Hunter, Pokken Tournament, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Star Fox Zero and more. If you missed it, fear not, you can watch the whole 40 minute broadcast after the jump. Continue reading Miss yesterday’s Nintendo Direct? Watch it here!
Nintendo took a break from their regular Nintendo Direct announcement livestreams following the death of company president Satoru Iwata earlier this year. The broadcasts have returned with Nintendo of America President/loveable dork Reggie Fils-Aime at the helm, and man did they have some cool stuff to talk about. Continue reading Nintendo Direct returns! Cloud Strife comes to Smash Bros, Female Link and Zelda U news!