Wow, what a game. After over a month of playing (and finally beating) Intelligent System’s Fire Emblem Awakening, I think I’ve gathered enough experience to write a proper review. Sure, I could have written a review right after it came out, but a ton of other publications did that, so I decided just to take my time and review the game mostly for it’s gameplay, replay value, and customization. I’m also mega lazy, if you haven’t noticed.
Every few months, I get a package from the nice folks at D3 Publisher with their latest movie-based video games. Honestly, it’s a nice change from all the games I usually review to play one of these. For one thing it makes me appreciate the games I usually review for publishers, but on the other hand, I even have some fun with them. I know, most of you aren’t planning on buying this game, but I think you’ll enjoy giving this review a read.
I’m really writing as I go, but I’ll try to make this analysis enjoyable for everyone :) -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
Paper Mario has been a delightful series full of merriment and excitement–not to mention a whole lot of paper. There have been a lot of mixed opinions regarding the recent publication of the latest installment, Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Many publications have criticized the game for lacking a full storyline, and for using mostly Toads as NPCs. Are there any redeeming qualities in this game? You bet. Since you’ve probably heard the negative reviews by now, this analysis will focus mostly on the reasons this game is still worth buying. -Greg Boe (admin)
What are you waiting for? Read on for the review! (more…)
Today marks the release of NARUTO Powerful Shippuden, an action-packed beat-‘em-up adventure based on the Naruto spin-off Rock Lee & His Ninka Pals. Some of you have stayed up to attend the game’s midnight launch this morning, which is confirmation that it has earned a significant amount of hype over the past few months. If you’ve been keeping up with 3DS news, then you probably know the basic idea of the game. Our friends at Namco Bandai were generous enough to give us an early copy, so I’ve had some time before launch to play the game and tell you guys my thoughts. If you are a fan of Naruto, you should definitely give this analysis a read. Does this game prove to be good enough to buy on day one?
There’s only one way to find out. -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
Last year, Nintendo gave Mario fans four fresh Mario titles, three of which were exclusive to 3DS. One of these was a follow-up to a DS favorite, New Super Mario Bros. I’ve seen some diverse opinions on this game, so I decided to try it out for myself. Fortunately, there was a pre-owned copy over at GameStop, so I picked it up, just so I could write my evaluation on it. Seriously, you should feel really fantastic that I spent $34.99 for this review, just for you. Since I didn’t get this one for free, you can be confident that I’m not being biased about Nintendo; one thing I get accused of a lot.
Read on for my unbiased opinion on NSMB2. -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
Tennis is a fun pastime that is often thought of as a game of the wealthy and is often ignored for one reason or another. Many take on the roll of Federer hidden behind a screen, but some wish for a more lackadaisical form of the common sport. An obvious alternative is the Mario Tennis Open, a game filled with the characters we once used to jump on mushrooms but have recently become aficionados of the athletics world. I’ve prepared a few words on this title for you, our loyal viewers.
The review is after the break! -Ryan Baxter (more…)
We all know that games are an experience for all of us to make memories that would be impossible in real life, to accomplish those goals that we had as a child and were just out of our reach. With all the concerns of gun safety arising in recent months, a great right of passage has been lost for the growing boy. Yes, the joy of a hunt has been lost to the young generation for the most part. The thrill of the kill when a boy becomes a man. Hunting simulators have largely belonged only to large arcade center scene and left out of consoles. An indie company called eV Interactive saw this need of young people to fulfill themselves and for elder men to relive their younger days. Better yet, it’s in 3D, giving wonderful views that make the game slightly more realistic than any other system can offer. However, is this game worth the price you pay?
Keep reading for the review! -Ryan Baxter (more…)
Rise of the Guardians is actually a movie I would recommend checking out. It’s got action, decent story, and sweet 3D visuals. Looks like (as always) a slew of video games have been made to advertise the movie. The cool thing about this version is that it’s the only one in 3D. Just like the movie, right? Um… just keep reading! -Dallas B. (more…)
Are you looking for a good game to download from the eShop? Well I’m pretty sure you’re only willing to spend your money on a game that will keep you entertained. Maybe you have heard of the game Pushmo from one of your friends, and heard it’s a good game. Maybe you’ve played Pushmo, but you’re probably wondering the same thing, “Should I download Crashmo?” This is exactly what this review will help you decide. Keep reading for the review! -Tommy Robinson (more…)
5 years ago, the creative minds at 5th Cell made one of the most groundbreaking titles for Nintendo DS. This game was Scribblenauts. The straightforward, yet never before done concept of writing anything, and solving everything made this game a mega-hit from the start. This game was an excellent start to what is now a popular series on Wii U, 3DS, DS, iOS, and PC. Fast-forward to November 2012, when the third game in the series–Scribblenauts Unlimited–hit the United States. I’ve recently completed my adventure on the Nintendo 3DS version, and have put together my thoughts on it after the break. Check it out! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)