Reviews

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Reviewed by Cliff Bakehorn, Posted on 2014-10-03

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The Super Smash Bros. franchise makes its long-awaited handheld debut with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS; does the portable version manage to capture the magical multiplayer experience of its console-based predecessors?

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Shin Megami Tensei IV

Reviewed by Cliff Bakehorn, Posted on 2014-09-25

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The latest installment of the Shin Megami Tensei series - SMT IV for the Nintendo 3DS - was also one of the greatest.

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SteamWorld Dig

Reviewed by Cliff Bakehorn, Posted on 2014-09-25

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SteamWorld Dig remains one of the eShop's brightest gems and best downloadable platformers.

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Destiny

Reviewed by Kyle Bell, Posted on 2014-09-19

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Destiny is a game that promised the moon: a persistent online world with dynamic environments, MMO elements, on-the-fly matchmaking, and next-gen graphics, all wrapped in a sci-fi storyline that would put Halo -- Bungie's former beloved series -- to shame. And while you do in fact get to travel to the moon, the game falls exceedingly short of expectations.

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Steel Empire

Reviewed by Cliff Bakehorn, Posted on 2014-08-07

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Steel Empire was originally released on the Sega Genesis / Master Drive, all the way back in 1992. The steampunk-styled, side-scrolling shooter was one of many 'shmups' that was popular in the early 90's. It has been recently remastered for the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

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Watch Dogs

Reviewed by Kyle Bell, Posted on 2014-07-03

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Watch Dogs is a game that I really wanted to like. It was supposed to have everything: cutting-edge visuals, a highly interactive environment, an open-world brimming with life, and a storyline worthy of a blockbuster film. So what went wrong? Just about everything.

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Mario Golf: World Tour

Reviewed by Cliff Bakehorn, Posted on 2014-07-01

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It might come as a surprise that Mario's last golf outing was a decade ago (Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour for the GameCube). Aside from numerous adventures to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, Mario spent a lot of his downtime over the last ten years playing baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and a variety of Olympic sporting events. Strangely, even with all the great Tiger Woods games on the Nintendo Wii, developer Camelot never answered with a Mario Golf game using motion controls. Finally, everyone's favorite plumber returns to the tee box in Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo 3DS.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Reviewed by Angel Cortes, Posted on 2014-06-27

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The world's most beloved simian family returns in another adventure, this time on the Wii U. Nintendo continues Donkey Kong Country's revival with Tropical Freeze, introducing new enemies and reintroducing old favorites. Does this new adventure have what it takes to continue Kong legacy or has this banana gone soft? Nintendo's attempt at establishing a new golden era for the Donkey Kong Country franchise was met with critical acclaim in 2010 with Donkey Kong Country Returns; and sold millions of copies. Four years later and in a new console generation, Nintendo follows up Returns with Tropical Freeze. In this adventure, the Kongs are ejected from their home by an invading navy of Viking penguins that bring an icy winter to the tropical islands. The story sets up Donkey Kong in a quest to reclaim his home.

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Mario Kart 8

Reviewed by Kyle Bell, Posted on 2014-06-18

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Let's say that one day you eat a psychedelic mushroom and for a few hours only, you get to relive your childhood. You relish the memories of times with friends and experience harmless fun without a care in the world. If you are a Millennial, Mario Kart probably feels a lot like that.

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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

Reviewed by Drew Meadows, Posted on 2014-05-22

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The thing about Dynasty Warriors 8 Complete Edition is that it just came out a few months prior on previous gen consoles. When it was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it received mostly favorable reviews. The Complete Edition, released for next-gen systems, doesn't sway away from what made it good the first time.

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Dark Souls II

Reviewed by Kyle Bell, Posted on 2014-05-09

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Dark Souls, a name in gaming known for its exceedingly difficult gameplay, is guaranteed to frustrate players as much as it entertains. The first thing that you need to know about Dark Souls II is that you will fail and you will fail often. Those that are easily discouraged should play a different game. But for those that are up to the challenge, Dark Souls II provides an unusual amount of well-deserved satisfaction.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry

Reviewed by Kyle Bell, Posted on 2014-03-12

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Assassin's Creed has a number of strengths as a franchise: strong storytelling, interesting historical locations, dynamic characters, fun sword fights, and some of the best voice-acting around. It also has a few weaknesses, which while not overly glaring, persist from game to game. The games tend to get bogged down with repetitious and uninteresting missions.

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