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StarFox Zero Review – Wii U

Posted By Justin Lee On May 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm ADD COMMENTS

starfox-zero-logoThe long awaited Wii U version of Star Fox is now upon us! It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Star Fox game, the last one was a remake Star Fox 64 3D…this time Fox McCloud is back with his animal wingmen in all new game. After seeing many features talked about at E3, with the mixed controls of the Wii U GamePad, Motion controls and regular stick controls, does it really work out? Click on through and read more!
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Quantum Break Review – Xbox One

Posted By Jeff Markiewicz On April 25, 2016 at 1:31 pm ADD COMMENTS

Quantum_Break_LogoQuantum Break is a new game from the developers at Remedy Entertainment. If you have been around gaming for a while, chances are you’ll know their work. They created the Max Payne franchise and developed the first two games in the series. After that they made Alan Wake and its downloadable continuation American Nightmare. Each title this team outputs has been successful. Max Payne was so good that it has spawned multiple games and even a movie. Alan Wake had a slow pickup but has grown into a cult classic amongst fans. This studio doesn’t put out games that often but each one has been a quality addition to the industry and if history is any indicator, Quantum Break should be another big hit.
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Hyrule Warriors Legends Review – 3DS

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm ADD COMMENTS

N3DS_HyruleWarriorsLegends_logo_smallerHyrule Warriors released on the Wii U back in 2014’s Fall season, and it was a great brawler experience in the Dynasty mold, only with a Zelda wrapper instead of Koei Tecmo’s trademark series. Since the game was a Dynasty Warriors game, many wondered if there would be an eventual Legends edition containing all the DLC and more. About a year later, that answer came in the form of Hyrule Warriors Legends. Only no one was quite ready to hear that it would be a 3DS port. The shift brings some changes that are both welcome and unwelcome, but it’s still a great package, with some caveats.
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Review – Wii U

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 7, 2016 at 11:22 am ADD COMMENTS

WiiU_TLoZTwilightPrincessHD_logo_02_png_jpgcopyWhen I first played Twilight Princess, it was back in 2006, about a month after the Wii launched. I actually was knee deep in Okami, which was a much better game despite the obvious Zelda influence. It was also my first Wii game, and I didn’t play the Gamecube version until years later. I’ll be honest and didn’t feel like it was one of the better Zelda games. I did enjoy it, but felt that it was lacking compared to the others, considering their general high level of quality. Now that Tantalus has brought the game to the Wii U as an HD port, I re-examined the game to see if my feelings have changed for the game as well as how well a remastering that they did. I can totally tell you that my opinion has changed for the better, if only slightly. But the port still has some issues that cropped up.
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NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 Logo smallNaruto has had a very long print run as a manga, with the anime version running behind it for not much less. The manga first ran in 1997, with the show airing in 2002, it has about nineteen and 14 years to their respective media to show for it. Now that the series has finally come to an end, the most successful videogame series based on it also must follow suit. While the game doesn’t change much and its budget is lower than previous games, it still manages to go out with a bang.
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Tom Clancys The Division Logo SmallTom Clancy’s: The Division is a new original game from Ubisoft Massive. This developer originally started out as Massive Entertainment in 1997 and worked on some great strategy games like Ground Control and World in Conflict. When they were picked up by Ubisoft in 2008, they helped put out with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Far Cry 3. The pedigree of this studio is great. The other side of this story is the Tom Clancy name. Those with a long memory will remember his name hitting games as far back as 1998 with the original Rainbow Six but games based upon his books reach all the way back to 1987. In a rapidly evolving industry, the Tom Clancy name has brought to life several innovative and popular franchises like the aforementioned Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and several others. There were a few misses but for the most part, it has been a mark of a quality game. Especially with the resurgence of Rainbow Six with Siege this past year, the name being on The Division should indicate some confidence on the part of Ubisoft and Massive. With these two facts combined, the pedigree of the studio and the Tom Clancy name, this should make anyone hyped about the potential of this game.
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Pokkén Tournament Review – Wii U

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 30, 2016 at 9:06 pm Comments Off on Pokkén Tournament Review – Wii U

Pokken_Tournament_logoRemember the 90’s when weird arena based fighting games all came out of the woodwork? After games like Ballz, Wargods, Zero Divide, Destrega, Virtual On, Power Stone 1 and 2, and Battle Arena Toshinden, the genre saw a massive exodus. With only Dead or Alive and Soul Caliber remaining as the bastion of the sub-genre. Now in 2016, there is a new game that revives the idea of the weird arena fighter. Bandai Namco and the Pokémon Company have teamed up to make Pokkén Tournament. The result is a much better game than any of those examples, even if it’s a bit lacking in features.
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Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on PS Vita)

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 16, 2016 at 12:01 pm Comments Off on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Review – PlayStation 4 (Also on PS Vita)

DigimonstoryCybersleuth_Logo_blackWhile Digimon has existed for many years, there was a whole bunch of games which mostly stayed in Japan, or were of poor quality. The higher quality Digimon games didn’t start showing up until the PSP release of Re:Digitize, but even that game didn’t make the trip over. Thankfully, before all hope was lost, Bandai Namco decided to localize Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. While the localization is far from perfect and the game itself has some issues, it’s still a fun time and it shouldn’t be overlooked.
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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Review – (3DS)

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm Comments Off on Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Review – (3DS)

N3DS_FireEmblemFates_logo_BirthrightFire Emblem: Awakening was Intelligent Systems planned final game in the series. But due to their efforts, it ended a huge success, selling over 2 million globally. It effectively revitalized the franchise. With the tweaks made to the long standing formula, the game would seem hard to top. While Fire Emblem Fates manages this, it only just barely accomplished this task: Which is still a fact worth celebrating, even if it was split into three parts. Birthright, the more casual of the two titles, may not have the level of strategy seen in Conquest, but it’s still a great standalone game in its own right.
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Echoes Of Aetheria Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Posted By Eric Kelly On February 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm Comments Off on Echoes Of Aetheria Review – Windows PC (Steam)

Echoes Of Aetheria logoRPG Maker produced games often don’t get much press when it comes to online gaming sites, so maybe it’s time to change that. While the engine has it’s foibles, the toolkit can churn out some great stuff, especially with the implementation of custom scripts. However, Echoes of Aetheria from Dancing Dragon Games is still an RPG Maker game, and it can’t escape the engine’s problems, for better or worse. Thankfully, these issues can be looked passed, as there’s a great game here with some interesting ideas.
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