Archive for posts tagged: 3DS

Mario Golf: World Tour Review


As dedicated gaming handhelds fall in popularity and phones take over, there is an ever greater call for Nintendo to move over to the App Store. Look at Mario Golf: World Tour. It’s barely more than a one button game, perfect for mobile adaptation. What could possibly justify this having a $40 cartridge all to itself, let alone a $250 dedicated system? Incredible quality and polish, that’s what. Read More »

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Review


My client stands accused of being a witch. The sentence is death by fire. The prosecution is an Inquisitor, clad in armour and wielding a sword. No one here seems to have ever heard of fingerprinting, or even of logical thinking. Everyone in the court, from the audience, to the judge, to the inquisitor, to the witnesses themselves, want to see my client burn. Read More »

Yoshi’s New Island Review


When the credits finally rolled on Yoshi’s New Island there was one feeling that overcame all others: relief. Not the usual satisfying release of pressure and stress that accompanies, say, depositing particularly difficult excrement. There’s no payoff for the sweaty discomfort inflicted by Yoshi’s New Island, just the same hollow feeling injecting the word ‘New’ into a beloved franchise might insinuate. Read More »

Beginner to Billionaire: Tips and Tricks for Animal Crossing: New Leaf


Recently, my friends took me lovingly by the hands and lead me into the wonderful world of Nintendo with my very first handheld. Little did I know that my shiny red 3DS would become a Christmas holiday addiction. So abandoning my beloved PC and all the wonders it has to offer me I forged bravely into a new world, and shiny new toy in hand, I set off in search of games. Read More »

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review


The Legend of Zelda, along with most Nintendo franchises, is a series that never fails to deliver a phenomenal experience. It has become common practice to praise each new incarnation of Link and Hyrule as the best in the triple timeline of tales. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds attempts to recapture the magic that made A Link to The Past an instant classic, while also introducing new mechanics to the Zelda formula, though the near carbon copy of its predecessor keeps it from being the best Zelda ever. Read More »

Bravely Default Review


As you may already know, I have a deeply contentious relationship with Japanese Role Playing Games. While there are a few titles I consider among the best games I’ve ever played, the vast majority of the genre I have little but contempt for. I want to like a lot of the JRPGs I play, but I’m soon put off by either the narrative, the gameplay mechanics, or the all too often glacial pacing of the gameplay. Or terribly enough, a combination of all three. Read More »

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Review


Few games wear their Japanese heritage with the unbridled boorish gusto that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destiniesbrings to bear. Fewer still have the tenacity to declare, totally deadpan; “No, seriously guys, this is set in America,” to the point that Dual Destinies’ best joke might be the impossible contradiction of its own continued existence. Yet somehow, it works – and it works brilliantly. Read More »

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