Archive for posts tagged: 3DS

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

The 5 Worst Pokémon from X and Y

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Having not checked into a Pokémon game since the Gold and Silver era, I was looking forward to jumping back into the fray and throwing my balls about like I used to as a young child. However, as I hunted through the tall grass, something felt amiss. These weren’t the Pokémon I once loved as a child, these were nightmarish abominations, devoid of any semblance of creativity, plucked from the dreamscapes of the brain dead. Read More »

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Review

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Every once in a while a video game will include something that cracks a giant, child-like smile on my face as I mumble to myself like a madman ‘That is awesome’. This happened twelve hours into my Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.playthrough after it gifted me an attack called the Luiginary Stack. And it’s just one of many awesome moments this RPG platformer hides within. Read More »

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