Archive for posts tagged: Nintendo

Yoshi’s New Island Review

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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

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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 »

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review

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Ah yes, 2003. My discman was playing Blink 182 on repeat, my cargo shorts were grazing my shins and a small bone carved pendant hung proudly inside my open Hawaiian shirt. Life was good. Today, 2013. I spend nearly 4 hours a day commuting, bushfires are intruding on my backyard and my favourite Hawaiian shirt doesn’t pull nearly as many phone numbers as it did in its hay day. But there has remained one constant, one reminder of the days where summer holidays meant skateboards and disfigured Nintendo thumbs… The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. 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 »

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