Shovel Knight, if nothing else, is an amazing love letter to the days of gaming’s past.
Nintendo 3DS Game Reviews
In the mood for a game so gentle and low-risk it makes The Sims seem like a pulse-pounding thrill ride? Or how about something so nonsensical it makes Katamari Damacy seem like an episode of ‘Antiques Roadshow’? Well, if easy and weird is how you like it, Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life may be just the Mii Rap Simulator/news program for you!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe has taught me to be careful what I wish for, because I may just get it.
As a dating sim, Conception 2 falls flat thanks to its bland characters and uninspired storyline.
Somehow, with Disney Magical World on the 3DS, Disney has managed to outdo itself with an experience so gentle it might put you to sleep.
Gaming's favorite green dinosaur has returned in Yoshi's New Island, which is the newest entry in the Yoshi franchise since Yoshi's Island DS for the Nintendo DS. Given the difference in capabilities between the Nintendo DS and the 3DS, we had rather high expectations for Yoshi's side-scrolling return. And with a title of "New Island," we were hoping that that this side-scrolling platformer headlined by Mario's sidekick would try to bring something new to the table. So let us see if Yoshi's still has what it takes to egg-cel in the modern era.
Completing Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it’s a pleasure to come back to the Layton gameplay that we all know and love. On the other hand, it’s the last time we will be doing so. This is, essentially, the end to the Layton series; a swan song for everyone’s favorite top-hatted sleuth. The game is perfectly crafted to push you closer to the end, and with it the answer to a mystery that has been built up over the last three titles. You’ll happily gobble up puzzle after puzzle, but as you fill out Layton’s suitcase and slowly uncover all the answers the game has to offer, you can’t help but be filled with an emptiness as you realize, this is really it.
The latest adventure starring Link is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a sequel to 1991's The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This new journey features a new iteration of Link, Princess Zelda, the Master Sword and all of the trappings you've come to expect from a Legend of Zelda game, but with several improvements that makes this perhaps the best top-down Zelda game ever released.
Mario Party! You love it. We love it. Everyone loves it up until the point that someone gets a bonus star for landing on the most green spaces and manages to win a two hour game without ever placing first in a single mini-game. Then we hate it. In fact, those are the two biggest flaws in Mario Party: it’s inherently random nature and incredibly long play time. Combined, they take a simple board game and turn it into a rage fest. Luckily, Nintendo realizes this is a problem and has tried to fix it in their latest Mario Party release, Mario Party Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS.
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land is a retro game with new age sensibilities. Written by Regular Show creator JG Quintel, the storyline has the adventurous pair getting sucked into the television set while playing a video game. Fans of the Cartoon Network program looking for an innocuous handheld experience with a few jokes thrown in may either be pleasantly surprised or disappointed due to one important, and possibly divisive concept.