Bayonetta 2 is the perfect game for people who just want to sit down, take up a controller, and beat the ever-living snot out of enemies for hours at a time.
Wii U Game Reviews
Hyrule Warriors lives up to its expectations by having as many nuances and tropes from the Zelda series attached to it as it can, but after the fog of nostalgia clears, the game is found to have its fair share of shortcomings.
With its mix of explosives, power-ups, and frantic multiplayer, the source of inspirations for Bombing Bastards is clear.
It's the third lap. You're in first and Luigi's hot on your tail. Your item? A banana peel. The finish line is mere meters away when Luigi slips in behind you to draft his way to victory.
Stick It to the Man is so much more than random insanity— it's also a delightful point-and-click-style adventure game draped in the wrappings of a platformer.
Lately, many hardcore gamers have accused Nintendo of being too coddling to its fanbase. "Where have all the challenging games gone?" they demanded. While Nintendo seems content to continue mostly producing games that place accessibility over challenge, they did fire back with a resounding answer: "You want a challenge? Fine. Here's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze." And what a frosty challenge it is.
The Year of Luigi kept our green-clad friend pretty busy. He saved some princesses, went to the Olympics, hunted some ghosts, and even went out and got his M.D.! Although, if Weegie wants to get by on his own merits instead of constantly being compared to his older brother he should probably stop doing everything he does (ghost-hunting aside). Anyway, the Year of Luigi meant some great Luigi-themed games for us, including the last new Nintendo title of 2013: Dr. Luigi! Let's see if this medically-themed puzzler benefits from a modern update.
Blare the air-horns and blast the raggaeton music because it’s time for the REEEEEEEEEEEMIIIIIIIIIIIX! The NES Remix to be precise, Nintendo’s latest cash in on the tumor of nostalgia that continues to eat away at the brain of anyone born in the eighties. It’s a mini-game compilation that has you playing all the NES classics we loved from the 8-bit era. The “remixes” in question are new twists, mechanics, and challenges that make you feel like you are on a particularly sadistic episode of Nick Arcade. And like Nick Arcade, NES Remix looks like a lot of fun, but feels kind of awkward and slapped together when you actually play it.
Eternally friendly rivals Mario and Sonic are at it again, this time in Mario and Sonic Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, the latest in this Olympic-themed crossover series. Now, the Wii U's predecessor, the Wii, was notorious for having too many games that were really just a collection of half-baked minigames. Sometimes, however, these collections worked and managed to highlight everything unique about the motion-controlled system.
Deux Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut is Square Enix's answer to the Mass Effect 3 Special Edition. Both are the third entries in their respective, stellar sci-fi series (also, Straight Right, who helped bring the ME3 to the Wii U, also helped Eidos Montreal with this title). They are each deluxe ports brought onto the Wii U which expand upon the core mechanics using the Wii U's technology. But unlike Mass Effect 3, the original version of Deux Ex: Human Revolution has been out for a couple years prior to this new release. Fortunately, we have found that this Director's Cut is not just your average Capcom "Ultimate Edition", with a collection of previous DLC tossed in. Factor in a decreased price, and Deux Ex brings about a much needed revolution (and an eagerly-accepted M rating), to a lukewarm Wii U library.