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Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors Review

The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors? What sort of fanfiction black magic has hit our store shelves? As it turns out, Dynasty Warriors developer Tecmo Koei happens to employ quite a number of Zelda diehards, and through Nintendo’s blessing have conjured …
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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

After three years of waiting, the first of the two new Super Smash Bros. games–developed in tandem between series creator Masahiro Sakurai and Pac-Man/Tekken developer Bandai Namco–finally releases on the 3DS. Debuting on a handheld console for the first time, the Nintendo all-star …
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Tales of Xillia 2 Review

Tales of Xillia finally arrived in America last year to much criticism, as the game’s cut-corners and immense asset recycling (all consequences of rushing to meet the series’ 15th anniversary) rendered it the latest disappointment in the series. Could a sequel right all of the …
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Tomodachi Life Review

The lovable Mii avatars have gone from playing sports, throwing parties, karting with Mario and even engaging in a bout of fitness, so surely starring in a life simulator shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary, right? As expected from a life simulator, Tomodachi Life …
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions Review

  On September 19th, Philadelphia’s Mann Center was once again host to an orchestra celebrating video game music. Following 2012’s The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the same musical team returned to bring Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions to Pennsylvania. Based on the monster-raising game …
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One Piece Unlimited World Red Review

The Japanese mega-hit anime/manga One Piece once again lands on Playstation 3, this time with the latest installment in the Unlimited series. Unlike the pure brawling action of the Pirate Warriors series, Unlimited World Red emphasizes the beloved adventuring of the source material, featuring the …
Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101 Review

From the wonderful folks who brought you modern classic action games such as Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta, Platinum Games dishes out alien-pounding combat a hundredfold with The Wonderful 101. Released last fall, The Wonderful 101’s creative twists on the action genre and …
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WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Review

Released back in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance, the original WarioWare captured the hearts of Nintendo fans everywhere with its quick-fire gameplay and absurd, off-the-wall humor. Starring Wario—Mario’s greedy doppelganger of sorts—and his band of misfits in yet another money-grubbing scheme, …
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The Wolf Among Us Review

The gaming industry has always been one to welcome good stories and those that weave them. However, developers that put a heavy focus on this subject are far and few between. While Telltale has been around for some time, and has breathed …
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Mad Father Review

Mad Father is a simple Indie game that thrives in trying to invite back nostalgic pixel graphics wound together with simple controls. Add in a story that tries so hard to be unique and mind-bending, and you have yourself a fairly decent …