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Review: Yoshi’s New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

Yoshi’s New Island on Nintendo 3DS gives fans of the series a much needed fix after seven long years of inactivity from the franchise, but try as it might to throw in a few new gameplay mechanics it doesn’t manage to recreate the series in any profound way. Yoshi’s New …

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Review: Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS)

Japanese RPGs have an often turbulent time in Western regions. They are often plagued by same-y gameplay and uninspired stories — which is what makes them both alluring and repellant at the same time. One new title in the Nintendo 3DS library embraces this conflicting relationship; Bravely Default does so …

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)

Back in my day, we didn’t have “textures” and “physics” in our games. When we got home from school (we had to walk, barefoot, in the snow), we’d have to manually load a game cartridge into our console and play with a controller tethered by cable. Grand Theft Auto didn’t …

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Review: Pokémon Y Version (Nintendo 3DS)

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y mark the sixth generation of Pokemon, a series which began over fifteen years ago. For the first time in a long time, a tremendous amount of effort has gone into shaking up the series’ tired old formula, and that effort has paid off in millions; …

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Review: Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros. (Nintendo 3DS)

You can always tell a developer’s talent by the quality of the inevitable RPG they put out, and AlphaDream once again proves their worth in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.. When Princess Peach invites you to her castle for cake, don’t go. Never go. It’s clearly a trap. In …

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Review: Bugs vs. Tanks (Nintendo 3DS)

What happens when Mega Man creator Kiji Inafune is given licence to create whatever he wants on Nintendo 3DS? Bugs vs. Tanks. Bugs vs. Tanks is a surprisingly intense title given the subject matter: a band of Nazi soldiers are unwittingly shrunk down to ant-size and must explore their surroundings, …

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Review: LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey (Nintendo 3DS)

LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey does nothing new to the LEGO franchise, and normally that is not a bad thing, as LEGO games are generally great. They have had a rough history on handhelds, so with T.T Fusion (LEGO City Undercover) developing Laval’s Journey, hopefully the LEGO handheld curse …

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Review: Project X Zone (Nintendo 3DS)

Project X Zone is video game fan service of the highest order, collecting over 200 characters from more than 20 different franchises and throwing them together. A handful of the most iconic game series’ from top Japanese companies Namco Bandai, Sega and Capcom are all represented, and the result is …

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Review: Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

Mighty Switch Force! 2 sees the return of Patricia Wagon, who has hung up her police uniform and taken up the career of a fire fighter. Armed with nothing but a water hose and her ability to “switch” certain types of blocks, it’s up to Wagon to rescue survivors from …

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