So the Wii U hasn’t been doing too well, but that’s because of a massive lack of worthwhile exclusive games (and because of an industry that’s generating fewer sales and a fanbase that hates fun games), and this is basically the first interesting game since launch back in November last year.
Pikmin gets the ball rolling on the Wii U, and is the first of many cool releases for the rest of the year (the others being The Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D World and hopefully Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze… and there’s some 3rd party crap too… and next year has Smash, Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2 lined up, so the system is finally starting to do well games-wise). While it failed to move the Wii U much on its own yet, I do think it will be a contributing factor to higher Wii U sales later on in the year, as it will finally have a library of games worth buying for.
So let’s talk about the Wii U’s first real gem! Let’s go!
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I took a while to review this one because… well I wanted to play it to the end and it’s a long RPG, with me not having that much time to play games, and playing other things as well (including other RPGs…), thus I couldn’t really write a review in a timely manner. So here’s my review, finally!
Let’s just go right at it!
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I’ve been slow on my few Wii U launch reviews because… Persona 4 the Golden… But here’s the next one on my list: New Super Mario Bros U. I know I’ve been harsh with the sub-series after playing 2 this summer, and for what I believe is good reason. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this sub-series, but it does have some problems.
So does NSMBU do enough to be different from the rest, or is it another rehash? Read on and see!
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Scribblenauts is an imagination-driven adventure game for the Nintendo DS, developed by 5th Cell – the developers behind the Drawn to Life series, among others. Scribblenauts is a game that was hyped quite heavily long before release. Read on to see whether or not they were successful in matching that hype.
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Hey all, here’s a review on ‘Splosion Man, one of XBLA’s summer of arcade games released over the last few weeks.
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This is a game we basically knew nothing about before it came out. SE had a countdown site, people were confused at the reveal, and then trailers started Â appearing, and people were confused with them since the trailers didn’t explain much about the game. Now the game is out and it all became clear.
So, is it fun to play? Is it as confusing as the trailers made it seem? Is it worth the 60 USD it costs to import? Read on and see!
Keep in mind, this is a japanese game, and I can’t read japanese, so I played the game as well as I could considering that “handicap”, and I might forget/not know about some details.
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Dragon Quest is a legendary series in videogames. While it lacks the popularity of Final Fantasy in the West, it is unparralleled in Japan. Anyone who recalls that infamous law in Japan can attest to the incredible fanbase the series has. But the question that has been on everyone’s lips ever since the announcement of Dragon Quest IX being a handheld game, the question of whether or not Dragon Quest can still be Dragon Quest on the DS… Well over three million people have bought the game so far – do you want to know the answer?
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Reborn is one of my favorite anime series. It features great characters, good voice acting, awesome battles and attacks, and an interesting story.
This is actually the third game in this series of Reborn games. The first one… well it was a big pile of crap. Broken characters, pretty much no comboing, and it was overall no good. The second game (I was surprised they made one considering the first one was lame) was a huge improvement. Easier comboing, a few more characters, and overall a lot more enjoyable.
So does this one suck as much as the first, or did they improve again?
Keep in mind this is an import, and it’s in Japanese, so I can’t describe EVERYTHING, but I’ll describe all I can whitin what I’ve been able to understand/do.
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Well, all has been said and done… The three major conferences of E3 are over. So let’s go over what we saw!
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You might remember, not too long ago, I reviewed Retro Game Challenge(click here to read it, as I’ll make reference to it a few times). Retro Game Challenge was actuallyÂ a translation of Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou, which came out almost 2 years over here after the Japanese release. Well, a bit over 2 years after Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou, we get a sequel! Sure, it’s in japanese, but why not review it now instead of waiting another 2 years?
Well, my experience with the original is fresh, considering it came out just a few weeks ago. Now, keep in mind, I can’t read japanese, so I can’t do a 100% complete review of the game. I don’t know what the characters are saying, I can’t read the magazines or instruction booklets, and I can’t play some of the games in there at all with a step-by-step guide. And of course I either have to improv my way through challenges or check guides.
So let’s go and see if the second Retro Game Challenge is actually a challenge this time around(yeah, the first game was easy… yet really fun!).Â Â