It’s June! The time of E3, awesome game announcements and, sometimes, interesting releases. This year does actually have a few good games coming out in June.
We have 3-4 3DS releases (and, depending on how you see it, we have more than that), 10 multiplatform releases, 1 Xbox 360 release, 1 PS3 release, 1 Wii release and 1 DS release.
Let’s add to that the fact that the PSN Network just got back up, the store will be online soon and will play catch-up with all the missed updates, so there may be a few good releases there (and don’t forget to pick up your free games once the store is back up… as a note, the best choices are inFamous and Dead Nation, so if you don’t have those… get them!).
Read on and see if you’re picking anything up!
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Well this is interesting. It’s a game that was barely reviewed at all, only being reviewed by a few less mainstream video game blog/news sites, and Nintendo Power. While it was barely reviewed anywhere, the places that DID review it were very positive about it.
It’s made by a completely new development company called DreamRift. But they’re not exactly newbs in the industry, what with the founders working on various games on various system, most notably the fairly popular Henry Hatsworth, also on the Nintendo DS.
Let’s see how this new company is starting out, and if their first game is any good!
(Note: I’m not doing the Save Factor thing anymore… sorry, it just annoys me)
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Well this is something I was interested in. What I saw of the gameplay concept before playing it seemed very interesting, and the art looked good. So, while I wasn’t SUPER hyped for this, I definitely wanted to check it out.
I missed out on checking out the demo, so I went at it light-heartedly, and what I found surprised me. A lot.
So read on and see why!
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Let’s continue those Games of the Year awards now!
The DS had a pretty good year. Especially on the RPG side of things, almost all our possible winners were RPGs, it’s crazy! But, nonetheless, the DS continued proving that it was still and will remain… probably until the 3DS comes out… arguably the best pure gaming device out at the moment, despite the oceans of shovelware.
Again, if one of your favorites has been omitted, don’t hesitate to comment about it. As long as you don’t come in trolling/flaming, we’ll be happy to explain why it wasn’t chosen. It might be because none of us played it, or it might have actually been one of our possible winners.
So let’s see what our choices were! Here are our winners for best DS games of the year!
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From the writer of the acclaimed “Ever 17: The Out of Infinity” comes a story about nine people who find themselves onboard a ship with strange watch-like wristbands locked to their arms as they search desperately for a way to escape. Did the game wow us with an intricate story and great characters, or did it sink like the Titanic itself? Read on to find out…
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There’s a game on the NES I really like called “Kiwi Kraze”. It’s incredibly hard as many people who played it can attest to (check out LordKat’s video on the matter), but it’s well made and fun to play. What I didn’t know about the game is that it was actually not only on other consoles, but that all the other games in the series had a different name than on the NES: New Zealand Story. This was brought to my attention recently, and I found out there was a version on the DS. So I decided to check it out.
Yeah, the review is massively late, but that’s because I didn’t know about the game until recently. And who doesn’t like checking out good obscure games no one knows about?
Read on and see if I liked it or not! (short review before publishing my Metroid: Other M review)
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Sometimes you’ll skip on a game because it looks ridiculous, or just lame and cliche. Just looking at the box art and title, I think the first thing that comes to mind is “Pokemon mixed with… Mario Kart?”, and I fully understand. And that first thought is half-true: it does have a lot of similarities to Pokemon. And it also sounds REALLY lame, and I was very reluctant to check it out.
The only reason I even paid any attention to this game is that, each time I looked at DS release lists, I always misread the title as “Monster Rancher”, a game that I am highly anticipating. I decided to check it out anyways, hoping that it would be decent.
So read on and see if it’s just a half-baked Pokemon rip-off, or if it’s actually any good!
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I’m not going to do a full review of this game. There’s a simple reason for that. I really don’t like WarioWare. At all. It’s easily the worst thing ever to happen to Wario, a character that was dear to me before WarioWare appeared. I understand the series’ popularity, kinda, but I can’t find anything in it that makes the games interesting to me.
Maybe I’m just weird. Maybe it’s because my attention span is longer than 5 seconds, so I can’t really have any enjoyment from those “Micro-games”. But whatever it is, I don’t like WarioWare. The only one that managed to give me any kind of enjoyment is Smooth Moves on Wii, but that was just because of the hilarious narrator explaining how to hold the remote, that guy was awesome.
Yet, despite not being a fan of the franchise, I couldn’t help but have a bit of interest in WarioWare D.I.Y. The game-making aspect of it definitely made me curious.
So read on and see what I thought!
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I really like the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series. The characters, the well built stories, the style, the writing… I love it. When I learned Miles Edgeworth was getting his own game, I was hyped.
When I learned that the game would be concentrating more on the investigations, I was worried, but curious anyways. I was unsure if the game would retain the rest of the series’ feel, or if it would become boring because of the new way the game works.
Was I right to be worried, or is this game a gem just like the previous games in the series? Read on and see!
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