Tag: 3DS

Rodea The Sky Soldier Review [3DS] – Flightless Bird

Rodea The Sky Soldier has come a long way since it was first discussed by Yuji Naka (developer of NiGHTS Into Dreams and the Sonic the Hedgehog series) in 2010. The action game was originally intended for the Wii, but the game’s release didn’t go as planned. Now, in 2015, we’re finally getting Rodea The Sky Soldier not ...

Yo-Kai Watch Review – We’re Going to Be Friends

Yo-Kai Watch is Level-5’s biggest hit. The series has produced video games that have sold millions of units, lines of bestselling toys, a smash hit anime series, and some extremely popular manga. In Japan, people of all ages have been absolutely captivated by Yo-Kai Watch since 2013, but, for some reason, it’s just now gaining ...

Stella Glow Review – Music to My Ears

Stella Glow is the swan song of Japanese game developer imageepoch. Even if their name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve probably played one of their games – they’re the ones behind the Luminous Arc series [DS], Yoshi’s New Island, the Criminal Girls series [PSP/Vita], and other cool games like Black Rock Shooter: The Game [PSP] and Time and Eternity [PS3]. ...

Top Twelve Games for Halloween

Halloween is upon us, and, for gamers, that can only mean one thing: It’s time to play (or replay) some amazing horror-based games. Video games have become just as much of a Halloween tradition as scary movies, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches. Every year, we feel an itch to turn the lights off, turn on ...

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is not a typical Animal Crossing game. I cannot stress this enough. If you go into Happy Home Designer expecting a sequel to New Leaf, you’re going to be extremely disappointed. For reference, I rolled the credits in about ten hours. Yes, I actually saw the credits in an Animal Crossing game. It was ...

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review – Killer Kawaii

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is, at its core, a rhythm game. However, it manages to be much more. Project Mirai DX is, all at once, a fashion game, a home design game, a choreography creator, a musical instrument, a reversi game, a rebirth of Puyo Puyo (or, if you prefer, Puyo Pop), an alarm clock (yes, really), ...

Kingdom Hearts II.8 Announced at TGS 2015

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue (yes, that’s the real title) was revealed during Sony’s event at Tokyo Game Show 2015. This, of course, is the very first time that fans have been anxiously awaiting a Kingdom Hearts III announcement and, instead, got another HD collection since the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix launched in 2013. ...

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight Review – An Adventure for the Ages

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is the latest in the widely beloved Etrian Odyssey series. All of the classic Etrian Odyssey elements are here: map making, turn based combat, enormous enemies, customizable characters, and, most importantly, the opportunity to create your own story. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold manages to stay true to its roots while ...

Remembering Satoru Iwata – The Life of a Legend

Satoru Iwata was the president and CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until his death in July of 2015. Most people know Iwata-san as Nintendo’s CEO, but he did much more than run a business – he changed an industry. Whether he was developing a game or dealing with investors, Iwata-san never forgot that, first and foremost, ...

Ten Great Licensed Games

Licensed games are a pretty divisive topic in the gaming industry. For every five excellent licensed games, there seem to be ten that are absolutely horrible. Tomorrow, Batman: Arkham Knight will be released, and LEGO Jurassic World was released last week. In celebration of the release of these incredible games, I’ve compiled a list of ten incredible licensed ...