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A game with multiple perspectives

April 7, 2016

“Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation,” the third branch of the “Fire Emblem Fates” story, is an excellent union between the best parts of its brethren, “Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright” and “Fire...

Yoshi’s Woolly World is adorable and challenging

Yoshi, as well as his surroundings, have a handmade look in this Nintendo game.
October 30, 2015

Nintendo has recently gained the stereotype that its games are increasingly child-friendly, and “Yoshi’s Woolly World” is by far the most cute and cuddly game on the Wii U to date. Good-Feel, the...

Ink it up with Nintendo’s freshest IP

August 27, 2015

A multiplayer online competitive shooter, “Splatoon” is the newest intellectual property from Nintendo. Despite having a stereotype for hanging onto the “Mario” and “Zelda” franchises for decades...

Video games are strange

Review of “Life is Strange” episodes 1-4
August 20, 2015

More and more videos games are beginning to focus on the storytelling aspect of a game as opposed to completely focusing on the gameplay. “Life is Strange,” with four episodes out and the fifth most...

Remake offers great gameplay, but lackluster graphics

The gameplay features an intricate plot in a unique fantasy setting.
“Xenoblade Chronicles” released for New Nintendo 3DS
April 23, 2015

As the numerous reveal trailers for new fighters in “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U" were released over the past two years, one character that may have confused most American gamers was...

“Code Name S.T.E.A.M.” shows Nintendo is not out of ideas

March 26, 2015

Nintendo is well known for their long-standing franchises, with their last new series being the Wii Sports games in 2006. As such, to cynics, it may seem that Nintendo lacks innovation. It seems “Code...

Nintendo’s latest console includes innovative features

February 27, 2015

For all the great games it produces, Nintendo’s creativity in console naming hasn’t been quite as strong these past few years. After the confusing title for the Wii U and the even more confusing Nintendo...

The end is near

“The Legend of Zelda” series’ latest game faces apocalyptic challenges
February 20, 2015

Following in the footsteps of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D” and “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD,” “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”—originally released for the N64...

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