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A game with multiple perspectives

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter April 8, 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, as well as his surroundings, have a handmade look in this Nintendo game.

Yoshi’s Woolly World is adorable and challenging

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter 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

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter August 28, 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

Rachel Payne, Contributing Reporter August 21, 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...

The gameplay features an intricate plot in a unique fantasy setting.

Remake offers great gameplay, but lackluster graphics

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter April 24, 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

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter March 27, 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

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter 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

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter 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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