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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...

A tough but rewarding game

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter April 1, 2016

While it may have supercharged the popularity for its series, “Fire Emblem Awakening” brought with it a number of changes to the “Fire Emblem” formula to make the game easier for newcomers, leaving...

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...

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

Remake offers great gameplay, but lackluster graphics

“Xenoblade Chronicles” released for New Nintendo 3DS
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...

Nintendo Direct defies April Fools, announces upcoming games and products

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter April 10, 2015

Last Wednesday, April 1, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct, a short presentation about upcoming products and games coming to Nintendo’s consoles, the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Despite the peculiarly...

“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

“The Legend of Zelda” series’ latest game faces apocalyptic challenges
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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