The Observer

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 Emblem Fates: Conquest.” While its download-only status and additional $20 price tag may make...

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 series veterans wishing for more difficulty. “Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest” seeks to appeal...

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 now, Nintendo has created their first new major IP since “Pikmin” and “Animal Crossing...

Remake offers great gameplay, but lackluster graphics

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

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 Shulk. He seemed interesting enough, wielding a cool sword and having the ability to see the future,...

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 chosen date, none of the games presented were an April Fool’s joke. “Super Smash Bros. f...

“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 Name S.T.E.A.M.” for Nintendo 3DS hopes to change that notion. The premise of “Code Name...

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 2DS, Nintendo’s newest console is named the New Nintendo 3DS. No, not a new 3DS console,...

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 back in 2000—has officially received a remake in the form of “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s...

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