3DS Reviews

This is not a drill: Gurumin 3D review

by 7 months ago

With today’s games vying for realism and complexity, it’s always a breath of fresh air when something comes out that’s simple and just plain fun. Originally released in North America …

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Acceptable in the 80s: River City: Tokyo Rumble review

by 8 months ago

With so many franchises celebrating their milestone anniversaries, a few relatively obscure ones are also joining the fun. Case in point, the Japanese beat-em-up River City series is commemorating its …

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Fire, ice, and everything nice: Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice review

by 8 months ago

For the past ten years, Sonic the Hedgehog has been on a roller coaster of quality. After the horrendous atrocity that was Sonic ’06, we were exposed to games ranging …

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It’s not the end of the world — Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review

by 9 months ago

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse is a strong follow-up to its 2013 predecessor, but it still suffers from the same problems. Apocalypse may boast solid combat and progression systems, but …

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Save the islands, save the world: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

by 9 months ago

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past opens with a sense of anticipation. "The entire world is just this little island," a cheerful old woman says, as you look …

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Party like it’s 2008: Noitu Love: Devolution review

by 9 months ago

2008 was a pretty good year for the independent market. Not only were the critically acclaimed hits World of Goo and Braid released, but small oddities like Rom Check Fail …

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Legal Weapon 6 – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice review

by 9 months ago

The Ace Attorney series has one of the worst pitches for a game of all time: Let’s make a game where the player takes on the role of a defense …

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Not at full force: Metroid Prime: Federation Force review

by 9 months ago

From the moment it was announced, Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been met with skepticism. Fans who had been clamoring for a traditional sequel to the normally-stoic Metroid series were …

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A little boxed in: The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind review

by 10 months ago

Other than turn-based RPGs, puzzle games have been a genre that has thrived on the 3DS in recent years. While the handheld has seen the resolution of the popular Professor …

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Thinking outside the box: BOXBOXBOY! review

by 11 months ago

When I reviewed the original BOXBOY! last year, I praised the game for how it was able to build such complex puzzles out of a simple concept. Easy to learn …

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Memento mori: Zero Time Dilemma review

by 11 months ago

It’s rare to see a game take as many chances in its concluding chapters like Zero Time Dilemma does. For a game with two predecessors’ worth of required reading to …

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You can (not) absorb: Kirby: Planet Robobot review

by 12 months ago

Many of Kirby’s recent outings have been permutations on a formula, a series of mash-ups and experiments succeeding or failing at random. Kirby plus yarn? Meh. Kirby plus paintings? Alright. …

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