Wii U Reviews

Dare to dream in anime — Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE review

by 3 days ago

It’s hard to imagine a game like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE existing even just a few years ago. Born of two franchises, stewing in the rampant fandom surrounding the Persona …

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Complications on Corneria: Star Fox Guard review

by 2 months ago

Star Fox Guard presents a concept that sounds great on paper, but seemingly loses something along the way. Capitalizing on the touch input and two-screen experience of Wii U sounds …

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A recycled reunion: Star Fox Zero review

by 2 months ago

Star Fox Zero is the purest entry in the series in nearly two decades. Ditching on-foot sequences and overly complicated plotlines in favor of the excellent ship combat, Star Fox …

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It’s super effective! — Pokkén Tournament review

by 4 months ago

The fighting genre often feels like one of the most intimidating game types of all. Despite a relatively simple concept, deep mechanics, steep learning curves and intense competition can make …

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A lasting legend — The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD review

by 4 months ago

The original Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is very much a product of its time. Created with an art style designed to look gritty and mature after early fan backlash …

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It’s fun to get lost – Xenoblade Chronicles X review

by 6 months ago

At long last there’s a game that fully legitimizes my ownership of a Wii U. And I’m not talking about some Mario Bros. spin off, I’m talking about Xenoblade Chronicles …

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The devil’s in the fine print — Typoman review

by 7 months ago

Typoman is a game about the power of the pen, the strength that words have, and what can happen to a society when that right is controlled or tampered with. …

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Room and bored — Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival review

by 7 months ago

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival shares many similarities with traditional Animal Crossing games. It’s serene, slow-paced, and lighter, much like its life-sim roots. More importantly, the game puts little focus on …

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Making quite a racquet — Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash review

by 7 months ago

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has all the markings of a great Mario sports title. Its easy controls and straightforward presentation mix perfectly with lighthearted, arcade-style gameplay to create an experience …

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“Wool story, bro” – Yoshi’s Woolly World review

by 8 months ago

If you've ever played Kirby's Epic Yarn, then you know what to expect from Yoshi's Woolly World, which feels a lot like its sequel. Both titles feature simple platforming, loads …

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Ideal framing — Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water review

by 8 months ago

Fatal Frame has always been a series that eluded me, spare the few hours I spent with Crimson Butterfly on the PS2 on a weekend video-store rental. The concept was …

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Do you even lift? — Runbow review

by 10 months ago

In concept, Runbow seems like a fun idea for a video game. Nine-player local multiplayer always looks great when you’re watching a group of game journalists play on a livestream. …

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