Category Archives: Reviews

All reviews for 3DS & eShop games.

Review – Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate reviews Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, which follows up the storyline of Arkham Origins (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U), blending “Metroidvania” game design with Batman’s gadget-based exploration and hand-to-hand combat abilities.

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Review – Mario & Luigi: Dream Team reviews Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the fourth installment in Nintendo’s humor-driven platforming/role-playing handheld series: “[Mario & Luigi: Dream Team] seems determined to keep things as interesting and fresh as possible every step of the way…With such amusing and genuinely funny dialogue, the series has the range to appeal to younger gamers and adults […]

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Review – SteamWorld Dig (eShop) reviews SteamWorld Dig, a Nintendo eShop title that combines “mining games” with classic Metroid-style platforming/exploration, and emerges as one of the eShop’s brightest gems to date.

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Review – Urban Trial Freestyle (eShop) reviews Urban Trial Freestyle, an eShop title that takes a few liberties from Trials HD and brings the experience to the 3DS: “Although the eShop game hits a few rough patches here and there, it provides a decent amount of content, an entertaining challenge, and it even features a Track Editor for those who […]

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Review – Shin Megami Tensei IV reviews Shin Megami Tensei IV, the latest installment in Atlus’s demonic role-playing series, and one of the most ambitious Nintendo 3DS games of 2013: “…[The Shin Megami series] always marched to the beat of its own drum, so to speak. Fortunately, [Shin Megami Tensei IV] doesn’t miss a single note – from the hundreds […]

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Review – Attack of the Friday Monsters! reviews Attack of the Friday Monsters!, the third and final part of Level-5′s Guild02 trilogy, designed by Millennium Kitchen’s Kaz Ayabe: “[Level-5's Guild01/Guild02 series and Attack of the Friday Monsters!]…have taken the entire purpose of indie game development and run with it like few games I’ve seen before…It is very clear from the presentation of […]

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Review – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate reviews Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, the first Nintendo 3DS installment of Konami’s classic franchise:  “[Mirror of Fate is] a solid action/adventure game that does a fine job of continuing the legacy that started with Lords of Shadow and will be seen again soon in Lords of Shadow 2.”

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Review – Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D reviews Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the handheld-optimized version of Retro Studios’ critically-acclaimed Wii title: “Donkey Kong Country Returns was received very well by critics, applauded for its old-school platforming gameplay and fantastic level design, its gorgeous visuals and its nostalgic soundtrack. The Nintendo 3DS re-make brings all of this and more.”

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Review – Bugs vs. Tanks reviews Bugs vs. Tanks, a bizarre new entry in Level-5′s “Guild02″ series, created by Kenji Inafune (Mega Man, Dead Rising): “I’m glad the game doesn’t overcomplicate itself. It really feels like a throwback to the 32-/64-bit tank games on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64; I’m not sure if that is what the creators were […]

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Review – Animal Crossing: New Leaf reviews Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the latest and most socially-connected installment to date in Nintendo’s cute, colorful life sim series: “I felt like the only issues I ever really had with Animal Crossing was the lack of accessibility when concerning the multiplayer components, and with New Leaf, these problems have been all but eliminated.”

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Review – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon reviews Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the highly-anticipated sequel to the cult-hit Gamecube classic: “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is a pretty stellar example of a 3DS game that utilizes the hardware to its known limits, providing both a single- and multiplayer experience that is unique, engaging and worth coming back to time and time again.”

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Review – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Review – HarmoKnight (eShop)

HarmoKnight Game Details: Developer: Game Freak Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: March 28, 2013 Genre: Rhythm/Platformer Review Note- A download code was provided by Game Freak/Nintendo for review purposes. Summary HarmoKnight is a rhythm/platforming game designed by Game Freak, best known for its globally successful Pokemon series. Though the eShop download features none of the catching, […]

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Review – Crimson Shroud

General Information ~ Crimson Shroud Developed by Yasumi Matsuno/Nex Entertainment Published by Level-5 Released on December 13, 2012 Price: $7.99 (via Nintendo eShop) Review Notes: A review code was provided by Level-5 for review purposes. Summary ~ A ‘Role’ of the Dice Crimson Shroud is the third and final North American release in Level-5′s Guild01 series. Designed by Yasumi […]

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Review – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – General Information ~ -Developed by Level-5 -Published by Nintendo -Released on October 28, 2012 -Price: $39.99 (MSRP, via Nintendo eShop), $34.99 (Pre-Owned @ Summary ~ To be honest, I really didn’t know much about Professor Layton before taking on this review of Miracle Mask – the first […]

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