3DS Game Reviews

9.5 Dragon Sinker

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Just because something is "retro inspired" doesn't always make it good. I've played some good retro inspired games and some pretty bad ones too. For me, a retro inspired game should be like an old game but doesn't ...

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7.0 Mario Sports Superstars

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When Nintendo launched the Mario Sports Remix on the Wii a number of years ago, I was super skeptical and assumed a mash-up of sports in a single game - ala the Winter and Sumer Olympic Game titles - would be a ...

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7.5 Legna Tactica

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Final Fantasy Tactics. Disaega. Fire Emblem. Legna Tactica. Wait. What was that last one? Legna Tactica is a brand new strategy rpg for the 3DS eshop. Much like the other games named, you’ll be moving your ...

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8.5 Lifespeed

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When I bought my New 3DS, I knew there wasn’t many exclusive games for it. Still, I really wanted one of the systems because the SNES Virtual Console and also how the system improved on the internet browser. ...

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9.5 Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World

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When Yoshi's Woolly World launched on the Wii U last year it was met with high praise, and for good reason. Graphically, it was a masterpiece; the graphics were supported by outstanding sound and the great ...

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9.0 Dragon Quest 8

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Bringing all of these older Dragon Quest games to the Nintendo 3DS is a brilliant idea, and I'm loving every minute of it. Although Dragon Quest 8 doesn't boast the obvious improvements we saw in Dragon Quest 7

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9.0 Shift DX

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In Shift DX for the 3DS, you manipulate an environment to solve each level. Turn the level upside down, grab a key to move things that are blocking your way or seek out the light bulb to make other things disappear.

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7.5 Ice Station Z

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You are alone, out in the middle of nowhere with nothing, and a bunch of zombies want to kill you. Well, unless you play the online mode and then there are people everywhere and not many zombies.

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8.0 Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure

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Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is an action adventure platformer for the 3DS eshop. We’ve seen a few games like this on 3DS but what makes Gurumin different is that it is a fully three dimensional game and more ...

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7.5 Epic Word Search Holiday Special

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My dad and I really love Lightwood Games word puzzle games. So whenever Lightwood puts out a new word puzzle game, I have to review it because I know it’ll most likely be good and something we’ll want to play. The ...

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9.0 Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

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I love role playing games. I was a huge fan of the Final Fantasy games until they turned into action games. And I really love Dragon Quest 9 from Square Enix too. So when Square finally announced that Dragon Quest ...

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8.5 Yo-Kai Watch 2

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Over the past two weeks, we have been promoting and proving lots of written coverage on YO-KAI Watch 2; through are articles, and videos from YouTube's Abdallah, we have done our best to provide our readers with the ...

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6.0 Quest of Dungeons

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You decide you want to a wizard and your buddies tell you to go alone into a dungeon. Haven't they ever heard thats its "dangerous to go alone?" Oh well. You are a very brave wizard (perhaps a little foolish too).

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8.0 Splat the Difference

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Can you spot the difference? Lightwood Games, the masters of word puzzle games, turns their attention to a different type of puzzle game. Splat the Difference for the 3DS is all about spotting the differences ...

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9.0 Futuridium EP Deluxe

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There are not very many New 3DS exclusive games, so when a new one comes along, its definitely a time to celebrate for New 3DS owners. I happen to own a New 3DS and I was very happy to hear of a new game for the ...

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6.5 The Legend of Kusakari

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Everyone knows if you want to find a heart or rupee quick in a Zelda game, then you had better cut the grass and see what you can find. But what if there was an entire game about grass cutting with a sword? And you ...

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7.0 Word Logic by POWGI

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Back during E3, I played a demo of Word Logic by POWGI. I thought that the game was very hard, but also very interesting. And now the game is coming to the Wii U and 3DS on Thursday. Lightwood Games provided me a ...

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8.0 The Battle Cats POP!

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The Battle Cats POP! for 3DS is unlike any game you’ve ever seen! It has a unique sense of humor, style of graphics, and gameplay. I’m pretty sure it’s the strangest game I’ve ever played too. Does any of this make ...

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6.0 Infinite Dunamis

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Infinite Dunamis is the latest rpg from Kemco for the 3DS. I’m very happy that the company continues to bring rpgs to the system. How good is Infinite Dunamis? Here’s my review!

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9.0 Kirby Planet Robobot

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There is something charming about Kirby games. Despite all the destruction the little pink ball can do, he's so dang cute, even when he is decked out in robotic gear! However, with Kirby Triple Deluxe just a year ...

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8.0 Dragon Fantasy The Black Tome of Ice

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Sequels are sometimes better than the first game, but more often than not, sequels are worse. Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice is the second Dragon Fantasy game for the 3DS (its also available on Wii U but I ...

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7.5 Epic Word Search Collection 2

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Lightwood Games is one of my favorite developers. Word search games are probably a niche category of gaming, but I enjoy them a lot. Not every game Lightwood has done has been perfect, but they have a high quality ...

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8.0 Disney Art Academy

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The Art Academy franchise has a fairly loyal following, and each new title pulls in an extra audience. Last time around it was Pokemon, and understandably, the game sold a lot better than regular iterations of the ...

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6.0 Justice Chronicles

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The Nintendo 3DS has a lot of role playing games coming out this year. Among the big rpg titles coming out, there are also some rpgs coming from Indie developers. One of the Indie rpgs recently released is called ...

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8.0 Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale 3D

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If you remember, last year when Story of Seasons launched on the 3DS, we coverd it ... a lot! I was doing weekly diary entries about where I was at in the game. I was hoping to do something similar this time around, ...

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8.5 Hyrule Warriors Legends

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Outside of a few consistent releases - I'm thinking primarily of the Mario and Sonic titles - many Nintendo games don't find a home on both Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. However, the Hyrule Warriors title - a ...

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5.0 Blast ‘Em Bunnies

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How do you feel about bunny on bunny violence? If you’re ok with one bunny shooting at other bunnies, than you may want to check out this review of Blast ‘Em Bunnies for the 3DS.

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8.0 Word Puzzles by POWGI

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Lightwood Games loves Word puzzle games. The developer has already created several, with my favorite so far being Word Search by POWGI. Now, Lightwood has gone back to POWGI to deliver another word finding ...

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6.0 Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails

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In a desolate future, a man and his dog need your help. No, this isn’t Fallout 4. I’m talking about Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails, a train simulation game released recently for the 3DS. In the game, you ...

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9.5 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

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Paper Mario games are great, although have been trending downwards since the release of The Thousand Year Door on the GameCube. The last release, Sticker Star, was lackluster to say the least, borrowing heavily from ...

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9.0 SteamWorld Heist

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If you ever played SteamWorld Dig, you know that developer Image and Form is not messing around. They take time to make their games, but they are damn fun! I have owned - and played - SteamWorld Dig on multiple ...

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7.0 Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will not be a game that every 3DS or Pokemon fan will like, but that doesn't mean it does not have some redeeming qualities. Individuals who have been turned off by previous Mystery ...

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8.5 Yo-Kai Watch

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If you have never heard of Yo-Kai before, I would not be surprised. Although the franchise is already a huge hit in Japan - two games, a TV show, and lots of merchandise - the franchise in North America is just ...

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8.0 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

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Apparently, lumping together Zelda and the 3DS is not always going to produce an epic adventure like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Tri Force Heroes might use the same graphical approach, but the game ...

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7.5 Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

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When Animal Crossing: New Leaf came out, Animal Crossing fans were losing their minds over how good the game was. And to their credit, it was good. Great in fact! So when Nintendo announced a spin off title that ...

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8.0 Little Battlers Experience

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Unless you have young kids, there is a really good chance you have never heard of Little Battlers Experience, or LBX for short. I am not in that camp; my five year old son watches LBX religiously and was very ...

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9.5 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

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Another adventure with our favourite Persona 3 and 4 characters? Yes please! Plucked from the middle of their respective games, the two separate casts are united in an alternate dimension modelled after Yasogami ...

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7.0 Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

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Mario and Luigi consolidate their practice and invent a cure all drug that’ll lure you out of your money like a bulk supply of “baby aspirin”. Is the $9 for another iteration of the Dr. Mario franchise a tough pill ...

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7.5 Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven

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Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will have you scratching your head in bewilderment on numerous occasions during this short - for Japanese Role Playing Game standards - but dynamic title. To be fair, it is a wonder this ...

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8.5 Puzzle and Dragons Z + Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

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There is definitely a learning curve that takes a little while to master, but once you do, the Puzzle and Dragons Z portion of the game can be quickly finished. I found very little challenge awaited me. That is why ...

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8.5 Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

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Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii was an underappreciated late-comer to the console. Very few people played it, yet those that did were very vocal about it: the looks of the game, how big it was, and how mainstream it ...

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7.0 Fossil Fighters: Frontiers

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Being in media, it is my job to know whats going on with Nintendo. So obviously, I felt a little out-of-the-loop when a review code for Fossil Fighters: Frontiers for 3DS come across my desk. Fossil Fighters is one ...

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8.0 Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

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What you find in Code Name S.T.E.A.M*. is not your usual London. Instead, you'll find a London powered by steam, full of aliens and...Abraham Lincoln? Yup, this iconic America hero, as well as many other real and ...

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8.0 Ultimate NES Remix

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NES Remix has made the jump to the 3DS. It's not a perfect 1:1 portable version of Wii U NES Remix and NES Remix II whereas "ultimate" is used more to describe it as a best of collection with some tweaks here and ...

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7.5 Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom

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People have attempted to clone the Legend of Zelda franchise for years. Some have had success doing so, while most have not. The developers behind Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom have done an ...

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9.5 Majora’s Mask 3DS

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Majora's Mask was one of the best games made for the N64. Now it's on 3DS, and the wait was more than worth it.

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8.5 Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are finally here, and having a reaction of these franchise gems - pun intended - is great. Despire issues that have plague every game in this franchise, the update to these ...

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9.5 Fantasy Life

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Fantasy Life really is a fantasy. But it's a good fantasy, and one that will take up a lot of your time. It's not everyday you get to swap between 12 different occupations, ranging from fighting to crafting to ...

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9.5 Super Smash Bros 3DS

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Super Smash Bros has been one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, and although it may not have the following that Mario Kart does, there are still millions of people around the world who long for the generational ...

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8.0 Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

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Titles that fuse together two unique play styles and characters often suffer in the end from attempting to please both fan bases, inevitably pleasing neither. Fortunately, this is not the case in Level-5 and ...

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7.0 Demon King Box

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A few years back, PopCap released their mega hit title Plants vs Zombies. It definitely wasn't the first in its genre, but it was one of the best. People have tried to replicate this formula to varying degrees of ...

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6.0 Tomodachi Life

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When Nintendo releases a game, it is generally a normal experience. At the worst, it's perhaps a Mario game with a twist, ala Mario Galaxy. However, Nintendo's latest release - yes, this game has been available in ...

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6.0 Chibi-Robo Photo Finder

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Nintendo is a financial powerhouse in the console and software business, regardless of how poor they have done lately. This is built off the backs of strong franchises such as Mario and Zelda. However, Nintendo ...

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7.0 Pokemon Battle Trozei

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If you've never heard of Candy Crush Saga then you might live under a rock. Match 3 games are insanely popular, and have for the most part taken over Facebook and mobile. So, why shouldn't Nintendo attempt to ...

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7.5 Kirby Triple Deluxe

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To say that Nintendo has released more of something is nothing new. More Mario Kart, more Yoshi's Island, and now more Kirby. I use these three specific examples for a reason. More Mario Kart has always been a ...

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9.0 Mario Golf World Tour

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Mario and friends have been absent from the golf course since 2004. 10 years later, however, the gang is back at it. This time, your Mii is invited! Mario Golf World Tour takes everything that is good about the ...

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5.0 Yoshis New Island

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Yoshi has appeared sporadically throughout the Mario universe, playing major roles in numerous games, and providing cameos in others. In 1995, Yoshi was deemed important enough to be given his own game, and little ...

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9.5 Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds

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If you have ever played a game with a guy in a green costume, who is generally always sleeping at the beginning of his adventure, then you've probably played a Legend of Zelda game at some point. Nintendo's latest ...

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7.5 Sonic Lost World

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The Wii U version of Sonic Lost World was a little bit weird. It blended, with varying degrees of success, the main staples of Sonic with a more exploratory, slower paced level design. It has been met with mixed ...

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9.0 Pokemon X

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2013 has been a big year full of big releases. We've had the open-world Goliath that is Grand Theft Auto V. We've received The Last of Us from Sony's wunderkind Naughty Dog. We'll soon be graced with the presence of ...

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8.5 Aero Porter

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I've always been fond of games that can take a seemingly dull aspect of life and make it interesting. During the Summer, Lucas Pope managed to make stamping documents thrilling in Papers, Please (one of my favorites ...

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6.0 Liberation Maiden

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Goichi Suda (or Suda51, as he's most commonly known) has to be one of the oddest developers in the industry. His games, like Killer7 and No More Heroes, are filled with unique ideas, subversive and absurd writing, ...

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7.0 The Starship Damrey

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In the gaming days of yore, things like tutorials, objective markers, and pop-up hints were very uncommon. For some, these forms of guidance take away exploration, self-discovery, and challenge, and they yearn for ...

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6.5 Attack of the Friday Monsters A Tokyo Tale

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Remember what it was like being a kid? Playing outside, making up weird games with friends, being confused by everything that grown ups do, and having an overactive imagination? If so, good, because that's exactly ...

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4.0 Bugs vs. Tanks

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Level-5's Guild series is an interesting concept. Released in physical format for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, both Guild01 and Guild02 contain games developed by famous Japanese developers. Strangely, none of the ...

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7.5 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

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Platform games are having something of a return to popularity, and it's about time. While Mario and Sonic remained regular parts of the gaming community, the likes of Rayman disappeared completely for a while. Even ...

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6.0 Ridge Racer 3D

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Ridge Racer 3D - now over a couple of years old - is staunch reminder of two things. First, arcade racers are awesome. More titles should drop the realism and rap music of recent racing titles and should instead ...

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7.0 Mario Tennis Open

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Mario has long enjoyed a wide variety of spin-offs. Best known is Mario Kart, although the little plumber that could has never been completely tied to to the racetrack. This tradition of allowing an untrained fat ...

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9.0 Project X Zone

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Project X Zone should perhaps win the award for the most exciting game with the least descriptive, least exciting name. It sounds like a fantasy extreme sports simulator, like Dead Ball Zone or something of that ...

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8.0 Shin Megami Tensei IV

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With a library that contains JRPGs like Etrian Odyssey, Fire Emblem, Soul Hackers and Kingdom Hearts, it's no surprise that Shin Megami Tensei IV found its way to the Nintendo 3DS. It's becoming the go-to system for ...

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9.0 Mario and Luigi Dream Team

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If you haven’t played any of the Mario & Luigi series, I strongly urge you to do so, as they are some of the most thought out, inspired and creative titles Nintendo has ever developed. From exploring the Beanbean ...

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8.5 Animal Crossing New Leaf

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Ever since its first global release for the Nintendo Gamecube a decade ago, Animal Crossing has amassed a very large and devoted fanbase. Its Sims-meets-Harvest Moon real-time gameplay is notable for its charm, ...

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8.5 Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon

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Since the original ‘Luigi's Mansion’ released for the GameCube in 2002, fans and enthusiasts have been yearning for another opportunity at ghost hunting. Nintendo’s E3 conference in 2011 left gamers in awe after the ...

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5.5 Publisher Dream

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It's not unusual for a fan of video games to believe the industry is going wrong somehow. Through the use of DLC and the like, they feel the industry is losing what is most important to it: the games. With the likes ...

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9.0 Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D

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When Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater came out in 2004 the world had gone past fear of a Third World War and shifted its focus to the War On Terror. Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles were passé, replaced by ...

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8.5 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

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We have seen various changes to the Paper Mario franchise over the past decade. Having started with turn based battles for the first few installments, then switching over to more dynamic combat in Super Paper Mario ...

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7.5 Kingdom Hearts 3D

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Kingdom Hearts is a franchise well-loved by RPG and Disney fans alike, not surprising considering its impressive blend of animation-based nostalgia and slick gameplay. The first two games were met with critical ...

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9.0 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

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Ocarina of Time is often touted as one of the very best games ever made. Its expert blend of adventure, puzzles and soft visuals appealed to millions in the late nineties and became one of the main reasons for ...

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