Hands-On: Wii U Indies

Hands-On: Wii U Indies

Aug 7, 2014

Swords & Soldiers 2 Adam: Swords & Soldiers 2 is to Starcraft 2 as Awesomenauts is to League of Legends: A scrolling 2D take on the genre that is surprisingly just as good! I really liked how engaging the mechanics were as I darted about the 2D map, tracking my units, resources, and enemies while ensuring I was researching and building enough to keep me...

Hands-On: More Nintendo Games (again) And Top 5 of the event

Hands-On: More Nintendo Games (again) And Top 5 of the event

Aug 4, 2014

Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Adam: I’m mad that I didn’t even see this there. I love Mario Vs. Donkey Kong. I am a real sucker for adorable aesthetics, and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong’s looks fantastic rendered at the higher definition granted by the Wii U. Of particular note is the incredibly cute wind-up Donkey Kong that tosses the Mini-Marios through the...

Hands-On: Coming Soon To 3DS

Hands-On: Coming Soon To 3DS

Jul 23, 2014

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Adam: My experience with Monster Hunter is very limited, so I can’t speak on any major changes made. I was impressed with the methodical gameplay though, it seems like it could really reward planning in the full game as each piece of equipment offers such varied strategy and execution. For example, we were put up against a large...

Hands-On: Nintendo’s new Projects (Guard/Giant Robot) & what we made of Mario Maker

Hands-On: Nintendo’s new Projects (Guard/Giant Robot) & what we made of Mario Maker

Jul 18, 2014

Mario Maker Adam: I’m not generally the kind of person to enjoy level editors and the like, but Mario Maker’s tools were so easy to use (and its components so familiar) that I was able to put together a portion of a level within seconds. Thanks to twenty years of Mario games, it’s an incredibly intuitive toolset: You already know what each block,...

Hands-On: Habitat

Hands-On: Habitat

Jul 17, 2014

Habitat is about space junk. Deadly space junk at that… well, a fair portion of it is. You take a nice space shuttle full of humans looking to survive in outer space, and then you strap a variety of recognisably human-related objects together and hope for the best. It’s only recently hit early access and is sitting on version 0.1 which, understandably,...

Hands-On: Captain Toad, Yoshi & Kirby

Hands-On: Captain Toad, Yoshi & Kirby

Jul 15, 2014

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Adam: I was looking forward to seeing this the most, having been a huge fan of Captain Toad’s levels from Super Mario 3D World. It’s exactly that but with some new mechanics. The haunted house level had doors that led to one another, set into walls that you could move with the gamepad, which will hopefully be...