Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Feb 5, 2014

While Nintendo have had a lot of success with the 3DS, they are struggling to sell the Wii U, even with the release of a top notch Super Mario game. So where did it all go so wrong, and what can they do to help turn things around? After the success of the Wii, Nintendo have banked a lot of cash, but then just sat on it like a grumpy old miser. If I were in...

Bravely Default: review

Bravely Default: review

Jan 31, 2014

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now (UK), 7th February (USA) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Silicon Studio & Square Enix Players: 1 Site: www.bravelydefault.nintendo.com/ It’s no accident that Bravely Default’s Japanese subtitle, Flying Fairy, is shortened to FF; the game is essentially an outsourced Final Fantasy, published by Square Enix in Japan...

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Dec 2, 2013

Which console generation we’re on about should be obvious; peek at the picture above for the machines we’re including. Although the poor ol’ Vita qualifies, none of its games made the list. Persona 4 Golden almost did but, ultimately, it’s at least 80% identical to the PS2 original. Believe us though – if you own this young...

My Little Baby 3D: review

My Little Baby 3D: review

Nov 27, 2013

Format: 3DS eShop Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Treva Entertainment Developer: Raylight Players: 1 Site: http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/RNY6dzRMjWGqQOKSDUKeYF4CP9z4mIgI As with my review of Beyond: Two Souls, I’m breaking from the traditional CG review structure for this piece. It seems fair to say that 33 year old misanthropists aren’t...

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – review

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – review

Nov 26, 2013

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Players: 1 Site: http://zelda.com/link-between-worlds/ A Link To The Past was a defining entry in the Legend of Zelda series, introducing a lot of the concepts that remain beloved to this day. Over twenty years later, it would be easy for its sequel to rely entirely on nostalgia and...

Pokemon X & Y: catchup review

Pokemon X & Y: catchup review

Nov 9, 2013

  Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Game Freak Players: 1 Site: www.pokemon.com Pokemon is a known quantity for most; For over ten years children have grown up with it in one way or another, the general themes of the game carrying over to the animé and card game. Pokemon X and Y continue most of the series’ traditions,...