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REVIEW – Liberation Maiden (3DS eShop)

Pretty But Repetitive – Released back in October 2012, Liberation Maiden was the first game to be released in the GUILD01 series of games, preceding Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud.  Suda51 of No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw fame has brought AAA production values to this downloadable title but gameplay falls short with repetition. It …

REVIEW – Super Black Bass 3D (3DS)

What’s That Fishy Smell? – Despite this series having a long and respected gaming history, Super Black Bass 3D is an unplayable and incomplete mess.  It takes too much time to do anything from navigating menus to reeling in your line, has little to no sense of accomplishment, has hideous visuals, and doesn’t even function …

REVIEW – Skylanders Giants PS3

A Saturday Morning Cartoon – Building off the success of last year’s Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, Skylanders Giants uses the same model of gameplay and even the same toys to give youngsters an approachable dungeon crawling romp. The Skylanders series is unlike anything else out there because the game uses physical toys digitally.  From the USB …

REVIEW – Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate (3DS)

Mirror Mirror On the Wall – Before jumping into Mirror of Fate’s 10 hour quest, it might be best to remove any preconceived notion you have the Castlevania series.  Thing is, it is not a new Symphony of the Night, nor is it Lords of Shadow, and it isn’t quite like the games in the …

REVIEW – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (360)

Colorful But Confusing – Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 was created for fans of the Naruto series.  Gameplay is straightforward enough that any player can button mash through the campaign, but only gamers with extensive Naruto knowledge will actually understand what the hell is going on. The biggest downfall is the overabundance of storytelling.  These non-interactive …

REVIEW – Hyrule Historia (book)

Building A Mystery – The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time. But for a series that is so treasured, Nintendo has been coy about giving fans an insider scoop regarding detailed plotlines, development commentary, and the behind the scenes creative process. In fact, the overarching storyline …

REVEIW – The Cave (XBLA)

Players Go Down The Hole – The Cave is a puzzle adventure game designed by Ron Gilbert of Manic Mansion and Monkey Island fame.  Like his other classic adventure titles, the player chooses three of seven different playable characters each with a unique backstory and special ability.  Once a team of three has been assembled, …

REVIEW – Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset

Stereo Only – Skullcandy’s original wired gaming headset, the SLYR, has been upgrade to the wireless PLYR2 model.  While this new wireless model adds convenience by cutting the cord and is solidly constructed, serious gamers will probably look elsewhere because of the mere stereo-only sound. The PLYR2 carries a nice presentation and comfortable fit.  The …

REVIEW – Crimson Shroud (3DS eShop)

A Literal Tabletop RPG – Crimson Shroud is a standout 3DS eShop downloadable title and labor of love created by Yasumi Matsuno of Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy Tactics fame.  With wordy text boxes, layers of menus, and a complete lack of animation and fancy visuals, this niche title will undoubtedly please fans of the …