Reviews

8.5

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – A Solid Swan Song For The 3DS

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is the ultimate tribute to the series' last 13 years with Etrian Odyssey elements thrown in for good measure.
by Kimberley Wallace on Jun 03, 2019 at 8:30 AM
8

Shakedown: Hawaii Review – A Delightfully Hostile Takeover

Shakedown: Hawaii delivers a nice blast of classic arcade action and some solid laughs.
by Jeff Cork on May 10, 2019 at 9:54 AM
8

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review - A Fond Farewell

A classic dungeon dive that draws from the entire franchise.
by Daniel Tack on Feb 04, 2019 at 8:30 AM
8.5

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey Review – Get Pulled Back In

The remake doesn't drastically change or improve Bowser's Inside Story, but that doesn't change the fact that it was always a great game.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 10, 2019 at 11:00 PM
8

WarioWare Gold Review – Only The Hits

WarioWare Gold is like a greatest hits compilation of the best microgames of the past 15 years.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM
8

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review – Nintendo Recuts A Semiprecious Stone

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker remains a delightful romp for anyone who missed this treasure hunt the first time around.
by Ben Reeves on Jul 13, 2018 at 12:20 PM
7.75

Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido Review – Novel Puzzles In A Sushi-Obsessed Land

You aren’t sliding colored gems into groups of three, but the part of your brain that sparks when three of the same thing disappears after you make them neighbors lights up here.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 07, 2018 at 1:33 PM
7.75

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers Review – Blistering Action With Detailed Instructions

Dillon stands apart from other 3DS games, but lacks confidence in the player, which leads to frustration alongside the moments of extreme speed and action.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 04, 2018 at 7:21 PM
7.25

Detective Pikachu Review – A Bit Too Elementary, My Dear Pikachu

Pikachu is more endearing than ever.
by Ben Reeves on Mar 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM
8.5

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Review – Subtle Changes To Familiar Scenery

Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are not new games, but if you skipped Sun and Moon, this is a fantastic place to jump on.
by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 15, 2017 at 2:57 PM
7.5

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond The Myth Review – The Art Of Surviving

Etrian Odyssey V feels close to what the series has done before, but the new classes and skills keep things from getting too dull.
by Kimberley Wallace on Oct 26, 2017 at 11:34 AM
9.75

Metroid: Samus Returns Review – A Charge Blast From The Past

Despite the many challengers to Metroid’s throne, Samus Returns proves that Nintendo still understands the formula best.
by Ben Reeves on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM
8

Monster Hunter Stories Review – A New Way To Hunt

Gotta hunt 'em all!
by Daniel Tack on Sep 07, 2017 at 4:00 PM
6.75

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires' Conspiracy Review – A Stumble On The First Step

Katrielle’s first adventure succeeds in carrying on the legacy of the series. However, Katrielle doesn’t quite live up to her father’s name.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 31, 2017 at 5:02 PM
7.5

Miitopia Review – Miis Face A Long, Quirky Journey

Miitopia shines another light on the Miis, taking the goofy characters on a lengthy RPG adventure. 
by Jeff Cork on Jul 28, 2017 at 2:43 PM
6

Hey! Pikmin Review – Nintendo’s Intergalactic Strategy Falls Flat In 2D

Hey Pikmin compresses Nintendo’s unusual spin on real-time strategy into 2D, and it loses a lot of the strategy.
by Ben Reeves on Jul 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM
8

Ever Oasis Review – A Unique Starter Home

Ever Oasis finds a smart balance of simulation and action RPG mechanics, but struggles somewhat in its attempts to craft a believable world that feels alive.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
7

Fire Emblem Echoes Review – Welcome To The Grindhouse

Fire Emblem Echoes is a solid experience that offers challenging gameplay...if you're willing to overlook some frustrations.
by Javy Gwaltney on May 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM
8.5

Bye-Bye Boxboy Review – The Best Of The Boxes

 If Bye-Bye Boxboy marks the end for HAL’s quirky puzzle series, then it ends on a high note.
by Kyle Hilliard on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM
6.5

Mario Sports Superstars Review – A Shallow Sampling

Mario Sports Superstars lumps five simple sports experiences into one compilation.
by Brian Shea on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:04 PM