Game Name: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Developer: Alpha Dream Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: 1/22/2016 Price: $39.99/£27.80 Genre: Action, Role-Playing ESRB Rating: E
A download code for the game was provided by the publisher for this review.
AlphaDream’s previous title Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, released in a very crowded year of Mario-related titles, was a huge breath of fresh air for a series that started to feel a bit stale. That twist on the formula of offering the fully-realized cartoony RPG experience that began way back with the mythical Super Mario RPG cross focused 2D-platformer sequences made for a full menu of dynamic [...]
2015 was a hell of a year for gaming, with AAA and indie games alike producing some of the finest titles we’ve seen in years. But honestly, I haven’t played most of the games that will likely appear on my fellow journalists Games of the Year lists. So what did I play? A whole bunch of JRPGs, doujin games, and other small scale stuff, my favorite of which you can read about below.
(In no particular order.)
1. Undertale (PC)
Few games this year have garnered as much praise as this little homage to quirky JRPGs of years past, and with good reason as well. As Undertale is a game that simply sucks in players with its mix of quirky humor, strange [...]
Mercedes-Benz once more teams up with Nintendo to bring their classic cars to Super Mario Maker in a free DLC stage available today. The stage, called “Mercedes-Benz Jump’n’Drive”, features iconography related to the luxury car manufacturer, and once beaten will unlock a special costume for Mario that sees the plumber getting behind the driver’s seat of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.
“Super Mario Maker continues to grow and evolve with new courses and content,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s great that a luxury car brand like Mercedes-Benz recognizes the ability to create fun courses and [...]
The ever popular open-world building game Minecraft will hit the Wii U on December 17th with a host of features tailored exclusively for the console. Besides the content fans of the game known and loved, Minecraft for the Wii U will also allow gamers to play without a TV on the Wii U touchpad, and will come packed with some of the game’s most popular DLC including:Battle & Beasts Skin Pack Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack Natural Texture Pack City Texture Pack Fantasy Texture Pack Festive Mash-up Pack
“With so many included add-on content packs, Minecraft: Wii U Edition brings an exciting collection of Minecraft content and experiences to Nintendo fans,” [...]
Nintendo today announced that they have partnered with Disney for a Mario Kart 8 television special will air on the Disney XD channel on December 5th. The hour-long program will pit young gamers against Youtube stars in a series of intense eight-man races. Nintendo describes the show, which will air at 8 PM ET as follows:
“In a new show called “Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8,” eight of America’s best young gamers get the opportunity to team up with the hottest YouTube personalities like Strawburry 17, Andre (Black Nerd Comedy), AtomicMari and SethBling to compete in a one-hour multi-round Mario Kart 8 competition. Who will be crowned the [...]
After your done gorging yourself on all the good food and family togetherness you can stand this Thanksgiving, then sit down with us and take a look at some of the best deals in Black Friday gaming.
Nintendo (Via the E-shop, ends December 2ed)
Highlights from Nintendo’s holiday sale include The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD for $34.99 and Fire Emblem Awakening for $27.99.
Sony (Via the PSN)
Sony is running their usual discounts this week alongside a unique sale on multiplayer games, with the likes of Dragon’s Crown, Resident Evil Revelations and Rayman Legends leading the pack coming into this holiday shopping season. Also running at the same [...]
Title: Stella Glow Publisher: Sega | Atlus Developer: Image Epoch Console: 3DS Release Date: 11/17/2015
A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review.
Stella Glow places the player in the role of a young man named Alto, who has lived the past three years of his life without any memories of his past. But when the peace of his sleepy hometown is threatened by Hilda, the Witch of Destruction, and her band of monsters and other lowlifes Alto awakens to a hidden power and must use it to defend the world from its eventual destruction. From here, he is drafted into the local knight brigade and tasked with finding the four witches [...]
Developer: Tamsoft Publisher: Marvelous Platform: Nintendo 3DS Release Date: September 15, 2015 Price: $49.99
The publisher provided a retail code of the game for this review.Ninja Waifus Await You
Senran Kagura is a series often vilified for its rampant fanservice at the expense of most critics focusing on the jiggle and less on the gameplay. Jim Sterling, for example, recently blew up the most recent entry, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson, in a “review” simply for having a lot of large chests in it. An entire write-up based, mostly, on jokes about mammaries. They were, admittedly, funny in parts, but it failed to offer a critique of the game. This [...]
In a move that will likely soothe the hearts of SMT fans still reeling from Persona 5’s delay. Atlus today announced that Shin Megami Tensei 4: Final, a game directly related to the 2013 3DS RPG Shin Megami Tensei 4, will hit Japanese stores on February 10th. The reveal came via a rather cryptic message on the game’s official site which boasted that a “disaster” would occur once a message from Atlus was retweeted 15,000 times.
15000ツイート達成で何かが起こる…！？ 真・女神転生IV アトラス ベストコレクション公式サイト http://megaten4.jp #真4 #メガテン
After the threshold was passed information concerning the game was revealed to the public for the first time alongside several pieces [...]
Title: Shovel Knight: Plague Of Shadows Developer: Yacht Club Games Publisher: Yacht Club Games Release Date: September 17 Price: Free Update Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, 3DS, PCBomb’s Away!
Shovel Knight has quickly become one of the most popular and beloved games of the last two years since its initial release. This is due mostly in part to its charming NES sprite art style and Mega Man/Mario inspired gameplay. It’s one of my all-time favorite games and now an all new free update has been released. This update entitled Plague Of Shadows sets a new standard for how free DLC should be developed for games in the future.
The best part of this new [...]