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Paper Mario: Color Splash Review (Wii U)

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After what many consider Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Old Door (GCN) to be the best of the franchise, other Paper Mario games are always unfairly compared. When the game was shown during a spring Nintendo Direct, everyone was ecstatic that a Paper Mario game was finally coming to the Nintendo Wii U. That moment was short lived when gameplay of the battle system looked similar to the poorly received Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS). After that, the game wasn’t shown again until E3 during the Treehouse presentation. It appeared to be Wii U’s swan song on the console until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild release date was announced. Does Paper Mario: Color Splash make right where Sticker Star went wrong or should you wrap this game up in a paper ball and trash it?

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Review (Xbox One)

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Since people are buying Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s at a decent rate, many publishers are releasing games from previous consoles to give players a second chance on titles many have missed out on. While some have done more to make it worth double-dipping (The Last of Us, Windwaker HD, among others), there are some that feel like no effort was put into the project (Batman: Return to Arkham). Darksiders is a game I missed out on and THQ Nordic feels the same way, as they released the Darksiders Warmastered Edition with better visuals and smoother frame rate. Will these improvements be worth it or should we use the ‘banhammer’ on this remastered game?

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