Nintendo 3DS Reviews

Monster Hunter Generations Review (3DS)

Monster Hunter Generations is an Action RPG where you hunt monsters of all shapes and sizes in order to craft awesome looking gear from their carcasses. You begin as a fresh faced upstart hunter and rise through the ranks until you’re taking on the biggest and baddest creatures there are or play the all new prowler mode. Monster Hunter Generations introduces four new signature monsters, as well as incorporating signature monsters and elements from previous titles.

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Super Mario 3D Land Review (3DS)

Mario has been a household name all the way since the 1980s, and still is going strong even to today. Mario does sports, parties, go-karting, but none have been as popular as the platformers. Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy; the list goes on from both 2D and 3D platformers. Super Mario 3D Land is yet another platforming Mario game in the ever-growing Nintendo franchise, yet it hopes to deliver an experience of a 3D Mario game, along with the format of the more traditional 2D Mario games. This is arguably the first time this was ever truly tried, as the New Super Mario Bros. focused more on a 2D experience with 3D models rather than the other way around. In a franchise filled with an ever-changing design model, will Super Mario 3D Land prove to be one of the more memorable experiences?

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review (3DS)

What started as software for creating vocaloid (sound generator) from Crypton Future Media, to becoming the company to create a cute blue-haired diva and help resurrect rhythm games (though the popularity in the US died with Guitar Hero and Rock Band), the Project Diva games have become a hit on PlayStation 3, Playstation Vita, and arcades. Only one platform is missing out on the fun; Nintendo. While the boom hit when the Nintendo Wii U was being released, its little brother, the Nintendo 3DS, has been selling well after the price drop. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai was released, but only in Japan and thanks to region locking, importing the game was out of the question. Its sequel Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (which is mostly an update) would be released the following year, but this time the game would get a worldwide release…two years later. Does Hatsune Miku and company still have what it takes on the 3DS, or does their new look have you go back to the PlayStation version?

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Kirby: Planet Robobot Review (3DS)

Kirby: Planet Robobot is a side-scrolling action-platformer about an adorable pink ball named Kirby. One seemingly normal day Kirby’s home planet is attacked by a mysterious robotic vessel which begins turning everything to metal. Kirby quickly jumps to action and right into another adventure, only this time, there are mech suits baby!

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Bravely Second: End Layer Review (3DS)

Bravely Second is about a boy named Yew Geneolgia, head of the Orthodoxy’s Crystal Guard and leader of The Three Cavaliers. After an attack on the seat of the Orthodoxy in Gathelatio, pope Agnes was captured by the evil Kaiser Oblivion just before signing a long fought for peace agreement with the Dutchy of Eternia. With old and new friends in tow, Yew must rescue pope Agnes and save the dream of peace that was almost fulfilled. But just like in Bravely Default, nothing is ever as it seems.

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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright Review (3DS)

Who would you fight for when the chips are down? Those whom you have loved as family since childhood, or the family you were whisked away from as an infant who had never stopped hoping you would return? Fire Emblem Fates forces you to make that choice by choosing one of three paths and having an entirely different game long experience for each. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright forces you to take the side of your blood family as you fight with the Japanese inspired Hoshido against the European inspired Nohr. While trying to find commonplace within the same type of plot the Fire Emblem series is known for, Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates in general attempts to change up the formula more than the previous title. Fire Emblem Awakening was known for innovating the series into a pop culture status regarding Nintendo franchises, but it also took many risks that paid off. With Birthright attempting to change around more, does it pass the point of no return and deviate too far from the series staple gameplay creating an alien experience? And the even bigger question is, do these changes even work?

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