NS Review – Fire Emblem: Heroes (mobile)

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After the arguable negativity of my previous article, I thought I would follow with this little number. Let’s be clear, right here and now, I love Fire Emblem: Heroes. I must admit that I have not been a fan of Nintendo’s mobile output until now. Miitomo suffered greatly from just not being quite enough to … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)

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First review of 2017, and what a surprise, it’s another JRPG. After the incredible remaster of Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, which you can find my (overwhelmingly positive) review of here, now I have have the joy of playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, … Continue reading

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NS Review – Shantae: Half Genie Hero

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It’s been a strong couple of years for Shantae since the release of Pirate’s Curse in 2014: she was one of the front runners in the Super Smash Bros 4 ballot; indie-party game Runbow introduced her as a DLC character in October 2016; Pirate’s Curse and Risky’s Revenge received a limited physical release; as of this year they’re both available on almost all … Continue reading

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NS Review – Super Mario Maker 3DS

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Super Mario Maker launched for the Wii U on the 11th September 2015 , topping charts, racking up an impressive list of nominations (most of which it won), and even helping sell console bundles. Last year I gave Super Mario Maker my Wii U Game of the Year Award, a tough choice between that, Splatoon, … Continue reading

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In Retrospect – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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There’s alway a little trepidation that comes with revisiting an older game that you haven’t played in a while, especially when the game relies on its twists and turns of narrative to impress the player. However, sometimes, such as in the light of a new release in the same franchise, it pays to revisit an … Continue reading

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NS Review – Disney’s Magical World 2 (3DS)

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I must admit that I hesitated when it came to “claiming” this game to review in the hypothetical Nintendo Scene offices; not because I thought it would be bad or I wouldn’t enjoy it, but because I know that my almost shameful love of Disney would come to light. But here we are, after several … Continue reading

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NS Review – Paper Mario: Color Splash

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Arriving late to the Wii U party, Paper Mario: Color Splash is the fifth entry in the Paper Mario series by Intelligent Systems. Paper Mario, Paper Peach, and a Toad travel to Prism Island to investigate a disturbing letter containing another Toad completely drained of its colour. Upon arriving in Port Prisma, they are shocked to … Continue reading

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NS Analysis: The Life of Metroid Prime – Federation Force

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Several issues caused this article to be delayed until well after its official release, but with the extra time it’s now possible to analyse Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s performance in a broader context. Consider this article as half review and half reflection. Was the game fun to play? Were the outraged cries warranted? Why did it sell … Continue reading

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NS Review- Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (3DS)

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Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (or as I like to refer to it; “Sanerc & Frondo’s do the Big Boom: Spicy & Icy”) is the 3rd instalment in the Sonic Boom series, a sequel to both the catastrophe that was Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on the Wii U, and then Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

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The other day I was having a somewhat heated discussion with a work colleague about the rise in remaster culture recently, or more specifically the tendency towards releasing remakes instead of new titles. As much as I agreed with him on various points, I held the point that sometimes players will not have played the … Continue reading

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