NS Review – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

It’s finally here. After a considerable length of time, including several delays, Breath of the Wild is finally in our midst. What’s more, we have it simultaneously as a swan song for the Wii U and an opening for Nintendo’s new Switch console. During this review I will be talking about the Switch version, so … Continue reading

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NS Review – Fast RMX (Switch)

Preceding the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there’s another Wii U racer enjoying the updated-release treatment for the Switch. Fast Racing Neo was a fantastic game created by small German developer Shin’en Multimedia. With Neo being one of the best indie Wii U exclusives, Shin’en has immediately boarded the Switch boat and thankfully completed Fast RMX in time for the console’s … Continue reading

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NS Review – Snipperclips (Switch)

In 2015, a small game development team of two brothers from London – known as SFB Games – showcased a prototype called FriendShapes at EGX. One year later, they found themselves working with Nintendo after holding discussions regarding publishing. Fast forward another year, and the brainchild of brothers Tom and Adam Vian – now called Snipperclips – is … Continue reading

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NS Review – Fire Emblem: Heroes (mobile)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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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