NS Review – Detective Pikachu (3DS)

The Pokémon series is undeniably a worldwide smash hit by this point with millions of units shifted across the various generations of mainline titles, and that’s not even including the various spin-offs and the avalanche of merchandise for the series. One such spin-off is this little curio here, Detective Pikachu. Beginning development in 2013 and … Continue reading

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NS Review – Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san (Switch)

Occasionally, the Switch has seen some odd releases, either of unusual indies emerging out of an increasingly experimental indie scene or of ports of the more strange games from other platforms. Speaking of which, Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san is a rhythm action game based on the BlazBlue franchise of anime fighting games. Released originally in … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

It likely surprises no one at this point when it comes to me getting excited about new JRPGs coming out, especially if they are coming to Switch and I can play them whenever and wherever I would like to do so. This being said, I’m not normally a fan of building or sim games such … Continue reading

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NS Review – Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds Overdrive (Switch)

Have you ever wanted to fight your way through a series of generic Japanese tropes, while playing as slightly over-designed anime girls in a retro-style rendition of Japan? Well, do I have a treat for you. There’s a little game on the Switch eShop that fulfils that little dream called Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds Overdrive. The … Continue reading

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NS Review – The Sexy Brutale (Switch)

2017 is rapidly reaching its end, and right up to the last moment the Switch has been treated to constant solid gameplay experiences and one of the most phenomenal launch years in gaming history. I’ve covered some of the biggest and best games of the year (making any kind of Top 5 ludicrously difficult), and … Continue reading

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NS Review – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

It’s absolutely no secret that I am a huge fan of JRPGs. When the original Xenoblade Chronicles released on Wii, and later on 3DS, I billed it as my favourite games of those years on their prospective consoles. The beautiful worlds, fantastic characters, and wonderful combat system sold me from almost the moment I started … Continue reading

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eShop Sale Selects – Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)

On the year of Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary, there’s no better time to replay past games and see how much this franchise has grown, and although it is an unusual spinoff title, Pokemon Trading Card Game for Gameboy Color is one of those games that can be looked back on fondly. This was one of my … Continue reading

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NS Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition – Nintendo 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons, for those who don’t know, is the super popular free to play mobile game that everyone has been playing in Japan since 2012. And now, thanks to a partnership between Nintendo and developers GungHo Online Entertainment, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition comes to the West … Continue reading

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NS Review: Mighty Gunvolt (3DS)

I must admit, I had no idea what to expect from this game. Whereas with Azure Striker GUNVOLT, I knew exactly what I was getting into, I had heard practically nothing about Mighty Gunvolt. This is despite it being by the same studio and arguably the same genre. However, the last Nintendo Direct saw the … Continue reading

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NS Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (N3DS)

When I heard that Xenoblade Chronicles was being ported to the New Nintendo 3DS, I became very excited; after all, I never got to finish the game originally owing to my Wii save data being wiped. I was intrigued to see how the game would be, or even if it could be successfully ported onto … Continue reading

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