Developer: Sora Ltd. Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Fighting Players: 1-8 locally, 1-4 online Console: Wii U Hours Played: ~30 hours Progress: Unlocked all characters and stages, played the new Smash Tour mode a few times, completed all Solo events and about 1/3 of the Co-op Events, played a handful of Crazy Orders/Master Orders, played about an hour of online multiplayer matches, finished roughly half of the challenges
The time is nigh. It’s like E3, a new Zelda launch, a new Elder Scrolls launch, your birthday, Christmas, and Veteran’s Day all rolled into one. This generation’s full-out console Smash Bros. is upon us and what else can Nintendo gamers do but dust off their Wii Us, take Bayonetta out, and then never play another game except Smash Bros. again until the next one that you play with gloves plugged into your mind comes out in 2020? Does the Wii U incarnation of Smash Bros. live up to the raucous hype and the thousands of hours people spent on NeoGAF arguing if Ridley was too big to be playable or not (hint: yes, he is)? Read on to find out if the next Smash really is our Bro or not.
Developer: Level-5 Publisher: Nintendo Genre: RPG Players: 1-3 locally (multi-card) Console: Nintendo 3DS Hours Played: 50+ hours Progress: Played 6 of the available 12 lives and reached Level 43
Fantasy Life originally seemed to be a combination of all the other turn based RPGs that I have played in the last number of years. While this may be true, the game exemplifies itself in a new refreshing way. This review is the result of approximately 50 hours of game play slogging along in half of the various lives Fantasy Life has to offer.
We had our annual Smash Bros. tournament recently and as ever it was a great show. We worked out a better way to record the commentary, so it will be a lot more readily audible than our slightly cacophonous coverage from last year. Will Logan or Chris emerge victorious? Hahahaha…. no. See after the jump for a version without commentary (still in 60fps if you watch it at 720p in Chrome) if you have an aversion to our lovely voices and witty repartee.
Nintendo blew the lid off of many of the new features coming for Smash Bros on the Wii U today, but the greatest news of all is that Mewtwo is returning to beat the pants off of Lucario’s cloned butt.
Other highlights include 8-Player Smash, Ridley as an interactive stage boss (proponents of him being playable can finally shut their mouths), the return of custom stages, and Smash Tour that combines many of the funky custom rules matches with board/party game elements. You can see the full awesome press release after the jump!
We recently played through the six cool indie games that are included in the Best of Green Light Bundle. Even though we had some technical difficulties with our recording software we had a great time. Definitely check out Logan’s character voices for the 8-bit action game Oniken.
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Developer: Sora Ltd. Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Fighting Players: 1-4 locally (multi-card), 1-4 online Console: Nintendo 3DS Hours Played: ~30 hours Progress: Unlocked all characters and stages, played Smash Run a few times, played about an hour of online multiplayer matches, finished about 3/4 of the second page of challenges
Super Smash Brothers is hands-down my favourite series of video games. Excellent, approachable mechanics and just the right blend of skill, fun and competition are hallmarks of each game in the series. The sound foundation of its gameplay coupled with the mind-blowing awesomeness of having all of your favourite Nintendo characters together in a single game make each new game release an unparalleled event in the worldwide video gaming community. The prospect of being able to take the latest version of Smash Bros. around with you was equal parts exciting and terrifying when the 3DS/Wii U version pair was announced — you’d be able to take one of the very best party games on the go with you, but would the proposed character parity between the versions hold the Wii U back from reaching its full potential? It turns out that both of these feelings were justified to some degree, so does the first portable Smash Bros. game live up to its series illustrious reputation or does it tarnish Smash Bros.’ once pristine name and foreshadow problems with this year’s Wii U release? Read on to find out how smashing our time with the game has been.