Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo Review

November 21st, 2014 by

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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.

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Fantasy Life (3DS) Review

November 15th, 2014 by

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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.

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Smash Bros. 3DS Tournament in 60fps

November 15th, 2014 by

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.

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The King is Back!

October 23rd, 2014 by

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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!

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Loot Crate October 2014 – Game Usagi Opens

October 21st, 2014 by

Game Usagi Opens the October 2014 “Fear” Loot Crate using a new video camera. Custom t-shirts are back and this month’s is as awesome as ever.

If you’d like to get a Loot Crate of your own, you can go here: http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/5202985 and even use the code SAVE10 to knock 10% off of your order.

Best of Green Light Bundle – Game Usagi Plays

October 9th, 2014 by

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.

If you want to like/comment/subscribe or watch the videos directly on YouTube you can check out our playlist here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3a1xDhyKHTdpk4VHI-VNHLuJyDvn40JV

A review copy of the Best of Green Light Bundle was provided to us by http://www.thegreenlightbundle.com/

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

October 5th, 2014 by

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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.

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Disney Infinity 2.0 (Wii U) – Game Usagi Opens

October 2nd, 2014 by

Game Usagi Opens the Disney Infinity 2.0 Super Heroes pack for Wii U that Disney sent us.  The new viewing angle for unboxings is promising, but the hippo still apologizes for the framing.