What a crazy time it is if your a Smash Bros. fan. After the recent announcement that Cloud from Final Fantasy VII is going to be a DLC character, I feel like anyone is capable of being included now. Fellow APG writer Symmion also weighed in on this topic, making his own list of who he would like to see included in the game.

"Both titles, developed by the talented crew over at Level-5, feature combat system focused on catching, training, and fighting with monsters. But for those who played Ni No Kuni, you’ll probably remember the game’s emphasis on helping those around you, especially when it comes to their emotional state."

"With everything that comes out, we are no strangers to various styles of gaming and storytelling. This ranges from cute and fluffy tales to the darker and heart-wrenching nightmares that make us wonder why we just sat through what we did. Regardless of the spectrum, there is always a careful crafting of the characters, dialogue, and scenarios that they find themselves in. Moco Moco Friends falls onto the lighthearted side of the equation, but misses the mark elements that hurt the overall exp..."

"Rodea The Sky Soldier had a crazy development cycle. Yuji Naka finished his new game back in 2011, but for some reason Kadokawa Games did not localize it. Time has since passed, and the game has finally seen a release on three Nintendo platforms: The Wii U, Wii, and 3DS. I decided to try out the 3DS version, as I was curious to see how the game holds up on a portable console."

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is a simple and fun time waster that can easily be played in very short spurts. For hardcore Dragon Ball Z fans, there is a lot to like, and a new story written by the series creator. There are also lots of opportunities to collect assist characters, if you so desire. The music is enjoyable, with lots of hair-band style hard rock to listen to. The game is somewhat simple, but fun. If you are a hardcore Dragon Ball Z fan, and really enjoy fighting games, thi...

This week on the 10th episode of APG's Ultimaximum Overdrive Podcast, Shelby, Symmion, Brent and Louis are joined by returning guest, Austin Bascle, as we discuss this week's Nintendo Direct, the upcoming releases of the week, and if Star Wars: Battlefront will have long "legs", or if it will quickly fade from gamers' memories. To top it all off, we discuss and rank our Top 5 Open World Games of all time!

Running with the same glorious style as the comic strip, it’s bright, it’s colourful and it’s simple enough for everyone and anyone to pick up; whether that be your six year old daughter, your 60 year old parents or your 600 year old Gran. It really is the ultimate Xbox One ‘game for everyone’!

Animal Crossing fans rejoice, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is here for the Nintendo 3DS! Show off your style by designing homes for all of your favorite Animal Crossing villagers! Come watch as The Co. unboxes Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with NFC reader.

All of your favorite Animal Crossing villagers are looking for new homes, and you’re the designer! The Co. reviews Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer on the Nintendo 3DS.

"The Legend of Legacy is a game that has a lot of names to live up to from former Square and Level 5 employees. Follow the exploration of seven adventurers as they all come to an island untouched by civilization for ages all for different reasons. Why are they there? What do they expect to find? Take control of the adventurer of your choice and recruit the rest in order to delve further into the island and the savage lands it possess in order to find answers in this old school RPG brought over..."

The cast of the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends was already pretty stacked, but the latest addition to the team may be the most surprising. For the first time in the history of the Zelda franchise, a gender-swapped take on protagonist Link will be playable.

Releasing on January 26, 2016, Nintendo stated that everyone that picks it up will receive all of the current DLC offerings from the Japanese version of the game at no additional cost.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is arriving early summer 2016. The next installment, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, currently only has an ambiguous window of sometime next year.

"After being announced this summer that the upcoming Fire Emblem release will have two versions, Nintendo went a little more into detail on the two iterations. Beyond those, a third epilogue chapter, entitled Revelation, will come out after Birthright and Conquest release."

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam will be hitting the 3DS on January 22, 2016. In addition to that announcement, Nintendo revealed that the six second generation Amiibo (Bowser, Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Yoshi) released alongside Mario Party 10 are compatible with the game.

Nintendo has confirmed the games will play the exact same as they did all the way back when they first released with one main difference. No Link Cables will be required to trade or battle with friends, as the 3DS’s Wi-Fi takes care of that nuisance.

Cloud fights his way onto Wii U and 3DS and brings along a new stage and some summons with him. Cloud also appears to have two different skins, his classic Final Fantasy VII look and the outfit he wore during Advent Children.

"Rodea the Sky Soldier has had a rocky history, and is often the case with a title that had so many starts and stops, the end product winds up reflecting some of those issues. Rodea the Sky Soldier actually has some cool ideas, but too often the gameplay and visuals fail to deliver on that promise."

"Etrian Odyssey took a style that was well established and turned it into something special with the utilization of Nintendo’s Dual Screen. Exploring dungeons in a first person view while being able to draw out maps, mark in notes, and color in spaces to denote where powerful FOEs roam while not chasing you was brilliant as it could allow you to avoid them. While these elements make for stellar hardcore gaming as they are anything but easy, a few years back Atlus tried something new with the r..."

Since 1991, Sonic has ran his way from the 2D era to 3D leaving a trail of success and failure along the way. This list is my personal rankings of the hedgehog’s adventures. While there are a ton of Sonic games that didn’t make the list (Game Gear, Sonic Shuffle, Knuckles Chaotix, etc.) this is based on the platforming games and I didn’t want to make a ridiculously long list.

Out today, The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure is available now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, Wii U and 3DS; Activision have been kind enough to release a couple of trailers this week too.

Robert and Erik fly solo this week and they talk Minecraft, The Wolf Among Us, Divinity Original Sin, Warcraft Subs, Batman Arkham Knight, Steam Machines, Bob Ross, listener questions and more!

This weeks the gang is all here to talk about the Sony Paris press conference, Destiny, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Life is Strange, Tales From The Borderlands, Minecraft, Rocket League, Rock Band 4, Guitar Hero Live, Uncharted Drake's Fortune, Metal Gear Solid Phantom Pain, Divinity: Original Sin, Nintendo NX, Star Wars and more!

"In preparation for the arrival of Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch, a demo has hit the Nintendo eShop allowing players to finally get a taste of this JRPG that has been out in Japan for ages. Finally coming out in not very long now for the rest of the world, Yo-Kai Watch is looking good with its own spin on the JRPG style."

"Dragon Ball Z has managed to be maintain its popularity for quite a long time, with numerous movies, television episodes and games. The quality of the games has been all over the place in terms of quality. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden falls somewhere in the middle between the best and worst extremes, establishing itself as a solid if unspectacular fighting experience."