"So, when Mario Golf hit the N64 in 1999, what exactly made it so compelling? In typical Nintendo fashion, Mario Golf excels at keeping things simple, while adding appealing, colourful visuals and the personality of Mario and his friends. Mario Golf isn’t, at least in my estimation, for the same kind of people who would play a PGA Tour game.
But it’s not like the game strips away everything that makes golf what it is. You’ll still be reading greens, paying attention to the wind, and careful..."
One of reasons Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs' release date was the fact that Chicago wasn’t ready yet. Animation Director Colin Graham and his team used the additional time to solve this “big data problem” and create advanced rules to realistically organize citizens all over the city.
Nintendo of America has announced today that Princess Peach will be getting a new Wii Remote Plus that is dedicated to her Royal Heritage. This pink remote will feature many touches that pay homage to her and will include a crown design over the speaker, blue buttons that echo her royal jewellery and a golden-yellow plus pad that evokes her regal crown.
This new Wii Remote Plus will be available in stores in late April for $39.99 and join other controller themed Wii Remote Plus controllers...
"Could this place of whimsy, of musical dogs and free fruit, a land where money literally grows on trees, be nothing more than a dream come true? Don’t be fooled by its charming disguise. Animal Crossing is no playful accident. No, Animal Crossing is the stuff of nightmares."
Welcome back to part two of my look at some classic and obscure Nintendo games that deserve a reboot or remake. Last time, I looked at 10 Nintendo owned games and franchises that I’d like to see given a second chance on the Wii U and 3DS. This time, I’ll be looking at some third party offerings from days gone by that could make for some fun revivals on a new generation of Nintendo hardware.
"How many times have you been here? Having navigated maze-like dungeons with a compass in one hand and map in the other, defeated towering bosses that spewed lava just inches from your face and overcome puzzles that required some serious manual labor, you’re now standing in front of the legendary Master Sword. Only this time it’s different. This time it’s you, standing there, and you need to reach out and grab it with your own two hands. The thin beams of light from the Temple of Time’s window..."
March 2014 was definitely a month of giants. Many mainstream and highly anticipated games were released and the result couldn’t be better. The gaming charts filled up with thousands of sales all over the world and the gaming media had plenty of quality content to review. But which games were the best? And which ones sold the most?
Few games stand as testaments to being greater than the sum of their parts more than Pandora’s Tower. For all of the love stories in videogames, you'd be hard pressed to find ones that will make you experience, indifference, concern, happiness, dread, remorse, and joy the way that the relationship between Aeron and Elena will.
"Of course, the first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land, didn’t have them – but most games don’t get everything right on the first try. The introduction of copying an enemy’s powers likely saved the series from falling into general obscurity.
With all that being said, the purpose of this article is to use my many years of Kirby experience, coupled with some good old fashioned, hand written charts, to create a list of my personal Top 10 Kirby Copy Abilities. As this is a subjective list, I’m ex..."
"All of a sudden, the plot of No More Heroes has morphed into a story about revenge and redemption. Without ever knowing he was moving towards this moment, Travis comes face to face with the reason for all his trauma, a trauma we didn’t know about, but one definitely responsible for shaping his life up to this point. In a world where violence seems to be the norm and we’re expected to shrug it off, the deaths of Travis’s parents is one of the few moments where violence is serious, not just str..."
While the house of Mario has seen its share of big successes and even some commercial failures, the fans have stuck by them. But this also begs another question How well has Nintendo stuck by its fans? Join me as I take a look at the ways Nintendo and it's fans have helped each other in recent months.
"Seriously though. It's impossible to dislike the Super Nintendo controller, as far as I'm concerned. Nintendo added four buttons to the controller - two more on its face, with the X and Y buttons joining A and B in a diamond shape, while the new L and R buttons sat atop the controller, and would come to be known as shoulder buttons.
This controller is a major game changer, and its influence is obvious - Sony based the PlayStation controller off of it, adding extra shoulder buttons, eventua..."
Watch Dogs graphics have become a controversial topic since Ubisoft creative director, Jonathan Morin, revealed that the PC version will feature greater resolution effects than the PlayStation and Xbox versions. Ubisoft has expressed that PC will deliver better results but does it really matter? A comparison reveals that next-gen may be close to PC but it's still far behind.
What were the five most overrated games of the last generation? Gamers FTW have their answer but do you agree? The hugely popular Minecraft makes the list as does TES: Skyrim. You may be asking yourself why two of the most successful games of the last generation have been labelled as overrated by Gamers FTW. Read the full article to see their reasoning behind their choices.
Telltale Games anticipated that A House Divided would bring an old character into the play and for months, players tried to preview which character was going to effectively return. But the second episode released early this month is filled with stunning revelations and shocking facts. From the beginning of the episode until its very end, players get to know more about the new group. Secrets and confidences are inevitably unveiled.
"The pressure is starting to get to you. You have three rounds left in the chamber, not nearly enough to take on the shambling horde that’s trudging towards you. As your back reaches a wall and the looming figures draw near, you twist your head this way and that, looking for any small sign of salvation. An explosive canister sits just meters away. That would be your answer but the undead have reached you, one lunging forward to seize you by the shoulders. The figure’s decaying skin drips flesh..."
I've always looked at games as things that need to be learned in order to be successful at them. Games are not created equal, so certain games require more learning than others, while some require very little. Metroid is the biggest learning experience I've had to deal with - one that kept me lost as I explored the planet of Zebes, trying every possible combination of things to progress. And I love it for that.
The latest batch of Nintendo eShop additions consists of four new games as well as Knytt Underground, a platformer with stylish visuals being discounted. My Farm, Renegade, and Tappingo are up for grabs now, as well as the immensely popular Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. In this latest puzzler title Professor Layton and his two assistants are in pursuit of a living mummy, who has been kidnapped and could be linked to the lost Azran civilization.