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  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review – Written by DestinyDecade Product provided by Nintendo for the sake of this review. Three years ago, Mario Kart 8 was released on the Wii U and though it was a great game, it was on a console that not many people bought. When Nintendo announced their new console back in 2016, it was hinted that there would be a possible Mario Kart. Those hints prove to be true when it was announced that a port of the game would be coming to the new console. But it isn’t just any port. This is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, taking the original Wii U game and adding a whole bunch of new features. Is this game worth getting on the Nintendo Switch? The answer is yes. Absolutely. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is filled to the brim with content that is fun with friends or solo. You can take part in the Grand Prix, consisting of 12 cups spanning 48 courses. Many are new, some are revised classics from previous games and the rest are of the DLC cups that were in the last game. As you play through each track in the cups, you can collect coins that can be used to unlock new stuff. In Mario Kart 8 you would unlock new characters and parts. Deluxe makes this less of a grind by having all the characters unlocked from the get-go. For one thing, it’s awesome that you have everyone unlocked including the DLC characters. What makes it better is that MK8 Deluxe introduces some new ones: Bowser Jr., Dry Bones, King Boo and the Inklings from Splatoon. It raises the character count to 43, which makes this the biggest cast for a racing game. You also have access to difficulty modes from 50 to 200cc, unlocked from the start, including mirror mode. There’s also Time Trials for those that want to test their skills and Versus where up to 4 players can race each other. Also in races, you can now hold up to 2 items, similar to Double Dash. It adds another level of strategy but at the same time it leads to some crazy shenanigans especially in multiplayer. One of the biggest negatives Mario Kart 8 had was its battle mode being lackluster. Nintendo seem to get the message and decided to do a complete revamp. Battle Mode in this game has been redone, implementing a scoring system and providing players with 8 battle courses, 5 new, three retro. In addition there are 5 mode types: Balloon Battle, Renegade Roundup, Bob-omb Blast, Coin Runners and Shine Thief. Renegade Roundup is like “cops and robbers” where players are split into two teams. One are the cops, the other are the robbers. All of this now adds more to a game that truthfully feels like a complete package. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also has Online Racing where up to 2 players can race together against players from all over the world. You can compete either in Worldwide or Regional in both Racing and Battling. As far as stability goes, it’s good. There are times where connection errors happen but overall it’s a pleasant experience. Players can set up online tournaments easy and up to 12 players can take part in races or battles. A lot to take in and the replay value for the game is at an all time high. No joke. Also you have access to three different control schemes: Switch Pro Controller, Joycon Grip or individual Joycon. With two Joycon controllers, they count as having two players. That’s incredible but a little tough to adjust for some people. Compared to the Wii U version, this port of Mario Kart 8 delivers an improved presentation. It looks a lot better with the game now running at 1080p at 60 fps. A big improvement compared to the original running at 720p. With the improved 1080p, the visuals get an upgrade where even the small details can be seen. Loading times are reduced from 22 to 9 seconds. Better if you just want to race and have fun. The music is still a delight to listen to with many tracks having very good tunes. The controls are refined and spot on. Fun to use whether using a Joycon or a Switch Pro Controller. There’s also wireless play where with 2 Switch consoles, you can have up to 8 players playing it. Though it isn’t easy to do, having a lot of people together for a game makes it truly a delight. Like the previous game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has Amiibo support where you can scan them to get costumes for your Mii. This time around, they now expand beyond Mario & Smash characters and into stuff like Splatoon. It’s simply cosmetic but nice to see. In conclusion, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes everything that makes Mario Kart 8 great and turn it into something better. Containing all the DLC, an improved battle mode, good online, tight controls, great music, amazing presentation, what else is there to like? Everything. If you haven’t gotten a chance to play it on the Wii U and you have a Switch, this is a must-buy game. Since it is now the fastest selling Switch title, you can’t deny that it’s good. In fact, it’s excellent. Get some friends, buy this game and you’ll see just how amazing Mario Kart can be. You won’t regret it. I give Mario Kart 8 Deluxe a perfect 10 out of 10. It is worth the full purchase price.
  2. Hey ladies and gents here is a top 10 list of my personal favorite 3DS titles. Anyone else care to join in the discussion of favorite titles on the console?
  3. Mario Party Star Rush - A Review by Jose Vega aka DestinyDecade of the Angry Army Product provided by Nintendo. Special thanks to Nintendo for giving me this opportunity to cover this game. Mario Party has always been known to be a game where you and a few friends can sit back, have fun and see how much hilarity can ensue amongst each other. The franchise hasn’t had much success in recent years. It started being a turn based game and has stuck from the first game all the way to Mario Party 8. However the game went in a different direction with the use of vehicle based movement in Mario Party 9 and the overreliance of Amiibo functionality in Mario Party 10. The franchise wasn’t limited to consoles. They tried their luck with handhelds. After the mixed reception of Mario Party Island Tour, Nintendo and Nd Cube try their luck with Mario Party Star Rush. Will it suffer the same fate as its previous entry or have they got something up their sleeve that’ll make it a well-needed hit? Mario Party always had a formula that worked while adding little things to improve the game experience. In the case of Star Rush, the turn-based gameplay that has been a staple since the beginning has been removed completely. Instead once everyone roll the dice, they all move at the same time. You can also determine where you go before you move. This adds a layer of strategy but at the same time you need to be aware of what your opponents will do. It’s a matter of predicting the best course of action on the playing boards. If you want to make sure to have an advantage, careful planning is key. At first I didn’t like that they removed the turn-based gameplay but it grew on me over time. I like it. It saves me a lot of time while providing something fresh, new and fast paced. Future Mario Party games should implement this style. Imagine the craziness that can ensue with everyone moving at the same time, trying to reach where they need to be. Star Rush has multiple modes for you to tackle with Toad Scramble as the main mode. Up to 4 players can play as a Toad and trek through various boards, gathering Mario characters as allies and taking on bosses in mini games to recover Power Stars. Each character has their own unique ability and dice and it can help turn the tide. You can have up to 4 ally characters in one time and having more allies mean more of an advantage. Bear in mind that it can be a disadvantage if your opponent has more allies than you so be careful. Items are aplenty in this game though not as big as in the previous games but they do add something to the game that can be good or bad. It’s random and it’s what Mario Party boils down to in a nutshell. Mini games are also the name of the game in Mario Party and there are many. They depend on the control scheme. Some are simple using buttons and an analog stick (or d-pad) while others take advantage of the touch screen. It works, giving it variety. However some mini games can be a bit of a pain to do than others and depending if you either have a regular 3DS or a New 3DS XL then some can be without a doubt annoying due to the microphone. In addition to Toad Scramble, there are other game modes. Coinathlon is a race where up to four players collect as many coins as they can in minute long designated coin mini games to progress through three laps. They get hectic and it comes in two modes: Free Play and Rival Race. Mario Shuffle is a two-player game that uses Amiibo functionality. Using Amiibo figures, players race across a one-way board to the goal with one going right, the other left. If you don’t have Amiibo, cardboard cutouts are used. Balloon Bash is like Toad Scramble but you collect coins and stars in a mini board with a turn limit and mini games. You can also play as any Mario character so that’s a plus. Rhythm Recital is where up to four players work together and play classic Mario tunes using the Touch Screen. Challenge Tower is a single player game where you have to climb a tower with LED Spaces on it. There are varying difficulties with some being harder than others. Last but not least is Boo’s Block Party, a puzzle game where you spin sides of a number block to earn points. If you move enough of the same block, they get sent to the other player. It’s addicting and challenging if you want to get the high score. There’s a lot to do in the game and let’s face it. Half of the time you’re going to be spending it trying to complete the modes to level up. Star Rush has a leveling system where as you play, you earn points. Once you gain enough, you level up and unlock either a new mode or a new character. It’ll take hours trying to unlock everything and it can be quite a challenge. It can get a bit repetitive too having to do it over and over just to unlock everything. The game offers a lot but I wish there’d be something to alleviate things. But if I had any issues with it, it’s that most of the time you’ll be playing it in single player. If you want to play multiplayer, each of you must have your own 3DS and a copy of the game or the free Download Play that you can get on the eShop. It’s like Smash Bros. for 3DS. Overall, I can say that Mario Party Star Rush improves the formula in some ways. Having a fast paced style where everyone plans their moves adds layers of strategy. Various modes add replayability plus with 4-player co-op equaling insanity. What else can I say? I know games should try to implement new things but this is a step in the right direction. If you have friends and a few 3DS handhelds, then you will have a fun time. I give Mario Party Star Rush an 8 out of 10. It earns Angry Joe's BAD-ASS SEAL OF APPROVAL.
  4. Paper Mario: Color Splash Review – Written by Jose Vega Special thanks to Nintendo for providing me a copy of this game. Paper Mario is a franchise that had some ups and downs. It started as an RPG series that were hits on the N64 and GameCube before going into a different direction on the Wii with Super Paper Mario and then abandoning what made it good in favor of something that turned everyone off with Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS. Now we have a new Paper Mario game and unfortunately, it has been under controversy due to it following the formula of the previous game. So much so that videos relating to it would be the most disliked on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. However the game had been released by accident two weeks early and people got to experience it. I got my chance to play the latest entry in the series. The question’s this: Will Color Splash be a repeat of Sticker Star or is this a game that’s worth the moniker of “Paper Mario”. Let’s start with the plot because that’s the one thing you should probably wonder about this game. It centers on Mario, who along with Peach and a Toad head to Prisma Island after they receive mail that came in the form of a color-deprived Toad. What they find is a place that has been devoid of color and with it life on the island. Upon encountering a strange bucket named Huey, they soon learn that someone has been draining color from the island and using it as a means of destruction. So Mario now must travel all over Prisma Island and seek out the Paint Stars in order to bring life back to this once vibrant island. I am going to give Nintendo credit. This is a story that I can get behind. Sticker Star’s story was just nonexistent whereas here, it always has incentive. It made you want to see what became of the island, its inhabitants and what can you do to help out. The story can be quirky with the dialogue and I love that. It makes the game good and it's a step in the right direction. I don’t know if it can be the same for the rest of the game itself. Let’s find out. One of the biggest controversies this game has had was its gameplay. Yes, the gameplay is similar to that of Paper Mario: Sticker Star. A lot of people hated it due to its simplicity and the fact you needed to use stuff like stickers to attack during battle. With Paper Mario: Color Splash, that’s out the window. The theme is of course, paint and your job in this game is to travel from one area to the next battling enemies, acquiring items and restoring life to said areas by means of using paint. Depending on where you are, you have various options. For example, outside of battle you can jump and use your hammer to hit anything, even enemies. But if you hit something with the X button, you let out paint. Remember: the gimmick here is all about paint and you have to use said paint to restore Prisma Island and it’s many areas. But there’ll be times where you think there’s no way out but in fact, there is. Color Splash has the addition of “Cutout”. Cutout lets you take advantage of your environment and literally lets you cut out a bit of the area to reveal something new. This can lead to some unique results and sometimes hidden goodies. It adds more on the exploration side and gives you an incentive to find every hidden spot and obtain its secrets. In battle, everything is like Sticker Star but with some differences. Instead of stickers, you have cards. I do like the mechanics in this game better because you use cards to deal damage to enemies. Depending on the card, you can either deal damage with your trusty hammer or stomp them flat with some jump attacks. There are many variations and they can help turn the tide of battle if you’re lucky. Also, battles emphasize on how you do it successfully without suffering damage. Doing these net you bonuses like more coins and you’re going to need a lot of coins to get more cards so that you can dish the pain to your opposition. Sometimes you’ll get cards that are devoid of color. You use paint to give it life and in turn use it to attack enemies. Expect to do it a lot since most times you’ll get stuff that have no color. The same can be said for Things. Yes, that’s what they are. Things return in this game and like the previous game, they have a lot of use. Not only that but they have all new ones that can have various results. I like some of the things they included but if you look and at times listen hard enough, there may be some Easter eggs if you can spot them. Speaking of battles, there are boss fights. They’re a plenty as you travel and they’ll need you to plan accordingly and with what you have at your disposal. The game does provide you some hints on what you’ll need to tackle a specific foe. I like it as for new players, it’s a great opportunity. Don’t let your opposition fool you. If you are not prepared, expect to get beat. That’s a fact. Preparedness is key. Even with exploration, battles, there is a lot to do here. There are mini games too in the form of Roshambo. Roshambo is rock paper scissors and your job pretty much is to win. There are Roshambo temples spotted all over the map and your job is to take on each temple and win. Be warned that you’ll be up against foes that will beat you. It comes down not only to a matter of patience but skill. Only the most skilled of players can be able to pull it off and the rewards are high, along with the incentive. Roshambo Temples are also a good opportunity for you to get coins with the max being at 9999. Just like Sticker Star. There’s replay value here in the game and if you want to get 100% and complete everything, you’ll have to spend a lot of time on it… roughly 20 hours or so. At least in this game it’s worth it because the game’s charm helps add to it. Presentation wise, the game is a step up from Sticker Star. Many of the areas you’ll travel are vibrant, full of colors with various different themes. They range from volcanoes where heat is high with bits of red and orange to the beach side and the area fills with lots of blue. It gives the game and its areas a bit of atmosphere. I love it personally and it has you enjoying everything it has to offer. Humor is aplenty in every area. Some bits will make you laugh out loud and other instances they throw stuff that have them break the fourth wall. It’s impressive. I could go on and on but in my honest opinion, it’s a game that’s best enjoyed if you play it yourself. Though if I had any flaws with the game, it’s that the game is using a system that really didn’t work aka Sticker Star style. Had it be using the RPG elements from the old games, it would be a surefire hit. Paper Mario: Color Splash may follow a formula that didn’t work the first time but it makes up for it in various ways. An improved battle system, great story, interesting characters, strong humor and replay value helped give the game a boost it definitely needs. But I can’t help but feel that the Paper Mario franchise should revert back to its roots. I will commend Nintendo for at least trying something different. They did try but unfortunately, you know what they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Color Splash is an exception because what it offers more than makes up for its shortcomings. This game is a must buy on the Wii U and considering that this console is on its last legs, I recommend it. No doubt about it. This game is worth the full purchase price. I give Paper Mario: Color Splash a 9 out of 10. This game is a MUST BUY and it deserves Angry Joe's Bad-Ass Seal of Approval.
  5. So the Mario Party games have been recieving mixed opinions and the latest ones have been getting poor reviews, but what is your favorite one.
  6. Last year, I did a Top 5 of the Best Nintendo Games of 2013. Now that 2014 is behind us, it’s time we take it up a notch. Since Angry Joe already did a Top 10 Best Games of 2014 based on his experiences, here’s mine and it involves Nintendo. These are the Top 10 Best Nintendo Games of 2014. There’s only one rule here and it’s one game per franchise. Not only that but it can also involve games released on the eShop too. I figure it would be best because well, there are so many games released by Nintendo this year that it’s insane. I really mean that. I’ve played a lot of them. 2014 was Nintendo’s year, hands down. Some were good and others were not so let’s get this show on the road. 10) Azure Striker Gunvolt – Nintendo 3DS We start off the list with a game that has a Mega Man X vibe. It feels like a Mega Man X game but it isn’t. Why? Simple. The gameplay. Sure you can jump, shoot and dash but when you shoot enemies, you tag them and you need to use Gunvolt’s ability to blast them with electricity. Not only is it useful against enemies but it also has other effects such as slowing down your descent, solving puzzles, etc. The story is a bit engaging unfortunately the overseas version took out most of what made it great such as the dialogue and story. It’s a shame really because if they didn’t do that, this would have been more rewarding. But regardless you do get a good game that won’t disappoint. At only $15, you can’t go wrong. The replay value for it is high as you can go back to some levels and try getting a high score. They can net you items, which can help you customize Gunvolt however you like. He also has special skills that can turn the tide of battle. Is it safe to say that it’s similar to the X series? I think that’s the gist of it. But regardless, this game is fun and can really keep you busy for a little while. Rating: 8 out of 10 9) Shantae & The Pirate’s Curse – Nintendo 3DS/Wii U It’s sad that some franchises don’t get much appreciation nowadays. Shantae is a prime example of that and I have to say that it is very good. The latest game of the series takes place after Risky’s Revenge. Now full human, Shantae has to deal with a new evil, the Pirate Master. Risky approaches Shantae and asks for her help in defeating him before he brings despair to all of Sequin Land and its inhabitants. Knowing the risks despite not having genie powers, Shantae teams up with Risky to stop him. This game is ridiculously fun. The gameplay is good and WayForward did a great job making each island seem unique. Of course they decide to take a Metroidvania style route giving players the incentive to look high and low for hidden areas and secrets. Not that it's a bad thing mind you but it just adds more to an otherwise great game. Replay value is very high and its great for people that love to speed run too. You do get rewarded with sweet stuff that makes you want to go at it one more time. For $20, how can you say no? With Half-Genie Hero in development, I know that Shantae has a bright future ahead for sure. Rating: 9 out of 10 8) Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo Wii U What is there to say about Mario Kart? It’s one of Nintendo’s many franchises and it has been around for more than two decades. Now we reach the 8th game and boy did they really deliver. The gameplay is the same as previous games but they also added new features such as Zero Gravity and new items such as the Super Horn, a counter to the threatening Blue Shell, the Boomerang Flower that gives you 3 uses and the Piranha Plant that provides boost while chomping on other opposition. You can’t forget the courses. We get new ones along with some familiar that get the HD treatment. Not only do you have 4-player offline but online with up to 12 players. It’s insane, chaotic and all good fun. You’re probably wondering why this game is so low on the list. The answer’s simple. There are some flaws. For starters, the online battle mode. It’s completely bad and they butchered it severely with some tracks used as battle areas. It ain’t that interesting. Also the online can be problematic because one minute you’re playing a game & the next, you get kicked out. It sucks but a fault that I see it as an inconvenience. Fortunately the game is still fun to play. Oh and there’s a lot of replay value with multiple difficulties and there’s even DLC. I’m not talking about what you normally see with some games. This is DLC done right and it provides you a lot of bonuses and with the release of the Amiibos, they add even more to the game that is worth your purchase. I highly recommend it. Rating: 8 out of 10 7) Shovel Knight – Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and PC (Soon PS4) 2014 should just be referred to as the Year of the Indies. Yacht Club Games should be praised, no, they should be honored for making an amazing indie game. But you’re wondering why I’m adding this on the list cause its no longer console exclusive? Simple. It’s that fun. I love Shovel Knight. It is a love letter to 8-bit games while providing something new, something crisp and something different. There are so many things I like about the game that trying to explain it in this list won’t do it justice. At only $15, it’s a steal. You play as Shovel Knight as you venture through various locations, defeating the forces and minions of the Evil Enchantress. Along the way you acquire items and upgrades that can help give him many advantages. The graphics are nostalgic and the music is simply addicting. I can’t say it enough. Trust me. There’s replay value in this game and I can always boot it up and play it any day. Although it’s on the list, I do want to say that with the announcement of the game going to the PS4, it isn’t going to be Nintendo exclusive. But will it hinder you from enjoying a great experience? Absolutely not! It’s a must buy and I can’t even say it enough. What are you waiting for? GET IT NOW! Rating: 9 out of 10 6) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo Wii U Retro Studios has always delivered when it comes to Nintendo games such as the Metroid Prime trilogy and their Donkey Kong Country Returns series. Their first game was great but hard at the same time. Hell it even got a port on the 3DS. Sure it added some new stuff like New Mode and several helpful items but it’s still tough and will provide you a challenge. Then there was a sequel… and it took everyone by surprise and I love it. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze centers on the Kong family trying to save their home from the Snowmad tribe who claim the island for their own. Now they must trek through six islands all while battling many minions, as they must reach DK Island to send the Snowmad tribe packing. The gameplay is still the same as the last but you have two new characters that join you: Dixie Kong who can help you reach higher places and Cranky Kong whose cane can help you bypass dangerous obstacles. The graphics are beautiful to look at, the music for each island provides variety and the challenge is just as high as the last game. Only difference is that it isn’t giving you an easy way out. It really isn’t. You really got to buckle down and give it your all because there is no mercy. When you mess up like falling into a bottomless pit, it’s your fault. Sure there are six worlds but they make up for it with sections that push your skills to the test. There are also secrets and they require you to look high and low. The result is worth it. I mean it. It is a must buy game that provides challenge and a whole lot of satisfaction. Think you can try your luck getting 200% in the game? Good luck. You’ll need it. Rating: 9 out of 10 5) Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Nintendo 3DS What do you get when you take an archaeologist that loves to solve puzzles and a defense attorney that always finds a way to get their clients’ innocence? You get this game. Layton vs. Ace Attorney is a crossover game that takes both franchises and put them together to have an epic adventure. It centers on the world of Labyrinthia as Layton, Wright and their allies try to discover the secret behind the town. The game takes elements from both games and uses them real well. You have your puzzle solving as well as investigation but the big thing are the trials. Since it centers on witch trials, you’ll have to rely on your wits and finding if the witnesses are hiding anything. Traditional Ace Attorney at its finest although some bits will give you a hard time. If I had any complaints with the game, it’s that the game is more Layton than Ace Attorney. Sure I don’t mind it but it wouldn’t hurt to have a balance. But regardless of this, the game is really fun and the added content is a delight. Take it from me. I played the whole game from start to finish and it was a blast. Rating: 8 out of 10 4) Bravely Default – Nintendo 3DS RPGs and handhelds work hand in hand and that’s a fact. Nintendo’s handhelds have had a fair share of successful role-playing games that will make you spend hours playing. But then comes a game called Bravely Default and it is by far one of the best RPG games around. I am not kidding. It centers on four protagonists: Tiz, Agnes, Edea and Ringabel as they must bring light to four crystals in the world of Luxendarc unaware that their actions may bring about the end of all reality. The game is a successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, having a battle system focusing on the job system from previous Final Fantasy games. One of the main draws is like its name implies. You can either Default and not attack to stock BP or go Brave and attack. But stuff like that come with a price so how you use it is crucial. As for the job system, its similar to Final Fantasy V but has more customization providing a whole lot of possibilities. Trying to explain everything about the game will take forever. So many things I like about the game, it’s crazy. And with the sequel coming this year, the excitement for it has never been this high. I recommend this game if you are a fan of RPG games. You’ll like it. Rating: 9 out of 10 All right… now before I reveal the top 3, I do want to say that this is the most difficult I’ve ever planned. Why? Because these three games are really good and I’ve spent a lot of time with them. I don’t know if this will do anyone justice but remember that it’s my list. You guys are welcome to disagree with me so let’s do it! 3) Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Nintendo 3DS You guys wondering why the heck it’s at #3 instead of any higher right? I did enjoy this game and I know many of you will have it at either #2 or #1. But anyway, the hype for this went through the roof. The instant it was first announced, people went nuts. When the game arrived, it delivered. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are remakes but they are excellent remakes. I love the remakes a lot and they blow Pokemon X & Y out of the water. The game can be easy or hard depending on how you play. Not only that but the post-game provides a lot of extra content and it gives you a huge incentive to complete the Pokedex and give it your all against other trainers. Did I forget to mention Episode Delta? Yeah, that’s included too and it really adds more to the game. What can I say? It’s an amazing remake and I love it a lot! I don’t have any complaints but it was really hard deciding what to choose for the top 3. Either way, you’ll like it. Trust me. Rating: 9 out of 10 Now comes the next one and like I said, very difficult decision to make but I hope that you guys will like it. 2) Bayonetta 2 – Nintendo Wii U What is there to say about Bayonetta 2 that hasn’t already been said? It is one of the best Wii U games to date. Sure there was controversy in regards to its exclusivity but when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. If it weren’t for Nintendo, we wouldn’t get Bayonetta 2. Speaking of which, I love everything about this game. It takes everything that the first game had and makes it ten times better. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is top-notch, and the music is simply addicting and catchy. Moon River Climax Mix and Tomorrow is Mine are music you will love to listen to. Believe me, I know. Oh yeah, speaking of gameplay, the Witch Time is a system you’ll love to use. Not only does it make battles intense but it also gives you an advantage if you want to deliver the beating. Umbran Climax is also entertaining as like Devil Trigger, you get major enhancements. There’s also replay value up the butt with multiple difficulties, online co-op, additional costumes and even the first original Bayonetta. People who got it via physical copy can get the original Bayonetta for free. It’s a steal I mean it. It is one of the best games ever and it makes me wish that it got Game of the Year status instead of Dragon Age Inquisition. If you have a Wii U but not this game, get it… NOW! You will NOT regret it. Rating: 10 out of 10 LEGENDARY And now comes the moment you’re waiting for… 1) Super Smash Bros. 4 – Nintendo 3DS and Wii U This here is obviously a no-brainer why my top game of this year is. But why am I including both 3DS and Wii U versions on it when its one game per franchise. Even though both are the same game, they each provide something that the other doesn’t. Both games do provide you great online play, character customization and over 50 characters to choose from. That’s where the similarities end. But like I said, both games each provide something different. For the 3DS version, it’s Smash Bros. on the go and I love it! Smash Run is exclusive to it and it is a lot of fun. Not only that but for a game like this on the handheld, it’s well done. The only complaint is that for multiplayer, everyone should have their own 3DS. A minor nitpick but what can you do. The Wii U version though… it blows the 3DS version out of the water in terms of graphics, features and everything. There’s so much content here that its crazy. The best part about it is you can have up to 8-player Smash. That’s just INSANE! But when you have a group of friends together for it, it’s all the more rewarding. Smash Wii U also has online and it’s very good. I should also mention about Smash Tour. It’s like Mario Party but it doesn’t seem as good. I don’t know why although it does have some good single-player modes like Event matches. Oh and you can do co-op in both Classic and All-Star mode. That is really awesome. You know, I’m beating a dead horse here on this so let me just sum it up. Super Smash Bros. for both 3DS and Wii U is my top pick as Nintendo Game of 2014. Whether it’s on the go on a handheld or with friends near a Wii U, you will have a hell of a good time. It’s the must buy to anyone who owns a 3DS or Wii U. I mean it. Without a doubt! Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U is my pick for Best Nintendo Game of 2014! Rating: 10 out of 10 LEGENDARY There you go. These are my Top 10 Best Nintendo Games of 2014. If you have any that you feel should be on the list, let me know.
  7. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2015/01/05/super-mario-64-fans-remaking-the-game-in-hd It's coming to the PC when finished and will be free, this is just fans working on this for the love of it, so that will hopefull keep Nintendo's interent "fuck you! " away from this. They even plan to include multiplayer and maye some stuff from the DS port as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLGMPLmgpv8 Here's AOS's thoughts on the prject, he goes into a bit more detail than the article does. I'm really existed about this. The developer has said this project will be finished because they have "more contributors than they know how to handle", so this appears to be well funded. I just hope they include controller support to make it feel as much like the original as possible.
  8. Today, Mario Kart 8 came out and yeah, I got my hands on the game. Simply put, it's freaking awesome and I figure why not do an LP of the game. I'm doing the game in 150cc and it's the hardest of the difficulties. The AI will take no expense in making sure you don't get first place and watch as I try to reach that. Hope you like and if you have anything to say, feel free to. I'm all ears.
  9. I would like to sit down with all of my Army friends and talk about a subject that has been on my mind for along time and i think with this i can take my point home batter. Recently Sonic the Hedgehog has been changing over the years and I Have grown up with him as i share the same birth year as him. when he turned 20 i did too so this game franchise has a special place in my heart. For my gamer friends who know of this, you know that sonic has been getting alot of flack over the years for changing so much. First he was a Mario sized blue animal that ran fast, then he grew green eyes, then he started getting allot of friends, and then he spoke, AND THEN he grew bigger... Now what i know of his initial creation was that he was a competitive mascot for SEGA, to use against NINTENDO's Mario. and that shows in the way the two ahve been used over the years....But i ask you why has Mario stayed everyone's (not speaking for everyone mind you) Fav. little mascot and sonic doing almost the same thing has become the but-end of every game fail joke ever. Well it is a little thing i like to call Human Expectancy (that is not a scientific term, i just call it that) It is the idea that as much as we talk about how much we want to change things we a humans don't like change as we say we do. Using sonic as an example. In sonic 1 we saw a competitor for Mario FASTER, cooler more sleek design, and cool levels to boot, and a great sound track( that i personalty love to this day). HOWEVER move to the second games of the franchise, the creators at SEGA, added the first of sonic's many friends, TAILS, to compete with the two man show the MARIO BROS. were putting on, now i don't get this muc h but some say the second one was not as great as the first, WHY IS THAT? Well it goes to my idea of that thing I said, The mario games by that point already had a two man show, so when they got to at least the super maro bros. 3 you still had 2 peeps. (and think of this Mario 2 in the US did not get as much praise as 1 or 3) See what i mean. The Devs. changed something drastically making the image of what we saw as sonic in the first one. As I continue you can see what is going on with what i am saying. You see Mario games have had the tendency to NOT CHANGE the formula...Play game, save princess, win game. SImple and i bet you can name ALOT OF MARIO titles that have had this trope. BUT that is not the case with sonic, FIrst game: Play game, save critters, win game. SONIC 2: play game, save critters, GET CHAOS EMERALDS FOR GOOD ENDING, win game(and have a fox with two tails come along) SONIC 3:play game,Save critters,Stop strange red dude(WHO YOU CAN PLAY AS NOW), get chaos emeralds, GET SUPER EMERALDS,GET GOOD END, win game. now i could do that for hours adding on and changing everything about every sonic game. But as you now can see it is the fact that as Mario has staid almost the same with a few minor changes OVER A LARGE SPAN OF TIME!, Sonic in every game he is in has changed something or another to some point. So in conclusion to my point, As i see it the only reason that sonic's fan base has been shaky over the years is because of the SEGA team try too hard to be innovative, but that is not a bad thing. As a matter of fact I like some of the additions and character that sonic has acquired over the years, but that is also the problem. BUt on the other hand, as great as Mario is i think that he is soon to start suffering from being to stale, i have noticed criticisms for the "SAVE THE PRINCESS TROPE" over time, but that is what they are, that is WHAT WE HAVE EXPECTED from his games. and with sonic you never know what will come out of his franchise at all. So before you think that something needs to be changed in a drastic way, just sit and think to yourself, "Do i really want the Drastic change or do i need to try slowly adding on with patience and moderation. THANKS ALL
  10. Mario has been with us since video games were starting to kick off and is still around to this date, but a question that a lot of fans think to themselves, which one is the best
  11. Nintendo! Our childhood heroes failed to reach their targeted sales last year with their Wii U. 2.8 million consoles so far. While Xbox One and Ps4 already has passed their total consoles sales i´ve recently been looking into this. Here´s what i believe is the reason. When the Nintendo Wii U was announced at the E3 pressconference i was confused. A new controller? is it a new handheld? looks a bit clumsy. But that was far from the truth. This confused disaster of an announcment is probably why the console got such a slow start. atleast here in Europe. Sure the 3ds also had a rough start but as soon as the games started to show, sales just exploded. Games Where are they? not on the Wii U for sure. A whole year into its lifecycle and we havent seen any of their Main titles.Where´s the Zelda? Wheres the Mario? Are they even planned as a release in 2014? Nintendos own games are nearly always great, and is the reason why gaming is what it is today. Wii U needs your main games Nintendo. Or your console will be shortlived indeed. According to alot of third party developers. Development for the Wii U is hard, Mainly cause of a lack of devkits and tools. And now Nintendo also has a controller developers need to code for. This is not good, Losing third party devs decreases the number of total games for the machine with alot. With studios whining so much these past years over the PS3 for being a complete disaster to port or just mainly make games for. Now the Machine has some third party games such as assassins creed. but if the console sales still dosent kick off, Ubisoft will leave and never look back. Why didnt they ask the studios what they wanted from their next console? Like Sony and Microsoft? Right now it really looks grim. I refuse to play their old NES and SNES games on a brand new HD machine. Online Features Sure the online features has improved from the old Wii. but still lacking in the social media aspect. No tweeting or writing Facebook statuses on the Nintendo. This is easily fixed with updates for sure. Performance Now the console itself is not exactly a power house. And thats putting it nicely. a little faster than the Xbox 360 and has alot more videoRAM and Ram. Compared to Sony´s and Microsoft´s new machine its a fart in space. I remembered the time when Nintendo had the most performance and were the place to go for the best looking games. But that was long ago. People probably just waited for Sony and Microsoft to make their move instead of buying an already outdated console. Thats what i would have done, if i didnt have all the Zelda games since Majoras Mask, And Mario games since Mario 64. Thats what i Play on The Wii U atm. A remake, and old Wii games. Wich does not look good on a High Definition TV btw. With all of the good looking games for Sony and Microsoft´s consoles, would you bother with this one? Is Nintendo`s own titles enough to carry it from the pits? Should Nintendo stop with hardware and only go software like sega? Iwata from nintendo is thinking about branching out to the mobile market btw, so you can bet your as you are going to play Zelda Ville or Mario Ville in the near future. I hope they make it.
  12. Hi, there has been a thought that has crossed my mind, is Nintendo out of touch? I think yes, but there is still hope.I think Nintendo is taking a step in the right direction with third party games, looking just as good as PS3 and 360 (still struggling with ps4 and Xone) ,have u seen arkham origins on Wii u? It looks great! But not many people are buying Wii u, I think I know why.Here are a few reasons why I think Wii u is not selling and out of touch: 1.) Third Party Support Its not the fact that they have third party games at all, that's a great thing, problem is how they did it. When AC 3, COD, and Arkham City came to Wii U, many people already had a ps3 or 360, so didn't feel the need, unless they want to play "the kids games" like Mario,Zelda,or SSB. And they still feel that way. Even some companies will make their games inferior on Wii U, (Arkham Origins Multiplayer, but their not missing much), and some games are not even coming to Wii U, and is not good in the consumer's eye. Even with the new SSB and Mario Kart coming soon, they will sell more, but some people don't want to drop $300 on a couple of games. 2.) Their Name When the NES, Gameboy, and SNES where out, games mostly were what's now considered kids games. Yes they did have mortal Kombat on SNES, but it was censored. I don't know why but Nintendo's always trying to be more kid friendly, even though they learned from Mk and put blood in MK 2, most of the games they focus on are Mario, Zelda, etc. So because of that, hardcore gamers (alot of them) don't buy nintendo products because they think that all they have are those games. I side with ReviewTechUsa with the idea of Nintendo making a mature exclusive, make a game that you can only buy on Wii U, gets mostly scores of 9-10, and appeals to mostly hardcore gamers. They should also learn from PlayStation. While they have some games are marketed towards kids, (Little Big Planet, Ratchet and Clank), they also have mature games for hardcore gamers (God of War, Uncharted, Killzone). Nintendo, while having Zelda being there closest to being mature, over half of there exclusives are marketed towards children. So they should make that hardcore exclusive. 3.) DVD/Bluray/Digital Download OK, this makes no sense. This has been a problem for 12 years starting with GameCube, can be excused for small discs and cheaper than PS2 and Xbox, then Wii, but just for being cheaper, but Wii U just takes the cake, yes it is cheaper than ps4, and Xbox One, but nintendo is way over due. And if they can't do that, have the option to buy or rent movies on the eshop. If they do sell movies tell me because I don't have a wii U. They at least need DVD. 4.) Advertising One. That is how many ads I have seen for the Nintendo Wii U, TOTAL! (Yes, taking this from ReviewTechUsa again) They had one year, a whole year to tell the world about the console. Even though that it's unlikely that they will sell more than Xbox and PlayStation, wii u should atleast be along side a ps4 and/or Xbox 1 . One big reason Sony and Microsoft will sell more is that PS4 and Xbox One have been advertising their products for a while. Especially Xbox with Mtn. Dew and Doritos. Wii U had a get out of jail freecard in for the whole year, and barely did anything to sell their product. So those are why I think Nintendo is out of touch, and isn't selling well. If you thought of ,tell me, I would like to know.
  13. So yeah, thought I create a forum post talking about Mario Franchise or Legend of Zelda Franchise, be able to recommend Mario or Zelda games, talk about new Mario, Zelda games, etc, and anything to do with both franchises, talk about our first game we played and if you haven't played any of these series and wish to try them out, we and other fans might able to recommend a couple of games to pick up. Let's see: I started playing Mario when I was about 4 years old, Mario 64 had been out and had just exclusively been playing Diddy Kong Racing, my older brother got Mario 64 and was the first game in the Mario series I played. I ended up loving it and while not my favourite Mario 3D Platformer, I still highly regard it. Soon after we found my Mums old SNES and found the cables and a couple of games, one being Super Mario All Stars, which had 16-bit remakes of Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3 on it. We also had Super Mario Worlds and played the hell of them, as well as Mario 64. Soon after when I was 5 I got hold of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, I played up until I became adult Link, but still highly referenced when I talked about childhood games, to this day I still own my Original carts for Mario 64 and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and while Ocarina isn't my favourite, I still return to play it now and then, same with Mario 64, but now usually Ocarina of Time on The Legend of Zelda collector edition for the Gamecube, or the 3D Remake for 3DS
  14. So, after playing through Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 recently, I thought I would ask everyone who has played one or both of them, what their favourite galaxies were, here are some of mine: Mario Galaxy: Freezeflame GalaxyGold Leaf GalaxyToy Time GalaxyHurry-Scurry GalaxyMario Galaxy 2: Throwback GalaxyTall Trunk GalaxyFreezy Flake GalaxyBeat Block GalaxyRolling Masterpiece GalaxySweet Mystery GalaxyStarshine Beach GalaxyShiverburn GalaxyMelty Monster GalaxyThese are all my favorite galaxies in both games, what are your guys and if you haven't played the galaxy games, you could tell me what your favourite Super Mario 64 or Sunshine Levels were instead
  15. For me Megaman X Donkey Kong Country Yoshi Island Super Mario RPG Kirby Super Star