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The Metroid Prime of Good Times 0

There’s a rapper named Riff Raff that I’m not a fan of. I don’t think his rhymes are very good and his beats don’t stand out in my memory. When I hear a great piece of music, my body physically spasms. I might shrink in or stretch out. I don’t do that when I hear a Riff Raff song. I sit very still and listen to music I’m not especially invested in. But in a weird way, I still love Riff Raff. Riff Raff posts on Vine several times a day, usually dancing around a room, showing off his new shoes and...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Boring, dumb, stupid, boring, and not very fun 0

The conventions of a standard puzzle game have had me confused lately. What makes a puzzle game rewarding? Should games like Puzzle Bobble and Tetris belong to the same genre as games like Braid or Portal? Should a puzzle game reward creative thinking, quick thinking, or both? Ubisoft’s recent 3DS release, Cubic Ninja, has stirred up more of these questions, and has put me a little bit closer to establishing my definition of a puzzle game.Cubic Ninja puts you in the shoes of CC a (surprise) cube...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Shallow but charming, like your high school girflriend 0

Everyone remembers their first pet. In fact, now that I’ve brought it up, I can guarantee that you are too. You’re thinking about his name (Mayonnaise), the games you played with it (Adventure Island), maybe how you got it (The Stork), but you’re absolutely thinking about the day that it died (Didn’t. Lives in a big happy farm in Montana). Well now through the wonders of technology, Nintendo has developed a patented technodog that is completely portable, and can never die or feel any sort of gen...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A beautiful remaster of a classic game 0

While I can’t speak for anyone else, most of my friends hold particularly fond memories for N64 era gaming. Their seminal games aren’t Contra or Street Fighter, but Goldeneye and Diddy Kong Racing. Personally, I’ve never held much reverence for the Nintendo 64, but I’d be a liar if I said that I didn’t completely love Star Fox 64. Following the precedent set by Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D ups the presentation on a decade old classic, but at $30 more than its Virtual Console counterpart, a...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A great game touched by age 0

Nostalgia can be a fickle beast. I recently purchased two remasters from Paul McCartney’s solo catalog and realized, much to my surprise, that each album held a new significance to me. McCartney, Paul McCartney’s first solo outing after the breakup of the Beatles, was one of my favorite albums to come out of the seventies. Its raw homemade production lent it a charm I was unaccustomed to hearing upon my first listen. As for the album’s predecessor, McCartney II, I felt nothing but bilious disgus...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Here Comes a New Challenger! 0

            Had you told me five years ago that fighting games and adventure games were some of the most beloved genres of 2011, I’d have laughed in your face. Laughed.   Yet here we are, in a world where the 3DS’ biggest launch title is a fighting game. Super Street Fighter IV 3D: Edition is as much a mouthful as it is a necessity for any 3DS owner.             Staying true to its page-long name, SSFIV3D emulates exactly what made it’s console counterpart special. If you’ve spent any amount o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A new coat of Black and White paint 0

When it comes to iteration in gaming, Pokemon games are identical in an almost comforting way. While new mechanics and monsters may dot each individual entry into the franchise, each game revolves around the same ideals of catching, battling, and training Pokemon. With Black and White, the newest entries into the series' canon, developer Game Freak looks to shake things up for a change, claiming to have overhauled tired tropes to produce a truly innovative product. Could these monochromatic entr...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The Definitive Pokemon Experience 0

It isn't often that a single game can shape an entire generation. For some, it was Pac Man or Pong. For others it might have been Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. I grew up when Pokemon was that game. We were the target demographic, the legions of Pokemaniacs who would eat up every bit of merchandising, rave about the cartoon, and spend all of our parent's money in the process. Looking back however, I realize how many left their experience after Red and Blue, never venturing past their ...

18 out of 19 found this review helpful.

All the Ideas, None of the Execution 0

Assassin’s Creed Discovery covers the further adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the main player of Assassin’s Creed 2. The game starts off aprubtly, giving only a brief recap of AC2’s story, and completely glosses over anything to do with an Animus, a major story point on the console game. Ezio spends his time rolling around Eastern Europe, but I never quite understood the significance of characters or the Templars. Overall, the story of the game falls flat. There simply isn't a plot point...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Madworld delivers, but is that what we wanted? 0

I picked up Madworld on a whim, on some ill-concieved notion that Nintendo needed me to support their hardcore market while they took money baths up in Washington. I had read about Madworld sure, and had read nothing but good impressions. But like No  More Hereos, Madworld left me questioning whether a super bloody game is the type of mature experience the Wii has been lacking.Madworld is without a doubt a very good looking game, one that couldn't have been pulled off any better on another syste...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.