Developer: HAL Laboratory, Inc. |
Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1 to 4 Player Game |
Release Date: 05/02/14 |
The story of Kirby kicks off with Kirby awaking in his house attached to a beanstalk growing higher and higher into the heavens. King Dedede has been kidnapped by a mysterious floating spider and it is up to Kirby to rescue the King. The game takes you through 6 stages of detailed levels, fun 3D events and an all-new weapon to Kirby’s arsenal: the Hypernova.
By Logan Sharp - 05/28/14
ESRB Details: This is a side-scrolling platformer game in which players control a small spherical character in its quest to rescue friends. As players traverse through colorful levels, they defeat enemies by swallowing them, spitting back projectiles or using “cartoony” weapons (e.g., swords, whips, bows). In a handful of sequences, players can mount turrets and shoot projectiles at obstacles and boss characters. Damage is indicated by impact sounds and colorful light effects. Tags:
Developer: Nintendo |
Publisher: Nintendo Players: 1+ Player Game |
Release Date: 05/02/14 |
I have never been a fan of golf. Growing up, it always bored me and I never fully understood the sport. Fast forward to today and I can say that I am a changed man and it is all thanks to Mario and crew. Even if you're not a fan of golf, if you own a 3DS/2DS and do not get this game, you are doing yourself a disservice.
By Logan Sharp - 05/23/14
ESRB Details: This is a golf simulation game in which players choose characters from the Mario universe to compete in games of golf. Players can compete in various game modes (e.g., Match Play, Castle Club) as they control the timing and power of swings and putts. Characters are sometimes electrocuted or charred in a 'cartoony' manner after scoring poorly; one character punches the player's screen, resulting in a 'cracked glass' effect. Tags:
The NEO GEO X is a handheld and home console based on the home ultra expensive home console from the 90’s. At a time when the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo were being played, users could get real arcade quality graphics and gameplay on their home televisions. This was something that was unheard of at the time. Of course, this didn’t come cheap with each game, filled with tons of memory, cost upwards of $200 for a single game! At this cost, I was sadly never able to own a NEO GEO console.
Developer: Atlus |
Publisher: Atlus Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 07/16/13 |
Atlus has waited 9 years to give us a true, numbered, sequel to Shin Megami Tensei. And boy was the wait worth it as Shin Megami Tensei IV, which we will refer to as SMT4 periodically in this review, creates a memorable experience that makes you want to play on your 3DS instead of a larger-screened console.
Developer: Xyla Entertainment |
Publisher: Digital Tribe Entertainment, Inc. Players: 1 to 2 Player Game |
Release Date: 05/24/13 |
From Xyla Entertainment and Digital Tribe Entertainment, I'd like to introduce to you guys, Rush Bros.! A well thought out platformer that centers around music, and the beat--as well as beating out the competition. And, of course, what would any platformer be without tons of sharp, pointy, spikey things, aimed to kill you? I'm not the best platformer player, I'll admit. So, I saw a lot of the death animation while checking out this game.
The Monoprice 7.1 Dolby Digital Amplified Gaming Headset is the premium headset, from Monoprice, that features support for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms. This is a product from the folks that bring you cheap, quality goods online. I first became aware of Monoprice by purchasing HDMI cables from them. Years ago, when DVD was still in its infancy, HDMI cables were overpriced at retail locations. Monoprice gave the same quality digital HDMI cables for a fraction of the cost.
Developer: Capcom |
Publisher: Capcom Players: 1 to 4 Player Game |
Release Date: 03/19/13 |
Monster Hunter is a franchise that just hasn’t caught on in the Western part of the world like it has in the land of the rising sun--Japan. In Japan, Monster Hunter is the newest franchise to dominate sales, in Japan. Schools ask that Capcom not release it during classes, people stand in line to own a new version, and people buy a new console just to play Monster Hunter.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 05/24/13
ESRB Details: Rated for Blood, Crude Humor, and Fantasy Violence. This is an action-adventure game (with role-playing elements) in which players hunt fantastical monsters and complete quests while in the service of a village chief. Players battle dinosaurs, dragons, and giant insects in real-time, close-quarter combat. Characters can use a variety of weapons including swords, lances, bombs, and “bowguns” (firearm-like crossbows) to attack creatures. Combat is accompanied by red blood-like spurts that flash briefly when hits are successful. During some combat, players can use “dung bombs” that result in greenish brown clouds. Characters can also track creatures from their droppings, which are humorously described: “That's right: monster poop. The odor reveals (too) much about the monster's diet.” Tags:
Hi, my name is Kaleb and I am a fan of RPG’s! This should come as no surprise to any of you who have followed my reviews, tweets, Facebook messages, or my gaming library at home. Though my love for Role Playing Games grows deep, I could never find enjoyment, in the past, of the Dungeon Crawling subgenre of RPG’s. This has changed recently and it began with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 04/19/13
ESRB Details: Rated for Mild Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, & Mild Suggestive Themes. This is a role-playing game in which players control a group of fighters that explore fantastical labyrinths. Players engage in turn-based combat against a variety of fantasy creatures (e.g., large insects, slime creatures, sorcerers), selecting moves from a menu-based set of options. Attack moves are accompanied by light effects, bashing sounds, and hit point values. One labyrinth contains a hallway and a door that is stained with blood; a bear is also depicted with red stains on its fur and claws. A few female characters are depicted wearing bikini/low-cut tops that expose deep cleavage; one line of suggestive dialogue states, 'I gotta lady boner harder dan steel for dat stuff!' The words “bastard,” “damn,” and “hell” appear in dialogue. Tags:
Developer: Atlus |
Publisher: Atlus Players: 1 Player Game |
Release Date: 04/16/13 |
In 1997, the Sega Saturn was a hot system in Japan. Sadly, many of the RPG’s released on that platform, and during those times, never found a way to make it outside of the land of the rising sun. As the years have passed, the industry has grown, and niche titles have found a larger audience, companies like Atlus are willing to take a few more risks. Fourteen years after the original title was released on the Sega Saturn, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is finally out in North America.
By Kaleb Rutherford - 04/18/13
ESRB Details: Rated for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, and Violence. This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a young hacker involved with demons in a fantasy metropolis. Players explore dungeons, negotiate with enemies, and engage in turn-based battles with human and demon-like creatures. Players mostly use firearms and magic spells to kill a variety of demons, spirits and other enemies. Damage is sometimes indicated by screen-shaking effects and punching/zapping sounds. Still-frame sequences depict other violent imagery: figures with blood on their faces; characters clutching bloody wounds or standing in pools of blood. During the course of the game, some female demons wear outfits that expose their breasts; others have phallic-shaped heads or torsos. A couple of demons (e.g., “Incubus,” and “Succubus”) have sexual characteristics that are detailed in text (e.g., “It ravishes women while they sleep, impregnating them' and 'They visit sleeping men and tempt them into engaging in sexual congress with them”). The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue. Tags:
Style, elegance, and uniqueness. These are but a few words that come to mind when visioning the BookBook for iPad. I have had the pleasure of slipping my new Retina-enabled iPad 3 into the BookBook and toting it around to various places and speaking engagements.