Reviews & Articles

ReviewLuigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

June 25, 2013
It’ll suck away your free time
by: Psychphan available on: Nintendo 3DS

The very first Game Cube game I ever played was Luigi’s Mansion during my senior year in college. I never expected to fall in love with a game about ... vacuuming. Of course, what’s not to love about ghost hunting? So like a ton of other gamers, I was excited to learn about a sequel. And I got my hands on it: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS.

ReviewSuper Mario Land 3D

June 11, 2013
A worthy sequel to the Mario Land series
by: Psychphan available on: Nintendo 3DS

Raise your hand if you have an old Game Boy and can remember the two main Mario games on the system. Anyone? Well? Maybe I’m showing my age by remembering the original Super Mario Land on its small pixels and the even better sequel Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. I digress. It’s been a long time since Mario has been released a true handheld platformer (like the aforementioned games). So enters in Super Mario Land 3D for the 3DS. So is it worthy as a launch title for the system?

ReviewMutant Mudds

May 4, 2013
Unique play on perspective
by: Psychphan available on: PC, Nintendo 3DS

I’m not too sure if there is a good reason why individuals like optical illusions. Life is full of these illusions. Some are fun, such as the stereograms and the flat holograms while others are more serious such as side mirrors of cars. So what’s the point of mentioning all of this? It’s the basis for an indie game known as Mutant Mudds.

ReviewNintendo 3DS

December 3, 2012
Is it an upgrade to the DS or something else?
by: Psychphan available on: Nintendo 3DS

I became interested in the Nintendo 3DS shortly after I heard about it all those months ago. I wasn’t obsessed with getting one due to financial restraints and the fact that I had several other projects going on at the time. And I still have tons of games to play. However, recently I went to my local big electronic store and bought a 3DS. So here are my thoughts on the system. And be prepared for tons of comparisons to the old DS.

ReviewResident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

December 24, 2011
Unlockable game makes great separate game
by: TreavorClark available on: Nintendo 3DS

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D was never a game people paid for. It was a free unlockable option when you beat Resident Evil 4 and 5. It offered something rewarding after running through an already excellent campaign. This little unlockable game gave you a few Resident Evil characters that you could pick at your choice and run through a few stages where you just run and gun under a time limit. It was a fantastic addition and gave you a reason to be competitive about your score for each mission. It was not the traditional Resident Evil horror, but it was still a welcomed feature. Now Capcom has made it available for full retail price on the 3DS, but was it worth it?

EventElectronic Entertainment Expo: Day 1, version 2

June 12, 2011
Rocksmith, Harvest Moon 3D, The Darkness II
by: bunth available on: Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Finally, a beat-matching game that is bold enough to use a full, real guitar as their controller. Ubisoft’s San Francisco-based development studio has created a cross-platform videogame that can potentially teach someone to learn to play the guitar from scratch ...

Harvest Moon is a long-standing franchise with many beloved fans. This title is its offering on the Nintendo 3DS. The game is primarily a farming simulator with a bevy of RPG elements ...

In the second installment of The Darkness, Jackie fights a whole new enemy called the Brotherhood. Jackie is our lead protagonist and has the ability to manifest the power of the Darkness ...

ReviewLego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

May 22, 2011
Fun game to pick up on the go
by: TreavorClark available on: Nintendo 3DS

Most people are familiar with Traveller’s Tales Lego games. The developers tend to take popular movie series and make them into simple humorous action-adventure videogames using Legos. They have a way of parodying movies that we love using the wonderful world of Legos. The games are highly recognized and tend to be a lot of fun for all ages, though they seem to market to a younger age.

ReviewAsphalt 3D

May 16, 2011
Racing game that pops
by: TreavorClark available on: Nintendo 3DS

Many may notice that the 3DS launch titles are mostly all developed by third parties, as the Nintendo-developed games will be coming out in the later months. Even out of those third-party games, most are just ports. I own a 3DS because I am looking forward to Zelda and Resident Evil, but in the meantime, I picked up a few games. One of these games is Asphalt 3D.