splatoon wii u review

Splatoon

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I’ve recently concocted a bit of a theory about Nintendo. As soon as Nintendo get onto something, it pretty much signifies that that thing in particular is over. Nintendo have historically taken the smarter path, letting other companies develop technology or methodology, then sweeping in later to refine said technology. This explains Ninty’s slow adoption… Read more »

Bayonnetta 2 review

Bayonnetta 2

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It’s cards on the table time. This reviewer never actually liked the original Bayonnetta and couldn’t understand why people adored it. Whilst undeniably stylish, it was saddled with an unlikeable main character, overt and pandering objectification of the female form and instant death QTEs which came from nowhere. In every way it was a ridiculously… Read more »

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Mario Kart 8

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the Mario Kart series is practically blushing. So many derivative kart racers have vied for pole position but for the most part have stalled in the first lap. Oddly though, with Mario Kart 8 Nintendo seems to have become an imitator itself, clearly taking inspiration from… Read more »

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Watch Dogs

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If you read my Black Flag review last year you’ll see I ended the review with something of a positive postulation about the direction which Ubisoft Montreal are taking with their new developments. With Far Cry 4 footage slowly emerging online and the Assassin’s Creed franchise entering higher echelons you can’t blame me for my… Read more »

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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There is a lot of debate as to whether the one game per year mentality harms or benefits a games franchise. It seems to work for Call of Duty and FIFA but there seems to be grounds for discussion about whether Ubisoft should – or even are able to – bring out a new Assassin’s… Read more »

Rayman Legends

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The Wii U’s underperformance might finally be a good thing. For it’s meant that the formerly exclusive Rayman Legends has been ported across to machines that people actually play. And let’s make no bones about it – this is great news for fans of 2011’s Rayman Origins. For Rayman Legends has improved upon almost every… Read more »

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate guest review by Jon Beach An early encounter in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate pits you against a squawking, red breasted tropical bird three times your size. Even by this point in the game, you’ll no doubt be feeling pretty confident, having recently bested several baby Velociraptor types and their daddy, the Great… Read more »

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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With karting titles being trundled out in time for the festive period with woeful regularity and often with little effort or innovation present, it’s easy to miss genuinely good titles – especially if it’s the sequel that nobody demanded. Which is why it’s so surprising to find that Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is a… Read more »