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PN Review: Stealth Inc. 2 A Game of Clones

November 4, 2014 |

Now this may come as a surprise to you, but during my time at PAX Prime 2014, I played a BUNCH of games. Shocking right? Everything produced by Triple A companies, Third Party and Indie Developers. However, one of the … Read More

PN Review: Secret Journeys: Cities of the World

November 1, 2014 |

Explore Venice, Mumbai, Beijing and Nairobi on a globetrotting seek and find adventure.

This is the fifth hidden object game Selectsoft has released in just the past few months.  They are all very similar, and this particular entry even more … Read More

PN Review: Pokémon Art Academy

October 29, 2014 |

I have always loved drawing.  Ever since I was little I wanted to become an artist some day.  In fact, whenever I played the board game ‘Life’, I always tried to get the Artist as my occupation and then … Read More

PN Review: Cosmophony

October 29, 2014 |

If I needed to sum up Cosmophony in one phrase, it would be: “Simple, quick, and extremely demanding”.

Cosmophony’s story is simple enough, and completely laid out in the beginning.  The previous guardian had been charged with protecting the universe, but … Read More

PN Review: Castle Conqueror EX

October 29, 2014 |

The Castle Conqueror games found success on DSiWare, and no doubt CIRCLE hopes the same will be true with this expanded release of the original.  Primary among the changes here are redone artificial intelligence and levels.  Some are more challenging, … Read More

PN Review: Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse (3DS)

October 27, 2014 | 2

If there’s one thing I love in a video game, it’s a strong female protagonist. It can get kind of monotonous when “your princess is in another castle” or “some dark evil king captures the damsel in distress”. So when … Read More

PN Review: Chests O’ Booty

October 22, 2014 |

Bored o’ those landlover match-three games?  Then you’ve found the right game ye’ scurvy scalawag.

If any genre is in need of a shakeup, it’s match-three puzzlers.  So I commend Wildmane Studios for trying something different with the stale titles.  … Read More

PN Review: The Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut

October 21, 2014 |

In the spirit of the month of October, I like to pay homage to all things scary. Movies, literature but most of all, video games. While perusing through the Wii U eShop, I came across “Lone Survivor – Directors Cut”. … Read More

PN Review: Ping 1.5 +

October 21, 2014 |

Ping 1.5 + takes the simplest of premises – guiding a small white cube to an orange sphere – and turns it into one of the most challenging Wii U games yet!  It may not be for the easily frustrated, … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta

October 21, 2014 | 1

 

If you are looking for a solid action title, you won’t go wrong with Bayonetta, especially if you are looking for a challenge.  Bayonetta quickly establishes what kind of game it is with tongue-in-cheek humor and over-the-top action.  … Read More

PN Review: Fantasy Life (3DS)

October 21, 2014 | 1

Fantasy Life is an addictive fun adventure game from Level 5 and 1-up studio (formerly Brownie Brown Inc.) now available on the Nintendo 3DS. Instead of only taking the role of the mighty hero, in this game you have the option of being all … Read More

Pure Nintendo Mini-Review: Hyrule Warriors Master Quest

October 20, 2014 |

Master Quest is the first paid DLC for Hyrule Warriors, and is priced at $7.99 for those of you who did not purchase the season pass.  The title’s first DLC features a fair amount of gameplay (an entirely knew Adventure Mode Map), … Read More

PN Review: Paper Monsters Recut (WiiU eshop)

October 19, 2014 | 1

Paper Monsters Recut is a fun 2D platformer from the people at Mobot Studios. Originally released as ‘Paper Monsters’, a mobile app game in 2013. This updated recut version for the WiiU comes with new redesigned levels, awesome 3D backgrounds and also adds … Read More

PN Review: Pyramids 2

October 19, 2014 |

The original Pyramids debuted way back in October 2011.  Three years later its sequel has finally arrived.  Will Pyramids 2 find the same success its predecessor did, or even surpass it?

In this puzzle platformer you once again take control … Read More

PN Review: Cubemen 2 (Wii U eShop)

October 18, 2014 |

The original Cubemen never released on a Nintendo platform so the franchise makes its debut on Nintendo systems with the Wii U release, Cubemen 2.  Cubemen 2 is a tower defense game with a smattering of real-time strategy.  Players will wage blocky … Read More

A look at Red Riding Hood, a new Wii U eShop title for children

October 16, 2014 |

The classic children’s tale comes to life on the Wii U, via this new edutainment title from Brave Rock Games.  Red Riding Hood is a visual novel, selling for the budget price of just $1.00.  At that low cost it’s … Read More

PN Review: Bayonetta 2

October 13, 2014 | 6

Everything you know about the previous Bayonetta has returned in full form, but with new additions that makes the experience even better.

The plot of Bayonetta 2 has much more presence than in the previous title, and it doesn’t take … Read More

PN Review: Turtle Tale (Wii U eShop)

October 12, 2014 |

If you’re a fan of retro inspired 2D platformers you’ll definitely want to give Turtle Tale a look.  In fact you might have done so already – the game debuted on 3DS just a few months ago.  It was a … Read More