A bit more time in the frontier with New Frontier Days!

Pros:
  • Simplistic art gives a clean appearance.
  • Gameplay is basic city-building, fun for on-the-go.
Cons:
  • Simple art and looping music creates a very bland experience.
  • Controls feel lacking, and often times hitboxes feel off. Tablet mode feels better for this.
  • Confusing options upon picking the game back up result in starting over in story mode.
Graphics
3.5
Story
2
Sound
3
Control
2.5
Fun Factor
4

Atlus USA shows off Persona 5’s “Take Your Heart” edition, and we can’t stop drooling.

We absolutely cannot wait for Persona 5. The entire team loves the series and the wait for the newest title has been painful to say the least. That said, with less than two weeks to go Atlus has uploaded a new video with their PR head William and marketing team member Lauren showing off just what lies inside the collector’s edition of the game.

April 4th can’t get here fast enough.

A first look at Modern Sonic in Sonic Forces!

I’m a bit of a Sonic fan with the games shaping my childhood. We’ve seen a teaser of what is now known as Sonic Forces earlier last year, but now we finally get to see a bit of Modern Sonic’s gameplay. It looks about how we expected but still looks fun. Check out the footage below, and let us know what you expect from Sonic Forces! 18

Sonic blasts through a city under siege by Death Egg Robot sentinels in this first look at Sonic Forces. Coming this Holiday season to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC!

No zeroes here. Blaster Master is back!

Pros:
  • Fantastic pixel art & sound direction.
  • Fun, difficult gameplay.
  • HD Rumble brings the thrusters and more to life in a satisfying way.
Cons:
  • The story is a bit lackluster, but fits the 80s feel.
  • An additional way to play co-op would be appreciated.
Graphics
4
Story
3
Sound
4
Control
5
Fun Factor
4

Steven Universe & OK K.O. come to consoles in 2017!

It isn’t a huge secret that I’m a pretty big fan of Steven Universe. The follow up to 2015’s “Attack the Light” (which we wrote a review for! You can find that here!) has been announced with a planned console release. You can spot the first gameplay footage for that below, as well as more info on Ian Jones-Quartey’s (He worked on Steven Universe!) OK K.O. video game as well!

ATLANTAMarch 9, 2017 – Turner’s Cartoon Network will expand the imaginative worlds of its hit series Steven Universe with a new console game set to release in 2017. Save the Light joins the new original series and console/PC game OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, announced earlier today. Continuing its commitment to producing premiere content across a variety of platforms, the new titles will engage fans with storylines, interactive play and additional surprises only available within the console gameplay.

Cartoon Network will showcase the following new original titles throughout PAX East:

  • Save the Light: An original story crafted with Steven Universe series creator Rebecca Sugar, this RPG console game is a sequel to the 2015 hit mobile title Attack the Light. Developed with renowned hit maker Grumpyface Studios, the game is expected to launch summer 2017.
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes: From the creative mind of artist Ian Jones-Quartey and developed by award-winning Capybara Games, this action brawler with RPG elements is set in the outrageous world of the upcoming Cartoon Network Studios animated series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. This new console game is expected to arrive fall 2017.

Five things I hate about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

With a game like Breath of the Wild, its hard to really criticize it. There’s so much content that it all just sort of makes this amazing package. That said, when I asked on Twitter & Facebook, you guys seemed to want this. So, without further rambling: Here are five things I hate about Breath of the Wild:

The grass is too nice and makes the game’s framerate drop!

While more of an inconvenience, there are small frame drops in certain areas of the game. All of our testing has shown that each time the frames drop, its in areas with a ton of tall grass.

 

 

The Lack of “Music”

This is actually sort of a system-wide issue. The Switch has very minimal music. While Zelda has music, and while present is amazing, gone are the looping tunes that really drill into your head like an earworm. There ARE music tracks however in towns and around stables, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

Rain, rain, go away.

Seriously. Never come back. At first, I loved the rain and weather system. Lightning storms are amazing and it breathes new life into Hyrule. Except for the fact of when it rains, it becomes much, much, much harder to climb. Just…just leave and never come back.

 

 

That one gyro ball puzzle.

If you’ve gotten to it, you know the one. That single puzzle broke my love for the game in that play session. It wasn’t the fact that it was badly done, the gyro controls just didn’t cooperate. For a series that has used motion controls in every title since the Wii launch, you’d think they’d have it down.

 

There’s just so much to do. There’s too much!

Everywhere you go, there’s something to do. So much to see, someone to talk to, a shrine to conquer. It’s a bit overwhelming. Sometimes a guy just wants to kill enemies and save Hyrule, you know? All of this adds to the experience, though.

 

All of these things add to a much bigger picture. One that I absolutely adore and can’t wait to continue to get lost in. I’m going to have to ask you to please continue to be patient for our Breath of the Wild review. I want to make sure that we truly get as in depth as we can!

No Pro Controller/JoyCon jokes here! 5 Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Switch!

The Nintendo Switch has now been out a full weekend and I think its fair to say I’ve spent a good amount of time with it. Well, enough to make an arbitrary list of my personal Pros and Cons of the system. These could change, of course, in the future. But enough introduction. Let’s get to the list:

Pros:

Portability is a dream.

There’s nothing quite like playing a game and being able to get up and take it with you. Every game I’ve played on the Switch looks absolutely fantastic on the screen, as well as feeling like an overall perfect way to play. Bringing a battery pack and going outside for a bit and just enjoying the air feels amazing. (If not cold, currently!)

 

 

Fantastic Indie line up.

There isn’t a ton to say about this. An absolutely huge amount of indie support is coming to the Switch, with most of it being exclusive or a timed exclusive. Shovel Knight, Flipping Death, SteamWorld Dig 2, Pocket Rumble, Stardew Valley, there’s always something for you.

 

HD Rumble

While a hard thing to explain, HD Rumble really breathes into the controls. The first time you notice it, it is a bit of a shock how amazing it gets you into the goods.

 

 

Screenshots / Meme Creator

Similar to the PS4’s Share button, the Nintendo Switch also allows you to snap a quick screenshot of the moment. The notification quickly vanishes and you can head into the gallery from the main menu. There you can add text and share via Facebook or Twitter. The editor is small, but its a ton of fun. Makes meme making easier than ever!

Couch Co-Op is back!

Possibly the best feature of the Switch is the fact that I can now take my system anywhere and instantly play with a friend for most games, no TV required. Having mobile Shovel Knight or FAST RMX co-op is amazing. I can totally see this being great in the future for making new friends.  Continue reading…

Gotta go FAST. FAST RMX!

Pros:
  • Clean and crisp art style w/ stable frame rate.
  • Great sound effects/music.
  • Easy to pick up and understand controls.
  • Interesting HD Rumble support.
Cons:
  • Difficulty very, very quickly picks up.
  • No friend lobbies in online multiplayer.
Graphics
4
Story
N/A
Sound
4
Control
5
Fun Factor
4

The Nintendo Switch is here! [Nintendo NYC Event Gallery]

March 3, 2017 12:00AM, That is the time the Nintendo Switch has been let loose into the yearning hands of every single Nintendo Fan. While some stood in line for a full 30 days at Nintendo NY, others dressed up as their favorite Nintendo character just to show their dedication to what they love. As the night/early morning continued everyone began opening their console for the first time. Some smelling the packaging the others tasting game cartridges. Remember kids don’t put game cartridges in your mouth. One thing they all have in common is the feeling of Christmas Eve. Therefore, the date and time of March 3, 2017 12:00AM has been called Switchmas by all.

You can find the full gallery below

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Xbox Game Pass Brings Unlimited Access to More Than 100 Games

Similar to how Sony has PS Now, Microsoft today announced the “Xbox Game Pass”. This service will allow you to play over 100 titles from the Xbox One and Xbox 360 instantly, almost like a Spotify for Xbox.

We’ve posted the PR below, which has some interesting bits. For the low cost of $9.99 a month, the Xbox library is yours to play around in.

At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for gamers. As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10.

Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a new gaming subscription service coming later this spring. Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games – all for $9.99 per month. Click on to read the full PR…

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