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Review | Fire Emblem Warriors

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 18th October 2017.

I was a huge fan of Hyrule Warriors; the unusual match-up of the Warriors formula with the Zelda aesthetic and characters worked tremendously well, especially in terms of the sheer amount of content the game provided and how the Zelda mechanics altered the tried and tested Warriors franchise in interesting ways. When Nintendo announced yet another Warriors crossover, but this time with Fire Emblem, a franchise that I personally prefer over the Zelda franchise. The more information that came out about Fire Emblem Warriors, the better it looked, and the hype levels were very high. So, now that I have had a substantial amount of time with it, how is the game? Continue reading “Review | Fire Emblem Warriors”

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Review | Project X Zone 2

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 19th February 2016.

In my first review of the year, I exclaimed that 2016 was the Year of the JRPG and I was not wrong. They’re actually coming faster than I can review them, but I’m making sure that the biggest titles will be spoken about and have the attention they deserve. So, next up for critique is the ultimate mash up title; Project X Zone 2 on Nintendo 3DS. When I say mash up title, there is a tremendous amount crammed into this game with franchises from Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom all making an appearance. So with franchises like Tekken, Tales of, .HACK and many others you would expect the plot to be a bit of a mess, right? However, the writing of Project X Zone 2, much alike its predecessor, is remarkably clever and utterly insane. Continue reading “Review | Project X Zone 2”

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Review | Hyrule Warriors Legends

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 22nd March 2016.

What’s this? Reuben reviewing a game that isn’t a JRPG? Surely there is some sort of mistake? No, you aren’t imagining things, I’m reviewing an action-adventure game. But it isn’t the first time. I reviewed the original game here, and now I’m back to give my thoughts on the new 3DS game. I do have to say right now that, unlike my usual reviews of a new game in a series, I will have to compare Legends to its original because many of its benefits and detriments are only so due to the fact it is a port. Let’s go then. Continue reading “Review | Hyrule Warriors Legends”

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Review | Disney Magical World 2

This review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 15th October 2016.

I must admit that I hesitated when it came to “claiming” this game to review in the hypothetical Nintendo Scene offices; not because I thought it would be bad or I wouldn’t enjoy it, but because I know that my almost shameful love of Disney would come to light. But here we are, after several hours, many stickers, and countless cute little dialogue bubbles … my thoughts  on Disney Magical World 2. Continue reading “Review | Disney Magical World 2”