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”


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”


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”


Review | Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy

The review was originally posted on Nintendo Scene on 7th October 2017.

The Professor Layton games began in 2007, with the Curious Village on Nintendo DS. These games became an immediate success owing to their widespread appeal of being essentially puzzle games, however with the twist of having an over-arching narrative and a mystery to solve. Unlike their estranged cousins, the Ace Attorney games, the focus was more on bite-sized puzzles with more light-hearted scenarios, and the games were very popular. Fast-forward to now, and now we are up to the seventh main title, with a new protagonist and two “trilogies” of Layton behind us. But has Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy succeeded in continuing the legacy set by the previous games? Continue reading “Review | Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy”