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Why the Mario Party series is not as bad as people think

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on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 | By Simon Smith

During the Nintendo 64 era Nintendo’s Mario Party franchise was a crowning achievement of the system, a definitive multiplayer experience that “ruined” friendships but was fun while it happened. However as the years went on the Mario Party train simply just stopped, the fans who once laughed with joy over the silly...

Skylanders Imaginators review

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on Sun, Jan 1, 2017 | By Simon Smith

The Skylanders franchise took a huge leap forward with the release of Skylanders Superchargers back in 2015, with the combination of vehicles and diverse level design Superchargers was a breath of fresh air for a franchise that struggled with certain key elements. Moving forward Imaginators seeks to continue pushing the...

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Score: 7

Simon’s top five games of 2016

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on Sun, Jan 1, 2017 | By Simon Smith

2016 was not one of my favorite years for games, while it was not as bad as some were making out with interesting additions to the Paper Mario and Star Fox franchises being welcome, there still were not many games that I personally found to be truly noteworthy and to say I absolutely loved them. So picking five games proved...

Paper Mario Color Splash review

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on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 | By Simon Smith

2016 seemed to be the year of Nintendo releasing games that their fans either never wanted, or didn’t end up wanting, with Star Fox Zero struggling due to fans hating the core controls, Metroid Prime Federation Force doing a supposed disservice to the Metroid Prime franchise, and now Paper Mario Color Splash. While years...

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Score: 8

Watch Dogs 2 Review

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on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 | By Simon Smith

When Watch Dogs was first announced many were excited to jump into Ubisoft’s vast world of hacking delight, the first game envisioned a world that didn’t seem to farfetched but ultimately made promises that it could not keep. Certainly it was a fun game but ultimately failed to offer players the thrills that they were...

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Score: 8

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS Review

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on Sat, Dec 10, 2016 | By Simon Smith

Super Mario Maker is undoubtedly one of the best games to come out of the Wii U’s library, by the very essence of its design it offered one of the most enjoyable Mario experiences to date only being limited by the creativity of its community. When every feature worked so well what could possibly be done to worsen the...

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Score: 6

Top Five Wii U Games I Want To See On The Nintendo Switch

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on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | By Simon Smith

With the Nintendo Switch a selection of the Wii U’s best games will be seeing a release on the new system allowing new life to be given and the Switch to have a wealth of fun content. To date we have Mario Kart 8 as well as Splatoon pretty much confirmed for the console, with many other games including Xenoblade Chronicles...

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has been officially announced

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on Sat, Dec 3, 2016 | By Simon Smith

Sony and Naughty Dog have officially revealed the next installment in the Uncharted franchise, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy which is a standalone Uncharted adventure. Shown off Playstation Experience with a gameplay demonstration, the adventure followed a masked stranger as she made her way through a war torn city. The primary...

First gameplay shown off for Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

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on Sat, Dec 3, 2016 | By Simon Smith

Sony captured fans attention back at E3 when they revealed that the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy would be getting remastered for the Playstation 4, and finally after months of waiting we are able to see official footage, featuring gameplay, as well as getting some official details on what is happening in this collection,...