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by Reanfan
on October 31st 2017, 7:37 pm
 
Search in: Headline News Stories
Topic: Review: Yomawari ~ Midnight Shadows (Vita Retail)
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Review: Yomawari ~ Midnight Shadows (Vita Retail)


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A Frightening Tale of Friendship & Togetherness!

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Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by Nis America, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows is a creepy game that proves that friendship can overcome anything, with a heartfelt premise like that it must be a fantastic game, right? Continue reading the rest of our review to find out!



The story of Yomawari: Midnight Shadows follows two girls trapped in a nightmarish hell where ghosts and other supernatural creatures are running rampant in their hometown. They must reunite and work together for there to be any hope for them to figure out what has happened to their town and to survive. The gameplay and settings in Yomawari: Midnight Shadows are surprisingly eerie and gave us plenty of jump-scares during the course of the game.

Basically the flashlight you obtain early on in the game allows you to see spirits and other dangers, however you can't fight them and instead must hide until the creatures or spirits who spotted you give up their search. This stealth element is pretty enjoyable, but doesn't always work if a certain creature knows where you are so it's best to get a little distance between you and the immediate threat before hiding if at all possible. There are times where certain key items are needed to distract certain spirits or ghosts, but if you are an old-school gamer this will pose little to no problems at all.



The controls in the game are straightforward and easy to learn while the difficulty can be quite unforgiving if you aren't used to  retro-style stealth-based adventure games. The game is fairly short as we beat the game in under 10 hours though it might be possible that we didn't fully explore the game's areas. The game is PSTV compatible which is always a plus in our opinions!

The audio-visual presentation is superb as expected from Nippon Ichi Software! The pixel art is flawless, the dim lighting adds to the eeriness of the game, especially if you play the game with the lights off in your room as the developer intended.  The character and enemy models as well as the world itself look gorgeous as Nippon Ichi put alot of love and attention into the intricate details that give this game and series a distinct level of uniqueness that will leave a lasting impression.

The soundtrack is mostly ambient, but it really adds to the eeriness of the game. It might not be all that memorable, but it's still nice to hear nonetheless. Some of the sound effects such as screams, heartbeats, and other spooky sounds really add to the overall experience we had with the game!



Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay, flawless controls, and a fantastic audio-visual presentation, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows will draw you in from beginning to end with it's spooky gameplay and charming visuals. If you're a fan of retro adventure games this is a must-have! We give Yomawari: Midnight Shadows for Vita a good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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#Review #NisAmerica #NipponIchiSoftware #Adventure #Yomawari #Vita #PSTV #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on October 9th 2017, 3:03 pm
 
Search in: Switch Reviews
Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Switch Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!



Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!



The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!



The Switch Difference:

Besides a slightly higher resolution and better frame rate on the Nintendo Switch version when docked both games are nearly identical. The only difference we can think of is that the Switch port has better textures and object models, but overall you'll have an amazing experience with the game regardless of which console you play it on!



Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Nintendo #Zelda #WiiU #Switch #OpenWorld #Adventure #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on October 9th 2017, 2:55 pm
 
Search in: WiiU Reviews
Topic: Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Review: The Legend of Zelda ~ Breath of The Wild (Wii U Retail)


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A Walk On The Wild Side!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is a fantastic open-world adventure game that completely reinvents the franchise. And while it's an excellent title it feel like it's lost some of that Zelda magic. Despite this we still feel the game is one of the best titles in the franchise. Continue reading our review to find out why!



Breath of The Wild is an open-world adventure game and possesses a massive world with tons of secrets and hidden areas to explore and despite being much smaller in scale than Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo did a fantastic job with the topography of the world in the game to make you truly feel like an explorer! This is the game's greatest strength, however it's also its greatest weakness as well since the game nearly does away with complex puzzle solving and dungeons in favor of smaller and easier shrines.

These mini dungeons number in the 100's, but are substantially simpler than a typical dungeon in the Zelda series. With the exception of this, however Breath of The Wild is a fantastic entry in the series and other aspects such as the story-telling as well as sidequests and pseudo guild quests are superb and will keep you entertained for many hours!



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also the first game in the Zelda series to have full voice acting in most of the important story scenes which gives a breath of fresh air to the narrative of the game! The difficulty of the game is fairly easy for the most part, though it can become somewhat challenging at times. For those who want a challenge, there's a difficulty setting for that! The item scavenging and pet system are extremely rich and can make exploration extremely fun for completionists!

You can also cook and craft items in the game as well. This system is somewhat limited, but is enjoyable nonetheless! The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild is also by far the longest game in the Zelda series clocking in at over 300 hours to complete one hundred percent!



The controls in the game a flawless and are a piece of cake to learn which is always a very good thing. The visuals in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are absolutely gorgeous and even give Xenoblade Chronicles X a run for its money in-terms of the best looking Wii U games! The environments as well as the character/enemy models are intricately detailed and the Cel-Shading gives the game a breathtaking art-direction unlike anything we've ever seen before!

The soundtrack is also absolutely flawless with fully orchestrated dynamic tracks that not only fit the mood of the game, but also change in rhythm and tempo depending on what's happening around Link which adds to the game's atmosphere!



Bottom-Line:

With an incredible story, superb gameplay, and flawless controls, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild will draw any Wii U or Switch owners to the game while the unparalleled audio-visual presentation will keep players coming back time and time again. Honestly the only drawback that the game has is that it is too different from the other games in the series, however in-terms of open-world games, Breath of The Wild is in a league of its own which is why we give the game a perfect level of recommendation to any and all Switch and Wii U owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Nintendo #Zelda #WiiU #OpenWorld #Adventure #Gaming

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by Reanfan
on June 20th 2016, 2:14 pm
 
Search in: WiiU eshop Reviews
Topic: Review: Chronicles of Teddy ~ Harmony of Exidus (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Review: Chronicles of Teddy ~ Harmony of Exidus (Wii U eShop)


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One of The Best Adventure Titles For U!

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Developed by LookAtMyGame and published by Aksys Games Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is an Adventure-Platformer in the veins of Zelda II for the NES or the Wonder Boy series. The game was originally nearly broken when it launched on the Wii U eShop, but was quickly patched "at least in North America" so what do we think of the title now that it's been patched? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to that question:

The gameplay in Chronicles of Teddy is very polished and enjoyable, with enough content to be considered a full retail release! There are four main dungeons chock full of unique enemies and bosses as well as several smaller mini-dungeons to test your wits! The game has quite a steep difficulty spike near the end so expect to get stumped!



A unique element of the game is that you communicate and solve puzzles using a unique musical instrument in the game. In fact if used cleverly enough you can even get past certain bosses without even having to face them, which is a really cool feature in our opinions! You can also find new powers to progress further into the game's world after completing each dungeon.

The game's controls are quite tight and are easy as pie to learn which is always a very important factor for any game! The Off-TV-Play is always a welcome feature, as is the option to use any one of a plethora of controllers such as the Classic Controller Pro, Wii U Pro Controller, and of course the Gamepad!


Visually the game is gorgeous with colorful and cheery backgrounds, unique character and enemy models, and splendidly awesome bosses that really add to the overall experience and the sound-track is equally as enjoyable! You won't hear a single complaint about the audio-visual presentation from us, however the patch that fixed various freezing problems and issues that caused the audio to permanently cut-out in North America has not been released in Europe at the time that we published this article so expect a vastly inferior experience if you're a European gamer...



Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay, solid controls, and an excellent audio-visual presentation, Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is a top-notch eShop adventure that no Wii U owner should skip, unless of course you're a European gamer since the gamebreaking glitches haven't been patched up yet in the region. The game is a meek 2/10 in Europe in our opinions, however the fully functional North American version gets a great level of recommendation from us!

Price: £12.09/$14.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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#Review #WiiU #eShop #Adventure #Action #AksysGames

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by Reanfan
on May 20th 2016, 10:40 am
 
Search in: WiiWareWave Exclusive Features
Topic: Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Sean Garland From Righteous Weasel Games Regarding His Recently Released Wii U eShop Title, 8-Bit Hero!
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Developer's Interview: Our Discussion With Sean Garland From Righteous Weasel Games Regarding His Recently Released Wii U eShop Title, 8-Bit Hero!


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8-Bit Heroics!

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Recently we had the opportunity to chat with Sean G. Garland from Righteous Weasel Games regarding his multiplayer action-adventure title 8-Bit Hero which recently launched on the Wii U eShop! Continue reading past the line break to see our interview in its entirety! Enjoy:

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The Interview wrote:



Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take part in
this interview!


[RWG]: Of course!



Could you tell us a bit about your team who worked tirelessly to
develop 8-Bit Hero?


[RWG]: I was actually the only developer on the game! I programmed it, made the art, and put it all together. I really do have my brother to thank for a lot of the level layout in various sections of the game, as well as a friend from school who made two of the levels.

As I was coming close to the finish line, I really was getting burnt out so I needed someone to help me finish up the last couple of remaining levels, and my friend did a great job.



How long did it take to develop 8-Bit Hero?

[RWG]: Actually working on it, it took about 3 months. I started it back in September of 2015, worked on it for about 2 weeks, and then needed to take a break for school. My brother continued working on level layout. Once January of 2016 rolled around, I got back to working on it. The game was completed in the end of February, but it took a few months to get it ready for publishing.



What games inspired you to create 8-Bit Hero?

[RWG]: Definitely the Zelda series, Mario, and any old-school punishing arcade game.



What is so unique about 8-Bit Hero? What sets it apart from other
action-adventure titles?


[RWG]: Mainly the "art" style. The 3D pixel art is something I was playing around with and thought looked pretty cool. There's really not a whole lot that sets it apart from other action-adventure titles, and I know that. I took on the project as a challenge to further my ability to finish titles that I start working on.

I've always had the issue of starting new projects, working on them for a time, and then starting something new. I needed to change that, which is why I created this pretty simple adventure game. I knew I would be able to finish it on my own without much issue.



Why did you decide to add co-op multiplayer to your game?

[RWG]: By the time I started the project back up in January, I kept playing it and thinking, "yeah, I know I was going for simple for finishing reasons, but this is way too simple." So I then added 2-player co-op.

When that was ready, I started testing it with a friend, and he thought it was really fun, so he dared me to make it 5 player by the next day. Once I was done with that, I got excited about adding new playable characters, and things just took off from there.



The music is fantastic! Who composed the tunes in the game?

[RWG]: I composed all of the music and created all of the sound effects for the game.



Are there any secrets or easter eggs in 8-Bit Hero to keep an eye out for?

[RWG]: Pretty much any time you find one of those hidden shops that pops up from the ground, or secret gems and armour, is a nod to old-fashioned NES games. The old-school games had so many random secrets that most people would never find, which I always thought was hilarious!



We think that's everything we wanted to ask! Thanks again for
answering our questions, hopefully we'll have the opportunity to
interview you again sometime!


[RWG]: Of course! Looking forward to it.



Take care!

[RWG]: You too!


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Well that's a wrap! What did you think of the interview? As always be sure to leave us your thoughts in our comment section below!

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#Interview #Exclusive #Feature #SeangGarland #RighteousWeaselGames #WiiU #eShop #Adventure

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by Reanfan
on March 2nd 2016, 1:27 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: eShop: Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea Will Be Hitting The 3DS In North America And Europe Tomorrow!
Replies: 1
Views: 538

eShop: Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea Will Be Hitting The 3DS In North America And Europe Tomorrow!


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Visual Novel x Adventure!

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Circle Entertainment has announced through a PR email that their 3DS title Parascientific Escape: Cruise In The Distant Sea will be hitting the North American and European 3DS eShops tomorrow! The game looks to be a visual novel with heavy adventure genre elements throughout the game! Here's the official overview of the game:

Overview wrote:Hitomi Akeneno is a 16 year old high school student with a little secret - she has not one, but two psychic powers.

After receiving an invitation, she boards a luxury cruise ship with her friend, Chisono Shio. As soon as she enters a suite room, a loud explosion sounds…and she finds herself stuck, unable to get out. Is this an accident? Or something far more sinister…?

The only way to find out is to escape, with the help of her powers.


Are you looking forward to this upcoming 3DS title? What did you think of the trailer for this game? Be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

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#3DS #eShop #Trailer #CircleEntertainment #VisualNovel #Adventure #Survival

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