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by Reanfan
on December 4th 2017, 10:39 am
 
Search in: Headline News Stories
Topic: Review: Earthlock ~ Festival of Magic (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Review: Earthlock ~ Festival of Magic (Wii U eShop)


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A Rare Western JRPG Making A Festively Magical Splash On Wii U!

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Developed and published by Snowcastle Games, Earthlock: Festival of Magic might be developed by a European company, but is truly a JRPG at heart with a colorful artstyle, and music you'd expect from the Japanese sub-genre of RPG's. Is the game as a whole worth purchasing if you're a Wii U owner? We think so and here's why:



Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a mouthful so we'll just call it Earthlock for the rest of the review. Earthlock is a turn-based Japanese-style RPG that is the first fully 3D indie RPG to ever grace a Nintendo console in the West. The story is all about magic and youth and well it's pretty good, though don't expect anything groundbreaking in this regard. The gameplay on the other-hand is a bit more unique with a monster partner system, and a farm to grow ammunition for your characters guns. There's also a bit of city development and other very enjoyable features that we thoroughly had a blast with!

The game itself can be relatively short if you try to power through it, but completionists can expect over 60 hours of gameplay! The difficulty can be challenging at times, but for the most part is well balanced with easy solutions to beat otherwise extremely challenging bosses. The controls are also intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing, however the lack of Gamepad features despite the fact that the game can only be played with one is rather disappointing.



Visually the game looks absolutely breathtaking for an indie title as the world has a crazy amount of detail, the characters and monsters look great, and the special effects look amazing, especially the lighting effects! The audio presentation is also fantastic with great tracks that fit the game well to great ambiance in certain dungeons and locations. Overall we'd say the game showcases just how good a 3D indie game can look with enough effort!



Bottom-Line:

With amazing gameplay, easy to learn controls, and a top-notch audio-visual presentation, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is an insanely fun game that'll keep you coming back for more, the own negative aspect of the game is that it really doesn't make use of the Gamepad. Overall however we give the game an amazing level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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#Review #SnowcastleGames #JRPG #RPG #WiiU #eShop #Earthlock

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by Reanfan
on November 18th 2017, 11:05 am
 
Search in: Headline News Stories
Topic: Rumormill: SEGA Might Be Considering Moving Their Wii VC Lineup To Wii U Ahead of The Closure of The Wii Shop Channel!
Replies: 15
Views: 160

Rumormill: SEGA Might Be Considering Moving Their Wii VC Lineup To Wii U Ahead of The Closure of The Wii Shop Channel!


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SEGA Does What Nintendon't!

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According to several dataminers who thoroughly checked the Wii U eShop for a potential shutdown date have apparently uncovered new placeholders for every single Sega Genesis and Sega Master System game that's available on the Wii Shop Channel hidden in its data leading to the speculation that these games could be added to the Wii U eShop ahead of the Wii Shop Channel's closure!

This may or may not pan out as such take this with an incredibly large amount of salt. Also since the site in question can't be linked to by outside sources this seems a little sketchy. Regardless we reported it since we thought this was a rather interesting read.

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As always our rumormill articles are just that, rumors and as such we can't 100% guarantee that these news pieces are accurate because there's just not enough concrete evidence to substantiate these stories. Enjoy the read, but don't take these articles as fact.

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#Rumormill #News #WiiU #eShop #Wii #WiiShopChannel #SEGA #Genesis #MasterSystem

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by Reanfan
on October 25th 2017, 10:11 pm
 
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Topic: Feature: Farewell Miiverse ~ Reanfan's Farewell Letter To Miiverse!
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Feature: Farewell Miiverse ~ Reanfan's Farewell Letter To Miiverse!


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Bon Voyage Old Friend!

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It's been five long years since Nintendo's foray into social media, Miiverse launched on Wii U and it has since ballooned into a massive hit especially after the app was added to the 3DS, and though several restrictions added since 2015 have severely hampered the service, it is still going surprisingly strong in its twilight days leading up to its closure in less than two weeks. What does this mean for you? Well even if you don't use the app if you own a Wii U you will no longer be able to add friends to your friends list, this also means that you'll be unable to make new friends and send in-game PM's in games such as Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate as well. Basically it will mean that you'll have to make due with any current friends on your list for online experiences so I suggest you don't remove anyone from your list if you plan on having any online gaming sessions on your Wii U in the future.

The 3DS is safe from this issue, since its friends list is tied to your handheld's friend code instead of Miiverse. Once Miiverse closes this will also render the Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS completely useless which is another major reason why important offline available content shouldn't be tied to features that will be removed in the twilight years of a console. This is just the tip of the ice berg though as nearly 115 Wii U games feature Miiverse support within the game itself such as Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD / Breath of The Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Mario 3D World, Hyrule Warriors, New Super Mario/Luigi U, Shovel Knight, etc, etc. All of these games and many, many more will have very cool and unique features stipped from them upon Miiverse's closure which is definitely going to hurt the enjoyment factor of the games, but in some more serious cases will make some content impossible to obtain "I'm looking at you Xenoblade Chronicles X". Yes that's right, the two raid bosses in Xenoblade Chronicles X and their exclusive materials will be lost upon Miiverse's closure which will prevent players from creating a couple of the most powerful Skells in the game as well as some of the best weapons in each job class.



Regardless of the major flaws and drawbacks regarding the closure of Miiverse the social media experience it provided was one of the most unique and intriguing I have ever experienced and the colorful personalities of its myriad of members always put a smile on my face. One of the greatest things about Miiverse was that it was a gathering place of many highly talented and aspiring artists and the beauty of the art graced almost every member's timeline! There were plenty of hilarious moments such as the discovery of the aptly named Luigi Death Stare in Mario Kart 8, the creation of the facepalm-worthy meme character Bigley, and who can forget the annoyed developers talking smack about Nintendo's sudden announcement that Miiverse was going to be closing in November? Bottom line Miiverse was unique and incredible in so many ways and will be missed by our crew.



Anyways be sure to tell us about your thoughts about and past experiences you've had with Miiverse in our comments section below!

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#Miiverse #Nintendo #WiiU #3DS #Online #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: 285

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 March 13th 2017, 10:37 am
 
Search in: WiiU eshop Reviews
Topic: Review: Kick & Fennick (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Review: Kick & Fennick (Wii U eShop)


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Rock Solid Platforming!

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Developed by Jaywalkers Interactive and published by Abstraction Games, Kick & Fennick is a fantastic 2.5D platformer with alot of charm and a fantastic audio-visual presentation! Is this enough to make Kick & Fennick a blockbuster indie hit like Shovel Knight or Freedom Planet? Not quite, but it's still a fantastic title in its own right and here's why!

Kick & Fennick is a fairly lengthy platformer with over 5 hours of gameplay. The gameplay itself is quite unique as your character will use a rather oversized gun to launch himself to reach otherwise inaccessible platforms and in certain cases to defeat enemies. There are some collectables in the game, but not many.



The game starts off easy, but actually becomes fairly difficult in the later stages and should provide a decent challenge which is always a good thing!

The controls are perfect and should be a cinch for most players to learn! Visually the game is gorgeous and looks on par with AAA 2.5D platformers such as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze so expect to be wowed! The soundtrack is also superb and fits the game quite nicely!



Bottom-Line:

With great gameplay, flawless controls, and a perfectly balanced level of difficulty, Kick & Fennick will draw players in, and its charming and superb audio-visual presentation will leave a smile on their faces! These reasons and more are why we highly recommend the game to all Wii U owners! It's not quite at the same level as masterpieces such as Shovel Knight, but it comes very close!

Price: $14.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★½☆☆ 8.5/10

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#WiiU #Review #KickAndFennick #eShop

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by Reanfan
on January 28th 2017, 10:33 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!
Replies: 3
Views: 718

News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Is Set To Arrive On The Wii U eShop In Late February To Early March!


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Let's Get This Party Started! ♪

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It's been a longtime coming, but the wait for Snowcastle Games' Wii U JRPG Earthlock Festival of Magic's release is almost over as the developer has confirmed that the game will likely be hitting the Wii U eShop sometime between late-February and early-March of this year if they don't run into any unforeseen issues. Are you looking forward to this upcoming eShop gem? As always be sure to let us know in our comment section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#SnowcastleGames #WiiU #eShop #JRPG #Indie #Nindie

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by Reanfan
on August 24th 2016, 2:34 pm
 
Search in: WiiU eshop Reviews
Topic: Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Review: Tumblestone (Wii U eShop)


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Holy Cleopatra!

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Developed and published by The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Tumblestone is a match-three puzzler like no other, as it possesses some of the best multiplayer action that we've ever seen in the genre as well as many unique modes of play!

Tumblestone's single player campaign starts off relatively easy, but quickly becomes exceptionally difficult to the point that the game might be too tough for the average player to complete. The multiplayer is the real draw of the game and it's among the best in the genre in that regard! There are several modes of multiplayer including tug of war, vs., and more that will test you and your friends' skills.



The controls are easy to learn and work quite well with the game. As for the visuals they are quite nice for a puzzler and there's quite a nice variety to the stage backgrounds, characters, and the world maps. The music and sound effects are also superb so expect a fantastic audio-visual presentation with this game!

Bottom-Line:

With excellent gameplay and intuitive controls Tumblestone will immediately hook fans of the puzzle genre and the challenging difficulty will keep you coming back for more, though the biggest draw of Tumblestone is most certainly its fantastic multiplayer modes! The charming graphics and excellent soundtrack is just the virtual cherry on top! There's really no reason to skip this game if you like the genre other than its price. At $24.99 it's one of the most expensive eShop only titles, however it feels like a retail game so the price is understandable!

Price: $24.99

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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#Review #Tumblestone #WiiU #eShop #Indie #Nindie

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by Gamergy
on August 3rd 2016, 10:30 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube
Replies: 1
Views: 519

News: A bunch of AquaMoto Racing Utopia footage is up on Youtube


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Not in English, however

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Not long ago some footage of AquaMoto Racing Utopia, a game coming to Wii U, got uploaded to Youtube. AquaMoto Racing Utopia takes on the boat racing-genre that has been mostly absent of presence in recent times in gaming.

If you like the Wave Race series, AquaMoto Racing Utopia might scratch that itch you've been craving. Check out the first video in the series below



There are even more videos at the youtuber's video page here

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#WiiU #eShop #WaveRace #Indie #Nindie

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by Reanfan
on August 3rd 2016, 2:39 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: eShop: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hits The North American Wii U VC Service Tomorrow!
Replies: 2
Views: 769

eShop: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hits The North American Wii U VC Service Tomorrow!


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Pokémon Wranglers Unite!

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It looks like, yet another Pokémon title will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console Service as a listing for Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia has appeared on Nintendo of America's website! The game will be priced at the standard cost of $9.99 the same as most other DS games on the service!

Are you looking forward to this game's VC release? As always be sure to leave us a comment below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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#WiiU #VC #eShop #DS #PokémonRanger #ShadowsOfAlmia

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