Mar 112012
 
The Last Story | First Impressions (Wii)

Any gamer with a Twitter account can probably tell you about Operation Rainfall, and the three large scaled RPGs for the Wii that were slated to be released worldwide… …except for in North America. In a blazing streak of Internet activism, Operation Rainfall was formed in an effort to convince Nintendo to localize these games […]

Nov 202011
 
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword | First Impressions (Wii)

Ask any Nintendo console owner what the ONE game is they can’t live without, and they’ll probably say something with the name “Mario” in the title. Ask that same person what TWO games they can’t live without and they’ll say “Mario” and “Zelda”. Zelda has been a flagship franchise for Nintendo for 25 years, and […]

Aug 262011
 
Xenoblade Chronicles | First Impressions (Wii)

For a few months, rabid Nintendo owners across the globe were petitioning the publisher to release a series of “hardcore” RPGs in the United States. Xenoblade Chronicles was one of the central titles in this effort known as “Operation Rainfall”, but it failed to influence Nintendo’s decision to exclude North America from this game’s release. […]

Mar 192011
 
First Impressions | Pokemon Black (DS)

Hello! My name is Aron, and I’m a Pokeholic. I’ve played nearly every version since the beginning. When the Pokemon cartoon’s theme song stated there were “150 or more” Pokemon, no one ever quite expected the ranks of these little critters to reach the staggering total of over 600 they are at today. As soon […]

Feb 232011
 
First Impressions | Mario Sports Mix (Wii)

Mario has had quite an illustrious career. Aside from his prowess as a Goomba stomper extrordinaire, he has been a doctor, a cookie factory operator, a racer, and yes — despite his stalky build, even an athlete. Already versed in the ways of tennis, golf, soccer, and a myriad of Olympic games, Mario has added […]

Jan 162011
 
First Impressions | Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (DS)

Since its initial release in 2002, Kingdom Hearts has been a favorite among many video game fanatics around the globe. The bizarre, but cleverly handled mix of characters from both the Final Fantasy and Disney universes was as winning of a combination as peanut butter and jelly. In preparation for the much anticipated release of […]

Nov 102010
 
First Impressions | Sonic Colors (DS - Demo)

Sonic Colors is an upcoming title from Sonic Team featuring Sega’s iconic blue hedgehog in an outer space amusement park setting. He is trying to save alien beings known as Wisps from the clutches of the notorious Dr. Eggman. The last few Sonic games have been lackluster to say the least, but a return to […]