Mar 282012
 
The Last Story | Review (Wii)

At least from the beginning, you’ll probably feel like you’ve heard this story before. A ragtag group of young adults has joined together as a group of mercenaries, fighting for fame and fortune around their homeland. Very quickly, their goals change as their world is plunged into the depths of a brutal war with an […]

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 […]

Feb 202012
 
Rhythm Heaven Fever | Review (Wii)

  Picture it: you’ve just had a long, hard day at the office. Your boss, who is normally pretty mean to you, went above and beyond the call of asshattery made you clean his personal bathroom. Your hard drive crashed, your secretary quit (and took her tight white sweater with her), and you got a […]

Dec 172011
 
Fortune Street | Review (Wii)

Welcome to Fortune Street, the only place where buying and selling stocks, and investing in businesses for profit doesn’t make you part of the “1%”. You can forget about your fancy suit, shiny Italian loafers, and expensive leather briefcase, because this isn’t an actual street, but rather a board game for Wii that tasks players […]

Dec 112011
 
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword | Review (Wii)

The Legend of Zelda series is one of the few constants gaming geeks of just about any age have in common. Even me, at my incredibly young and virile age of 30, have played nearly every game in the Zelda series, except for the unspeakable ones. From the very moment I guided Link to the […]

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 […]

Sep 092011
 
Xenoblade Chronicles | Review (Wii)

Just when gamers start crying that the JRPG genre is dead, Nintendo pulls a doozie like Xenoblade Chronicles out of their bag of many tricks. This game promised to be the complex, sprawling RPG that Wii owners had been begging for. Unfortunately, everyone got it except North Americans, much to the chagrin of those behind […]

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. […]