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Review: Shadow Puppeteer

Mar 01 2016 12:40 PM | Jordan Haygood in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Sarepta StudioPublisher: Snow Cannon GamesPlatform: Wii U (eShop), PC (Steam)Release Date(s): January 28, 2016 (Wii U)September 29, 2014 (PC)ESRB: T for TeenOfficial Website Remember that scene in Peter Pan where Peter runs around the Darli...

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Review: Xenoblade Chronicles

Jan 21 2013 02:30 AM | Jordan Haygood in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Monolith SoftPublisher: Nintendo Platform: WiiRelease Date: April 6, 2012 ESRB: T for Teen Xenoblade Chronicles is an interesting beast of a JRPG. The first time I ever heard about the game, it was just one of three pieces to the localizati...

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Review: Yoshi's Woolly World

Nov 04 2015 07:00 AM | Jonathan Higgins in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Good-Feel Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo Wii U Release Date: October 16th, 2015 ESRB: E for EveryoneOfficial Website Good-Feel have helped Nintendo to create a handful of memorable experiences. But the game I think they’re most kno...

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Review: Sonic Lost World

Nov 18 2013 07:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Sonic Team Publisher: SEGA Platform: Wii U Release Date: October 29, 2013ESRB: E 10+ A retail copy of the game was provided by the publisher for this review Note: A 3DS version also exists, though it contains slightly different variations on...

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Review: Roving Rogue

Jul 09 2015 01:45 PM | Jonathan Higgins in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Padaone GamesPublisher: Padaone Games Platform: Wii URelease Date: July 2, 2015Official Website The Nintendo eShop is crowded with platformers from developers both noteworthy and newly risen. In order for these games to stand apart from the...

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Review: Child of Light

Apr 28 2014 08:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Ubisoft MontréalPublisher: UbisoftPlatforms: Wii U (eshop) PS4/PS3 (PSN)Xbox One/Xbox 360 (XBL), PC (Steam)Release Date: April 29, 2014 (Wii U, PS3,PS4)April 30, 2014 (PC, Xbox One/Xbox 360)Rating: E 10+ This review is based on the Wii U ver...

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Review: Tengami

Dec 09 2014 06:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Nyamyam Publisher: Nyamyam Platform: Wii U eShop, iOS Release Date: November 13, 2014ESRB: E This review is based on the Wii U version of the game Though there have been a number of great eShop games over the Wii U's two year lifespan, it's...

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Review: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)

Nov 26 2014 08:08 AM | WildCardCorsair in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Avalanche Software Publisher: Disney Interactive Platforms: Wii U Release Date: September 23, 2014 ESRB: E for Everyone “And lo, there did God say unto Abraham, “Verily all your existing figures and power discs are compatible with yon Disn...

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Review: The Swapper

Nov 06 2014 01:50 PM | barrel in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Facepalm Games/Curve Studios Publisher: Facepalm Games Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U Release Date: November 6, 2014 ESRB: E for Everyone This review is based on the Wii U version of the game Every time I heard about The Swapper af...

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Review: Paper Monsters Recut

Oct 17 2014 11:35 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Mobot Studios, Inc. Publisher: Mobot Studios, Inc. Platforms: Wii U eShopSteam (coming soon) Release Date: October 16, 2014 ESRB: E for Everyone Papercraft visuals are something I really hope start catching on with more video games nowadays...

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Review: SteamWorld Dig

Sep 19 2014 10:16 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Image & Form Publisher: Image & Form Platform: Wii U, 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita Release Date: August 28, 2014 (Wii U)ESRB: E 10+ This review is based on the Wii U version of the game SteamWorld Dig was one of the biggest surprises of 20...

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Review: Wooden Sen'SeY

Sep 08 2014 11:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Upper Byte Studio Publisher: Neko Entertainment Platform: Wii U, PC Release Date: July 24, 2014 (Wii U) ESRB: E 10+ This review is based on the Wii U version of the game Japanese settings don't seem incredibly common in today's games (at le...

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Review: 1001 Spikes

Jul 30 2014 12:00 PM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Nicalis, Inc./8Bit FanaticsPublisher: NicalisPlatform(s): Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4,PS Vita, 3DS, PC (Windows, OSX, Linux)Release Date: June 3, 2014ESRB: T for Teen 1001 Spikes might go down in the record books as one of the most bruta...

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Review: Armillo

Jul 11 2014 12:20 PM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Fuzzy Wuzzy GamesPublisher: Fuzzy Wuzzy GamesPlatform: Wii URelease Date: July 3, 2014ESRB: E for Everyone The era of video game mascots is largely over and has been for some time, but having played through Armillo, you almost wouldn't know...

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Review: Shovel Knight

Jul 03 2014 05:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Yacht Club GamesPublisher: Yacht Club GamesPlatform(s): Wii U, 3DS, PC (Steam)Release Date: June 26, 2014ESRB: E for Everyone This review is based on the Wii U version of the game Playing Shovel Knight has been like a trip through memory la...

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Review: The Last Story

Dec 04 2012 12:00 PM | barrel in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Mistwalker, AQ Interactive Publisher: Xseed Games Platform: Wii Release Date: August 14, 2012 ESRB: T for Teen With the Wii's waning hardware considered long-abandoned by developers and gamers alike, Mistwalker's ambition to create a fully-...

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Review: I've Got to Run!

Jun 04 2014 10:05 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: 4 Corner GamesPublisher: 4 Corner GamesPlatform: Wii U (eShop)Release Date: June 5, 2014ESRB: E for Everyone There have been a lot of genres represented on the Wii U eShop since its inception, but I've Got to Run! from new kid on the block...

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Review: Mario Kart 8

May 30 2014 04:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: NintendoPublisher: NintendoPlatform: Wii URelease Date: May 30, 2014ESRB: E for Everyone Mario Kart is one of the oldest, most lauded, and best-selling multiplayer experiences ever in gaming; you'd be hard-pressed to find a gamer who hasn't...

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Rayman Origins Review

Jan 22 2012 04:30 PM | Christopher Haygood in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Publisher: Ubisoft Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii,PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS Release Date: November 15, 2011 (consoles),February 22, 2012 (Vita), February 20, 2012 (3DS) ESRB: E for Everyone This review is based on the...

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Review: BLOK DROP U

Mar 07 2014 06:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: RCMADIAXPublisher: RCMADIAXPlatforms: Wii URelease Date: March 6, 2014Rating: E for Everyone BLOK DROP U is a unique Wii U title for two reasons: 1) It's the very first HTML5-based game to arrive on the platform, and 2) unlike many other ga...

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Review: The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths

Dec 12 2013 06:00 AM | Jordan Haygood in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Neko Entertainment Publisher: Ynnis Interactive Platform: Wii U, PC, 3DS, and iOS Release Date: November 21, 2013 ESRB: E for Everyone A Wii U downloadable code was provided by the publisher for this review I have a confession to make - bef...

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Review: Super Mario 3D World

Nov 22 2013 03:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Release Date: November 22, 2013ESRB: E for Everyone A downloadable code was provided by the publisher for this review A true Mario game usually comes but once a generation. And while th...

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Review: Game & Wario

Aug 19 2013 06:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Nintendo SPDIntelligent Systems Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Wii U Release Date: June 23, 2013 ESRB: E This review was based on a retail version of the game that was loaned out from the publisher Over the last decade, Wario has had quite t...

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Review: Pandora's Tower

May 15 2013 12:20 AM | gaiages in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: GanbarionPublisher: XSeedPlatform: WiiRelease Date: April 16, 2013ESRB: T for Teen It's a small miracle that I'm reviewing Pandora's Tower now. The third of three Wii RPGs that made it to Europe before hitting our shores, fans made quite th...

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Review: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Mar 18 2013 02:00 AM | Jason Clement in Wii/U Reviews

Developer: Sumo Digital Publisher: SEGA Platform: Wii U, PS3,Xbox 360, PC, PS Vita, 3DS Release Date: November 18, 2012 ESRB: E10+ (for Everyone 10 and Older) A retail copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review. This review is based on t...

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