Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released for Nintendo Switch in March 2020. Wait, wrong game? Nope, hold on for one moment. New Horizons was released to incredible success. It had the strongest launch the Animal Crossing series has ever seen, bringing the franchise to perhaps its highest point yet. In my personal opinion, though, I think New Horizons is missing something. Something that Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS absolutely had. What exactly is it missing, then? If I had to explain it in a few words, I’d say soul, but it’s not really that simple.
For many players, Animal Crossing: New Leaf was their first time playing an Animal Crossing game. It was my first game in the series too, and what an entry point it was. Today, we’re going to break down what makes New Leaf so much different than New Horizons, and why… it might actually be a better overall experience!
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This time last week, we talked all about Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum — my favorite Pokémon games! It’s only fitting, then, that today’s post discusses my second favorite entries: X and Y! I’m aware that this might be an unpopular opinion, but I’ve got … decent reasons.
On that note, it’s hard to tell where exactly the Pokémon community stands regarding X and Y. Near the time of its release, fans were enamored with its new features and changes… but it didn’t take long for that hype to fizzle out. At the time of writing, it seems they’re held in poor regard. The games definitely have weak points, as we’ll soon discuss, but it’s no secret that they’re kind of polarizing. Nowhere near as polarizing as Sword and Shield, though.
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I first played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D when I was twelve years old. At the time, the only game I’d played from start to finish was Pokémon Pearl. As my first Zelda game, Ocarina of Time was unlike anything I’d ever played before. Naturally, after finishing the main story, I wanted more, and that brought me to The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. I picked up the original Nintendo 64 version and began playing; given my age at the time, though, it wasn’t long before I backed out.
Despite sharing nearly all of its assets with Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask is nothing like it. The game has its own unique atmosphere: one that was actually a tad too frightening for me back in the day. In 2015, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was released for Nintendo 3DS, and I recently decided to play the whole game all the way through. There are a lot of changes from the original Nintendo 64 version – both good and bad – but do they enhance the overall experience, and most of all, does the game still hold up twenty years after its initial release?
Continue reading Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (often shortened to Smash 4 or Sm4sh) was released worldwide on October 3rd, 2014. Although it never reached the competitive potential of its Wii U counterpart, the game still sold well due to its novel portability. For players who enjoy playing Super Smash Bros. on the go, there are a number of unlockables to obtain.
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Kirby: Planet Robobot is home to the most difficult extra mode in any Kirby series game: The True Arena. It’s a twelve-stage boss rush featuring powered-up enemies and a challenging new take on the final boss. This guide aims to provide helpful tips and tricks to assist those of you struggling to seal the deal and claim victory.
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