Author Archives: Richard

Mario arrives! First impressions

Thanks to the eShop download going live across the U.S. at 12:00 AM Eastern Time, West Coast Mario fans could purchase and download New Super Mario Bros. 2 at 9:00 PM last night. It was odd and fun to finally

Download or cartridge?

New Super Mario Brothers 2 arrives in one week. In fact, it will be apparently be available at 12:01 AM early Sunday Morning! Here’s a question for those planning on buying: are you going the download or full retail route?

An opening cinema worth buying the game for

Kingdom Hearts 3D is a wonderful game *and* a fun monster pet sim. On top of that, it features the most brilliant opening cinema I’ve ever seen. It’s very much like a Disney theme park attraction, in that you can’t

Dream Eaters add great new gameplay twists to Kingdom Hearts

My first hours with Kingdom Hearts 3D has pulverized one of my biggest worries about the game; I didn’t think the Dream Eaters would make good replacements for the Heartless, or decent stand-ins for normal sidekicks Donald and Goofy. Turns

New Theatrhythm DLC extends the already epic-length music game

The third round of DLC for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy landed today, adding another four classic FF soundtrack selections to the game’s minishop. Another four are due July 26th, which will bring the downloadable total up to 16 tunes available to

Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy strikes a sweet chord

Part parody and part shrine, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a must-buy for FF fans and a solid rhythm game for everyone else. Its gameplay is simple but challenging, unlockable content pours down in buckets, and — most importantly — it