Mario Kart 8 is an undeservedly uninspired name for Nintendo’s latest Kart hit, but that doesn’t mean that 8 is just more of the same. Sure, Nintendo played it safe by sticking to its tried and true formula (16 new tracks, 16 classic tracks, grand prix mode, versus mode, time trial mode, battle mode, and online mode) but Mario Kart 8 differs from its predecessors in some very key areas.
You’ve probably already heard about this new puzzle game that is sweeping the country. Maybe you’ve already played it! It seems like people either love it or hate it, like with a lot of genre-breaking or re-imaging games. I’ve finally jumped on the Obamacare bandwagon! As usual, I’m late to the party. I do generally […]
When Nintendo introduced the next 3D Super Mario title for the Wii U, most were expecting Super Mario Galaxy 3 to neatly wrap up the enormously popular Galaxy saga. Instead, the Japanese video game company opted to expand upon the foundation of Super Mario 3D Land, released for the 3DS in November of 2011. What do you get when you try to port a game idea from a handheld to a console? A product that’s undeniably fun, but decidedly lacking in some very key areas.
Expect to die in Shattered Planet, and know it is you who leads these clones to their demise. Pushing them one step too many past their uppermost limits. In all seriousness, rogue-likes are great for creating your own narrative as you attempt to progress through the game. Not every fallen clone needs a tomb in dedication to their memory, but creating a sense of attachment tends to make one more cautious. If anything it makes the little victories more rewarding, and your failures all the more tragic.