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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Review (3DS)

There are few franchises that cause me to clear my calendar of every other video game I’m playing than Dragon Quest. January was a very busy month for game releases (thanks, Sega), but I knew I had to have time to devote all my attention to Dragon Quest VIII, and I did. For good reason. The game is fantastic.

In the game you play as a nameless Hero (that you get to give a name) who is a member of the Royal Guard for King Trode. The King and his daughter have been cursed by a jester named Dhoulmagus and turned into a troll and a horse respectively. You accompany the king, along with a friend named Yangus, to discover the whereabouts of Dhoulmagus, defeat him and lift the curse on the king.

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Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World Demo Shows Off Solid Port

The 3DS has steadily been receiving its share of games that were originally featured on the Wii U. Games like Hyrule Warriors, Rhythm Heaven, Xenoblade Chronicles and Super Mario Maker are showing the system is capable of handling the same experiences as its bigger brother. The next game to get that treatment will be released on February 3rd in the form of Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Nintendo released a demo of the game yesterday that gives you access to two of the game’s early levels. While they’re not pixel perfect remakes of the previous game they do show off that the port is very faithful to the original while making changes and adjustments where needed.

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Super Mario Run Release Date Revealed

Nintendo’s first real game after the launch of Miitomo finally has a release date. Super Mario Run, which was announced in a surprise earlier this year, will hit iOS on December 15th.  The game will be free for everyone to download and they’ll be able to sample each of the game’s three modes.  If you like what you see and you want to get the … Continue reading Super Mario Run Release Date Revealed

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Hero’s Journal: Dragon Quest VII

The Hero’s Journal is my attempt at creative writing. It gives me a chance to talk about the stuff I’m doing in a game while playing through it. Many games I use the Hero’s Journal for are longer RPGs that will take a lot of time to play. It’s a good way to chronicle my thoughts and let you guys behind the scenes a little bit. You’ll find out some of the stuff that I’m doing in the game and you’ll see what my characters experience.

I will warn you that these articles could contain spoilers so if you don’t want anything potentially spoiled don’t read past the break. This time I’m playing through Dragon Quest VII. Make sure to check back often as these posts will be updated with new journal entries chronicling my adventures.

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What the NintendPals and Pals Have Been Playing – 30/04/16

Tony has been going old school this week, James is playing a mixture of epic and ridiculous games and Myles is pleasantly surprised…

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Working my way through a couple of old school style RPGs.  Asdivine Hearts on Wii U reminds me very much of SNES games like Final Fantasy IV or something like Golden Sun on GBA.  The game is a top down RPG featuring a menu based battle system.  Mix in a stereotypical spiky haired protagonist, a couple of female fighters and healers and a deity who’s gotten trapped inside the body of a cat and you’ve got a recipe for unique dialogue.  The battle system itself shows you the turn order for your party and enemy fighters.  Continue reading “What the NintendPals and Pals Have Been Playing – 30/04/16”

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NintendPals Episode 52

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This week me and Nick try another method of communicating with each other as Skype continues to give us problems which means that we really struggle to hear each other and Nick has a weird buzzing…

Otherwise we chat about the brand new Star Fox Zero which came out on Friday, Myles finally finished Twilight Princess, Nick made his Game Boy Advanced SP shiny and we talk about out favourite Kirby games.

DISCLAIMER: There is a buzzing noise for the first 5 minutes of the show. If you find it to annoying skip to about the 5 minute mark and it will have dissapeared. Apologies for this, we’re still trying to find a good solution for communicating.

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What the NintendPals and Pals Have Been Playing – 23/04/16

Time for another edition of of what the NintendPals and Pals Have been Playing. This week James starts an epic journey, Dave plays something brand new and Myles plays something bad…

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So I started on a new game this week; well I call it new but it’s actually the first game I had on the PS4; The Uncharted Collection…

So far I’m on the first game; and it’s already a masterpiece! I have played Tomb Raider from back in the 90’s; a staple of the next gen console back in the day, and Uncharted 1 reflects the same gripping formula from back in that day! Think of this as the next gen Tomb Raider and you can’t go far wrong… The story is believable and next gen graphics allow the story to be told like a motion picture.

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NintendPals: Episode 51

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We’re back after a week (and a day) off due to a ridiculous amount of wrestling kept us away. This week Nick is poorly and we talk about Nintendo going back to Red and White, Miitomo and a new Mega Man TV show. We also give our top 5 things that we’d like to see in the next Pokemon game and discuss our thoughts on the original Fire Emblem game.

Sorry for the audio issues this week. We were the victims of horrible lag thanks to Skype. We’re exploring options for a better more stable connection ready for next week. Continue reading “NintendPals: Episode 51”