Bite-sized Game: Armillo Review

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Armillo is a timed-exclusive indie title for the Wii U that focuses on the adventures of an Armadillo, in space. The game play itself is a mishmash of platforming, puzzles, and action.

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Sony nailed it and Nintendo is missing out.

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I recently downloaded Vessel from the PlayStation Store since it was added to the instant collection from PlayStation Plus. As I sit here playing with my Fluros automatons, I have to say Nintendo is really missing out by not offering a similar service. It’s a shame because Nintendo could benefit from something like this with their backlog of classic, hard to find titles made readily available on the Virtual Console.

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Would Mario fit in an open world? Yes.

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There’s a lot of buzz about the new “open world” Zelda these days, but Zelda isn’t the only Nintendo franchise that could pull it off. Mario is perfectly suited for an open world adventure. Not only that, but an open world Mario would be one of the most interesting worlds to have adventures in. It would be unique among open world games. Continue reading Would Mario fit in an open world? Yes.

Why I don’t plan to have, or want, a PS4 or X1 in the near future.

I personally don’t see the purpose of having either one of these yet. PCs are better than consoles in every way unless it’s a console exclusive or an Ubisoft game. If I want to play any of the latest big hitters I can simply use this gaming PC. Bonus, I can always update my PC while I can’t upgrade a PS4.

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Rayman Legends is what Sonic should have been, and you should buy it.

The Ubisoft sale ends July 7th. I recommend getting Rayman on the cheap if you like platformers or just solid games in general.
The Ubisoft sale ends July 7th. I recommend getting Rayman on the cheap if you like platformers or just solid games in general.

Lately Ubisoft has been batting a thousand when it comes to annoying fans. Rayman Legends was also part of this irritating streak. Rayman was originally a highly anticipated Wii U exclusive that took advantage of the Wii U’s gamepad, but Ubisoft decided to delay the release in order to go multi-platform, announcing the decision mere weeks before the release, essentially refusing to sell the completed game for almost a year, until they had several watered down ports to release alongside it. The negative reaction of the fans was extreme, and thanks to the delay, it was lost in the crowd. In full disclosure, I had never played a Rayman game before yesterday. I was excited when it was announced for Wii U because I’m a big platformer fan, but the way Ubisoft handled the whole situation completely killed any good will I had towards the game.

Fortunately, gamers are once again benefiting from the struggles of the Wii U. Nintendo’s Wii U eShop has a sale on Ubisoft titles for the Wii U, with Rayman Legends priced to move at $20.

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After the Hype: Mario Kart 8

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Mario Kart 8 has been out for a while now. I’m sure you’ve read reviews from around the time of release, it’s possible readers may have even talked about it in the forums of their choice, and I’m sure anyone who follows video games has already heard of the “Luigi Death Stare” that became a popular gif to flood forums with, but now that the hype train has left the station, can we take a clear look at what at the time was being hailed as Nintendo’s savior?

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