Bayonetta 2 ReviewHooray! It's Halloween today! In my usual tradition (ever since last year), let's have a look at a Halloween-themed game. And what embodies Halloween more than witches? Oh, if only there were a video game about a witch, a witch who fights supernatural enemies with guns. But, wait, there is...Bullet Witch!Ha ha ha, betcha didn't see that one coming, did ya? But, no, seriously, I'm reviewing Bayonetta 2. I mean, just look at the title of this review. Was probably gonna bring it up eventually.When Bayonetta 2 starts, we find our titular hero doing some leisurely holiday shopping when the peace is ruined by an angelic attack. It's business as usual for Bayonetta and her friend, Jeanne, but everything goes awry when a demon breaks lose after a botched summoning. Jeanne bites the bullet saving Bayonetta from the rampaging demon. Never one to turn away from a challenge and a friend in need, Bayonetta resolves to go down to H
Bayonetta 2 Demo ImpressionsWell, it's finally here. The game we've all been waiting for, even since before the Wii U was released, Bayonetta 2, finally has a demo available on the eShop. Chances are, you've already downloaded it and played it for yourself. Heck, I've already played it through twice and plan on doing so a bit more before the game releases a couple weeks from now. But, all of you must be wondering what I think of Platinum Games' latest work, at least from what I can gather from this short snippet of gameplay.Initial impressions are, to put it into a few short words, very positive. The combat is fast and fluid. It uses a simple, two-button combo system, having you chain together kicks and punches to annihilate enemies. After coming off of Hyrule Warriors, the combos have an almost dizzying level of complexity to them. No more weak attacks leading into strong ones, no. You have punches leading into kicks and then back to punches all in one speci
Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS ReviewIt has been over three years since Super Smash Bros. 4 was first announced. One of the few details we had from it's early mentions at E3 2011 was that series would be coming to both Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS. Three years and two E3s later, the hype just kept piling with Sakurai posting screenshots every day and a Smash Bros. Invitational tournament earlier this year.Last weekend, the first version of this majorly anticipated game was released to the Western public, Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS. Even after having spent a significant amount of time with the demo, I was still excited to get my hands on this latest installment. Ever since it first came out on the N64, the Smash Bros. series has always been a landmark release for every Nintendo hardware. If current sales data is anything to go by, the first handheld entry to the series is no exception.For the most part, Smash Bros. 4 3DS delivers. The gameplay is ridiculously fun. There are loads of cha
Hyrule Warriors ReviewDynasty Warriors is a series I've heard wildly differing opinions on over the years. To some, it's an uber-repetitive, mindless button masher. To others, it's a fun modern beat'em-up with a simple surface and a little bit of depth lying beneath to reward those willing to look for it. I was largely content to just let the series slip on by me, never paying it any mind. That all changed during the Nintendo Direct of December 18th, 2013 when Nintendo announced Hyrule Warriors, a crossover between Koei's popular hack'n'slash franchise and the Zelda series. Of course, being the huge Zelda fan I am, this crossover seemed like the perfect place to jump in on the Warriors series. So, after having some time with the game, which camp do I fall into in regards to Dynasty Warriors? Do I join the haters in their distaste for the series? Or am I with most Japanese gamers and the illustrious Jim Sterling in loving it?The latter, definitely the latter.