Stefan Bradley

7.5

Good

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: More tombs, less combat

Reviewed on Xbox One. Copy purchased. I’m going into this review swinging with punches… I mean puns. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is overshadowed by its two immediate predecessors. The Tomb Raider series was rebooted for a second time with 2013’s Tomb Raider. I never really played the older games as a child, but I ended up loving the hell out of Crystal Dynamic’s take on the franchise. Lara’s c...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon review: The game used confuse ray

Reviewed on 3DS, copy supplied by publisher.  Prior to playing I was a bit confused as to what Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were and their relation to the original Sun and Moon. Was it a “third” game of the seventh generation of main Pokémon titles, like Yellow, Emerald, Platinum – which were enhanced versions of the main pair of games – or was it a direct sequel set on the same wo...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions review: A trip down GBA lane

Reviewed on: Nintendo 3DS Holy moly, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga is 14 years old. It’s still one of the funniest video games I have ever played, and it came during a time when games with good humour were few and far between. What was great about it was its accessibility; featuring relatively simple RPG mechanics, alongside gameplay innovations such as dodging attacks in real-time is what made ...[Read More]

5.5

Average

Miitopia review: Oh mii oh my

Reviewed on 3DS, copy supplied by Nintendo.  Nintendo’s Miis have been popping up all over their consoles for over a decade now, appearing as stars in games such as Tomodachi Life, Miitomo, the 3DS Streetpass games and Wii Sports. I feel like the Miis themselves work best as elements of a game rather than being the main focus, but here we are with Miitopia. Miitopia is a turn-based RPG with life s...[Read More]

Hands on with Super Mario Odyssey: A weird and familiar game

It’s been a while since the last Mario adventure, which means we’re all the more excited for Super Mario Odyssey. This will be the first big Super Mario title launching on the Switch, making its success all the more important. Well, fortunately we can say that the game doesn’t disappoint. Earlier in the week we were invited to Nintendo’s office to check out the game for our...[Read More]

The SNES Mini is great and all, but let’s talk Mini N64 dream lists

The Nintendo 64 was my first console and is the reason I love gaming today. I pre-ordered a Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES after some deliberation, but if Nintendo were to release a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo 64, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The NES Classic had 30 games, the SNES Classic looks to only have 21, so it seems likely that the N64 Classic Mini, if such a thing is ever released, will...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Bye-Bye BoxBoy! review: He’s a box, my boy’s a box!

Played on Nintendo 3DS, copy supplied by publisher. Bye-Bye BoxBoy! is the third and final installment in the BoxBoy puzzle platforming series, which are downloadable titles on the Nintendo 3DS. Created by Kirby developers Hal Laboratory, the series centres on a BoxBoy named Qbby (pronounced “Cubey”) creating duplicates of his box body to traverse a series of puzzles to reach the end of 100+ stage...[Read More]

How the Switch could make Nintendo great again (with some improvements)

Nintroduction The Nintendo Switch launch was a big success, which is surprising to me, but it has taught me that good marketing surely works, and the Wii U marketing surely didn’t… I have a Wii U so there was no need to get the Switch to play Zelda, but even if Nintendo ditched that version I wasn’t willing to buy a new console for the one game. Please note that my personal exper...[Read More]

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