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Monster Hunter Generation
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Monster Hunter Generations both celebrates and invigorates the series

Compared to many of the Monster Hunter fans out there, I've only gotten into the series recently. I played it briefly during the  PSP days, but it wasn't until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate &nbs...   read

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Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens has three improvements to the Lego formula

It's easy to forget that a fair amount of iteration has come to the Lego video game series over the past decade. All the titles -- there are upward of 20 now -- are similar in that they're whimsical, lighthearted takes on popular subje...   read

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JRPG spring lineup

Nintendo 3DS's spring is an oasis of JRPGs

Fire Emblem Fates is just a few weeks away (February 19) and I'll finally have a reason to re-glue my face to my 3DS and play nosy match-maker. But the two versions of Fates are just, uh, two of the JRPGs (and adjacent genres/styles) availa...   read

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Fire Emblem preview

Hands-on with Fire Emblem: Fates comes with Maid service

Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for a while, but I love Awakening's person-story-focused shipping mechanics, which really elevates the game into something consuming, so I messed about in both of the upcoming US versions, Conquest an...   read

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Pokemon preview
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Southern Nuzleaf and other odd Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon characterizations

What would Pikachu sound like if it could talk? I don't mean its "pika pika" parlor trick, but what if you asked it which Steve Zahn movie it liked best, or if it knows how to change a car's air filter? Pokémon offers only a few talk...   read

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Tri Force Heroes

What does the Destructoid UK Team think of Tri Force Heroes?

At the tail end of last week, UK editor Laura Dale and news team member Joe Parlock both whisked themselves away to the EGX games convention in Birmingham to play a bunch of unreleased video games. Looking for multiplayer games to try, they...   read

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Monster Hunter Diary DX

Monster Hunter Diary contains pure silliness, with plenty of cats

Monster Hunter Diary DX for the Nintendo 3DS is a silly game. That much is evident from watching the series of commercials presented on a nearby TV screen at TGS, which shows a variety of cats in a variety of different kooky situations...   read

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Phoenix Wright 6

Phoenix Wright 6's setting marks the biggest departure for the core series

I'm pretty happy that Phoenix Wright has permeated throughout the gaming industry. He has a full-on combat appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, his own live-action film, a crossover with Professor Layton, and now, as a summon in Project X Zon...   read

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RPGs that are hard af
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7th Dragon III Code: VFD is uncompromising, or I suck at video games

As I spend the week demoing games that are entirely in Japanese, I accept that I'm not going to understand a lot of things. I know the kanji for "forest" and that's the extent of my fluency with the language. Dialogue's the first to go.&nbs...   read

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Monster Hunter Stories
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Monster Hunter Stories takes the series in an entirely different direction

In a lot of ways, Monster Hunter Stories doesn't necessarily feel like Monster Hunter. It shouldn't; it's different. The Monster Hunter series that has grown an immense following basks in constant action and team-oriented gameplay...   read


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Project X Zone 2

Project X Zone 2 is more of the same, with new faces

Based on the reception to Project X Zone 2, it's clear to see that it's a "hate it or love it" affair. Fans seemed to really take to the idea of playing as a cavalcade of heroes from some of their favorite franchises, but others decried the...   read

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Sega 3D Classics

3D Gunstar Heroes revitalizes Treasure's debut action title

It's been pretty wild re-experiencing many of these past titles in Sega's 3D Classics series. In the last few months, we managed to get 3D remasters of several games that have defined Sega's legacy as one of the most famous game publishers....   read

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Hands-on at gamescom
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Final Fantasy Explorers chasing that Monster Hunter cheese

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy Explorers west come January, so I went ahead and played it here at gamescom (we also previewed it back in 2014 at Tokyo Game Show). The clearest thing to me is that I will never get another Final Fantas...   read

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Sega 3D Classics

3D Streets of Rage 2 is a return to classic brawler action

Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and thugs that had...   read

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Rodea impressions

Rodea: The Sky Soldier might be a bumpy ride

My first flight with Rodea: The Sky Soldier wasn't a smooth one. But perhaps that's to be expected of a title that's seen such a turbulent development history. The project went dark shortly after its initial announcement in 2010, ...   read

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Mega Man

Mega Man Legacy Collection has tough new challenges

Mega Man Legacy Collection bundles the first six Mega Man games for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and 3DS. I played a bit at E3. Gut reaction: it's probably going to be worth the $14.99 asking price. You might be wondering what's up with the new Chall...   read

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Mario & Luigi: PJ Preview

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is the mashup fans didn't know they wanted

Are you a fan of the Mario & Luigi series? You know, the handheld RPG games that star everyone's favorite brothers in hilarious adventures? Then you'll be quite familiar with how Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam plays, as it's ess...   read

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Chibi-Robo preview

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is a shockingly good time

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for the 3DS seemingly came out of nowhere and captured our hearts, or at the very least mine. Nintendo describes it as a "whipping platformer," which is a phrase I'm not familiar with. But after playing, I assume it mea...   read

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Return to PopoloCrois

Corn on the cob crawdaddy and more in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Listen, I'm going to give it to you straight forward here: I've not played any of the games in the Story of Seasons series, nor do I know the source material. What I do know, however, is that there is a wolf wearing a bandanna who look...   read

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Sega 3D Classics

Sega brings back OutRun with style for the 3D Classics Series

One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there's plenty to rem...   read

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Smash Bros. dev bringing blocky puzzler BOXBOY! to 3DS

HAL Laboratories (Super Smash Bros., Mother) has been busying itself with a couple Kirby games recently, but it looks like someone over there had an idea for a lil puzzle game and rolled with it. BOXBOY! (already released on the 3DS eShop ...   read

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Shin Megami Tensei
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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker is devilishly difficult, set for release on May 5

What a busy year this is going to be for Atlus. With the release of Persona 5 in the coming months, there are a lot of expectations for what's ahead with the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. In order to keep fans satiated till then, the publis...   read

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Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
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Letting off some steam with the Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is a new turn-based, third-person strategy game from Intelligent Systems, maker of the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. It launches in North America for Nintendo 3DS on ...   read

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New 3DS impressions
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I unboxed the New 3DS XL and tickled its sensitive nub

After a Nintendo press event yesterday, I was sent home with a review unit of the New Nintendo 3DS XL. I figured it would be a good idea to record my opening of it so that I could share my trademarked cynical indignation with you all. So, ...   read

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Preview: Pokmon Ruby

Pokmon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep

It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my meta commentary o...   read

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