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    Switch

    Review Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

    Let the hunt begin, again!

    Everything changed for Capcom’s Monster Hunter series in January 2018, which saw the successful release of Monster Hunter: World on the PlayStation 4. Not only did the series change platforms from Nintendo’s family to that of Sony’s (a reversal of the situation that took place only a few years beforehand, when it...

  • 115

    Switch eShop

    Review Okami HD

    They're good dogs, Brent

    Nowadays, Platinum Games is one of the most respected names in gaming when it comes to action titles, but long before the studio was founded, many of its staff members were part of a Capcom subsidiary called Clover Studio. Clover made its name on producing interesting new IP instead of sequels, and its magnum opus was the...

July2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2

    It really should've ended at X5

    The first five Mega Man X games, while slightly uneven, made for a mostly consistent experience, as they were all envisioned and planned by Keiji Inafune, one of the most influential figures to work with the series. Inafune only intended for there to be five games in the Mega Man X series, but the financial success of...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man X Legacy Collection

    Xcellent

    After releasing six games in the classic Mega Man franchise, Capcom had a working formula for the Blue Bomber down to a science, but things were getting rather tired. Mega Man needed something more than a charge shot or a slide move to mix up the gameplay, but that core loop of action platforming and fighting robot masters didn’t need to...

May2018

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    Switch

    Review Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

    Handsome fighters never lose battles

    Street Fighter may have been surpassed by the likes of Resident Evil and Monster Hunter in Capcom's enviable stable of IP, but for gamers of a certain age, the merest mention of the name itself is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention. In the early '90s, Street Fighter was...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    'Meh'ga Man

    After Capcom released the initial Mega Man Legacy Collection, it seemed likely that the company would eventually release the rest of the series in another collection. Sure enough, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 came to pass, and while it mostly does the same things its predecessor did, the experimental and varying nature of the games...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection

    A legacy to be proud of

    Until recently, it seemed that Capcom wasn’t all too interested in the Mega Man series, which understandably upset a lot of fans who grew up alongside the Blue Bomber. Though Mega Man has starred in a lot of games, it’s the original NES releases that arguably stand as the most iconic, which makes Mega Man Legacy...

December2017

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    3DS eShop

    Review Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

    Quality sustained!

    It's not entirely fair to say that the 3DS is on its last legs, but with the success of Switch and Nintendo's recent mobile push, it's no secret that the dedicated handheld is entering its twilight years. Rather than ignoring the 3DS and slowly pushing it out of the public eye and relevancy, Nintendo instead seems to be...

November2017

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    Switch

    Review Resident Evil Revelations Collection

    Split personalities

    Like one of its famously implacable boss creatures, the Resident Evil series keeps mutating into new shapes. It also has the uncanny habit of getting back up again when you think it's done and dusted. Which brings us to Resident Evil Revelations Collection, a loose splicing together of two well-regarded franchise spin-offs...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Resident Evil Revelations

    The former Nintendo exclusive gets reanimated for Switch

    Like one of its famously implacable boss creatures, the Resident Evil series keeps mutating into new shapes. It also has the uncanny habit of getting back up again when you think it's done and dusted. The first Resident Evil Revelations was made for the Nintendo 3DS and released back in 2012,...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Resident Evil Revelations 2

    A geniune revelation?

    Like one of its famously implacable boss creatures, the Resident Evil series keeps mutating into new shapes. It also has the uncanny habit of getting back up again when you think it's done and dusted. Resident Evil Revelations 2 was a cross-generational console game that launched a few years after the 3DS original. It remains...

September2017

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    3DS

    Review Monster Hunter Stories

    Pocket Monsters

    Capcom’s Monster Hunter series has become something of a runaway success since its 2004 debut on the PlayStation 2, reaching millions of players on various platforms, and spawning an explosion of similar games in the ‘Hunter’ mold. Action RPGs with a focus on multiplayer teamwork and lengthy battles against massive monsters,...

May2017

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    Switch

    Review Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

    "Now I will find a better challenge!"

    Like Tetris, Doom and Minecraft., Street Fighter II is one of those games which will forever have a special place in the history of video games. Upon its initial launch in 1992 it captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players, triggering a genre explosion which would last for the remainder of...

September2016

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    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Final Fight 3

    Metro City rampage

    It was a mistake to come back to Metro City, Guy realised. With the Mad Gear gang defeated he'd hoped for a pleasant day where he could catch up with people, but instead he finds himself in a tricky situation. Stood in the Mayor's office, he's trying desperately not to comment on Haggar's ridiculous ponytail. He can't take it any...

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    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Final Fight 2

    Samey sequel (sans selling point)

    When Final Fight arrived on the SNES it had problems. The port of the side-scrolling beat 'em up classic looked reasonably close to the arcade title, but it cut out the industrial area, the two-player option and playable character Guy as well. A second attempt was made with Final Fight Guy that saw the Bushin ninja...