Retro Review: Tak 2 – The Staff of Dreams (Release: 2004 / Platforms: PS2, GC, Xbox)

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The 3D platformer is a genre of games that has been coming back the past few years. However the genre was very popular during late 90’s and early 2000’s, with all kinds releasing. One series stood out to me personally growing up was ‘Tak & the Power of Juju’. Published by Nick Games/THQ and developed by Avalanche Software, this series started out as a modest success. It later got two sequel games and in the mid 2000’s, a cartoon series. With that said, … Read More

Lara Croft GO Review – PlayStation Vita, PS4, iOS, Android, PC

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When taking a console series and transitioning it to mobile platforms, it can be difficult to capture the feeling of the source material in making the game ‘work’ on touch screen focused devices. You need to think of careful design ideas to capture the feeling and soul of the source material but using it in a new way. Square Enix Montreal was able to accomplish this with the title Hitman GO, making that franchise work on mobile devices in a clever way. … Read More

Retro Review: Klonoa Door to Phantomile (Platform: PlayStation One / Release: 1998)

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Klonoa is a franchise that is heavily under appreciated. The series is a fun puzzle/platformer that blends 2D platforming with simple but inventive mechanics in addition to some impressive usage of the 3D plane. The game that started it all, is the original classic on the PlayStation One; Door to Phantomile. It takes a simple concept and fleshes it out with a powerful story and strong core gameplay. But does it hold up today?  

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Review – PlayStation Vita, PS4, Nintendo Wii U, PC, Xbox One

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Shantae is a series that has been around since 2002 and has danced it’s way into the hearts of many gamers over the years. Hopping to the beat of Risky’s Revenge, swash-buckling across the wicked seas in Pirates Curse and currently being a strong example of a successful Kickstarter project. Half-Genie Hero marks many firsts for the franchise; coming to high definition consoles, coming off a game without Shantae’s transforming powers and riding on the back of a successful Kickstarter. So saying … Read More

Ratchet & Clank All 4 One Review (Platform: PS3 / Release: 2011)

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The Ratchet & Clank series is famous for offering constantly quality gameplay that appeals to all ages. When the Future series ended for a short while through A Crack in Time, Insomniac Games started work on a new Ratchet game a few years later. Instead of another mainline platforming adventure, Insomniac Games produces a four player co-op adventure with a larger focus on platforming instead of shooting. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is one of the  very few 4-player co-op … Read More

Super Sonic Holiday Dash – Sonic & The Black Knight Review (Nintendo Wii)

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After the release of Sonic Unleashed, SEGA and ‘The Storybook Team’ within Sonic Team released a new game called Sonic & The Black Knight. This game would take the on-rails gameplay from Sonic & the Secret Rings but fix every issue that title had. Better mission structure, refined skill system, better story and less focus on motion controls. Does this sword swinging adventure cut through the vines and offer a fun experience? In the next part of our Super Sonic Holiday Dash, … Read More

Super Sonic Holiday Dash – Sonic Unleashed HD (PS3/360) Review

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Sonic is a franchise I have talked about on 3WIREL since I started writing for the site. I love many of the series games and while it has a sour perception in the gaming landscape sometimes, I will dash alongside as the blue blur continues offering new adventures to undertake. I wanted to celebrate the end of 2016 by talking about a few specific Sonic games I have a lot to comment on. Sonic Unleashed is a game with lofty goals to … Read More

Super Sonic Holiday Dash! – Daily Reviews of Sonic’s Adventures Coming to 3WIREL

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While a howling adventure will be reviewed soon, I wanted to officially announce via post that I will have a special week of Sonic content coming to 3WIREL. I will be reviewing the following Sonic games. Sonic Unleashed Sonic Riders Zero Gravity Sonic & The Black Knight Sonic 4 Episode I Sonic 4 Episode II These reviews will be quite long in-depth critical views of these titles in the Sonic series and I figured it would be great to close … Read More

Darkest Dungeon Review – PS Vita, PlayStation 4, PC

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Role playing games have you explore dangerous locations and push your party into great dangers. But when the battle is done, most of the time, they just chug down a potion and keep marching on. When people fight dangerous battles in real-life, they face horrible stress and emotional trauma. So what happens, when you blend the dark realities of battle with basic mechanics of the traditional role playing game? Say hello to Darkest Dungeon, a Kickstarted role playing adventure that crept … Read More


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Megaman X6 is the 6th numerical installment of the mainline X series, and the 7th chronologically (yes Xtreme 2 is somehow canon, no I don’t know how Capcom’s silly plot writers will explain it :D) and with it comes a deviation away from the fast-paced action setting of previous X games to a more exploration based type of game. Megaman X6 was a game released not long after X5 as a unexplained ending and a dispute on who actually was … Read More