Splatoon 2 [3.2.0] (2017)

This is my first review in quite a while. I’m happy to have it ready for Splatoon 2’s first anniversary of release. Enjoy!

The Well-Red Mage

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.
-Nina Dobrey

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The Splatoon series has been very popular among Nintendo fans. Despite premiering on a console that didn’t do so well (the Wii U), the first Splatoon took the console’s fanbase (as well as others who didn’t have the console yet) by “Ink Storm”. For instance, when the game first released, I saw that online players were saying through Miiverse that they got a Wii U just to play the new game. Another example was that less than a month after launch, people were creating modifications to other games to make them play more like Splatoon did. What makes this franchise so different from any other though? I would say a few things: Ink-based combat, Squid Kids that can shoot ink and swim through their…

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Console Challenge Day 25: Top 7 best Nintendo 3DS games

The Well-Red Mage

I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults.
-Shigeru Miyamoto

Things have come a long way since June 1st and, likewise, things have come a long way for Nintendo and their handhelds, which are still on top of their game.

Welcome to Day 25 of our Console Challenge wherein we’re hosting the work of that wizened wizard the Valiant Vision Mage! I first encountered Lodestar_Valor in an Adventure Rules mini-game (it was a blogging event/crossover of awesomeness, actually) and I immediately thought they were a nice person. You know how you just get that feeling from some people? Turns out my gut instinct was right. VV Mage takes the dumb out of fandom and they’re a writer who treats people with respect, making them a valuable member of our magely team!


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Xenoblade Chronicles (2010)

The Well-Red Mage


“It is every man’s desire to change the future.”
Xenoblade Chronicles

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Xenoblade Chronicleswas originally planned to only be released in Japan (2010) and Europe (2011). Many fans knew this game was good, however, and started theOperation Rainfall campaign to get it localized in North America (2012). Since then, we’ve received the game in handheld form (Xenoblade Chronicles 3D in 2015) and on Wii U Virtual Console. There was also a spiritual sequel, Xenoblade Chronicles X, released for Wii U in 2015, and there will be a sequel,Xenoblade Chronicles 2, on December 1, 2017.

But I’m here to review the originalXenoblade Chronicles and the 3DS port. The original game was said to be one of the greatest RPGs of its time by critics, and while the 3DS port is slightly…

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