Fans of Advance Wars rejoice! One of the best things that is currently apart of this generation of consoles is the increasing influence the indie scene and developers continue to have on the gaming landscape. Yes there are still some gamers out there be like 'eww indies are not a real game - dude where are the graphics?!' but not only are many indie games are simply beautiful to look at, but they also fill many holes in the industry that AAA developers overlook. One such void was a lack of a new Advance Wars with fans begging Nintendo for years for a new entry in the series without any luck. Up step indie developers Chucklefish and their new game Wargroove to the rescue but was it successful at scratching that itch? Here what critics had to say about the game:
'There are meaningful improvements that make this both a satisfying answer to starved Advance Wars fans' wishes and a genuinely great experience on its own merits.'
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"Advance Wars may only exist nowadays in our memories, but Wargroove stands as a worthy successor to the franchise; if Intelligent Systems does ever decide to revive its cult classic series, it’s going to have some stiff competition to contend with thanks to Chucklefish's efforts."
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"Wargroove’s brain-teasing tactics and impressive level editor make it the Advance Wars successor fans have been waiting for."
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"There's a lot to love with Wargroove. I definitely have my qualms with some of the campaign mission design and plot, there is so much here to love."
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During Nintendo's final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct, game director Masahiro Sakurai pull off another one his trademark trolling with a unlikely character reveal trailer for one of Mario's traditional foes Piranha Plant. Sakurai went on to state the fighter would be free for a limited time and arrived sometime in February as DLC. Well Sakurai and his team must have been working morning, noon, and night has the character was made available for download since last night thanks to the new version 2.0 patch. Also you still can get the fighter for free if you redeem your physical copy of smash ultimate or digitally purchase a copy before the 31st of January. Bit of warning though, as it is widely reported that using the character in the game mode 'All Star Mode' will erase your game files. This mode so far seems to be the only one that will cause this to happened so enjoy destroying noobs online to your heart's content.
Piranha Plant is undoubtedly the main focus of the new patch however, the patch also came with a plethora of changes (both buffs and nerfs) to almost all of the existing characters. Even better, Nintendo somehow finally learned that fans actually like reading through pages of patch notes and thus officially released a substantial listing of most of the changes made here on their website.
When THE LEGO MOVIE arrived in theaters back in 2014 many initial believe it was only the latest master plan of another soulless corporate conglomerate to get kids to buy more toys. While that remained the end goal, what we actually got was so much more as the movie was a surprisingly funny, intelligent, and colourful adventure staring lovable characters (looking at you Lego Batman) and awesome music. The movie went on the become a smash hit grossing $469 million worldwide and even wining the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film. Now in 2019 Emment, Wyldstyle and the whole gang are back for THE LEGO MOVIE 2 but can they pull off another surprise? Or is it impossible for this sequel to live up to the original? Here's what major critics had to say about the film:
'The message part of “The Second Part” comes off somewhat affected, most likely because the team is more focused on trying to be funny. When it comes to finding this movie’s emotional center, the creators quite literally try to reverse-engineer its heart from a handful of multicolored bricks.'
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a vibrant, likable sequel that's just a little too ambitious for its own good.
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THE GUARDIAN 4/5:
Each individual joke is the point; the movie keeps delivering a dizzying rush of material. What a rush.
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INSIDER GRADE A-:
You're going to leave the theater having laughed a lot and with at least one song stuck in your head. Bring the little ones out for this, and if you have the opportunity, have a sibling tag along as well.
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If you you are a lover of Shonen Jump animes and games based on Shonen Jump animes then life is pretty good right now as Bandai Namco revealed a smorgasbord worth of new trailers for their upcoming games/Down loadable content.
Starting with Dragon Ball Fighterz the publisher showcased a new trailer for their upcoming season 2 pass that will include 6 new characters to the game. The trailer showed off Jiren, Vidal with tag team attacks in tandem with Great Saiyaman, as well as Dragon Ball Super version Broly and Gogeta. The best part is you won't have to wait long for the first characters as Jiren & Vidal are available for download starting Thursday, January 31, although there is no mention of price just yet.
However, there is one Dragon Ball game you going to have wait for and that is the Dragon Ball Z RPG project that is slated for release some time later this year. Bandai Namco released the first gameplay trailer for the game displaying what appears to be a re-telling of the story events of the anime albeit in a RPG world. No title for the game yet but we now know that it will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as well as it is being develop by renowned RPG studio Level 5.
You would think after 2 major game reveals Bandai Namco would be finished but they had one more surprise for today with a new character trailer for their upcoming fighting game Jump Force. The trailer revealed Boruto and surprising but fitting a dragon ball character as the new fighters joining in and the action. Jump Force is all set to be released on February 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
While the sudden postponement of the 2019 Kingstoon Festival from January to April 5 was a disappointment, there were some silver lining to be found. Kingstoon organizers recently announced that pitches for the Sesame Workshop deadline has been extended. The new deadline is now February 28 with Sesame Street looking to collect submissions for Season 50 films! The Film Department is interested in commissioning live action, animation and mixed media shorts from Jamaican/Caribbean content creators. Head on over to Kingstoon website on the requirements and further updates.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.