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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Kirby: Planet Robobot review

Time for me to call it a night. Things went a little later than usual tonight due to my internet going wonky. I don't know what happened, but things eventually got fixed. Now I'm super tired and really hurting for some sleep! See you in a few, short hours.

I've always enjoyed the Kirby series. I think it holds a unique place in the gaming industry as a franchise that isn't too challenging, but still provides a lot of fun. Ever since the release of Kirby's Return to Dreamland, I feel like the franchise has been better than ever. Each main game after that outing has been pretty much outstanding in my book. Then I saw the trailer for Kirby: Planet Robobot...and I became a bit nervous.

We all have our first impressions of a game when it's initially announced. We see artwork, screens or a trailer and form some sort of opinion. Now I'm not dumb enough to let that first impression spoil a game for me, but I will say that I didn't really dig what Kirby: Planet Robobot was about. The idea of using mechs to get around and battle in a Kirby game seemed like it just wouldn't jive. Something about it felt shoehorned in to me, and I couldn't place my finger on why. That said, I kept my overall open mind for when I actually got to sit down with the game.

Now that I've put in ample time with Kirby: Planet Robobot, I can say that I totally get it. To tell you the truth, Kirby: Planet Robobot totally turned around my expectations. While I went into it being a bit nervous and apprehensive, I've come out completely sold on the idea. The entire mech mechanic adds much more than surface value to the experience. I don't know that we'll ever see Kirby jumping into a mech again, but I can say that I'd really love to see it return in the future. This approach added yet another truly interesting wrinkle to the Kirby universe.

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Famitsu - This week's review scores (5/24/16)

The following review scores were posted in this week's issue of Famitsu:

Chase: Unsolved Cases Investigation Division (3DS) – 8/7/8/6 [29/40]
Danger Road (3DS) – 7/7/8/6 [28/40]

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - Austin's exhaustive StarFox Zero video review

Man, allergies are kililng me. I've noticed a lot of people are really having trouble with allergies lately. I feel your pain, friends! Let's all suffer through the pain and hopefully kick the ass of these meddlesome plants! See you in a few, short hours.

I've talked about StarFox Zero at great length. I've done so in our written review, and I've gone into even more detail on our podcast. You absolutely know how I feel and why I feel those ways. I happen to think the game was very unfairly crapped on by a large section of reviewers. That's all well and good, but what if someone infinitely more intelligent and eloquent took a look at the game? That's where our friend Austin steps in.

Austin takes a break from Eggbusters this week to give us an extremely detailed and well thought-out video review of StarFox Zero. No one out there creates content like Austin. That's true for Eggbusters and equally true here. Please, do yourself a favor and set aside a half hour for this feature.

Check out Austin's channel here

Fire Emblem Fates - review

Here is portion from a EuroGamer review of Fire Emblem Fates:

How brilliant, then, that it's been so generous with Fates. There's no wrong way or right way to play this game. No matter what path you take, you're rewarded with a fine adventure, with strategy that plays out with an impeccable sense of craft and quite simply one of the 3DS' very best games. Across its different flavours, Fire Emblem Fates offers ample choice, rewarding each in turn with plentiful spoils. If you really want to see Fire Emblem at its finest, though, there's only one way to go. Reset? Bring it on.

Read the full review here!

The Deer God - review

Here is a portion of a Nintendolife review of The Deer God, out on the Wii U eShop...

The Deer God is beautiful. Sadly, that beauty is only skin deep. Poor design choices take away from fantastic visuals that really have to be seen. With the right level of polish, this could have been one of our favourite indie games on Wii U.

Instead, clumsy quest design, repetitive environments and poor performance ensure The Deer God will be remembered as little more than eye candy.

Read the full review here!

Famitsu - This week's review scores (5/17/16)

Only one Nintendo game was reviewed in this week's issue of Famitsu, and it is the following:

Densha Unten Shirei! Toukaidou-hen (3DS) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]

Pocket Card Jockey - review

Here's what Gaming Nexus has to say about Pocket Card Jockey for the 3DS:

Pocket Card Jockey is somewhat addicting and is fun to play and can be done in short bursts.  Even if you don’t know anything about horse racing, most people are likely familiar with Solitaire in some form and the game does a nice job of teaching you about the mechanics of both.  As a low-cost title and with a demo on the eShop, Pocket Card Jockey is a fun way to pass the time.

Kirby: Planet Robobot - video review

Thanks to Icognitus for the heads up!

Famitsu - This week's review scores (5/10/16)

The following review scores come from this week's issue of Famitsu:

Stickman Challenge (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
My Hero Academia: Battle for All (3DS) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
Tsunagare Numbers (3DS) – 6/8/6/6 [26/40]
Fantasy Pirates (3DS) – 6/6/6/6 [24/40]