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First Impressions: Persona 5

Published April 25, 2017 by Amanda B. Greene

Persona 5 is a new Japanese role-playing game that came out on April 4th and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I got the “Take Your Heart” special edition right when it released because I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time among the Persona fans. I feel like I’m almost towards the end of the game, but I won’t say any spoilers.

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First Impressions: Super Mario Maker

Published September 27, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

So far, I’ve played about a couple or so hours of Super Mario Maker. I found myself liking to build levels more than playing other people’s courses. The community has some great ones, but a lot of them are either super-difficult or “Don’t touch anything” where you try to survive or listen to a song; I hope that there will eventually be more diverse level creation and some middle-ground difficulties in the future. Other than that, the game itself is mostly excellent. There are some missed opportunities and questionable arrangements, but overall I can see myself and my friends and family enjoy this for a while. Read the rest of this entry →

First Impressions: Splatoon

Published June 14, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Splatoon is Nintendo’s hippest new IP that really shows that Nintendo still has plenty of creative juices flowing. Everything is enjoyable from transforming into a squid to seeing the Miiverse community (mostly funny memes) in the plaza. I got to do the whole single-player campaign and a little of the Battle Dojo, but unfortunately not the main event. I’ll hold off from doing the review until then, but from what I’ve played, I highly recommend it to any Wii U owner.

*I apologize for taking so long to publish this. I was planning on waiting until I was able to go online to play the main “Turf War” mode or regular battles, but it wouldn’t work for me. From what I’ve heard, the servers actually do very well, it’s just that my internet connection sucks.
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First Impressions: Pikmin 3

Published April 12, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Pikmin 3 is one of the titles I didn’t get a chance to get when it first came out for the Wii U. I was lucky enough to find myself a physical copy at GameStop. It’s a fun puzzle/strategy game that’s more difficult and innovative than its predecessors. There’s currently a spring sale right now on the Nintendo eShop that includes Pikmin 3, so get it quickly! I’ll give you a brief overview of the game below… Read the rest of this entry →

First Impressions: Codename S.T.E.A.M.

Published March 17, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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Codename S.T.E.A.M. is a fun strategy title created by Intelligent Systems, the studio behind the Fire Emblem series. It is a turn-based, third-person shooter that has a strange twist on history as well as some unique characters from John Henry to the Lion from the Wizard of Oz. It has its flaws, but overall it’s a great new IP that I hope does well with sales. Read the rest of this entry →

First Impressions: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Published February 19, 2015 by Amanda B. Greene

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I thought about doing this based off of playing hours of the special demo (some people received special, early promotion codes from Nintendo via e-mail), but then I wouldn’t have been able to assess any of the beginning story or much of the gameplay (the demo only had three giant monsters to hunt down and no other quests). So further ado, here are my first impressions of MH4U. Read the rest of this entry →