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Fire Emblem Fates: What's the Difference Between Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation?

By Shack Staff, Feb 17, 2016 9:00am PST

Fire Emblem Fates splits its narrative into three parts, but which version should you get? Which should you play first? What are the differences anyway? This guide will cover all the differences between the three versions so that you don't have to worry about any confusion w...

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Fire Emblem Fates: Class and Promotion Guide

By Shack Staff, Feb 17, 2016 9:00am PST

Fire Emblem Fates has a wide array of classes to explore and upgrade. This guide will explain when it's best to promote your characters, and which classes lead to particular upgraded ones.

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Fire Emblem Fates Review: Spoiled for Choice

By Steve Watts, Feb 17, 2016 9:00am PST

Fire Emblem Fates is the classic gameplay we know, split among three games. But are any of them a worthwhile successor to the handheld gem that is Fire Emblem Awakening? Our review.

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"Yeah, I think that's the way to go. If you're still hungry for more after Birthright, you can ..."

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Final Fantasy Explorers Review: Hunting Classes

By Steve Watts, Jan 26, 2016 6:00am PST

Final Fantasy Explorers is Square Enix's fan-service heavy take on the popular Monster Hunter franchise, but does it have the legs of Capcom's famous action RPG series? Our review.

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Bravely Second: End Layer Collector's Edition Announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2016 4:55pm PST

A soundtrack and art book coming for the 3DS RPG, plus details on a unique pre-release demo.

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"Overall the game was really repetitive and way too long. Also I hate how there were so many jobs ..."

- waxthirteen see all 8 comments

SteamWorld Heist Review: Genius Steals

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2015 9:45am PST

With SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form has further established the burgeoning series as a healthy home for retro-inspired genre mash-ups. Our review.

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"Ah I just played the second on PS4. I guess I need to get a DS now."

- askedrelic see all 9 comments

Pokemon Picross Review: Be a Pikasso

By Steve Watts, Dec 03, 2015 9:00am PST

Pokemon Picross injects the classic picture puzzles with some creative hooks from one of Nintendo's most popular series, which livens up the formula despite some odd design choices. Our review.

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Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash Review: Whip-Smart

By Steve Watts, Oct 08, 2015 9:00am PDT

Chibi-Robo is the quirky mash-up of Mario and Castlevania we never knew we wanted, even despite some odd shortcomings. Our review.

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review: Inferior Decoration

By Steve Watts, Oct 02, 2015 10:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer takes just one mini-game from the series, strips out some of the complexity, and makes you do it over and over again. Our review.

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"Yeah looks like a stand alone game of my least favorite part of the game. "

- Turd Ferguson see all 4 comments

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows Release Date Announced

By Steven Wong, Sep 09, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, a free update to Shovel Knight, releases in just one week!

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate September DLC is filled with huge monsters

By Daniel Perez, Sep 04, 2015 8:51am PDT

September's free DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is filled with lots of huge monsters to battle. We hope you wear your best gear or team up before taking these behemoths on.

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The Great Ace Attorney 'not intended' for Western release, Capcom France says

By Daniel Perez, Sep 02, 2015 7:40am PDT

A day after Ace Attorney 6 was announced, we've learned The Great Ace Attorney's Western releases seems less likely.

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Zelda: Tri Force Heroes teams up in October

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2015 6:45am PDT

Now you know when you can play Zelda-themed dress-up with your buddies--online, using Download Play, or even solo with AI companions.

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Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Hands-On Impressions: 2D Teams Up With 3D

By Steven Wong, Jul 31, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Mario and Luigi Paper Jam to see how well 3D characters and their flat counterparts work together. It turns out, crossing dimensions has some suprising results.

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"Sounds a lot like dream team with some paper oddities thrown into the mix."

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Metroid Prime: Blast Ball Impressions: Like Soccer, But With More Death

By Steven Wong, Jul 27, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Metroid Prime Federation Force's sports game, Blast Ball. With two full 3v3 matches, is Blast Ball enough to win us over?

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"I nominate Iggy's wrecking balls for the ballziest game that I loved that shouldn't have been as ..."

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