Minit Review — Wizard Dojo

Because of their limited resources, indie games often have to rely on a specific ‘hook’ to compensate for their smaller scale. Minit is one such indie game, and one whose charm stems from its particular gameplay hook which, in a weird way, seems to be a parody of indie games with said hooks. Though it’s […]… View Article
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RIP Stan Lee — Wizard Dojo

The world of entertainment lost one of its greatest minds today, and the world lost one of its most profound imaginations. Stan Lee, the mastermind behind Marvel comics, has passed away at age 95. Stan Lee is well-known the world over as the creator of timeless characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible […]… View Article
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Super Smash Bros. Disappointment… — Wizard Dojo

Well, the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-focused Nintendo Direct before the game’s launch has come and gone. And, well…that was it? I mean, really? That’s it? To use an old (and pretty disgusting) phrase, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was about to win the race, and then crapped its pants right at the finish line. Look, […]… View Article
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Super Mario Odyssey’s First Anniversary! — Wizard Dojo

Wow, can you believe it’s already been a year since Super Mario Odyssey brought perfection into our gaming lives? Yes indeed, Super Mario Odyssey celebrates its first anniversary today. Of the hundreds and hundreds of video games I’ve played over the course of my life, Super Mario Odyssey is easily among the very best. It… View Article
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Super Mario Party Review — Wizard Dojo

Super Mario Party is something of a bittersweet occasion. It’s mostly sweet, mind you, as this eleventh installment in the long-running series feels refreshingly like a return to form, after the past few sequels seemed to go off the rails. Super Mario Party is, in essence, what Mario Party should be: four-player multiplayer fun. The […]… View Article
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Mega Man 11 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on the Nintendo Switch version of Mega Man 11* Mega Man is in a unique place among gaming’s classic franchises. Unlike Mario or Zelda, Mega Man doesn’t strive to innovate with each new iteration. In fact, the Blue Bomber more or less settled on its formula back in the NES days, which saw […]… View Article
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Mega Man X8 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X8’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2* Mega Man X8 is like a small miracle. In stark contrast to the original Mega Man series – which kept a consistent quality even in its weakest entries – the X sub-series provided diminishing quality with each subsequent installment…. View Article
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Mega Man X7 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X7’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2* You have to give credit where it’s due, Mega Man X7 tried to change up the Mega Man X franchise. The 2003 PS2 title turned the series into a 3D, third-person shooter, only on occasion going back to the… View Article
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Mega Man X6 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X6’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2* Is Mega Man allergic to the number 6? As far as the main series goes, Mega Man 6 has to be the weakest entry, as it represents the series’ most creatively lazy moment. The Mega Man X series also… View Article
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Mega Man X5 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X5’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2* Capcom certainly knows when they have a good thing on their hands. Unfortunately, they don’t always seem to know when they have too much of a good thing. The original Mega Man X was a brilliant twist on the… View Article
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Mega Man X4 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X4’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection* 1997 was a big year for Mega Man. Not only was the Blue Bomber turning ten-years old, but he celebrated a decade of gaming by properly transitioning into the 32-bit generation after ports of X3 dipped its toes in the […]… View Article
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Mega Man X3 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X3’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection* There is more than a little bit of irony in Mega Man X3’s very existence. Six Mega Man games were released on the NES, with only small windows of time between releases. Mega Mans 2 and 3 were stellar sequels… View Article
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Undertale Review — Wizard Dojo

It’s hard to think of a better game with more humble origins than Undertale. The brainchild of Toby Fox was a passion project in the medium if ever there were one, with Toby Fox almost singlehandedly creating the entire game; from its premise to graphics to gameplay, to its sublime soundtrack, with only some of […]… View Article
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Now is (Finally) the Time for Geno to Join Super Smash Bros. — Wizard Dojo

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate should be the game that finally brings Super Mario RPG’s Geno back from dormancy. For over twenty-two years, fans have wanted to see the original characters of Super Mario RPG – Geno most of all – make their triumphant return. And Ultimate seems to be the (pun intended) ultimate opportunity to… View Article
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Mega Man X2 Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X2’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection* When Mega Man X was released in 1994, it served as a unique take on the Mega Man series. It starred a newer, edgier Mega Man that fought evil robots called ‘Mavericks’ over a hundred years after Dr. Light and […]… View Article
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Mega Man X Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Mega Man X’s release as part of Mega Man X Legacy Collection* Perhaps it’s because video games were in their impressionable infancy during the time when movies began their franchise boom in the 1980s, but franchises have been vital to the development of the video games. Gaming has a better track record… View Article
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Top 5 Most Wanted Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters — Wizard Dojo

The release of a new Super Smash Bros. game always gets people hyped. And while the E3 Direct and playing the E3 demo accomplished just that, for me, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was something to be excited for, but one that seemed a bit familiar. That is until earlier this month with the second SSBU-focused […]… View Article
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Kirby Battle Royale Review — Wizard Dojo

All streaks must come to an end, I suppose. I’ve long-since touted that Kirby has secretly been the most reliable video game character. Sure, he may not have ever reach the highest highs of Mario or Zelda, but he also never had ant flat-out stinkers like the Mario edutainment games or the Zelda Cdi titles, […]… View Article
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Fortnite Battle Royale Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on the Nintendo Switch version* Poor PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround. PUBG quickly rose to prominence in 2017, created the current trend of ‘battle royal’ games, and became the smash hit of the year, outselling long-time heavy-hitters like Overwatch and League of Legends. But around the time PUBG was becoming a phenomenon, Epic Games released Fortnite, […]… View Article
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WarioWare Gold Review — Wizard Dojo

Is there any series – whether in the arsenal of Nintendo or any other developer – that better showcases the joys of video games in their purest form than WarioWare? Wario’s bizarre collection of ‘micro-games’ strips the medium to its most bare bones state: Push the A button. Go right. Duck, jump, tap the touch […]… View Article
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