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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Top 10 Video Game Launch Titles — Wizard Dojo

With my recent overhaul of Wizard Dojo (with a new overall look and new scoring system), I figured I’d ring in this new era of Wizard Dojo-ing with a revised version of the very first ‘top list’ I ever posted here at the Dojo; Top Video Game Launch Titles! The first time around, I listed […]… View Article
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The Times They are a (Really) Changin’! — Wizard Dojo

Wizard Dojo Digivolve to! ….. Still Wizard Dojo, but different! That’s right, I’ve finally changed things up here at the Dojo, you’ve probably noticed the site has a new overall look. Though admittedly, I’m not sure this is the look I want to stick with since I can’t seem to have the site’s different pages […]… View Article
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Dark Souls Review — Wizard Dojo

*Review based on Dark Souls release as Dark Souls Remastered* Dark Souls is a difficult game. Many enemies and bosses can kill you with one stroke, deadly traps will lead to instant death, and invading players always have it out for you. The challenge of Dark Souls has become the stuff of gaming legend. And […]… View Article
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What Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Needs to do to Actually be the Ultimate Super Smash Bros. — Wizard Dojo

Super Smash Bros. hype is a unique entity for me. On one hand, Super Smash Bros. is one of the few remaining series where the announcement of a new entry gets me genuinely excited. But of all my favorite gaming franchises, Super Smash Bros. is the one that can (and has) disappoint(ed) me the most. […]… View Article
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Mario Tennis Aces Review — Wizard Dojo

Although they’ve never produced any all-time classics in the way the primary platformers of the Super Mario series, the Mario RPGs, and the Mario Karts have, the Mario sports title may be the best example of the franchise’s unique ability to seemingly make any genre more fun simply by having its name associated with it. […]… View Article
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Review — Wizard Dojo

Downloadable content has become one of the more polarizing aspects of modern gaming. While the prospect of a game gaining additional replay value post-launch is enticing, many developers have used it as a cheap means to release a game before its initial vision is finished, thus charging consumers more money at a later date to […]… View Article
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Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Review — Wizard Dojo

In this day and age, where pop culture is obsessed with nostalgia, it seems anything is fair game for a remake, reboot or sequel. Whether it’s beloved franchises making a welcome return, or something more obscure crawling its way back into the spotlight, if it existed in the 80s or 90s, it’s making a comeback. […]… View Article
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Mole Mania Review — Wizard Dojo

Shigeru Miyamoto is the world’s most prolific video game designer. It’s not hard to see why, since he has served as creator and/or producer of many of the world’s most popular games: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, Mole Mania… Wait, what was that last one? Yes, even Shigeru Miyamoto has […]… View Article
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