We’re going rattle off a series of mini-reviews to make up for lost time this year, starting with Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. These will be shorter and less complete than our full reviews.
If you ever played a Mario game, at some point you surely thought to yourself, “I bet I could make a great Mario level.” The time to put that to the test has come, and it turns out that some people make evil Mario levels.
I enjoy Nintendo’s lighthearted nature with the Smash Bros. Series, letting their prized mascots pummel each other for our enjoyment. The fact that the games tend to be pretty good, too, doesn’t hurt anything. With the release of Super Smash Bros Wii U, has Nintendo set a new high water mark in the series, or should you keep brawling?
Finally, our Mario Kart 8 review has arrived at the finish line. What took us so long? Well you see, I’m playing Bowser driving a heavy kart with poor acceleration and this blue shell came and… ok, I was just waffling. I’ve been holding this for a short but the longer I waited the more belated it became, so I continued to hold it and that just made it worse. So the hell with it, here we go. Mario Kart 8 has the look of a great entry into the franchise’s storied history, but does it ultimately come up short of the podium?
Sometimes games slip through the cracks here at All Around Gaming Hub. It’s inevitable that we can’t review everything but once in a while a big game that we intend to cover doesn’t get its due in time. In the past we’ve moved on, letting the work on the review languish in favor of more up-to-date coverage. Today, we’re introducing our Quick Scores, micro reviews of games that we missed a reasonable window on. Our first two Quick Scores are Bioshock Infinite and Pikmin 3.
We’ve been slacking on the content lately, I know. Let’s get back in the swing of things with a look at LEGO City Undercover.