Our first scheduled meeting at PAX East 2015 was with the creators of Neon the Ninja, a retro-inspired 2D stealth platformer currently in development for Nintendo Wii U. I had never seen anything from this game, but after playing through the demo I am eager to see where the developers take it.
In the demo, I found myself leaping over and running through buildings and urban cityscapes, taking out armed enemies as I went. You play as Neon, a color-shifting ninja who uses his surroundings as camouflage. This is the defining mechanic of Neon the Ninja: in order to hide from enemies and strike when they least suspect it, Neon can shift from orange to green and blend in [...]
Greetings from PAX East 2015. Nick and I are enjoying our time with all the Nintendo games. The first game both of us played was Splatoon. It is probably the game both of us were most excited to see this year. Because this is such a huge game from Nintendo we decided to both share our opinions. I will let him go first, and then I will share my thoughts.
Standing in line to play Splatoon, I was immediately impacted by the way this game looks. So many colors pop in every direction, with big, inky explosions turning the battlefield into a red-and-blue canvas. Once it was my turn to play (pro tip: show up early if you plan on playing Splatoon at PAX this [...]
PAX East 2015 has officially begun, and the Nintendo booth was the first place Nick and I hit. One of the games both of us were excited to check out was Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. Neither of us played the original on the Wii, so it was a new experience for us. So, for those who have played it on Wii, please excuse my ignorance. These first-impressions are coming from a “noob” to the franchise.
One of the things I first noticed was how great it looked on the 3DS. It is far from high definition, but it is one of the best looking 3DS games I have seen. It is also incredibly smooth. This means a lot, because there are also quite a few cutscenes to watch. Of [...]