First Impressions

Mario Kart 7 Demo at Best Buy Impressions and more!

Mario Kart 7 Demo at Best Buy Impressions and more!

First things first, I reserved Mario Kart 7 today! I did so at GameStop, and the employee there was pretty cool. Had a nice little conversation, and she was excited for Mario Kart 7 as well. Anyways, a few weeks back, I discovered there was a Super Mario 3D Land demo at Best Buy. Today, I headed back to the […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – “may be the best Zelda game ever made”

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – “may be the best Zelda game ever made”

So, here at NintendFuse we will be receiving a review copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword early next week and will have our own thoughts about the game when we get our hands on it (As the embargo allows). We were one of the first to play the game at E3 2010, I even went as far as […]

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Super Mario 3D Land Demo – Impressions from Best Buy

Super Mario 3D Land Demo – Impressions from Best Buy

Guess what? Best Buy has a demo of Super Mario 3D Land! At their 3DS demo station, they used to have demos of certain games like Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver and they’d switch them out over time. Well now they’ve replaced that with what they’re calling “Nintendo 3DS Interactive Game Demos & Trailers”. I took a look at it […]

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Zelda HD Demo (Wii U) – Video and Impressions

Zelda HD Demo (Wii U) – Video and Impressions

One of the most anticipated franchise releases for Wii U is probably The Legend of Zelda. For a game that already has a reputation of great looking epic worlds, every fan knows that it could look even better in full HD graphics. Until now, that has only been a glimmer in our minds-eye. As a way of showing off the […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) – Hands-On Impressions from E3 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) – Hands-On Impressions from E3 2011

After playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword last year at E3, I was excited to see more of the game this year. Unfortunately, they did not have much more. What was available was a bird-flying demo, dungeon, and boss battle. Due to time restraints, I could only choose one, so I chose the newest element for a Zelda game […]

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Sonic Generations (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Sonic Generations (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

After playing through both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Sonic Generations at SEGA’s “Sonic Boom” event, I was ready to finally get my hands on the Nintendo 3DS version. On the final day of E3 2011, I made my way to the SEGA booth to try it out. I was able to play through the Green Hill […]

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Measure Up tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Measure Up tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

In another Wii U tech demo from E3 2011, players are told to use the stylus to draw different lengths of lines, shapes, and angles. You can compete against yourself or a second player. This was a really interesting use of the new controller, but it did a great job of showing off the sensitivity of the touch screen. While […]

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Shield Post tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Shield Post tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Another Wii U tech demo available at E3 2011 was “Shield Pose.” In this rhythm based game, you must block shots from enemy pirate ships in front of you, to your left, and to your right. You must time it correctly and also be in the right spot. As soon as I got my hands on it, I realized that […]

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Battle Mii tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

Battle Mii tech demo (Wii U) – Hands-On First Impressions

One of the Wii U tech demos at E3 2011 was called, “Battle Mii.” In it, two Mii players dressed in Samus costumes use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to shoot down the third player. That player uses the new controller and screen to fly around the level in an attempt to shoot the opposing players. The two-player team runs, […]

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Doctor Lautrec & the Forgotten Knights (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Doctor Lautrec & the Forgotten Knights (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

At first glance, it seems that Konami is simply copying Professor Layton with their upcoming game, “Doctor Lautrec & the Forgotten Knights.” The Nintendo 3DS title feels much like Layton, but it expands on it in many ways. After some hands-on time, I can say that it looks beautiful both in the cinematic cutscenes and gameplay. Instead of the point-and-click […]

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Shinobi (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Shinobi (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Sega is bringing back Shinobi on the Nintendo 3DS. I was able to play this brand new adventure at E3 2011, and it feels and looks very good. While, it is not the best looking game that I have seen for the 3DS, but it looks nice. As opposed to many side-scrolling beat-em-ups, you must use defense in Shinobi. You […]

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Heroes of Ruin (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Heroes of Ruin (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Square Enix is bringing a cooperative action-adventure RPG to Nintendo 3DS in early 2012 with “Heroes of Ruin.” The demo I played at E3 2011 was only single-player, but the final version will have at least two-player local and online co-op, with a possibility of four players. They are still working on that. In a view similar to most RPGs, […]

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Frogger 3D (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Frogger 3D (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

Konami is bringing Frogger back for his 30th anniversary in “Frogger 3D” for Nintendo 3DS. While there was a Frogger game with the same name before, this is not it. This 3DS title has a much different feel than the original Frogger, but it is still the core game you have come to know and love. After some hands-on at […]

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FIFA 12 (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

FIFA 12 (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

If you have read my game reviews before, you will notice that I enjoy a good sports video game. FIFA 12 is coming out on the Nintendo 3DS, and I got some hands-on time with it at E3 2011. While the game looks just all right in 2D mode, it really comes alive when you push up the 3D slider. […]

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The Adventures of TinTin (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

The Adventures of TinTin (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions

While searching the E3 2011 show floor, I ran across a Nintendo 3DS game from Ubisoft called “Adventures of TinTin.” Quite honestly, I had no idea what this was about (sorry, fans; hold back the flames) or what I was doing, and that never changed during my ten minutes of play. Apparently, it follows the movie, which is made my […]

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