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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review: felines for each other!

Do you remember Super Mario 3D World ? Originally released on Wii U in November 2013, this episode in real-fake 3D had seduced fans tired of the "New Super Mario Bros." formula. worn to excess, despite a camera angle that is sometimes a little far and limited, due to lack of freedom in its rotation. After the easy and obvious commercial success of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe two years ago on Nintendo Switch, a port seemed necessary to see this installment, decidedly better than New Super Mario Bros. U, come back to center stage. But this time, he is not alone and is accompanied by Bowser's Fury, a new (mode of) game independent of the basic title, attractive at first glance and whose only the lifespan still worried. In 2019, the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe hadn't taken too many risks, contenting itself with bringing together one of the very first titles of the defunct Wii U and its stand-alone, the rather tough New Super Luigi U . Its exclusive additions were

Shady Part of Me Review: A Moving And Enigmatic Fable

Among the traditional end-of-year blockbusters often slips a more modest, more personal project originating in the independent sphere. This year, the Parisian studios Douze Dixièmes and the publisher Focus Home Interactive have taken on this role, and are offering us a puzzle and platform game. This dark and dreamlike fable responds to the name of Shady Part of Me . Our initiatory journey can begin. BETWEEN SHADOWS AND LIGHTS Shady Part of Me tells us about the journey of a nameless little girl in search of freedom, and her shadow who has the distinction of being totally independent. Surrounded by darkness for a long time, our heroine ends up developing a fraternal relationship with her alter-ego, a real inverted mirror of the latter. From this singular situation is born a minimalist narrative made up of scattered exchanges between these two entities who get to know each other and rare interventions of a mysterious voice-over. The portrayal of Hannah Murray, a British actress renown

El Hijo: A Wild West Tale Review - Western-style infiltration

Announced since E3 2019 before not being heard again until last summer, El Hijo: A Wild West Tale finally landed on PC via Steam and GOG as well as on Stadia on December 3 at a price that everyone can afford. Note that it will also be released on consoles at a later stage, no release date has yet been mentioned.  Developed by Honig Studios , to whom we owe in particular Milli the Snail but also many fun applications for children, and pushed by the publisher HandyGames , El Hijo: A Wild West Tale will plunge you into a very mysterious universe where infiltration will be ubiquitous. With a spaghetti western atmosphere, you will play a young 6-year-old boy, ready to do anything to find his mother and save her from bandits and other cowboys of all kinds. Offering many puzzle games in addition to gameplay based on infiltration sequences, all through thirty levels, will Honig Studios manage to take you into its world? This test will attempt to answer this question. I tested El Hijo: A Wil

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Review - Good Concept Does Not Make Good Recipe

While, like every year, 2020 promises to end on a high note with a bunch of big video game releases, some less publicized titles still risk trying their luck in this congested niche. This is the case with Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin , a somewhat peculiar Japanese title since it offers a rather unusual mix of genres. Although the niche is rather poorly chosen, stuck between blockbusters like Watch Dogs Legion and probably eclipsed by the release of the new generation of consoles, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin does not dismantle and wants to be generous. After giving you my first impressions in a preview, let's now see what the finished product is worth it. I played for about 20 hours on a classic PlayStation 4. During our review, I did not encounter any major bugs or concerns. I already told you about it in my preview, the first impressions on the title of Edelweiss are quite mixed, although I came out with a certain enthusiasm. First of all because the graphics processing is quite disapp

Dragon Quest XI S: Ultimate Edition Review: A Content-Rich Version For Switch, ONE And Xbox Series

Dragon Quest XI has been available in the West on PC and PS4 for over two years now. On the Nintendo console side, while the 3DS version has remained exclusive to Japan, the same has not been true for the brand's latest addition. Thanks to the will of the late Satoru Iwata, this eleventh episode of the Square-Enix saga has been adapted for Nintendo Switch. Embellished with additional content, this ultimate edition has been rather well received and it is precisely this last which is landing on the consoles of the moment. No next-gen gap on the horizon but the assurance of finding all the content without suffering (too much) technical concessions. A good pickaxe? The ultimate edition, really? We no longer present Dragon Quest. Coming from the mind of Yuji Hori, mastermind of Japanese studio Enix , the first episode was such a phenomenon that it subsequently spawned Squaresoft 's response. For years, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy clashed on the altar of role-playing games un

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Review: The Ultimate Competitive Puzzle Game?

Puyo Puyo Tetris , first of the name, made the bet to combine two of the most effective and popular puzzle games of the video game for an explosive mix. If the formula turned out to be solid, it was hard to see what new features this second part would bring. Should the owners of the first episode go back to the cash register?  Puyo Puyo Tetris is the amazing marriage between two luminaries of the puzzle game. Two games whose logic and design perfection give rise to frenzied games between the participants. We will obviously not do you the affront to explain the principle of Tetris , but let's come back to the opposite.  Puyo Puyo 2 asks the player to line up or overlap 4 small blobs of the same color to make them disappear and thus earn points. All the salt of this title is that the combos are essential. You can't get a decent score or inflict significant damage on your opponent without making 3 or 4 convincing little critters drop. These playful foundations are as exhilaratin

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues Review, Thank You Or No Mercy?

There is an unfortunate truth about blockbuster sequels that come a long time after they stop: they are very often of poor quality. When I heard about the continuation of the Karate Kid trilogy, I was also entitled to expect yet another sequel without interest or originality. However, this one is far from the case with Cobra Kai , the excellent surprise of recent years. While fans are waiting with firm feet for the third season scheduled for 2021, it is his video adaptation that is all about today. There is also a sad truth about adaptations of a video game movie (and vice versa) that Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Continues tries to escape. A SCENARIO THAT LACKS PUNCH Know above all that this review will not contain any script spoiler on the series for those who will discover its universe with this installment. For others, do not expect huge twists or revelations related to plots or characters. In fact, it is even difficult to fit this title into the canon of the series as the situations

PHOGS! Review - A nice puzzle game that stretches too much

The first game from Bit Loom Games (a team whose members can be counted on the fingers of one hand), PHOGS! presents itself as a rather original puzzle game by its concept and its bias to offer a fully cooperative adventure. Now let's see what the title is worth. Please note that this review was made with the use of the Sony PlayStation 5 version using the backward compatibility feature. Most of the time, the adventure was a co-op, but the solo was also tested during my 8 hours of play. One doggo, two doggo? PHOGS! makes you play two characters, or rather one, well, no, two, well ... in short. You take control of two dog heads that share a single body with no actual scenario. In fact, you will simply go from thematic level to thematic level in which it will be necessary to accomplish various objectives to be able to move on to the next one. The title thus finally goes to the essentials by focusing on pure gameplay, even if the coating adds a little extra that will appeal to youn

Sam & Max Save The World REMASTERED Review - A Game That Brings Back Many Memories

While they are still with us today, point and clicks managed to transport the teenagers of the 2000s on ever more incredible and atypical adventures. Many remember their first emotions collecting all kinds of objects, trying multiple improbable combinations, all served by dialogues sometimes overflowing with humor and a few well-found twists. In the panel of this large category, we find many heroes, in particular an elegant dog, generally smart (well, a little), and his sidekick of always, a funny white rabbit not lacking in spicy humor. Do you recognize them? So do we, and they're coming back to Nintendo Switch now for our greatest pleasure. Sam and Max are in the place! True entities of the video games of the 2000s, the grown-up children of today certainly remember this facetious tandem. For all those who have not had the opportunity to meet them, we present them to you briefly. Sam and Max are two particularly lovable cops with such funny and exuberant temperaments (especially