Wario Land: The Shake Dimension – Bigger and Smellier

A year before New Super Mario Bros Wii made 2D platformers popular on consoles again, a 2D masterpiece had already been delivered to the system. That masterpiece is Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, also known as Wario Land: Shake It in the USA. That's right, Wario beat Mario to the punch on this one. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Wario Land: The Shake Dimension – Bigger and Smellier

Xenoblade Chronicles – Doing Music Right

Xenoblade Chronicles has been out for a few years now (depending on your region) and I still listen to the soundtrack almost daily. With almost one hundred well-composed songs brimming with heart and energy, it's incomparable to anything else in music let alone videogames. Many RPG's have large impressive soundtracks and it's a huge strength … Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles – Doing Music Right

Pietriots Best Of Nintendo Wii!

Whelp, it's already here. On November 18th, the Wii U ushered in a new generation of Nintendo hardware, and I’m very excited. Once again, we have a new controller that will deliver different experiences - but as we all know only niche developers and Nintendo will do something about it. Third parties? Haha don’t make … Continue reading Pietriots Best Of Nintendo Wii!

Hey U – Give Me Real Controls

The Wii Remote & Nunchuk was last generation's innovation in violence - still strong today, still better than the competition. This was the method of controlling the last true console Resident Evil experience the world would know: The Umbrella Chronicles. For the previous console cycle, there's a seldom-stated lesson Capcom briefly learned (see RE4:Wii) then … Continue reading Hey U – Give Me Real Controls