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Hands-on Preview: The Trials and Tribulations of Mario Party 10

  • Daan Koopman
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  • February 26, 201526/02/15
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Daan Koopman

As someone who always has friends and family around to play games with, it wasn’t a surprise that I wanted to give Mario Party 10 a fair shake. Outside a couple of entries, I always enjoyed what the Mario Party games delivered and that is having a good time with everyone I know. Even Mario Party 9, which introduced a whole array of weird mechanics, I really enjoyed. That isn’t the popular opinion among fanatic Nintendo players, but it is what it is. Mario Party 10 is, however, a very different beast and I felt the need to address why. Because while I smiled a few times, my first impression was mostly filled with disappointment. The worries start with the main menu of Mario Party 10, which looks sort of sterile and boring. The menu is colorful, but it doesn’t go all out like the other entries in the series. It is more in line with the Wii Party games, […]

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Hands-On Preview: Hyrule Warriors

  • Daan Koopman
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  • August 11, 201411/08/14
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Daan Koopman

When it was first revealed, Hyrule Warriors didn’t excite me as much as I’d hoped it would. I generally like the Dynasty Warriors games and their spin-offs, but this crossover just seemed to lack substance. As time progressed and more was shown of this title, though, my excitement grew – and it all came together for me at E3 2014, where I finally got to go hands-on with it for the first time. It was fast-paced! It was exciting! And, most of all, it was simply a blast to play. Now, I just poured several hours into the final version of Hyrule Warriors, and I’m here to offer up to you all an extended look exclusively here on NFMagazine.com. The first thing that I noticed about Hyrule Warriors was its cutscenes. While they’re not voiced (in typical The Legend of Zelda fashion), they are downright beautiful to look at. The opening scene shows a sleeping Zelda struggling through a nightmare, […]

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