Sunday, January 1, 2012

Review Round-Up - December

The familiar hero clad in green won best
honors at the SPC Best of 2011 Awards.

The last month of 2011 was full of terrific titles and great games. We started off with Pokemon Rumble Blast, the 3DS sequel to the WiiWare original, which earned a solid 7.0. Then we looked at the 3DS hardware itself and ranked it above average (this was before cool features like Swap Note, the updated eShop, and more). My older brother performed his take on Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and gave it a 7.25. Mario Kart 7 revved its way into an 8.5 while the Best Puzzler of 2011 Pushmo received a tremendous 9.0. Not bad for a downloadable game. We went to Kawawii Island in Go Vacation which got a 7.25, played the Game of the Year 2011 in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, took a shuttle to London for Mario and Sonic's third Olympic Games which did well enough to receive a 7.5, and lastly, Kirby returned to consoles with Kirby's Return to Dreamland. That game inhaled an 8.75. Nine games were reviewed in all, ending the year in style.

All scores are out of 10.
5 = Average
* = Guest Review

Pokemon Rumble Blast (3DS) - 7.0
Nintendo 3DS Hardware - 7.5
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)* - 7.25
Mario Kart 7 (3DS) - 8.5
Pushmo (3DSWare) - 9.0
Go Vacation (Wii) - 7.25
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) - 9.5
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) - 7.5
Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii) - 8.75

Kirby and friends rampaged on Wii
with an excellent return to form.

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