Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review Round-Up - March 2015

Mario Party 10 was fun for the whole family
(and the whole Mushroom Kingdom crew, too).

First off, I hope everyone enjoyed my April Fools' prank for SuperPhillip Central this year. In the past, Filbert from Animal Crossing took over the site, a special edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs was had, and several games were given my judgment in the Review Round-Up.

Now that April Fools' 2015 is over and done with, let's check out the games SuperPhillip Central covered and reviewed for my multiplayer madness month of reviews last month!

Eleven reviews were documented and placed inside my ever-growing SPC Review Archive. As for today, SuperPhillip Central has seen 576 individual reviews!

We kicked off this multiplayer-centric review month with the PlayStation 2 version of Unreal Tournament. While enjoyable, this version is the weakest available, getting a B-. Next, on again, off again contributor Bean and I took looks at both the Wii U eShop and 3DS eShop versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, which received a B- from yours truly. If you're interested in some levels created by me, check them out here.

Five more eShop games were reviewed in a row: the 3DS eShop's KAMI (C+), the Wii U eShop's excellent Trine: Enchanted Edition (B+), the disappointing 3DS eShop game Zombie Incident (C-), the brightest eShop game on either Wii U or 3DS with Elliot Quest (A-), and the 3DS eShop's fun and engrossing Adventure Bar Story (B).

More multiplayer madness was had with TimeSplitters 2, shooting and warping its way to an A-; Mario Party 10, which partied hard to a respectable C+; XIII, which was a heavily stylized cel-shaded shooter that got a B-; and finally, to cap off the month with a disappointing game, IronFall: Invasion, which proved that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but flattery will only get you so far. The game received a less than fantastic D+.

With that, March 2015's month of multiplayer madness reviews has come to a close!

Unreal Tournament (PS2) - B-
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U eShop, 3DS eShop) - B-
KAMI (3DS eShop) - C+
Trine: Enchanted Edition (Wii U eShop) - B+
Zombie Incident (3DS eShop) - C-
Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop) - A-
Adventure Bar Story (3DS eShop) - B
TimeSplitters 2 (PS2, GCN, XBX) - A-
Mario Party 10 (Wii U) - C+
IronFall: Invasion (3DS eShop) - D+

Luigi doesn't want Mario getting his mitts all over
his collectible "Mario" amiibo.

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