LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (3DS)
Action 22 October 2013
An action-adventure game featuring the superheroes from Marvel comic books. The title was created by Traveller’s Tales Studio, experts at LEGO video games (e.g. LEGO The Lord of the Rings, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, LEGO Harry Potter). Players can become Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and other superheroes, who are asked by Nick Fury from the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization to save the world from villains and other dangers. The developers stayed true to the well-proven gameplay mechanics that combines elements of action, brawler, and adventure game. As always, the game is filled with unlockable extras, and features a cooperation mode in split screen.
Rayman Origins (3DS)
Arcade 05 June 2012
A two-dimensional platform game, the gameplay of which references classic installments of the series. The story of the game takes place before the events told in the first installment of the series. The action of the game takes place in a fairytale realm called the Crossroads of Dream. When the world is threatened by an invasion of dark creatures called Hoodlums, the titular protagonist and his friends decide to save it. During the game the player will visit various fantasy realms, jump between numerous platforms (the action is shown from side perspective and the player can move in four directions), get past various traps, obtain new abilities and fight enemies encountered on the path. There is more than a dozen types of enemies, as well as much more powerful bosses. What's more, the game contains levels in which the protagonist mounts other creatures (for example a giant mosquito) and rides it through large areas. Cooperation mode is a novelty in the series – it allows the player to complete all levels while accompanied by up to three friends. The colorful, beautiful graphics generated by UbiArt Framework are a valuable asset to the game. Colorful locations are accompanied by neatly-animated characters and a catchy soundtrack.
FIFA 15 (3DS)
Sports 23 September 2014
Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.
Pokemon Y (3DS)
RPG 12 October 2013
Another installment in the iconic game series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. It was released in the form of twin role-playing games: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. The story in both games is set in Kalos, a region resembling France. In the game, the players assume the roles of trainers who traverse the world in search of the monsters they can catch, train and send to fight battles in the Pokemon league. In order to succeed, the player has to obtain eight special badges by defeating the gym leaders and proving their worth to the so-called Elite Four - the best trainers in Kalos. The twin games do not bring any significant changes to the gameplay mechanics introduced by the previous installments - the gameplay consists mainly of exploration. Apart from that, the player can talk to other characters and battle opponents in turn-based duels using Pokemon that differ in skills and combat techniques. Both games are the series's first attempt at utilizing fully three-dimensional graphics.
FIFA 14 (3DS)
Sports 24 September 2013
A soccer simulation game, and the 21st installment in the FIFA series. The game was created by EA Canada development studio. As always, you can control players from your favorite teams in matches against living opponents or computer AI. FIFA 14's data base contains 15 thousand footballers from several dozen leagues from all over the world. As compared with the previous FIFA games, FIFA 14 brings about some crucial changes to gameplay mechanics, including improved ball physics. Furthermore, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions employ a new game engine, called Ignite (used also in Madden NFL 25), that ensures high quality graphics.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers (3DS)
Adventure 26 January 2016
Another installment in a bestselling action-adventure game series based on the license of the LEGO bricks. This title is a result of cooperation between the developers from Traveller’s Tales and the Marvel company. Once again, players visit the amazing world of comic superheroes. The story is based on the Avengers film (2012) and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Therefore, you can play as one of the numerous Marvel characters known from both the graphic novels and films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye. In terms of gameplay, Lego Marvel’s Avengers is not much different from other games in the series, such as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Gameplay is presented in third-person perspective and it boils down to exploration, solving puzzles, gathering collectibles, and fighting with opponents.
Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)
RPG 11 July 2013
A turn-based RPG developed by the experienced Japanese studio Level 5. The game was inspired by the popular series of Pokemon games. In Yo-Kai Watch the player assumes the role of a young boy who receives a magic watch from a mysterious creature. The watch allows him to see the title yokai, sympathetic ghosts that live in the world. The protagonist is tasked with helping various people, but other, less friendly yokai are trying to prevent him from doing that. Whenever he encounters one of them, he must fight with the ghost. If he wins, he can befriend the creature and use his special abilities later in the game. The game utilizes the special features of 3DS console. While exploring the world and fighting many actions are performed by drawing specific gestures on the touch screen.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (3DS)
Arcade 25 April 2017
Specter of Torment is a free DLC for the fan-favorite platform game Shovel Knight, developed by Yacht Club Games. This time, we play as a new protagonist, the titular Specter. The expansion takes place before the events of the base game. In terms of gameplay, Specter of Torment is identical to the base game, combining the elements of a 2D platformer, an RPG, and an action-adventure game. Once again, we observe the game from a side perspective. We explore some new fantastic locations, solve simple environmental puzzles, and fight the enemies. However, Specter has a new move set and skill set at his disposal. Unlike his predecessor, he can climb walls and other environmental objects, which opens new tactical possibilities for the players. The iconic shovel was replaced with a characteristic scythe.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS)
Action 11 November 2014
Another installment in the popular arcade game series from the LEGO brand. It is also the third game depicting the adventures of the legendary hero from the DC universe. It was developed by Traveller’s Tales, known for many other productions in the LEGO series. The story focuses on the struggle between the Justice League, led by Batman and other comic superheroes — and a villain called Brainiac who wants to shrink our planet and include into his disgraceful collection. The game will take us from the streets of Gotham City into space and other, not yet visited, regions of the DC universe. The gameplay mechanics are based on proven solutions, although some novelties were introduced as well. Among the latter, we can find the simultaneous use of various abilities, hacking mini-games, as well as levels where we operate a space fighter or in zero gravity.
Ever Oasis (3DS)
RPG 23 June 2017
Ever Oasis is another game from the Japanese studio Grezzo, created in cooperation with Nintendo. Ever Osasis is an action-RPG that focuses on world exploration and combat. Tethu, the game's protagonsit, has to not only find his missing brother, but also create a well-functioning osasis in the middle of a desert to help him prpeare for the confrontation with the forces of Chaos. By doing various quests we get the so-called 'dewadems', a currency that will allow us to build new buildings in our settlement and to buy more powerful equipment. During our adventures we will meet some NPCs that will aid us in our quest or will want to live in our oasis. Combat, one of the game's key elements, is purely arcade. Key to victory lies in striking effectively, doing powerful combo attacks (the possibility to swap between the members of our party anytime we want to allows that), and evading our enemies' strikes. Ever Oasis has eye-pleasing visuals. The game has characteristic, cartoon-inspired style.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)
RPG 27 August 2015
Another installment in the bestselling jRPG series which has been in development since the mid-80s. It is the first game in the franchise to be available for PlayStation 2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is set in a well-known fantasy universe. The player controls a party of adventurers who have to stop the evil Dhoulmagus and remove the curse he placed on the king and his daughter. As we progress, the protagonists gain new abilities and items and become stronger. In combat, played in a turn-based system, they use not only typical medieval weaponry but also magic. They also encounter friendly NPCs with whom they can trade and talk. Visually, Dragon Quest VIII resembles Dark Cloud 2: it has three-dimensional graphics combined with cel shading rendering which gives them cartoonish looks. The characters' were designed by a famous mangaka, Akira Toriyama, known primarily for his work on the Dragon Ball franchise.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (3DS)
Action 25 March 2011
A 3D action-adventure platformer that came out as the third installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series. The story of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is based on the popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Players can take part in the galactic conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. The developers prepared 3 campaigns, each consisting of 6 missions corresponding to the consecutive episodes of the TV show. The gameplay focuses on fighting opponents, overcoming obstacles, and solving puzzles. The game also features special levels, in which you pilot a space fighter or control the massive AT-TE walker. Moreover, the developers from Traveller's Tales implemented some improvements in visuals, including brand new lighting system.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (3DS)
Fighting 11 June 2015
A battle game set in Akira Toriyama’s universe of Dragon Ball, developed by Arc System Works team. Players can choose from many varied game modes, starting from story campaign, through special challenges, and ending on skirmishes, 1 on 1 or in teams. There's more than a hundred warriors from anime series and movies, including the most iconic ones like Goku, Vegeta or Cell and minor characters like Guldo, Videl or Nappa. Most of them have unique, alternate forms – such as Super Saiyan, which let them execute stronger attacks, performing more effective combos and finishers. A distinct feature of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the tactical advantage that players can get by using the shape and structure of the arenas. All of this is presented in high-quality visuals, which take a lot after the legendary anime series.
Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (3DS)
RPG September 2017
The eleventh major installment of the popular jRPG series by Square Enix. The action of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time takes place in a fantastical land of Lotozetasia, while the player assumes the role of a inhabitant of the Ishi village. On his 16th birthday, he discovers that he is an incarnation of a hero who saved the world from annihilation many years ago. Since then, the youngster’s life takes a radical turn, and his further fate is uncertain. Accompanied by loyal friends, the protagonist embarks on a journey which will seal his destiny. The production is very sandbox — at its core are exploration of the environment, conversing with non-player characters, and performing quests given by them. Turn-based combat is an integral part of the gameplay. To win a battle, we have to adequately develop our character and adjust our equipment accordingly.