Mr. J. Crow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (198 of 215)


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Pokémon X (Nintendo 3DS) by Nintendo
47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
I've played for about 25 hours so far and feel like now's a pretty good time to leave my review.

Pokémon X is one of the first games in the 6th generation of the series, adding around 70 new Pokémon as well as some mega-evolutions to old favourites. The presentation, first off, is stunning. As someone who has played the previous games extensively the shift to 3d models over sprites is a welcome change, the models and animations all look excellent and the music is better than ever with the higher capacity of the 3ds cartridge. The 3d effect is unavailable in the overworld, an odd choice that I don't understand but that's what it is. In battle however, it adds some… Read more
The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS) by Square Enix
What to say about The World Ends With You...

I first played this gem shortly after it came out but it really didn't click with me. The visual style and dialogue heavy narrative certainly aren't for everyone and I was instantly turned off by the tutorial of the battle system.

I returned to the game a bit later when a friend raved about it, and was immediately hooked.

It certainly isn't a typical JRPG and the unique aspects are obvious from the first minute. The game is very focused on telling you a story and aside from the intro (you wake up with total amnesia and are forced to complete in a 'game' or be erased from existence) is best experienced unspoiled as… Read more
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Nintendo 3DS) by Capcom
What is there to say? I've never been a street fighter fan to be honest, some dabbling in tekken and a lot of high level melee being my fighter experiences previously.

That said, SF has an excellent combat system. I found it easy to pick up with a little fighting experience but newcomers are assisted in this version by having the ability to place any move on the touchscreen for easy activation and turn on features like auto-block. Veterans may see this as cheap but it's a great way to get more people interested in a series that has always been a bit unforgiving to newcomers.

The meat of the combat is very solid, with an extremely high skill ceiling and a large variety… Read more