With Sony and Microsoft both unveiling shiny new consoles this month, and their accompanying media blitzes, Nintendo’s struggling Wii U needs a hit this holiday season in the worst way. It needs a console seller, and given that the new editions of Mario Kart and Smash Bros. are still months away (at least), Nintendo has once again turned to its favorite plumber: it’s Mario to the rescue in “Super Mario 3D World.” Mario’s previous forays have had the power to sell systems.
Sometimes the title says it all. "Animal Crossing: New Leaf," for the Nintendo 3DS, is the latest entry in Nintendo’s "Animal Crossing" series, and has improved upon nearly every aspect of its predecessors, creating not only a near-perfect gaming experience, but also soaring over the bar of what I expected the game to be.
Capcom’s “Monster Hunter” series is quite the behemoth. A hit series in Japan, but still somewhat under the radar in the West, “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate” is an updated version of the 2010 Wii game “Monster Hunter Tri.”