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While EA Games never announced a release date for SimCity BuildIt, their mobile adaptation of the latest SimCity release for PC, the game has quietly popped up in on Google Play. In fact the official website, Twitter account and Facebook page still list the game as coming soon. But it’s out and it’s incredible.

It’s no secret that I love the SimCity franchise. Were it not for the fact that my computer couldn’t handle the newest game, I would already have that game as well. This newest mobile game is everything that I had hoped to see in the PC game, scaled down to fit in the palm of my hand.

The game looks amazing. The level of detail that is fit into the city of the game is incredible. From the cars driving around the city on the roads, the people walking on the sidewalks, the traffic lights at intersections, shadows being cast from the sun in the realistic day and night cycle, the game looks fantastic. Add to this that the textures are very well done, you can pinch zoom in and out fluidly, easily pull the camera from a 3/4 angle to overhead with another simple gesture, or spin the city around in 360 degrees with another, and the game has amazing realism.

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The Verdict

9Amazing

The Good: Looks amazing | natural sounds | doesn’t require in-app purchases

The Bad: Lost progress linking to Facebook once

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The Legend of Dark Witch – Syega Crystals gave their powers to the people of the world, but somebody has stolen all of them… After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness. As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game. Zizou can learn new attacks by defeating bosses. She will need every one of those attacks if she is going to save the world. Check out our review here!

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The Legend of Dark Witch is a simple platform game from Circle for the 3DS. The game feels and plays similar to Mega Man, so if you’ve played those games you’ll know what to expect, and it doesn’t let you down.

The plot of the game is simple to get you going. In the game, somebody has stolen all of the Syega Crystals, which gave their powers to the people of the world. After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness. As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals.

The first thing that drew me to this game is the look of the game, to be honest. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D side scrolling platform game where you run and jump, shooting enemies and avoiding obstacles. There is definitely an anime flair to the art in the game, as well as the look of the sprites. They are all beautifully done, as are the levels and backgrounds. There was definitely a lot of attention paid to these elements, and they make playing the levels more inviting.

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The Verdict

8Great

The Good: Looks and sounds great | Fun gameplay | Lots to unlock

The Bad: Boss battles are very hard

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Nintendo has released a demo for upcoming title Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights.

The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive.

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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 – New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series,PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Oct. 14. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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Circle announced this morning that their upcoming 2D platform action game The Legend of Dark Witch has found a release date, and it’s coming next week!

Here is the plot of the game, as told by Circle.

Syega Crystals gave their powers to the people of the world, but somebody has stolen all of them. After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness. As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals.

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I’m glad you asked! Toys For Bob’s latest installment of Skylanders has been released and the main addition this time is trapping enemies. How does that work anyway? How many of those trap things do you need? What happens when you trap more than one enemy to one trap crystal? How much can you do with those captured enemies? Let’s find out! (more…)

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While many thought that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros would be delayed into 2015, Nintendo smashed those rumours with yesterday’s announcement of a release date.

Nintendo has unveiled the launch date of the Wii U version of the fighting game. The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game will launch in North America on November 21st, just in time for the heart of the holiday shopping season, at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

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Nintendo released sales figures yesterday for Super Smash Bros and sales are good.

Strong launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong holiday season.

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