ARCHIVE: The Ultimate Hero – Smash Bros. x Dragon Quest ‘Hero’ DLC Review

The following piece was written in August 2019, as part of a Staff Writer Job Application. Sadly, I didn’t get the job but here’s my work for prosperity; A review of the then new Smash Bros. DLC Character, Hero from Dragon Quest (as this is review for DLC content, some preexisting knowledge of the game is presumed).

A new Challenger draws near, with sword and shield in hand, and more than a few tricks up their sleeve…

Released on 31st July, ‘Hero’ from Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the second DLC Fighter. In typical Smash Bros. style, Nintendo announced a video presentation with series creator and director, Masahiro Sakurai on the 30th, which promised to reveal the release date of said Hero… less than 24 hours later, he was in our hands.

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ARCHIVE: Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo, RETROSPECTIVE & REVIEW

This Review was originally written for a separate Blog, on 11 November, 2016. It’s included here for prosperity.

Originally released in Europe on 14th June 2013, Animal Crossing New Leaf broke new ground for the popular Life-Sim franchise, with fresh customisation and rewarding gameplay. Now more than three years later, the game has been given the most robust free update of any software in Nintendo’s history.

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The new card set arrives in Europe 11th November!

The ‘Welcome amiibo‘ update adds a wealth of new content as well as functionality for a new range of amiibo cards and past amiibo figures. At just over a third of the New Leaf’s original download size, the new additions aim to keep even the most hardcore fans happy whilst also bringing in new players.

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