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Dragon Quest IX DQIX is secretly two games: when you're playing through the main quest, it's a traditional JRPG with a light but interesting story populated by unexpectedly engaging characters and perfectly brisk pacing; then as you approach the end, it becomes a dungeon crawler driven by a dungeon...

December 31st 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo and "official" game score authority Twin Galaxies have named a winner in their Sin & Punishment: Star Successor contest. "Andrew F." from Milwaukee, Wis. claimed the title with his 68,126,154-point score in Level 3 of Treasure's Wii rail shooter -- on hard mode, of course. And using the...

October 28th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo presents this video as gameplay tips for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor players, but we think those who have yet to get into Treasure's latest explosive shooter stand to benefit more. For one thing, "get lots of coins and medals" is a gameplay tip we could probably all have intuited o...

July 14th 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Here's the first draft of my review for Sin & Punishment: Star Successor in its entirety: "YEAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" While I think that pretty well encapsulates the feeling of playing Star Successor, I realize there might be value to explaining what the game is and why I enjoyed it so much. But ev...

June 25th 2010 at 10:02am 0 Comments
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Have you been going through your day, feeling like an adequate member of the human race? That's silly -- at this time of day, you really should be feeling down in the dumps, like you can't do anything right. So, in the interest of your mental health, we offer the latest trailer for Sin & Punish...

June 24th 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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In case you missed Siliconera's translation of the Iwata Asks interview with Treasure about Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Nintendo of America has posted its own translation. And if you have read it, you'll appreciate Nintendo's updated translation of Iwata's statement that the N64 "was a mac...

April 28th 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Click and Enlarge: Gallery Experience For some, Sin & Punishment 2 is of known quality. Released last year in Japan for the Wii, hardcore gamers have already experienced Treasure's latest. Thankfully, for the rest of us, we don't have to rely on imports -- Nintendo of America is finally (and s...

April 28th 2010 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo delayed two of its big summer titles for Wii today: Metroid: Other M (to August 31) and Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (to June 27). When the company made the announcement, it provided no reasons. As it turns out, there is a decent reason for each delay. "As you may know, this game i...

April 23rd 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're a fan of Nintendo-published games about shooting aliens, prepare for disappointment. Nintendo just announced delays for the North American releases of both Sin & Punishment: Star Successor and Metroid: Other M. Sin & Punishment has been pushed back from June 7 to June 27 -- a bri...

April 23rd 2010 at 2:52pm 0 Comments
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This week's Nintendo Channel update features a lot of trailers for all of the big news items out of Nintendo Media Summit last week. If you haven't had a chance to check out the new trailers and our hands-on impressions, hit up this post here. Otherwise, boot up your Wii and enjoy all of the new vi...

March 1st 2010 at 3:15pm 0 Comments