Category: Reviews Archives | Broken Joysticks

Nov
15

Fire Emblem Warriors | Review

In 2014,  Hyrule Warriors was released by Koei Tecmo, Ninja Theory and Omega Force. These developers had a novel idea, to combine Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda. It was a beautiful game that got better than average critical […]

Nov
12

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer | Review

A Word Regarding Review Copies: Electronic Arts acknowledged Broken Joysticks’ request for a review copy of Star Wars: Battlefront II but did not provide the site with a review code in time for publication. This review is based on several hours of play time with […]

Oct
30

Fortnite (PVE) | Early Access Review

First marketed as a unique crossover between Minecraft’s base building & resource collection and Gears of War’s Horde Mode, Fortnite has been in the news recently for the success (and controversy) of its Free 2 Play Battle Royale mode. After […]

Oct
19

88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition | Review

On August 8th, 1988 at 8:08 am I was but an infant when one of the most terrible acts of evil was attempted. Doctor Evil H8 almost had destroyed the world unless he was delivered his demand of .$88 octillion […]

Oct
16

NBA Playgrounds | Review

When I was young, I played quite a bit of sports games. I especially favored the NES and SNES sports games. I have fond memories of Tecmo Bowl, Excitebike, Punch Out, Super Tennis and of course NBA Jam. Ever since […]

Oct
05

Monster Hunter Stories | Review

“When a monster strikes, the fearful hide, but the brave? They ride” So goes what should be the motto of all Hunters, young and old. Long time fans of the beloved Capcom franchise, Monster Hunter, might have been fearful at […]

Sep
25

Destiny 2 | Review

Version Reviewed: PlayStation 4 Three years after the release of the original Destiny Bungie sends us into a far future version of our own solar system with the release of Destiny 2 on Xbox One and PS4. While the development of the original Destiny has become somewhat of a cautionary tale about […]

Sep
19

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | Review

When Ubisoft and Nintendo decided they wanted to join forces to create a mashup of two great franchises, both had some great characters to chose from. The most obvious choice of franchise from Ubisoft would have to be the Rayman […]

Sep
01

Tekken Mobile | Review

Bandai Namco isn’t exactly known for adapting the Tekken franchise for mobile devices. Over the past decade or so there have been two serious efforts: Tekken 6 on the PSP in 2006 and Tekken 3D on the Nintendo 3DS in […]

Aug
30

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice | Review

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has made quite the splash in the gaming scene as of recently. It is the indie game with the AAA quality looking to make a point to publishers, that it can be done without the AAA publishers […]

Aug
30

Yakuza Kiwami | Review

Game Reviewed By: John Bridgman “Kiwami means extreme!” the tutorial explains, and that’s a good way, to sum up Yakuza Kiwami, the remake of Sega’s first entry in its open-world Yakuza series. It keeps the series’ proud tradition of bombastic martial […]

Aug
18

Miitopia | Review

Since the beginning of story telling, tales have been told about brave warriors combating and defeating the forces of evil. From Greek myths to comic book heroes, the concept of heroes banding together has been done in many different ways, […]

Aug
07

Hey! Pikmin | REVIEW

I’ve never really played Pikmin before. While I’ve played the Pikmin level from Nintendoland and I have played the demo for Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, I haven’t sat down and started up a game of Pikmin from the […]

Aug
02

Ever Oasis | Review

New from developer Grezzo and published by Nintendo, Ever Oasis joins the 3DS library to answer the age old question “what happens if you combine Monster Hunter with Animal Crossing?”. While this may not be a question players may not […]

Jul
28

The Final Station | REVIEW

The Final Station is the base game coming to you from development team Do Our Best games and publishers Tinybuild Games . This game is quickly gaining fans and it is easy to see why; with a story that is […]