Posts by Cody Davies
Octopath Traveler review: A tapestry of many small threads
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By Cody Davies on August 13th, 2018 0
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Most Final Fantasy-style JRPGs are about Heroes, but Octopath Traveler is different – it’s mostly just about heroes. The capital H is important; it means that they are the...
Review: Mario Tennis Aces is a deep game for competitive players
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By Cody Davies on July 17th, 2018 0
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At its core, Mario Tennis Aces is a game that goes in hard on the one thing it wants to specialize in -- providing a world-class competitive multiplayer experience -- but feels...
Review: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is certainly the definitive edition
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By Cody Davies on June 7th, 2018 0
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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is technically defined as a “hack and slash action game,” but that’s not the reason I’ve now logged more than a hundred hours playing...
Review: Super Mario Odyssey is a game that reinvents Mario all over again
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By Cody Davies on November 6th, 2017 0
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To sum up its design aesthetic in one word, Super Mario Odyssey is a game about density. Other open-world games tend to focus on sheer size -- how many mountains you can climb or...
Fujibayashi discusses the concept behind the Divine Beasts and why Ganon has no voice
By Cody Davies on June 6th, 2017 0
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Following his comments on the game's placement in the overarching series timeline, Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fuijbayashi has more insight to share behind the...
Spawn heroes and monsters alike with this Breath of the Wild cheat code
By Cody Davies on May 19th, 2017 1
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Code developers Chadderz and MrBean35000vr have created Accio Master Code, a cheat code -- or really more like a "fun code" -- allowing the player to spawn pretty much anything...
New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe trailer shares a few seconds of Battle Mode
By Cody Davies on April 4th, 2017 0
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I'm not even close to being done with Breath of the Wild, and while I've had to stop myself buying many other exciting games in the last month because of that, I think Mario...
Zelda finally feels like Zelda again
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By Cody Davies on April 3rd, 2017 4
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It was when I played Twilight Princess that I first noticed something wrong. If you broke the game down into its component parts, each piece worked just fine. Dungeons? Check....
Super Smash Bros-themed 3DS bundle releasing in Australia on May 21
By Cody Davies on May 20th, 2015 0
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A new 3DS bundle is about to be released in Australia, with the main draw being a set of exclusive Super Smash Bros. cover plates for the 3DS. The full bundle contains a New...
Here’s a closer look at the Majora’s Mask light on the Club Nintendo store
By Cody Davies on May 20th, 2015 0
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If you haven't cashed in your Club Nintendo points yet, you're running out of time! The US Club Nintendo store closes at the end of June, and the European store at the end of...
Universal Studios gains Nintendo IP
By Cody Davies on May 7th, 2015 8
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The Universal Studios parks are home to Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and soon: Nintendo. A press release came out today announcing a partnership between Universal and Nintendo,...
The Legend of Zelda is a finalist for The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame
By Cody Davies on April 30th, 2015 2
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Fifteen games are in the running for induction into The Strong's World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2015. The list of finalists spans classic games like Pong and Pac-Man, all...
ZU Podcast: Cody, Hombre and Holly Discuss E3
By Cody Davies on June 21st, 2013 5
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Zelda Universe was back to attend E3 again this year, and we have a lot of Nintendo E3 news to cover! Playable demos of A Link Between Worlds and The Wind Waker HD were...
ZU Podcast: What will Nintendo show at E3 this year?
By Cody Davies on June 2nd, 2013 5
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It's time for another ZU Podcast this week! This podcast, Humulos and Erimgard are here to discuss what Nintendo has in store for us at the upcoming E3 convention. While...
ZU Podcast: Zelda difficulty settings, Nintendo Direct, Content ID drama
By Cody Davies on May 19th, 2013 3
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The ZU Podcast is back, and this time we've moved to video format and will be uploading all of our podcasts on our YouTube channel! We'll also continue to upload audio versions,...