Review: Worlds converge in Etrian Odyssey Nexus

As the lifespan of the 3DS nears its end, it’s an ideal time for two things: to celebrate the achievements of its era and to deliver the sort of long-lasting experience that can sustain those who don’t yet want to let go of the venerable handheld. Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey Nexus seeks to deliver on both fronts, bundling its 3DS-era ideas into one game that offers dozens of hours of careful decision-making.

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Which Kingdom Hearts games should you play?

Kingdom Hearts has exploded. While Kingdom Hearts III is only the third game in the trilogy, it is one of many titles that rounds out the series’ lore. It is a lot to take in, and people might not have time to go through all of it. Fortunately, our guide is here to help!

To help better illustrate what is going on and what you should be playing, here is the full timeline going through when every game happens and if you should watch or play through each one.

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Detective Pikachu gradually builds a spark of joy

There are a lot of weird Pokemon games out there. So far, they’ve taught us how to type, convinced us to spend two or three hours a day walking around our neighborhood, aided warlords in taking control of territories, helped us become better artists and took us on photo safaris. I guess I’m saying that a 3DS spin-off starring a talking Pikachu who is also a gruff, coffee-drinking detective isn’t all that shocking. What is unexpected is the buzz this little electric mouse is generating.

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Psycho Pigs makes Butasan more accessible

Have you ever heard of Psycho Pigs? What about Butasan? Was there ever a point in your childhood where you recall controlling a pig that would grab bombs and throw them at other pigs in a bid for barnyard supremacy? The answer is probably no, but there was a game that tried to make that a reality for people in the 3DS age. Clarice Games, Mechanic Arms and Bergsala’s Psycho Pigs is a digital revival of everything that mattered about the original game, packaged in such a way that everyone can compete to be top hog.

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Let’s look at Fire Emblem’s transforming races

There are a lot of animal-people in the Fire Emblem series! These are different races who transform into actual animals in battle, while occasionally maintaining some of these features while in their humanoid forms. Hearing about laguz or taguel can be confusing, especially since these races are not universal and may only be present in a few select entries.

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Which Waku Waku Sweets is right for you?

The time has come for Nintendo gamers to make a big decision. Which system is right for making sweets? Waku Waku Sweets has made its debut on the Nintendo Switch outside of Japan. But, Waku Waku Sweets: Happy Sweets Making is already available on the Nintendo 3DS in every region. Those names sound awfully familiar, right? And those characters look pretty similar too. What’s going on? Which one of these games might be the right fit?

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