I hope you are all well and having a fantastic Summer. Unfortunately I have some sad news to share, I am sadly closing down NintyBuzz for the foreseeable future.
I’ve been running NintyBuzz for the last nine years, mainly as a hobby and a platform to talk about what passionate about. It’s been a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt a whole lot as well as made some amazing friends doing so.
It’s very saddening to come to this decision, something I’ve been debating for a while now. With the job and commitments I currently have, I just feel way too burnt out to consistently focus on NintyBuzz, which I feel is unfair to anyone who visits the site.
I want to thank everyone who has been supportive of NintyBuzz over the past nine years, including our readers (even the ones who drop by briefly), our writers, and all the publishers who we have connected with. Without any of you, NintyBuzz would never have made it into its ninth year; I love you all wholeheartedly!
For now, I’m going to keep the website up, would rather not let nine years of work just disappear. As for streaming, that is something I really enjoy and am desperate to get back into soon so I may go back to that in the near future.
I think I’ve said everything I wanted to say. Once again thank you all so much for the past nine years, it’s been amazing!
Way back in 2001, a classic Intelligent Systems franchise made its western debut on the Game Boy Advance in the form of Advance Wars. Whilst most known for their Fire Emblem series, the “Wars” games had numerous Japan exclusive releases on the Famicom and Game Boy lines of systems and it was deemed worth releasing in the west. This was clearly successful, as every game afterwards got a western release too, particularly the second Advance title; Black Hole Rising. Both of these GBA offerings have now been remade by WarForward in a dual-package. Will these games lead themselves to victory, or will they fall on their own battlefield?
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a prequel to the hit trilogy of action titles developed by PlatinumGames. Initially teased as a bonus unlockable in Bayonetta 3, it was finally revealed to be a full-fledged game at the 2022 Game Awards. In stark contrast to the rest of the series, this game takes a radically different approach, more akin to a Zelda-lite game than the combo heavy action romps the series is most known for. Does this game stick the landing and become a well-respected addition to the franchise? Or does it get lost in the forest of its own ambitions?
The legacy of Metroid Prime speaks for itself, having been elected one of the best games of all time on numerous occasions. It led to a renaissance of Metroid titles between the years of 2002 and 2007, with a well renowned trilogy under its belt. Unfortunately, the series went into a hiatus, the second in its storied history, which has led many newer gamers not realising the impact these games had. With 2017’s announcement of Metroid Prime 4 though, another chance was upon us, and now Nintendo has gone and remastered Metroid Prime for a new generation to experience. Buckle up, this is not just another chapter in that history.
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All alone you approach a dilapidated ruin with one mission in mind: to seek an ancient and mysterious power! Nothing will get in your way as you battle hoards of enemies with a range of upgradable spells, and if it does, there’s no shame in trying again.
Perhaps Lone Ruin is the mysterious power you seek, or maybe it’s just that, a ruin of a game. Find out in our review!