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I was finally able to get myself to sit down and install Project M. A surprisingly simple process that takes no less than a minute. (Excluding the download time which roughly took about 10-15 minutes. Depends on the power of your computer)
You can find more information about Project M on their website. Without further ado, let's get to the review.

After the insanely simple installation, Project M (Project Melee) gave Super Smash Brothers Brawl a complete makeover. Decking out the character rooster with new inclusions of Roy and Mewtwo and countless new skins for almost about every character.

It updated the stages and added new one's such as Dracula's Castle and Skyloft. There's also the Training Room which all of these stages are completely new and original Project M stages.

What I like about the updated stages is they basically redesigned them. An example of that is Rumble Falls where they made the stage stationary instead of being a vertical moving stage.

More stages from the previous games are also included. Saffron City and Hyrule Castle from Super Smash Brothers on the Nintendo 64 also see the light of day.
The two new characters that weren't in Brawl, Mewtwo and Roy, are exactly the same as they were from Melee. The only thing that was updated on their movesets were their final smashes. Also Mewtwo's skin is noticeably updated. Both of them fit perfectly into the game and don't standout among the other characters as Melee characters.
Turbo Mode, which is accessable by going to Special Brawl (and also a new in battle item), is a brand new mode Project M added in the game. Essentially you can perform combo attacks.

Whenever you pause the game during a battle you can move the camera angle freely. Which wasn't possible at all in Brawl. It's perfect when wanting to get those picture perfect screenshots of the battle.

One of my favorite things about Project M is that you can play against your friends online that also have Project M installed.

There's ALOT to cover regarding what Project M fixes. Everything that I have said is the most noticeable changes in the game.

Now I would like to take the time to personally thank the Project M developer for letting fellow Smash players have access to Project M absolutely free.

Tales of the Abyss was ported over to the Nintendo 3DS which was originally for the Playstation 2. I haven't played the PS2 version but from the looks of it, it's a pretty good damn ported version.

You're Luke, a son from the royal family of kimlasca, and he's never stepped one foot out of the manor. Not to mention that he lost all his memories 7 years ago. As he was out training with Master Van a mysterious character by the name of Tear comes out of nowhere and tries to attack Van.
I won't go into the plot anymore to avoid potential spoilers. It'll unfold as you go on, as a typical RPG should.

The battle style is completely different than your typical turned base strategies. It mixes more with a hack and slash style. You only control the person that you're playing as. So you cannot select attacks for your allies that are out in the battle.
It keeps the battles feeling fresh as you can play as your teamates during battles, you can't switch during battle so you'll have to select them before you encounter 
an enemy. It has a variety of close range and long range characters.

One thing that I dislike about the fact you can't switch during battle is that when the character you're playing as dies you have to sit watching the rest of the battle go on. This is especially annoying when you're in the middle of a boss battle.

You can throw away all of you hatred towards random encounters as the enemies are visible on both the overworld and in the dungeons. You can easily choose wether or not you want to battle. But, level grinding is kind of vital in order to progress without any trouble.

The game's story is kind of lengthy so it will definitely keep you busy.
The overworld has quite abit to explore ranging from dungeons to cities. Later in the game you can even travel by sea.

If you're looking for an RPG on the 3DS, Tales of Abyss is definitely worth the buy. I give Tales of Abyss an 7.5/10.

Okay, so I recently played through Pokemon X and after it's been out for a little over a month I can finally say I have seen all it has to offer. This review will be as spoiler free as possible. Nothing from the main plot will be given away. Now let's begin.
Story: You are a young boy/girl who just moved to Vaniville. It starts with you waking up to a fletchling flying in your room. When you go downstairs your mom asks you to go outside and say hi to the neighbors. You are then greeted buy Shauna and Serena. They give you a letter from Professor Sycamore that says you have been invited to go on a pokemon journey. You continue to the next town where you meet a group of friends. They also have the Kalos's three new starters Chespin (grass), Froakie (water), and Fennekin (fire). After getting your first pokemon you go town to town until you reach Lumiose City where you finally meet the great Professor Sycamore. He challenges you to a battle. 

After the battle he offers you one of the starter pokemon from generation one. Your starter options are Bulbasaur (grass), Squirtle (water), and Charmander (fire). When in Lumiose you learn that half of the city's power is out for some odd reason. Soon after you meet the games main villain. (SMALL SPOILER) The villain is Lysandre. They don't refer to him as the bad guy until later, however its strongly hinted. His plot is a good one. He wants to unleash a great weapon to kill all people and pokemon except Team Flare members, Team Flare being the main bad guy team in the game. Team Flare itself felt very unexciting and was always just kind of there never doing much harm. Now I can't go further in the story without spoiling anymore but I can give my thoughts on it. The story was honestly good. A lot of people are saying it's your stereotypical boring lack luster pokemon story but I strongly disagree. I was playing the game for it's story. They also went with a very mature topic for the villain. He wants to kill everyone, yes actually KILL them. As for the rest of the story it's great. There are even hints of romance between you and another character. For the story I give it a 7 out of 10.

Game Play: The game play is absolutely spectacular. For the pokemons first 3D adventure they did a great job. All the controls feel fantastic and battling is great. This installment in the serious adds roller blades as a means of transportation. It's after than running and slower than a bike so it can get you where you need to go and you can still take in the breath taking  environments. To use the roller blades you just use the 3D's built in joy stick. This gives you free 360 degree movement, a first for the handheld pokemon games. The games also have a nice steady difficulty increase. But the games are easy. Not once did I level up my pokemon and I was still at least 5 to 10 levels over everyone else. I never had to challenge a gym leader more than once and the Elite Four was a breeze. My over all thoughts on the game play are a 8.5 out 10. All though it handles like a dream the game is very easy and no challenger will ever pose a real threat to you.

New/ Old Pokemon: This game did not bring many new pokemon to the table, but the 69 brand new ones they did bring are outstanding. Some of my favorites are Delphox, Greninja, Sylveon, and Meowsic. But all of them are great. And for what everyone was excited for Mega Evolution's. This is a new feature to X and Y. Some pokemon were given a new evolution that they can evolve into during a battle with the help of a mega stone. This is great because pokemon like Absol and Mawile are now great additions to your team. And my personal favorite pokemon even got one, that being Gardevoir. The only downfall is that mega stones are hard to come by and if you buy there insanely expensive. But it's well worth it because you get a crazy OP pokemon for a short time. In all honesty I don't have complaints when it comes to the new pokemon in the game. If I had to choose one this it would be all the Pokmon they give you. Pokemon you don't even have to catch. In total I believe there are 7 and I personally aren't crazy about it because I feel forced to use them on my team. None the less I have give it a 10 out of 10.

Post Game and Side quests: In all honesty the game is really lacking in post game and side quests. There are a few side quest but nothing major. And as for post game there is almost nothing you can't do in the main story. Despite this the post game is still very fun because of how easy the online capability's are. Not to mention it's very easy to shiny hunt now, so if you want an awesome team with a shiny pokemon on it you can do just that if you take a day or two to dedicate to it. However I do have high hopes for them releasing DLC for the game. So in the future we could see more added to this wonderful game. This is some what generous but I will give the post game a 7.5 out 10.

Final Thoughts: If I was being totally honest I would have to say that this is definitely the best installment in the franchise. However I never did play the generations 5 titles. I feel this is a step in the right direction for the Pokemon franchise and I'm excited to see what else Gamefreak can bring us. This game was not perfect but still fantastic none the less. My final score on the game is 9 out 10.

(Not regarding the review) Hey guys hope you liked my review. This was my very first one so it may be a bit shaky but I'm sure that they will get better over time. If you did like this review make sure you follow NintenKami on twitter where you can find all of our newest announcements. If you liked my content follow me on twitter @MrUnshyGuy. You can ask me questions of any kind there. A big thanks to my good friend @YoBaka on twitter for allowing me to do this.

The Paper Mario series takes a leap over to the handheld market with this installment.
By the title it should be clear that the game will be introducing stickers.

Rather than having a typical RPG styled battles you'll be relaying on your collection of stickers you've picked up along the levels. So really, you're limited to attacks you can use. However, you will likely never find yourself in a situation where you're out of stickers just as long as you grab them in the levels.

Instead of having a town connecting you to all of you destinations it's setup as a traditional Mario overworld.

If you own a 3DS you should definitely consider purchasing Sticker Star. It's a fun and creative experience that shouldn't be passed up.

Looking for a lengthy game that  spends your time hunting down giant monsters? Well, look no more!
Monster Hunter 3 has multiple areas to track down these beasts with a great collection of missions. Connect your system to the internet and you'll be able to get even more content with free DLC (Downloadable content).If you're new to the Monster Hunter series you don't have to worry about playing the first ones. There's not a detailed story involved. If you're now wondering what you'll be doing in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, I will now explain that all to you.

Over view:
When you aren't out on a hunt you'll be spending your time at Moga Village. The "hub world" if I will. Here you can go out on a "free hunt" to gather materials to upgrade or to forge new armor and weapons, which you can still gather materials while you're out on a quest. You can equip your gear in your house by going to your Item Box. You can also talk to "Chamberlyne" to set furnishings, view your gallery and even get DLC by connecting to the internet.
The controls feel a little clustered at first but after the first few missions you'll get used to them. That is, if you're not using a circle pad pro.
The games textures are very detailed for the Nintendo 3DS and it's one of the best graphical games that can be found on the Nintendo 3DS library.

The game can be around the price range of $40.00 if you're buying it brand new. Despite it being expensive it's definitely worth picking up. I highly recommened it for any 3DS collection.