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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. review – nothing but hot air

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS) - should've gone electric

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS) – should’ve gone electric

The creators of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem have a brand new game featuring a steam-powered Abe Lincoln. So what went wrong?

It’s not really right to think of Nintendo as one monolithic entity. Talk about ‘Nintendo’ and you might be referencing them as a console manufacturer, a publisher, or a developer – and their attitude and track record as each is subtlety different. Even as a developer they have several very different studios, many of which enjoy a surprising degree of autonomy. Advance Wars creator Intelligent Systems are one of our favourites, but we’re sad to say this is not their finest hour.

As well as our beloved Advance Wars, Intelligent… Read the full story

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