Interestingly, and likely due to the limitations of the system, the game flattens the presentation of Lords of Shadow back down to two dimensions. In other words, after many lackluster attempts to make a 3D Castlevania, the developers of arguably the first truly successful one chose to step back for the title directly following it.
The rite of passage for a successful platform series is to take a stab at a kart racer. However, as this franchise has always promised, ambitious authors can use the content engine to make whatever they'd like.
Given how well Arkham City sold last year, not to mention how well it was received, the manifest quality of the Game of the Year Edition isn't surprising at all. What is surprising is just how complete the package is for the price.
Gamers are currently enjoying something of a fighting game renaissance with deep, quality titles being released with a frequency and consistency that hasn't been seen since the twilight of the arcade scene.
Ironically, it is exactly those most familiar with the intricacies of the sport and the minor personalities featured in Supremacy that are likely to be turned off by the game's gritty take on this kind of competition.
In many ways, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is the perfect casual portable game. It's fairly fast, fun, and consumable in bite-sized chunks. However, on that basis, it can be argued that it might be a better fit as an inexpensive title for mobile phones, as opposed to a full priced release for the 3DS.