Gimmicks, Griezmann and gegenpressing: hands-on with this year's model.
And this week's Virtual Console release is the perfect opportunity to revisit it.
Is the troubled multiplayer mode worth persevering with?
Smarter writing in games is a good thing, but let's not forget the importance of intelligent systems.
Are big budget games losing their mystery in the face of aggressive marketing?
Does New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent a creative cul-de-sac? And if so, does it even matter?