[Review] Tank Troopers
Posted on 2 months ago by Jakob Vujovic(@jakovujo) in 3DS eShop, Reviews | 14 Comments | 0 Likes
System: 3DS (eShop)
Release date: February 16, 2017
Developer: Vitei / Nintendo
Tank Troopers is strong in many of the same ways Steel Diver was good, so it wasn’t surprising to see that Vitei (the developer that assisted development on that title) made this. Comparing a game’s strengths to the infamously barebones 3DS launch title isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement, and for as many strengths it shares, those weaknesses are also present – even if to a lesser extent. There’s just not a lot of stuff to do, even if it does have some of the dichotomy of cutesy war charm of the World War I dogfighting game Snoopy Flying Ace.
[Let’s Talk] Will you still pick up Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U?
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Wii U | 63 Comments | 0 Likes
Like many of you, I have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild pre-ordered on Switch. I fully intend to play the game on that new system. But the thing is, I also have a pre-order for the Wii U version, and I’m hesitant to cancel it.
I’m not entirely sure why. I don’t know when, if ever, I’d get around to playing Breath of the Wild on Wii U. The game is mostly the same on both platforms, but Switch is always where I’d play it. I only picked up the Wii version back when Twilight Princess came out. At that time, there was more of an incentive to buy it on GameCube as well due to the world being flipped. This time around, I almost feel like I’m inclined to hold onto Breath of the Wild on Wii U due to it being the last game for the system, and it may be tough to find later on. Maybe I’m being weirdly sentimental.
So here’s a question for you guys this week: will you buy Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U? Will you still pick up that version even if you’ll be buying and playing the game on Switch? Maybe some of you don’t have plans to purchase a Switch in the near future, or just want to hold on to the game for other reasons like myself. Of course, I fully expect that many of you are just going for Switch, and that makes total sense. In any case, let us know about what you’re planning in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – February 2017
[Interview] Sumo Digital shares more details about Snake Pass, talks Switch
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch eShop | 9 Comments | 0 Likes
Sumo Digital has a new 3D platformer heading to Switch very soon. At the end of March, Snake Pass will be showing up on the eShop.
We caught up with Sumo Digital this month to learn more about Snake Pass. The team spoke to us about its inspirations, Doodle the Hummingbird sidekick, game length, and more. Sumo also had a bit to say about bringing Snake Pass to Switch.
For our full interview, continue on below.
Posted on 2 months ago by Jakob Vujovic(@jakovujo) in 3DS eShop, Reviews, Wii U eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
System: Wii U (reviewed) / 3DS eShops
Release date: February 9, 2017
Developer: Ratalaika Games / VaragtP
Publisher Ratalaika Games
Have you ever played Cookie Clicker or one of its hundreds of clones? Planetra is one of those idle games, now on your Wii U and 3DS. You harvest fruit, berries, eggs, manure – the whole gambit of things that come out of a farm, for gold. More gold means investing more resources into the farm. More resources yields larger quantities of produce to sell for yet more gold. Watching numbers tick up at a growing pace then releases dopamine in your brain.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – February 2017
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk | 19 Comments | 0 Likes
Since there was so much to talk about in January, we didn’t really have a chance to dedicate a Let’s Talk topic to the games everyone is actually playing. So now we want to know: what has your attention right now? Have you started up something new recently? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Fire Emblem Heroes impressions
[Let’s Talk] Fire Emblem Heroes impressions
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Mobile | 34 Comments | 0 Likes
Nintendo’s next mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes, arrived this past week. It’s the debut appearance for Fire Emblem on smart devices, and the company’s first real attempt at a “gacha” game.
How many of you have downloaded Fire Emblem Heroes and tried it out? What are your thoughts thus far? If you have anything to say about the game, be sure to share your thoughts with us below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: The future of 3DS
[Interview] Frozenbyte talks Has-Been Heroes, developing for Switch, more
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
In January, Trine developer Frozenbyte announced a brand new project. Has-Been Heroes, a new roguelike title, will be on Switch – and very soon. A release date of March 28 has already been determined.
We caught up with Kai Tuovinen from Frozenbyte this week to learn a bit more about Has-Been Heroes. Tuovinen spoke about the game itself, how it’s using HD Rumble, and more. We were also able to receive some comments about what it’s like developing for Switch, among other subjects.
Our full Has-Been Heroes interview with Frozenbyte is below.
[Review] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
Posted on 2 months ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: February 3, 2017
Yoshi and his Woolly World are back to entertain you again, but this time on the 3DS – and with a friend. Yoshi has seen a long and healthy run in the handheld space with Yoshi Island remakes, spinoffs, and sequels, before going back to the console space. Now he returns home in Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on 3DS. After Super Mario Maker, this is the newest 3DS port of a Wii U title from its library, but what’s the difference, if any, between its console counterpart?
[Let’s Talk] The future of 3DS
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk | 69 Comments | 0 Likes
Much of the attention surrounding Nintendo right now is focused on Switch, and understandably so. But the big N has another system on its hands that isn’t going anywhere. Naturally, we’re talking about the 3DS.
Several titles had already been announced for the portable this year. This week, Nintendo reconfirmed some of its 3DS plans (and some new ones), as well as its committment to the platform.
Don’t forget that Nintendo just announced Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Fire Emblem Warriors (New 3DS). Aside from that though, Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World comes out next week in the west. Tank Troopers then follows as an eShop title on February 16. Just one week after Switch launches, Mario Sports Superstars arrives in Europe with new amiibo cards to boot – it’ll follow later in March in North America and Japan. Pikmin is still heading to 3DS this year, as is Ever Oasis. Oh, and a Pikachu New 3DS XL system is slated for February along with two new Nintendo Selects in the states.
How’s everyone feeling about 3DS right now? Even after Switch launches, will you continue to play new releases (or older games you have for that matter)? I do think we’ll be seeing at least a few more announcements, whether they’re completely new or localizations of games like Miitopia. Let us know how you feel about 3DS in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Fire Emblem Direct reactions
[Let’s Talk] Fire Emblem Direct reactions
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk, Mobile, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch | 21 Comments | 0 Likes
The huge Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 was only just hosted last week, but Nintendo continued to deliver big news a few days ago. On Wednesday, the company held its new Fire Emblem Direct.
There were quite a few announcements, and some surprises along the way. Nintendo kicked things off by revealing Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for 3DS, a re-imagining of Fire Emblem Gaiden. Next was the confirmation of a brand new Fire Emblem heading to Switch in 2018, followed by a bit of gameplay from Fire Emblem Warriors – plus the announcement of a New 3DS version. Finally, we got a lengthy look at the mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes.
What do you guys make of the Fire Emblem Direct? Were you surprised to see another Fire Emblem game for 3DS? Do you intend to try out Fire Emblem Heroes when it launches on February 2? Let us know how you feel in the comments below!