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[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – October 2017

Posted on October 7, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk

A new month is here! We just entered October this week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.

Have you started up something entirely new for the month? With all of the new indies on Switch, have you given any of them or a try? Or maybe you’re starting up Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which launched yesterday. Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Do you care about Switch home menu icons?


This might be unpopular – but the only reason that I care about the game’s icon is because the Switch’s OS is so unforgivingly rigid. I wish that I could change the size, structure, and create folders in the same way that I do with my 3DS. That way, if the Zelda icon suddenly changed into something stupid, I’d just shrink it or hide it in a folder.

I wish that the Switch had an OS update, to both their main Home page and to the eshop. Both are so cut-down and basic compared to what I was used to with the 3Ds.


I think they’re pretty important. Not more important than the quality of the game, but with the growing popularity of digital games there isn’t any reason to have ugly looking icons. I’ve definitely turned down physical purchases for digital when I don’t like a boxart. It won’t stop me from buying the game altogether, but I do sympathize with the people who are asking for better looking icons.


A game’s icon isn’t really all that important to me. It’s only there to help me get to the game I want to play. That said, I completely understand what Nintendo is going for with their guidelines. Icon’s on the Switch’s menu take up a lot of space and they want devs to use that space to showcase what their game is better. If it was on a smaller screen like a phone or a 3DS you would want a simpler icon because of how the details would get crushed at a much smaller size. There’s also the big problem in mobile games where copycat games try to replicate the icon of a more popular game to trick people into downloading their game and I’m sure Nintendo doesn’t want that sort of thing to start happening on the Switch too.

So I’m kinda a middle of the road here. I like seeing devs listening to their fans and fixing things even if it’s making something insignificant look better but at the same time I’m not going to make a big deal of it myself and I won’t let it affect my enjoyment of an otherwise good game. I’ve been using Android for eons and I’m not pitching a fit about Google not following their own icon guidelines and that’s a situation that comes closest to being legitimate, this is well below that I’d say.

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  • James Fox

    Stardew Valley is what i’m playing [aside from the imported Penguin Wars]

  • KnightWonder

    Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash

  • I’ve been playing Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, and everyone else should be too!!

  • masterjedi

    Still playing Splatoon 2 cause I am a squid!! I do however have Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle on the way via Amazon. Looking forward to playing that! I just really enjoy the quick frenzied, fun factor of Splatoon 2. Its awesome.

  • DonSerrot

    If it doesn’t have “Stardew” in the name it’s a low priority for me right now. I’ve waited a long time for this one and now I’m basking in my new farm life every chance I get.

  • hi v3.0

    Splatoon 2 and now Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions.

  • dataminor

    I’ve been alternating Samus Returns and Golf Story. Just beat Samus Returns. Thinking of nabbing Axiom Verge.

  • JasonBall

    Mario Run’s new content. The Remix 10 bgm is ssssooo godlike.

    Also, I’ve been playing around with all the amazing SNES games on my SNES Classic whenever I get the chance. So many gems.

    So not much 3ds or switch lately, which is unusual. I plan on downloading a bunch of Wii shop games as soon as I decide on the ones I want such that I end up with zero balance, but for right now it’s Mario and SNES.

  • BLgotswag
  • Kingdom Battle and my classic SNES

  • Vigilante_blade

    Mostly Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, Kirby Superstars and Star Fox 2.

  • Addy


  • Aline Piroutek

    Already finished Metroid II. Now playing Persona 4 Dancing All Night

  • Augo

    I’ve perfected Mario & Rabbids and is focusing on Fire Emblem Warriors.

  • MagcargoMan

    Just playin’ through the games on my SNES Classic. Already beat Donkey Kong Country (one of my favourite SNES games) and have defeated six of the robot masters in Mega Man X, which is hard. Also played a little bit of Super Mario Kart but I’m really not enjoying that much at all which makes me glad I didn’t buy it on the Wii’s VC. I wanted to 100% DKC before moving on from it since I’ve actually done so before, but I can’t for the life of me find the last few bonus rooms, so I’m currently stuck on 97%.

    Also played through Samus Returns on 3DS last month. First (proper) Metroid game I’ve played for more than a brief amount of time, and it makes me want to go play the other games in the series now. Good thing the SNES Classic has Super Metroid on it!

  • Justin McQuillen

    Forza 7 actually

  • Tlink7

    Samus Returns 😀 it is super awesome and I can’t wait for more of the franchise on the Switch <3

  • Sinton

    Just finished A Link to the Past for the first time, so now I’m playing something arcady from my backlog, Resogun for the PS4, before I jump back into the Zelda universe with my first playthrough of Link’s Awakening.

  • Reggie

    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Yo-Kai Watch: Psychic Specters.

  • Bart

    Splatoon 2
    Disgaea 5
    FFVI (SNES Mini)

  • managed to fit in a couple levels of Paper Mario Wiiu. It is clearly the best in the series. Don’t really have time these days

  • A Gamer

    Replaying Mario and Luigi Paper Jam and sadly thats it.I do have the Money to get one game but to scared to ask my parents.

  • RoadyMike

    Pokemon and Spelunker party demo

  • Crimson Hat

    With both YW2 Psychic Specters and Superstar Saga DX coming out in only a week of each other, it’s safe to say my 3DS is getting a huge work out.

  • R.Z.

    On Switch :

    I’m mostly wrapping up Mario vs. Rabids Kingdom battle, revisiting all levels etc.
    Awesome game overall.
    I also got Rayman Legends definitive edition and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
    I think Rayman will be the next game I’ll complete, it’s not as good as Nintendo platformers but still pretty fun.
    Dragon Ball on the other hand … myeah, I played it a bit and I think I’m regretting my purchase. The default control scheme gives me cramps, I’m not feeling the battle system at all and the hub gives off a sense of cheapness (awful camera, stiff movements, bad presentation, low FPS …). I wish I had gone with One Piece instead.
    Other than that I got Picross S on the e-shop. I’m quite appalled at what a minimal effort it is, not taking advantage of the console’s features in any way, lacking options. But it’s still Picross, it’s addictive so it’s working, I guess.

    On 3DS :
    Pokémon Shuffle, what else ?

  • Vorpal Blade

    On the Switch; Splatoon 2 and Breath of the Wild.
    On the 3DS; Monster Hunter Stories Demo.

  • Driftin Hank

    Inversus, Stardew Valley, the Count Lucanor, and Knight Terrors mostly.