[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – November 2017
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A new month is here! We just entered November this week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing.
Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Are you still knee-deep with Super Mario Odyssey? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!
Highlights from last week’s topic: Early Super Mario Odyssey impressions
[Let’s Talk] Early Super Mario Odyssey impressions
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch | 58 Comments | 0 Likes
Super Mario Odyssey has only been around for a day or so, but we imagine that many of you have picked the game up already. We’re also sure that many of you have played it extensively as well.
Assuming you’ve been able to pick up a copy, how are you liking Super Mario Odyssey so far? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: Any interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon?
[Interview] Poi dev on moving from Wii U to Switch, going up against Mario Odyssey, and more
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch | 48 Comments | 0 Likes
Switch has a major game landing this week in Super Mario Odyssey. It’s not the only 3D platformer heading to the console, however. Tomorrow, Poi is coming to Switch after initially missing out on Wii U.
We spoke with developer PolyKid just ahead of the launch to learn more about Poi. The studio chatted with us about the game itself, making the move from Wii U to Switch, and having to go up against Super Mario Odyssey in the same week.
Here’s our full discussion:
Nintendo Everything turns 10
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Site updates | 61 Comments | 0 Likes
I can hardly believe that I’m writing this, but Nintendo Everything is now ten years old. We first opened our doors way back on October 23, 2007. 10 years is a long time to be doing anything. In the age of the internet especially, it practically feels like we’re a dinosaur at this point.
[Let’s Talk] Any interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon?
Posted on 1 month ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, Let's Talk | 97 Comments | 0 Likes
In a month from now, two new Pokemon games will be on 3DS. Of course, we’re referring to Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon.
From the minute these titles were announced, they underwent quite a bit of scrutiny. Fans were hoping that new Pokemon games would be announced for Switch, but instead, they were revealed for 3DS. Making matters somewhat worse is that they’re new versions of last year’s Sun/Moon. It took some time to really understand what makes Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon different from the 2016 games. It really wasn’t until the past couple of months – these last few weeks in particular – that some of the new elements have been highlighted.
So how many of you have interest in Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon (or not at all)? Have you moved on from 3DS to Switch at this point? Or do you intend to fire up the handheld next month for the new games? Let us know in the comments below.
Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – October 2017
[Review] Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
Posted on 1 month ago by Dennis(@LyonHart_) in 3DS, Reviews | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: October 17, 2017
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth makes its numbered return since Legends of the Titan released back in 2013 for North American 3DS owners and brings with it a fresh new outlook while retaining the series’ staple of creating your own characters and telling yet another story of Yggdrasil, for better or for worse. While I’m a firm believer that Etrian Odyssey is one of the best dungeon RPGs around, if not the one currently leading the pack, Etrian Odyssey V also reminds me that while the classic mode is perfectly fine, the lack of any significant story makes for an overall grindy and unrewarding experience that doesn’t have exciting enough gameplay to make up for it.
[Let’s Talk] What are you playing? – October 2017
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk | 27 Comments | 0 Likes
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?
Nintendo World Championships 2017 live stream
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
After a two-year hiatus, the Nintendo World Championships are back. Nintendo will be hosting the 2017 event today, with the proceedings beginning not too long from now. The tournament should kick off at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 10 PM in the UK / 11 PM in Europe.
You can watch the Nintendo World Championships as the event happens below. We’re not saying there will be any announcements (there may very well be nothing), but if anything happens to show up, we’ll have the news on the site.
[Review] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
Posted on 2 months ago by Vincent Ward in 3DS, Reviews | 2 Comments | 0 Likes
Release date: October 6, 2017
For many of us, Mario titles were the games we fell in love with growing up. Whether you were raised on the NES, N64, or even playing the more recent releases like Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, it’s likely you have some fond memories. For me, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was that game. I remember the very concept of having a game this large in my pocket with me everywhere I went fascinated me all that time ago, and to hear that Nintendo is finally looking back on it with a glorious remodel filled my heart with joy. As someone who has already completed Superstar Saga several times over, I was a bit concerned about this new look being enough to buckle me in for a revisit. Yet thanks to some new additions, a trip down memory lane was definitely worth it.
[Interview] Yono and the Celestial Elephants dev on Zelda inspiration, how the game found a home on Switch, more
Posted on 2 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Interviews, Switch eShop | 5 Comments | 0 Likes
One of the big highlights from the most recent Nindies Showcase was the announcement of Yono and the Celestial Elephants for Switch. And you won’t have to wait long to play it. It was announced during the same Nindies Showcase that Yono launches on October 12, meaning it’s just a few days away.
Ahead of the release, we caught up with Niklas Hallin from Neckbolt to learn more about Yono and the Celestial Elephants. Hallin spoke with us about the project’s development, what you can expect from the gameplay, how it’s inspired by Zelda, why the game is a fit on Switch including console exclusivity, and more. As a bonus, we have a rare screenshot from when Yono was originally imagined as a 2D title.
Continue on below for our full interview.