A spoilery discussion about Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Posted on 2 months ago by Luiz in Features, Switch, Videos | 0 comments
It’s been a while since the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and even though the game is massive, some of us already finished the experience. As it is with a JRPG like this, there’s usually a lot to talk about with regard to the story, exploration, combat and more.
That’s why today’s video is actually a – very long – discussion about Xenoblade Chronicles 3, full of spoilers. If you already played it, feel free to check the video down below and share your own opinions about the game.
Rewatching one of Nintendo’s best trailers
Most of the time, a trailer is a sneak peek of an audiovisual work – a way in which companies can show us some nice bits from a game or a movie to convince us that they deserve our money. As soon as we get our hands on the final product, we usually don’t go back to trailers considering that they are just a small part of the whole.
However, there are moments in which a trailer can actually be remembered – when it is so well-made that people frequently go back to rewatch it! In the video below you can see my “analysis” while rewatching the Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer from the Nintendo Switch Presentation in 2017. Feel free to share your own thoughts about the video in the comments.
When does a new entry makes sense?
Posted on 3 months ago by Luiz in Features, General Nintendo, Switch, Videos | 0 comments
The gaming world is full of franchises. As soon as a new IP appears, people are already curious to know about the next game. Nintendo is basically the king in that realm, being the owner of incredibly popular franchises like Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and others. Because of that, fans often we expect sequels from Nintendo, praying to see a new entry in one of our favorite franchises.
In today’s video, I discuss Nintendo’s different approaches for a sequel and consider when a new game makes sense for a franchise – all of that in the context of the soon to be released Splatoon 3. Feel free to check the video and share your opinion below.
One of the most popular genres for games nowadays, is definitely “open world”. It’s probably the boldest style of level design out there, where each game is always trying to be bigger than the last one in hopes of impressing the player. However, it’s not easy to develop a massive game like this as a lot of the times we see developers failing to deliver a great experience.
In today’s video, I talk about Nintendo’s experience with the genre, discussing how they managed to successfully create some great open world experiences. You can find the video down below. Feel free to share your opinions about the topic in the comments as well.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is here and it’s almost too good to be true
Posted on 4 months ago by Luiz in Features, Switch, Videos | 0 comments
After a not so long wait since its announcement, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has arrived. Personally speaking, this is a very special game to me as it’s the third entry in what is probably my favorite franchise from Nintendo.
It’s a bit unusual for me to publish those “first impressions” videos, but I really felt like there’s a lot to talk about the initial hours of this game. So in the video below, you’ll find a huge Xenoblade fan talking about how good Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been so far. Feel free to share your own experience with the game as well.
Ranking the Nintendo and PlatinumGames collaborations
Nintendo has a good number of partners developers that they usually work with, one of the most prominent ones being PlatinumGames. Ever since the Wii U era, we’ve always been look forward to seeing what the two sides are cooking up together. Just recently we saw a new trailer for Bayonetta 3, the next game coming out from their partnership.
In the video below you’ll find a small “top four” ranking all Nintendo and PlatinumGames collaborations so far. Of course this is just based on my own opinion – feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.
Nintendo’s output on the eShop deserves more attention
Posted on 4 months ago by Luiz in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments
Out of nowhere, Nintendo announced Kirby’s Dream Buffet last week as an eShop exclusive. This is a small and cute co-op experience perfect for Kirby. Although it doesn’t happen too often, I appreciate the fact that Nintendo still publishes some smaller games like that on the eShop. Most of the time these experiences show tons of creativity, bringing new ideas to the console.
However, I think a lot of the titles published by Nintendo could receive more attention and promotion. Sometimes I feel that great experiences like Good Job! or The Stretchers get a little lost in the gigantic amount of games published on the eShop. In the video below, I discuss why Nintendo’s overall strategy to promote these games could be more active than it is and I share some ideas as to how they could be in the spotlight a bit more.
Is Xenoblade too complex for you? Explaining why the series is so good
Posted on 5 months ago by Luiz in Features, New Nintendo 3DS, Switch, Videos, Wii, Wii U | 0 comments
We are just a couple of weeks away from the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which feels a little bit surreal considering that the game was announced in February of this year.
As expected, a lot of people are trying to get into the series before the third entry comes out, and some will probably hear about how the series is complex and not always super friendly to beginners. Although it is undeniable that Xenoblade can be complicated sometimes, I get the impression that when the discourse is so focused on the series complexity, there’s a chance that we are scaring some future fans.
Taking that into consideration, I decided to make a video talking about the overall appeal of the series and why fans love it so much despite the complexity. Feel free to check out the video down below.
Why Switch ports still are relevant
Posted on 5 months ago by Luiz in Features, Switch, Videos | 0 comments
In the recent Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, we saw a good amount of new third-party games being announced for Switch, including some big ones such as NieR: Automata and Persona 3, 4 and 5.
As we are all aware, Switch is not as powerful as other consoles on the market. Usually its ports come to the console with some visual compromises. But even with those compromises, at least on Switch you are able to play these games wherever you want. However, with the recent release of Valve’s Steam Deck, it’s interesting to think about whether that can impact Switch’s position in the market.
In the video below I explain my reasons as to why I think Switch ports are still relevant and a viable option for a number of players. Feel free to check it out down below.
A huge discussion about the amazing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct
Posted on 5 months ago by Luiz in Features, Switch | 0 comments
This past week, Nintendo finally presented a “June Direct”. However, rather than being a general one like many had been hoping for, the broadcast was totally focused on Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The game is coming out in just a matter of weeks and we were given tons of information about the story, exploration, and combat.
With that in mind, I decided to invite one of our editors, Nicolas, to talk about everything that we saw during the event. We are both big fans of the franchise, and in this huge discussion, we shared our impressions of what was shown. You can check out the full discussion down below.