[Review] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
Posted on 4 hours ago by Nicholas Serpa in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Publisher: Square Enix
Say what you will about Square Enix, but it’s impossible to deny that they’ve got a knack for publishing offbeat experiences that few other major publishers would touch. Their latest oddity, the lengthily named The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, is an ambitious interactive detective story framed almost entirely through full-motion video (or FMV) – a style of presentation that really thrived in the 90’s but is only now experiencing a small resurgence in popularity. Despite its niche presentation, the game delivers an intimate and intelligent mystery that is well worth seeing through to the end, if players can endure its slow pacing and only moderately interesting characters.
Nintendo Everything Refresh: Episode 008 – Our favorite Indie World announcements, surprising Nintendo sales numbers, Monster Hunter, and more
Posted on 5 days ago by Nicholas Serpa in General Nintendo, Podcast, Switch | 0 comments
Twenty games were featured in last week’s Indie World showcase, but which ones stood tall above the rest? Join your hosts Nick, Nicholas and Dennis as they discuss their favorite reveals from Nintendo’s latest showcase, in which fists and insults will fly vehemently, leaving none of them the same ever again. (Just kidding!) Then, stick around for their thoughts about the recent Monster Hunter presentation, some insight into the latest Nintendo sales data, and even more news and game impressions!
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep: 007 – Reggie’s Nintendo secrets revealed, Square Enix’s big sale, Mario Strikers new gameplay, and more!
Posted on 1 week ago by Nicholas Serpa in News, Podcast | 0 comments
Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé released his new book last week, and it’s filled with all kinds of juicy behind-the-scenes glimpses at how Nintendo operates! In this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh, we discuss our favorite fun facts revealed in the book, as well as discuss the recent Square Enix sale and how it could affect their output on the Switch. We’ll also talk about the recent new gameplay trailer for Mario Strikers: Battle League, plus a fun bonus topic towards the end of the episode!
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 06 – Nintendo Switch Sports; Mario movie delay; Balan Wonderworld drama, and more
Posted on 2 weeks ago by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast, Switch | 0 comments
It’s time to dig those Joy-Con Wrist Straps out from storage; Nintendo Switch Sports is finally out in the wild, and we have a lot to say about it! Join your hosts Nick, Nicholas, Luiz and Dennis as they discuss the successor to Wii Sports, the recent Mario Movie delay, new details about Balan Wonderworld’s troubled development, and more in this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh!
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 05 – Xenoblade and Splatoon 3 release dates; Nintendo contractors speak out; Joy-Con repair center overwhelmed, and more
Posted on 3 weeks ago by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast | 0 comments
With delays being so common in the modern gaming landscape, it’s extremely rare to see the opposite – a game being released earlier than expected – occur. Against all odds, that’s exactly what happened last week when Nintendo announced it will release Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on July 29, significantly sooner than its initial release window of September 2022. On top of that, not only was Splatoon 3 was announced to be releasing on September 9, but several news reports were released that granted a rare glimpse inside Nintendo of America’s operations – and unfortunately, bringing to light some of the challenges that the company is facing regarding contractors and Joy-Con repairs. Join your hosts Nick, Nicholas, Dennis and Luiz as they discuss all this and more in this week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh!
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 04 – Nintendo expanding in Japan; Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes; Bandai-Namco’s mystery Nintendo game, and more
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast, Switch | 0 comments
This week’s episode of Nintendo Everything Refresh is jam-packed, kicking off with discussion about the new Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes trailer and the gameplay mechanics and story elements it revealed. On top of that, Nintendo recently announced it will be expanding its Kyoto offices, and a mysterious new Bandai-Namco game was inadvertently revealed via a job listing that could be a remaster of a “3D Action” game made by Nintendo. Your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis and Luiz will discuss all this and more in this brand new episode!
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 03: Metroid Dread Boss Rush, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Xenoblade 10th anniversary, and more
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in Podcast | 0 comments
This week on Nintendo Everything Refresh, join your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis and Luiz as they discuss Metroid Dread’s exciting new Boss Rush mode, which was recently released as a free update for the game. Then stick around for the full verdict on the recently-released 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, as well as preview impressions on Neon White, the upcoming deck-building first-person combat/parkour game from Annapurna. They’ll also discuss the recent Chrono Cross release, Xenoblade’s 10th anniversary, and more.
[Review] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments
Release date: April 12, 2022
If any game is a shining example of the artistic potential of video games as a medium, I cannot think of a better recent example than 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. It is that rare type of narrative-driven experience that could only really exist as a game: a sprawling science-fiction epic with no less than 13 playable protagonists, that somehow manages to be both a beautiful side-scrolling adventure and a deep, exhilarating real-time strategy game. With so many moving pieces and a lengthy 40-hour runtime, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim could have very easily been a confusing, unfocused mess of a game, but somehow, all of these disparate elements fuse into nothing less than a masterpiece.
Nintendo Everything Refresh Ep. 02: E3 cancellation, Zelda delay, LEGO Star Wars, and more
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in General Nintendo, Podcast, Switch | 0 comments
Last week was surprisingly noteworthy in terms of industry-wide gaming news; not only was the sequel to the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild delayed all the way into spring of next year, this summer’s biggest gaming event – E3 2022 – was cancelled entirely. Join your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis and Luiz as they break down these topics and more in Episode 2 of Nintendo Everything Refresh, a brand new weekly news and discussion podcast!
Our show is now available on most major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Audible (with Google Podcasts coming soon), or you can check out the video version below:
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Nintendo Everything Refresh – Episode 01: Kirby impressions, Mario Kart DLC, folders on Switch, and more
Posted on 1 month ago by Nicholas Serpa in Features, Podcast | 0 comments
Get caught up on what’s new and exciting in the world of Nintendo with Nintendo Everything Refresh – a brand new show by the staff of Nintendo Everything!
In this inaugural episode, join your hosts Nick, Nicolas, Dennis, and Luiz as they discuss big recent news topics including the recent DSi and Wii Shop outages, Switch’s brand new “Groups” feature, and the future shutdown of Dragalia Lost. Plus, stick around for our impressions of some of the games we’ve been playing lately, including Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Rune Factory 5, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Course Pack DLC, and more.
You can check out episode 1 below.
Future episodes of Nintendo Everything Refresh will be released at the start of the week over on the Nintendo Everything YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so you don’t miss out. Have ideas or suggestions for the show? Let us know what you think – and thanks for listening!