[Review] The Gardens Between
Posted 2 days ago by Vincent Ward in Reviews, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
System: Switch (eShop)
Release date: September 20, 2018
Developer: The Voxel Agents
Publisher: The Voxel Agents
From the moment I started The Gardens Between, I was immediately and gently guided into a universe of nostalgia and serenity, and these calming yet overwhelming sensations followed me through my entire short playthrough. So effortlessly is the player breezing through the story that encompasses this world, it almost pushes them to believe they’re not controlling the world-but simply, living in it.
Mega Man 11 is newcomer and casual friendly
Posted 5 days ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Mega Man as a series has not been known as a “casual” experience. The levels require patience and the robot masters require learning. This all changed when the latest Mega Man Legacy collections added accessibility with a rewind feature. Fortunately, Mega Man 11 follows suit and upgrades itself with difficulty options that will help newcomers and casuals alike. Come take a look at what the changes mean for you.
[Let’s Talk] September 2018 Nintendo Direct reactions
Posted 6 days ago by Brian in 3DS, Let's Talk, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
It didn’t happen last week, but the new Nintendo Direct finally aired this past Thursday. New first and third-party announcements were shared, while updates were also provided on previously-known games.
Nintendo opened the broadcast with a first look at Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Switch. The other big announcement, a new Animal Crossing for Switch in 2019, closed the show. Other notable announcements include Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. It’s not entirely clear if Nintendo will be publishing, but Pokemon developer Game Freak also showed off its new project tentatively known as Town. Of course, this wasn’t everything, but those are some of the first-party highlights.
On the third-party front, you could argue that the biggest news came from Square Enix. Mainline Final Fantasy games are finally back on Nintendo platforms with Final Fantasy VII, IX, X / X-2 HD Remaster, and XII: The Zodiac Age for Switch. Square Enix is also bringing over World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy, and the previously-announced Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition. Outside of Square Enix was Katamary Damacy Reroll, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, Cities: Skylines, and board games from Asmodee Digital.
So what’d everybody think of the latest Nintendo Direct? What was your personal highlight? Were you happy with what was shown, or did the presentation leave you wanting more? Let us know in the comments below.
[Review] Valkyria Chronicles 4
Posted 6 days ago by Jakob Vujovic in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: September 25, 2018
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is a the long-awaited return to the franchise’s roots. After ten years, some strange PSP sequels and odd unwanted offshoots like Valkyria Revolution, this is the first full-on watercolor outing since 2008. If you played Valkyria Chronicles, then you already have a good idea of what to expect here – and from that standpoint this is exactly what could be expected out of a (good) sequel.
Should you play Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD?
Posted 1 week ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Final Fantasy XV has been but a fantasy for us Switch owners for a long time. We knew Square Enix must have something up their sleeve, but what and when? Turns out the question we should have been asking was where, for their sleeves were empty but the pockets were not. Now the cards are on the table and we know Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD is coming to consoles, the question on everyone’s mind is, is this game fit for a king or just a joker?
[Let’s Talk] September 2018 Nintendo Direct hopes and predictions
Posted 1 week ago by Brian in Let's Talk | 0 comments | 0 Likes
If things had gone as planned, a new Nintendo Direct would have aired this week. Mother Nature decided otherwise, however. Following a major earthquake in Japan, Nintendo decided it would be best to push back the presentation to an unspecified date after it was previously scheduled for Thursday.
Usually Nintendo Directs have a short turnaround between their official announcement and actual broadcast. So because of the delay, we’re in a bit of a unique situation. Some possible news that may have been planned for the Nintendo Direct has come out early, including a Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI. This period of uncertainly also leaves the door open to speculation.
What’s everyone hoping for and predicting will happen during the Nintendo Direct? Aside from Mega Man 11 demo, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, and Civilization VI, we’re also likely going to hear about Yoshi for Switch after the final name seemingly leaked. Smash Bros. Ultimate is also certainly a lock, as is Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS. Any other hopes or predictions? Let us know in the comments below.
[Review] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
Posted 1 week ago by Dennis in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Release date: September 7, 2018
Publisher: NIS America
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy takes the powerful female stars of the King of Fighters franchise and gives them a game all to themselves, bringing together an illustrious cast of fan favorites while retaining smooth and flashy gameplay. Although familiar in its presentation and charismatic roster of fighters, the game is a little different from its mainline King of Fighters counterparts by making it extremely accessible to newcomers or casual players of the genre, while also being a fun pick-me-up for seasoned players. Accessibility comes with sacrifice, however, making just about every character’s move-set slim and uneventful, with most of the roster feeling similar in their fighting styles.
Is Minit worth your time?
Posted 2 weeks ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
We all enjoy killing time in some of our favourite games but what about if time killed you? In this peculiar little Zelda-like game called Minit, you have 60 seconds to progress as far as you can before time catches up with you and a curse takes your life! There’s never a dull moment in this black and white puzzling adventure. Come and discover my thoughts on the game and hurry, the clock is ticking!
I’m trying something new with this video. It will be my thoughts on the game at 3 minutes, 30 minutes and 3 hours into the game. Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any question about Minit.
Does Bad North need some wild west?
Posted 2 weeks ago by Eric Zauch in Features, Switch eShop, Videos | 0 comments | 0 Likes
The art style may be minimalist, but make no mistake, Bad North will require maximum patience and planning to survive the Viking onslaught. I took a journey through its procedurally generated islands and lived to tell the tale. With permadeath looming over every mistake, the game relies replay value. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed coasting through Bad North’s combat, it didn’t leave me wanting more Viking blood on my hands.
[Interview] YoYo Games on the ease of porting GameMaker Studio 2 projects to Switch, more titles to come soon
Posted 2 weeks ago by Brian in Interviews, Switch eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes
Earlier this year, GameMaker Studio 2 was announced for Switch. The news was significant as it paves the way for even more developers to bring their titles to the system.
Following the recent news about GameMaker Studio 2 entering open beta on Switch, we caught up with YoYo Games general manager James Cox to learn more about the origins of supporting Nintendo’s console, how easy it is to port games, what lies ahead for the future, and more. You can read our full interview below.