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[Let’s Talk] February 2022 Pokemon Presents reactions

Posted on February 27, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Let's Talk, Mobile, Switch

Despite it being a weekend, a pretty big Nintendo-related presentation took place today. Pokemon Presents is something we’ve seen previously, but it made a return again for Pokemon Day.

It goes without saying that Pokemon Scarlet / Violet was the biggest announcement of the show, closing out the presentation. Gen 9 is here, and it’s bringing along an open-world with it. We also got a new update for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Shaymin’s appearance in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, Alola Pokemon for Pokemon GO, and more. You can catch up on all of the news here.

What are your thoughts on the Pokemon Presents video that aired earlier today? How do you feel about Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet thus far? Let us know in the comments below. 

Highlights from last week’s topic: Your top Wii U and 3DS eShop picks

Stephen Yap

Some of my favorite 3DS picks are gonna have to be these below:

1) The Legend of Dark Witch Episode 2: The Price of Desire – By far the best Dark Witch game for its vast improvements in gameplay and content.

2) Brave Dungeon – Though “obsoleted” by the Switch version, this one manages to give me the “pick up and play” JRPG that provided me tons of replay value thanks to its New Game Plus modifiers.

3) Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – It doesn’t have four-player mode, but its added Miracle Cures and Mission Mode made for one of the best entries in the Dr. Mario wagon.

4) Yumi’s Odd Odyssey (Sayonara Umihara Kawase) – The gameplay is simplistic in nature and its grappling mechanic is very flexible, but the game is quite the challenger otherwise and provided me a phenomenal experience from beginning to end. Hopefully this and the two predecessors find their way to the Switch.

5) Pushmo – Who knew that something so simplistic ended up being so much fun in the puzzle side of things? Hopefully this series gets a “revival” on Switch; this series is just too good to see stuck on the 3DS (and Wii U).

As for the Wii U, I honestly can’t think of much eShop highlights from it, but the few I have are Dr. Luigi, NES Remix 1 and 2, and DuckTales: Remastered. All of them are great and definitely recommend to the crowd, though I’m hoping NES Remix 1 and 2 reappear on Switch.

Man, I’m really going to miss these games when the 3DS and Wii U eShops close down…


Life is like a hurricane as it is. So naturally I recommend Ducktales Remastered for the Wii U. A Remastered NES game with voice acting from the whole Ducktales 80’s cast, and beautifully cartoon animations through the whole game. It’s a game that came out of nowhere, but I definitely appreciate it a ton to this day. Being a big fan of Ducktales back in the day, during GBA games time I was wanting an Uncle Scrooge or Duck Tales game, and contacting Disney about it, all I got was robotic like answers that got me nowhere. Years later during the Wii U generation, that Ducktales Remastered announcement was one of the best video game announcements to me in a long time.

Highly recommend this game. Totally biased opinion from me! XD


Retro City Rampage is so much fun to pick up and play on 3DS!
I also recommend Pocket Card Jockey on 3DS for anyone who’s found themselves playing Solitaire for an hour at a time.
Currently, the 3DS is the only place other than the mobile App Stores where you’ll be able to find Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, so you should absolutely pick those up if you’re interested in the series!

As for Wii U, Ducktales Remastered is certainly fun.
I would also insist on purchasing Mario Pinball Land on Virtual Console – that is, if you’re the straight-laced type who still intends on BUYING those…

Thankfully, a lot of very good games on the Wii U and 3DS eShop are or have become multiplatform releases, so there’s a lot of games you’ll be able to find elsewhere even if you miss out on these versions. (And don’t tell anybody, but exclusive content can always be modded in…)

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