This charming curiosity turns the always-dull world of golf into a top-notch role-playing game. It’s pretty much just what that sounds like: “battles” are golf matches instead of fights, you earn experience points and money that can be used to improve your golf game, etc. It’s not just the novelty of the concept or the classic videogame golf action that makes us recommend this one, but the smart, funny script, which features some of the best writing in games this year.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The original game was tightly designed and well-balanced, and while the sequel makes some minor tweaks to the gameplay, the same Nintendo charm is still present in spades.
After the underrated Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U, the series returns once more on Switch with a similar yet refined take on the long-running JRPG universe. This time out the player is put in the shoes of protagonist Rex, who along with his compatriots Tora and Mia, proceed on a mission to discover Elysium, a paradise for humanity. Numerous obstacles and enemies lie in their way though, with players needing to master a auto-attack, special attack ‘Arts’ combat system that leans on well-timed attacks and combos to prosper. The series’ excellent voice acting and story telling will make Xenoblade Chronicles 2 an epic adventure.
At least that’s what the console costs, but if you want to have a great experience with the Switch, you’re going to need more — much more. That $300 price for the Nintendo Switch doesn’t include the cost of games, storage, screen protectors, extra controllers, and carrying cases. Indeed, there are a ton of hidden costs disguised behind the consumer-friendly $299 price point.
The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid games console that you can play on your TV and also take on the go, thanks to a built-in display and a set of detachable controllers. In our full review, we praised the system’s impressively versatile design and ease of use, through we had some concerns about the system’s controllers.
One of the top selling points of the Nintendo Switch is its ability to easily transform from a traditional gaming console into a handheld, portable one. You can dock your unit to access HD gaming on your screen, or you can play anywhere by switching to handheld mode.
The Joy-Con controller is actually a pair of controllers that attach to the sides the the Nintendo Switch when not in use or when playing in tablet form away from the TV. When playing the Nintendo Switch on the TV, you can remove them and play with one in each hand. The left hand gets a controller with an analogue stick and d-pad, the right hand handles the one with a second analogue and the usual A, B, X and Y face buttons. Or you and a friend can use one each in multiplayer games with the d-pad doubling up as impromptu face buttons.
With the Nintendo Switch, where you play Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 is up to you. That freedom puts your console at risk. The more you carry it, the more opportunities you have to drop it and break its screen. Even if you don’t break its display, expect scratches to appear if you don’t cover your device in the best Nintendo Switch cases and the best Nintendo Switch screen protectors you can buy. Even the Joy-Cons need protection. The motion sensors in these $49.99 controllers could break after one drop without any protection.
Also, unlike some other cases, the Hori Tough Pouch strikes a gentle balance between protection and convenience. Because you only put your Switch into it when you’re done playing, it doesn’t change how you grip the console or its Joy-Con controllers.
Runner3 is an upcoming rhythm platform video game which is also attached to the Bit.Trip series. Within the game, players will take the role of Commander Video as gamers fly through pathways, jumping, sliding or kicking obstacles that will come their way.
Aside from letting you take a great game on the go, the Switch version of LA Noire has some neat features such as motion control support. This means you can pick up evidence at crime scenes and inspect it from every angle using the Joy-Con controllers.
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But away from Breath of the Wild’s unique structure, it’s the puzzles themselves that make the game feel the most satisfying. While previous games rigidly allow for a single solution to each puzzle, BotW’s physics-based problem solving means that there are often multiple solutions to each challenge depending on how you combine your various skills.
I’d like to start by saying that it’s not like anything else out there in the gaming world. Nintendo has once again paved the way with a unique and fun ideas and executes it well. For people that are worried by the Wii U like tablet…there are no left-over ghosts of the Wii U here. The entire console is inside the tablet itself, which has a intensely powerful battery which gives you hours of gameplay on a high-definition screen. It’s very easy to set up the dock, which allows you to charge the tablet, but also play on a TV screen, just like any other console on the market. The beauty lies in being able to play a triple-A full console game on the TV, and then take it with you to bed, or out on the bus, or in the car etc. and still be able to continue your progress seamlessly. The Joycon Controllers are small and light, but very precise and provide excellent control. They’re unbelievably ergonomic and just feel right in your hands. They clip onto the sides of the tablet screen for off-screen play, but can easily be removed and used on their own for on-TV play.
Treasure Trove is a collection of all the Shovel Knight content developer Yacht Club games has made so far. You can start by revisiting the excellent campaigns for Shovel Knight or Plague Knight, but the best part of Treasure Trove lies in Specter of Torment, the latest Shovel Knight expansion that uses a prequel to tell the tragic story of Specter Knight. The new mechanics, levels, and bosses are some of Yacht Club’s best work in the series. And if three campaigns set in the world of Shovel Knight aren’t enough for you, Treasure Trove owners will get the upcoming King Knight expansion as a free update in the future.
Huge levels like cities modeled after New York, vast green jungles and desolate deserts await Mario in Super Mario Odyssey; the game has so many different places to explore that you’ll always discover something new. If you happen find something interesting, Mario’s hat, Cappy, can be thrown at it and players can interact with it. The open world game encourages exploration while collecting various items and stars in order to complete objectives.
2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top Nintendo Switch video games launching in 2018.
The procedural algorithms crunching numbers behind the scenes in The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ will almost guarantee you never see the same thing twice. This top-down dungeon crawler plays like a cross between a shooter and an adventure game in the vein of the original Legend of Zelda. Afterbirth+ adds more power-ups, enemies, bosses, and secrets to a game brimming with variety. It gives Isaac more ways to tap into the unexpected and surprise you even after hundreds of hours.
Nintendo’s wicked little hybrid console is already flying. Despite the fact the Nintendo Switch is just coming up on its first birthday, it’s already gotten to the point where narrowing down our picks for the 25 best Switch games is proving very tricky indeed. Along with the big names like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there are other stellar games like the RTS Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle or platformer Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition too. Oh, and did we mention that there are a ton of Nindies (Nintendo’s indie games) around at bargain prices if you want to save some cash?
Retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and GameStop are getting new Switch supplies in stores here and there. It’s worth popping in to see if you get lucky, and worth chatting up store managers, with the hope they’ll tip you off about an upcoming shipment. For example, this Sunday, Target is reportedly getting shipments — but how many at each store is anyone’s guess.
Forget everything you know about the Legend of Zelda games. The Breath of the Wild is a new game that allows you to travel through forests, across vast fields, and to mountain peaks. It is through these experiences that you will discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game choked full of discovery, adventure, and exploration.
If you’ve been playing Minecraft: Nintendo Edition, you may have discovered that you can’t split your Joy-Con controller to share with a friend in multiplayer mode. Looks like it’s time to invest in that second L/R Joy-Con pack. These Joy-Cons are almost as elusive as the Switch itself, especially the neon model, but they are still available at some places, and restock faster than the Switch.
GameStop is also offering bundles for $599.99 that are guaranteed to arrived by April 16, but that’s a lot of money to make sure you get a system. The bundle also includes some items that you may not want to buy, such as Just Dance 2017 and the Breath of the Wild strategy guide.
Lichtspeer takes place in a land rid with monsters, yet you are a champion who can channel the power of the Gods to take on enemies and restore balance to the universe. Grab your speer and restore your kingdom to it’s glory for just $7.
However, do keep in mind your health and energy as you’ll need to make sure your character is in tip-top shape in order to avoid suffering from exhaustion. Lose health and you lose a considerable amount of money and items you’ve worked hard to attained. Stardew Valley will have you hooked for hours on end, for better or worse. (Better, definitely better.)
This upcoming title will retain the classic turn-based battle system with an added ability of a Boost system. The boost system will allow players to attack an enemy multiple times during a turn if enough Boost Points are acquired.