Our inaugural selection committee included: Brian Altano (Host/Producer), Peer Schneider (Co-Founder/CCO), Zachary Ryan (Senior Features Producer), Casey DeFreitas (Associate Editor), Tom Marks (Associate Editor), Jonathon Dornbush (Associate News Editor) Marty Sliva (Executive Editor of Features), and Andrew Goldfarb (Executive Editor of News).
Great console with functionality, but lack of great games for now. Easy to setup, handy for two players, although the L and R buttons on the joy-con are a bit hard to reach. The only thing i don’t like is the stand at the back, it is quite flimsy, and there is no rubber cover to protect the microsd when the stand is opened. Overall it is a great console!
This special enhanced edition of the Wii U smash was one of the first big tests for the Switch. How would a game initially built to be played exclusively on a console strapped to a TV translate to a system made to be taken anywhere? The answer: about as well as anybody could expect. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe collected every scrap of bonus content for one of the best games of the decade, added a nostalgic return to a classic battle mode, and made all of it perfectly portable thanks to the Switch’s unique capabilities. If anybody was worried that Breath of the Wild would be a one-hit wonder for the Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gave them hope.
Remember Knock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? How about Punch-Out on the NES? Combine the two, and inject a dose of motion-controlled multiplayer mayhem, and you have Arms. The title refers to the extendable, weaponised limbs that each character packs.
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What was originally meant to be a mobile-only version of Super Meat Boy has gradually turned into a full-fledged sequel. Super Meat Boy Forever will once again have players going through dangerous obstacles, but this time, Meat Boy and Bandage Girl must work together.
Look, Minecraft is Minecraft – and if you’ve already played Minecraft elsewhere, then you’re not going to find anything tremendously new here. But here’s the thing about Minecraft: it’s endlessly replayable and so packed with delight that it’s hard to resist the urge to have it at your fingertips at all times.
As a “match-three” game, Battle Chef Brigade goes above and beyond the call. Anime characters are superimposed on soft backgrounds featuring wet washes of paint pooled over textured paper, set to a lilting orchestral soundtrack not unlike a Miyazaki score. The combat segments, which from a distance may seem tacked-on, are not only well-incorporated mechanically, but also provide immense satisfaction with the fluidity and power of Mina’s attacks. Despite the time limit on each battle, the back and forth between two sources of panic—quickly cooking a dish to the judge’s specifications versus killing monsters for key ingredients—is actually pretty fun. The complexity of solving puzzles contrasts the no-brain hacking and slashing for a very welcome change of pace.—Holly Green
This is a turn-based tactical game and it’s incredibly fun to play thanks to gameplay that’s satisfyingly complex and deep without being overly difficult – though the difficult increases it’s in a gradual way that doesn’t result in feelings of being overwhelmed.
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.
Use voucher code: TDX-PHJ4 to save £20. Tesco already had a great deal by including FIFA 18 and a carry case for free when buying a Nintendo Switch, but thanks to this voucher code, you can save an additional £20 for the best Nintendo Switch deal around. Voucher expires February 15th.
The central conceit of Arms is ineffably bizarre—one day people suddenly have springs for arms, so they start to punch each other a lot. And yet it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Nintendo fighting game: it’s cute, charming, relentlessly upbeat, and relatively simple to understand but almost torturously difficult to truly excel at. It makes better use of the Joy-Con’s motion controls than any other Switch game, to boot. It might feel a little slight—something that might be rectified by upcoming updates—but for the first big new Nintendo idea on the Switch, Arms is a hit.
If you’re tired of playing the same classics on repeat, pick up Thimbleweed Park for an excellent new addition to the point-and-click genre. You’ll travel back to 1987 for a neo-noir adventure that you won’t want to leave.
Yes, it’s more of the same in terms of plot, but the real difference is Cappy: A living, breathing cap that acts as a boomerang, allowing you to inhabit the body of a bunch of the in-game characters. A stop-gap in New Donk City (modelled on NYC) is just one of many highlights in this action-packed platformer.
Taking part of the No More Heroes franchise, Grasshopper Manufacture is releasing Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes exclusively on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. With that said, you can expect an over-the-top hack-and-slash experience.
Along with the company’s latest earnings report, Nintendo has shared a new list of its all-time best-selling titles across 3DS and Switch. The updated charts come from Nintendo’s website and provide new numbers for the top 10 best-selling 3DS games, as well as the top five best-sellers on the nascent hybrid console.
Nicely, the whole game can also be played with more traditional buttons rather than control schemes so you don’t have to get caught flailing your arms around on the bus when you play it as a portable game.
The game includes RPG staples with unique changes such as a dual mana system for super attacks, an active initiative bar for various strategies, as well as tons of collectible items that can be forged and crafted into awesome gear. game includes randomly generated dungeons, so players can get used to the unpredictability of mazes, traps and spawns that help them develop situational awareness and vigilance. Naturally, when player’s progress, so do their character’s development of their abilities, perks and other customizable traits.
With so many people missing out on the original Mario Kart 8 on the ill-fated Wii U, it’s great to see it get another chance on the Switch and with all the DLC thrown in too (hence the ‘Deluxe’). Race on over to GameStop to take a look.
“There’s a moment in Super Mario Odyssey where the game distils everything it is, and everything it stands for, into a blow-out celebration. All at once the past, present and future of this grand old video game series smashes together in a freewheeling, spectacular and experimental set piece that shows that Nintendo, after years of having the handbrake on, is now absolutely flying creatively.