With only a couple substantial rhythm games on the Nintendo Switch at this time, it’s exciting to know that the fantastic rhythm game SUPERBEAT: XONiC is coming to the Switch this fall!
Platforms: PC (via Steam), Sony PlayStation 4, Sony PlayStation Vita
Just when you think the killing game might have finally ended, we’re treated with another despair filled adventure of whimsy, violence, trust, betrayal and hope. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony takes everything from the series and uses it to throw at us a thrilling conclusion.
For long time Metroid fans such as myself, we never dreamed that the day would come that we would get a proper remake of Metroid II on the Game Boy in a new game called Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Alas, it happened nonetheless! Amidst all the excitement for the game, you may miss the opportunity to get a rare occurrence: a limited edition Metroid themed New Nintendo 3DS XL console. Lucky for you, I picked it up, so check out how it looks, along with the Special Edition of the game itself.
Today was a busy day for Nintendo fans. While we didn’t get any real big surprises from today’s Nintendo Direct, we were certainly met with many headlines to excite both 3DS and Switch owners. Let’s take a quick look at some of my favorite highlights.
Visual novels or games that feature detailed stories accompanied by sprites and music have been a staple in Japan since the early 1990s. Ren’ai games or “dating sims” that revolve around branching story paths where you romance characters go back just as far. It has taken a long time for the genre to gain mainstream attention overseas but Western indie developers have been utilizing this wonderful storytelling medium with increasing visibility and Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is one of the most unique, charming examples in recent memory.
The GameStop Expo was held for a single day in Las Vegas this year, a chance for people to congregate, play new and upcoming games, and buy some things. It wasn't particularly huge, but offered a variety of games across multiple genres and platforms, with little wait time to play them. I got to try all sorts of games, and enjoyed most of them.
Platforms: PC (via Steam), Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4
While I’ve enjoyed most of the Sonic games I’ve played, there’s no denying that the quality of the franchise has mostly been questionable at best since the Sega Genesis days. It seems like Sega finally realized this, and decided to put the development of their most recent 2D title in the hands of devs who are fans more than traditional Sonic devs. This was probably the single best decision they’ve made in quite a long time.
Platforms: PC (via Steam), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Final Fantasy XIII, while receiving critical praise, ended up getting very polarized ratings from fans of the franchise. The more open nature of Final Fantasy XI and XII made some dislike the more linear style of FFXIII. Read on to figure out what my thoughts are, and why.
Inklings who haven’t had a chance to get a hold of Splatoon 2 will have a special offer perfect for them. Walmart will be carrying a special Nintendo Switch bundle come September 8th.
After a long wait, Nintendo finally brought back the Nintendo World Championship in 2015. Though we didn’t have luck last year, they decided to bring it back again for this year! In October, at New York, you’ll be able to compete with the best players at modern and classic games both.