Pokemon Let’s Go is Game Freak’s return to consoles on the Nintendo Switch as Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon marked the end of the DS/3DS era. I’ve beat the first two Gym Leaders, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about how I feel about it so far. If you’d like to read my initial reaction to its original announcement, you can click here. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is probably one of the most hyped-up video games in history with all the videos and announcements leading up to its release, years in the making. And there’s a good reason for that. It’s a fighting game that makes for one of the largest gaming crossovers ever, bringing back every character they’ve had from previous Super Smash Bros. titles while adding new fighters. Here, I’ll be going through my first impressions, talking about everything Ultimate has to offer.
Dragalia Lost is a new mobile game from Nintendo that released yesterday. I’ve played the first few chapters by myself after going through the large and small downloads up front. It has potential to be a great amount of fun, especially with the co-op multiplayer, but there is a lot of information and mechanics thrown at you in the beginning to create a learning curve of sorts with all the menus and options. Ready to form a pact?
Okami HD is a high-definition remaster of a classic that was originally released on the Playstation 2. I will be talking about the Playstation 4 version, but you can also get the game on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One right now. Over the summer, you will also be able to play it on the Nintendo Switch. Okami is considered to be one of the best video games of all time due to its critical acclaim and artistic expression.
I am a few hours or so into the game now and I agree that it is great, especially for its timeless art style resembling what is called ink wash painting through cel-shading. If you’re interested, click the link to learn more.
Metroid: Samus Returns is a great return to its roots as a two-dimensional platforming shooter on the Nintendo 3DS. So far, I’ve gotten a few hours into the game and I’m liking it. This is more of what previous games like Metroid: Other M should have been like. Here are my first impressions…
Persona 5 is a new Japanese role-playing game that came out on April 4th and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I got the “Take Your Heart” special edition right when it released because I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time among the Persona fans. I feel like I’m almost towards the end of the game, but I won’t say any spoilers.
So far, I’ve played about a couple or so hours of Super Mario Maker. I found myself liking to build levels more than playing other people’s courses. The community has some great ones, but a lot of them are either super-difficult or “Don’t touch anything” where you try to survive or listen to a song; I hope that there will eventually be more diverse level creation and some middle-ground difficulties in the future. Other than that, the game itself is mostly excellent. There are some missed opportunities and questionable arrangements, but overall I can see myself and my friends and family enjoy this for a while. Read the rest of this entry →