Banner v4

twitch youtube discord facebook instagram

Displaying items by tag: Nintendo Switch

On Friday, April 30, two console-exclusive games, Returnal on PS5 and New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch, will be released.

Returnal: The first PS5-exclusive

returnal

Returnal is a third-person shooter with rogue-like style horror elements. I won't go into too much detail about the game here, as there is already an interesting article about it in our Gaming News-section.

New Pokémon Snap: Gotta Snap Them All

new pokémon snap 6136509

Anyone who grew up with Pokémon in their childhood and is perhaps still a big fan of the pocket monsters can certainly remember the harmonious, cozy "Pokémon Snap" back on the N64. In a small wagon, we gondolled across an island, equipped with a camera, in search of the perfect snapshot of a Pokémon. If the whole thing sounds a bit monotonous at first, the game enjoyed a great deal of popularity back then. Apart from the battles and the catching of Pokémon, it was mainly about keeping your eyes open to get a, sometimes more sometimes less rare, Pokémon in front of your lens.

New Pokémon Snap doesn't reinvent the wheel, because the principle remains similar to back then, you sit in a vehicle and drive across an island full of Pokémon. Of course, in addition to many Pokémon from the first generations, there are also many Pokémon from the newer generations. In total, there are over 200 Pokémon to discover.

Although the game follows a rough storyline, the main goal here is still to fill the photo codex with your snapshots. The quality of the photos also plays a role. After each outing, the photos are evaluated by a professor. Pictures will be rated well if the Pokémon can be seen well and large enough on the photo, if it looks in the direction of the camera, possibly takes an exciting pose and if additionally other Pokémon can be seen in the background.
In addition to the story, there will also be different missions (such as "take a total of 100 photos") through which you can unlock different filters or frames.

As a Pokémon fan, this game should almost be a must-have, but even not so die-hard fans who are looking for a quiet game with a high replay value should get their money's worth here.

Published in Gaming News
Sunday, 13 June 2021 00:58

E3 1st Day (12.06) Ubisoft and more

If there are important moments for a gamer, E3 is one of them. It's a certainty. So your servant condenses everything to you in a beautiful summary that I present to you here.

I wrote by hand during each live to keep the best. And here it is:

Initially, we were treated to a multitude of presentations about Ubisoft, its operation, some of the key employees and gameplay. To keep us waiting between each session, we had the right to an in-game moment. A walking viking, a moving car, boat or plane. It was never long but always very controlled. So it slackened the pace a bit, which was necessary at times to be able to take full advantage of each announcement. Now let's move on to the concrete. What does the games say?

Cool announcement for Brawlhalla, ninja turtles will be one of the playable characters. We got a glimpse of what these turtles will be capable of and it promises to be epic. For The Crew 2, we will be entitled to the next season in July. With routes from the east coast of the USA. We are also given figures on games streamed, 2 billion assassinations (great), more than 10 billion km traveled and more than 160 quadrillion points of experiences gained!

 

Ubisoft Forward

First game shown in more detail, Watch Dogs Legion, Bloodline. A cutscene where we see Wrench stealing a device from Aiden Pearce. Himself being caught and tortured to retrieve this object. We then have the right to action, explosions and other epic moments. All this "available soon"

 

We come to Rainbow Six Extraction.

As its name suggests, extraction missions will have to be done. The alien parasite has evolved, humans and their weapons too. Extractions must be made in a three-way co-op. Different monsters were presented including rather classic genres like those that explode, those that fly, those that are huge and bogus. We are then shown gameplay that seems complete. You have to detect monsters, know how to get them discreetly, attack at the right time and always be on the alert. There are points where we can refuel to be able to continue the mission. The game is released on September 16. The stake also lies in its evolution. You can have nice upgrades and good weapons, but if you are captured, you can lose everything and you have to start all over again afterwards. Video full of promises and very well done.

 

Rocksmith +

After Rocksmith, this is its evolution. If we have a guitar and a phone that's fine, you've got everything. The phone can be used as a microphone that can tell you what you are doing right or wrong. They've pushed the system to its limits by giving direct community help, very detailed recommendations, and equally well-done in-game help. A huge library of songs, you can create your own arrangements and perfect them. A Closed Beta is available by registration now.

 

Riders Republic

A game that looks really cool. You can snowboard, cross bike, wingsuit or even paraglide. In the race, in exploration, in an arena to do tricks, in competition. There is something for everyone. There is also the possibility of having a hang-glider with reactors or a bicycle with reactors. There were no more details about this but it is surely an upgrade to do. This game also seems very promising and will be able to rage more than one I'm sure. If the mechanics are well done it will be able to meet a great success.

 

Just Dance 2022

Todrick Hall, choreographer, musician, singer and dancer and and and, presents his work with the team of Just Dance. He rewrote his hit Nails, hair, hips, heels for this game and naturally he also created the choreography. It promises to be a game for everyone and no matter why you play, you will have fun. Sport, fun, dance, learn to dance, the game will suit without worry.

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

A new expansion will be released, Siege of Paris. As ambitious as the Vikings were back then, this expansion will have a lot to offer. Between missions, weapons, clothes, enemies and intrigue, players will have plenty to do. We will also have the opportunity to travel with this game. A journey through time that will give players the chance to see and play for themselves the life of the time with historically correct moments. Small nice detail it must be admitted.

We then have the right to trailers concerning the series / films on which Ubisoft is working. I did not notice too much because I did not find it interesting. Make way for games!

 

Far cry 6

We are entitled to a cutscene to see even more complexity concerning El President. Dani takes her friends and others in search of help and brings them back in a fishing boat which must allow them to escape. However the boat is stopped. We hear that the captain is being assassinated. El President comes down and talks about him and his father going fishing together. His father kept only the big and beautiful fish and released the others. This is to make the metaphor with what he has just "caught". El President's son was among those who fled. He takes his son with whom he has a conversation. On his way up he told one of his soldiers to "release the other fish" so to kill them. Then no more light and gunshots. End. Very good time and we see that in writing the team behind this game knows how to do it very well.


We are then entitled to a presentation where the player seems to be some of the most emblematic villains of the series. Being part of the season pass it will therefore probably be possible to play small campaigns in the skin of the villains of some of the Far Cry games.



Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope


A huge sprawling purple villain is after some lovely little stars. Mario, Luigi, Rabbids and others set off on a galactic and crazy quest to save the entire galaxy from this threat. The proposed design is that of a pre-Alpha and already it promises to be better than the first in the series. We will certainly have fun playing and we promise, those who played the first will not be tired of the second. Game that won't arrive until 2022, however.



Last candy


We quickly recognize Pandora. For those who have understood we are talking about the planet of the Na'vi, for those who have not yet understood, the planet and the inhabitants of the movie Avatar that I recommend to everyone. Even if the scenario is based on a simple frame that we can recognize, the fact remains that this film is beautiful visually and from the point of view of the story. This is a game that does not take place in the plot of the film, at least it does not appear to be. The game is called Avatar Frontiers of Pandora. This too is only scheduled for next year. The video gives us a very faithful representation of the flora and fauna of the planet, the Na'vi and human vehicles. To see if the game will do justice to the film.



Gearbox Entertainment


I've never played Borderlands, but I like the universe. Every time I see videos on the subject I find it captivating. It starts with a small video presenting the Gearbox University, so humor. Presenting us the diploma in sociopathy or even regular medialogy or whatever it is you do -ology. Quite nice therefore with the images of some of their games and characters.


We are at the filming location of the movie Borderlands. We are introduced to the director and Ramirez who will play Atlas. We are accompanied all along by the CEO of Gearbox. They honor Cate Blanchett for her work and humor. Then we see a blurred Tiny Tina, a weapon very well represented and even compared to its version of the game. The whole team working hard to create something beautiful. We then see the two producers who have worked on many Marvel. They explain that they took 2 years to find an agreement with Gearbox to make this film. They accepted this long negotiation because they are sure they can make a great movie with this game. 2/3 of the movie has been shot already.


Back on a sequence of their university full of humor with the voice of actress Mayim Bialek who plays Amy in The Big Bang Theory.


We are entitled to a small presentation on the game Tiny Tina's Wonderland. A fantasy game, with all the codes, castles, goblins etc. The game is scheduled for release next year.



Tribes of Midgard


We can see how the game will work. So a Vikings game. We have a sacred tree that monsters want to destroy. We must therefore, during the day, go find resources, complete missions, kill monsters and then return, enlarge the village, fortify it, create weapons and armor. At night, monsters come to attack the village and you have to know how to defend it. From time to time giants arrive who must win at all costs otherwise it's game over. A game that seems promising and playable both solo and multi. An Action / RPG releasing on July 27 this year.

One last humor session and we leave for a superb video.



Godfall


On August 10 the game is released for PS4 with a free update on PS5 afterwards. It is Cross-Gen and therefore can be played together for PS4 / 5 players. The same day comes the Lightbringer update. A very specific mission allowing you to loot differently as well as the Fire and Darkness expansion pack. This brings its share of novelties.

We are again on the set to have the right to a conversation between the CEO of Gearbox and Kevin Hart, actor and comedian. He will have the role of Roland from Borderlands who apparently suits him so well.



It was long but very pleasant. Gearbox has proven how funny they can be and not just in their games. Their conference was crazy but not lacking in content either. For Ubisoft, we also had great information. I especially think of Riders Republic which looks very well done. Rainbow Six Extraction also seems to promise hours of games and rage.


For the first day, we were treated to some great conferences. For my part, I can't wait to see what tomorrow has to offer us. Between the desire to see the Square Enix announcements and the desire that this first day gave me, I must say that I am impatient!


See you tomorrow !

Published in Gaming News
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 10:49

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED

 

Well, we didn't expect that by expecting it a little bit anyway. A new Switch was in the works without really knowing what it would be.

 

There was already talk of an OLED screen without going into more detail.

 

Now we are sure. Nintendo is releasing an improved version, thus creating a third product line.

 

After the Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, we are entitled to the Switch OLED. Available in two colors and priced at € 349. A good price (50 € difference compared to the standard version)

 

It has a 7-inch screen instead of 6.2, the dock-in station also has an Ethernet port. Small improvements that are timely and that will allow new games to benefit from small bonuses. The storage capacity also rises to 64 GB.

 

Players will have the opportunity to have better quality in nomadic mode. The performance on the other hand does not change. Other nice little changes are also visible with no longer just a 2cm wide leg to hold the console upright but a flap that is as wide as the console to make it more stable.

 

OLED technology will inevitably allow for a graphic improvement thanks to better contrast, more beautiful colors and deeper black.

 

The best point, however, is that holders of the classic Switch will not be penalized by this new model. Because future games can all be played on the standard version. A very important point in order to avoid great frustration.

 

The price difference is low, people that want to switch from one console to another won’t be afraid to do it. Anyone who does not yet have a Switch, these 50 € are worth it and will therefore easily be able to choose this new model over another.

 

It will be available really soon : October 8 this year!

 

 

 

 

Published in Gaming News
Tagged under
Friday, 24 September 2021 12:46

Nintendo Direct 23.09

Hi, you know I'm a fan of Nintendo "I" - Richard. I write most of these beautiful articles that I am so proud of. Thanks to BOTRL and its community I can have fun with writing.

 
 
 
I am always so happy to see that a lot of people are reading our articles and am equally happy with the good and bad reviews!
 
 
 
Now let's talk about the Nintendo event. On Twitch we could see what the Japanese firm was going to bring us. Bottom Line: October is Nintendo's new Christmas month.
 
 
 
We already knew that Mario Party was coming out in October, the same for Metroid Dread. But there is more. We have already had some great videos and / or demonstrations of the games mentioned, in addition to some great news. I think everyone expected Nintendo 64 games to come. Well this time it's real! And yes friends. The Switch subscription is evolving and will allow you to enjoy the games of this legendary console.
 
 
 
That's not all ! As if more were needed, Sega will be invited to the party and at the same time to be able to enjoy the N64 games we will be entitled to the Sega games! The classic Sega Genesis games will also be present! In addition to all this, Sega and N64 controllers will be on sale for subscription holders!
 
 
 
Very small downside, to take advantage of it you will have to add this as an option to the subscription, which means - pay more. We don't have any details on the price but it's for October, so we'll have all the details in the days or weeks to come. The list of games will also be given later.
 
 
 
Then other great presentations were made.
 
 
 
The film Mario has its cast! A release date for the US too! In December 2022 the film will be released. Warning ! Crazy casting with Chris Pratt (Gardians of the Galaxy) as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, Peaky Blinders) as Peach, Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, Horrible bosses) as Luigi, Jack Black (do we really have to tell you the roles he had?) as Bowser and others. A superb casting for a film that could turn out to be very good!
 
 
 
Speaking of gaming franchises, let's talk about Bayonetta. And yes the long awaited 3rd part will arrive! 2022 will be a great year. The video featuring him was energetic and promising. Fans should be won over by this news and presentation!
 
 
 
KIRBY INCOMING!!! And yes, Kirby in full 3D with the new opus Kirby and the forgotten land for spring 2022. Very beautiful and colorful. The game promises to live up to the character's reputation!
 
 
 
Castlevania enjoys a superb reputation, a taste of exquisite nostalgia and a nice revival with its Netflix series. Of course, we are then entitled to a collection of games already available Castlevania Advance Collection is available on the Store!
 
 
 
Splatoon is the perfect mix between shooter and fun. Colorful, funny weapons, real tactics and fierce competition. The 3rd opus has been presented, the least we can say is that the game is up to the task! I see the many games coming up on in. It's also scheduled for next year.
 
 
 
Chocobo GP is probably the surprise of the year. It feels like a real Mario Kart but super cute with Chocobos etc. Another game that will keep your mouth watering until next year. It is an understatement to say that we are impatient!
 
 
 
In short: Knights of the old Republic is coming to Switch, Animal Crossing will have its own live, final DLC for SSM, Expansion pack for Monster Hunter Rise, Dying Light 2 Platinum in Cloud Version for the Switch.
 
 
 
Hope you enjoyed it! See you soon and have a good game!
 
 
Published in Gaming News
Friday, 01 January 2021 13:19

Controller for Nintendo Switch Online

I will soberly talk about that Nintendos exclusive offer for their subscribers. I'm kidding, I am a fanboy so I won't be subtle and not show my love for NINTENDO.

 

With that introduction that gives the guidline we will now talk about that offer. To be honest, the offer is not as good as the one of Nintendos concurrence. This is a fact. It is not comparable for the moment. I receive the newsletter for Nintendo and Playstation offers but not for Xbox as I have none. Nintendo was able to distinguish itself and took advantage of their story. They found the good path to take, to distinguish themselves from the concurrence. We won't even talk about the price difference which is a bit more than a third of PS Plus price. You will have some % on some prices, but nothing really consequent. So Nintendo had to find something to attract their gamer community.

 

They have one advantage in comparison with others, their catalogue for nostalgics. You may play NES and SNES games at any time. To push the offer to the limit they decided to make controllers for NES and SNES to use with their last console.

 manette nes

We will now check the NES controller

Those controllers can be loaded like the Joycon, connected directly to the Switch or in a charger dedicated. The controllers have the same connection as the Joycon have. The controllers can only be used for games in the NES catalogue. Obviousely, the controllers do not have enough buttons nor joysticks.

The controllers are really well made, the quality of the material is great and the design is really faithful to the classic controller. Honestely the controllers are beautiful and I am happy having bought the controllers. Great design, batteries lasting long enough and playing those old games with those controllers is a real pleasure.

It was a great idea and they managed to create an exclusive offer with those controllers. A gamer that has subscribed to the Online subscription may buy maximum two pairs of NES controllers. One pair costs 59,99 €. The price is a bit high even if they have no defect, but their usage is (logically) limited and therefore has a price a bit high that shouldn't have exceeded 45 €.

manette snes

Lets check the SNES controller

Those controllers are not reloaded the same way as the model before. I think it is due to the R and L buttons. The design wouldn't have been respected if they had the same connection as the Joycon or the NES controller. So they even thought about it and asked themselves the right questions. Those controllers are loaded with a USB C cable.

I loved taking the controllers in my hand, play Mario Kart or Donkey Kong Country was a real pleasure. Again, the design is respected, the material used is excellent and it is pleasant to have it in your hands. For those controllers to, there was no defect to be seen. The batteries are good enough and the fun is there.

The offer is another in that case, you buy one controller et not a pair. The price is 29,99 € and you may buy a maximum of four controllers. The same number of controllers than for the NES controllers. The price is the same (difference of 0,01 €) and still to high for me. In that case too we shouldn't exceed 45 € for a pair. The reason is the same, the controllers are (logically) limited to be only used for SNES games.

I directly took two controllers so I may play with someone for games playable with a second player.

The delivery was pretty quick as I got them within less then a month. When I check now (01/01/2021), the NES controllers should be delivered within two weeks. But the SNES controllers aren't available for the moment. What a chance I had to buy them in November!

Finally, the controllers are to expensive for someone that is interested in the NES and SNES games but that have no nostalgia for it or players that won't play often enough those games. Due to the limitation of their usage possibility, the price stays high. For those who never had the chance to have those consoles or don't have them anymore, those who are really nostalgic and love to come back in childhood will love having them and maybe won't find the price to high.

I am happy to have them, play old games with those controllers on my 55 inch TV is exciting. Being in bed with my wife while she's reading a book and I would play with those controllers, it's amusing and I remember a time when I got up early on sunday morning with my brother. We would sneak into our gaming room and play those old games in front of an old TV.

Nintendo managed again to be different then other console brands, it may be frustrating some times, but we are always blown by their inovations and their knowing how to manage their classics. May it last a long time.

Published in Articles
Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:53

17.02.2021 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Direct

 

Good morning all.

The long-awaited Nintendo Direct took place on 02/17/2021. For those who don't know, there hadn't been a Nintendo Direct for almost 18 months. This is to say if the wait was long. Now, we will see together whether the expectations have been rewarded with good information from the Japanese firm or not.

I will not give any personal opinion. This is reserved for the conclusion. I am going to pass on to you here simply the most striking information from this video that so many people were waiting for.

 ssb.xc2

Super Smash Bros DLC

The video finally begins. We are treated to a discussion between characters of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. We quickly realize that it is about presenting a DLC for the hit game Super Smash Bros.

We will therefore be entitled to the addition of Pyro / Mythra. A beloved character by fans of the game franchise and an additional swordsman to the long list of characters available in Nintendo's fighting game.

This is the first information to take from this Direct. This should set the tone and pace for the video, we also got a lot of details about Pyro’s arrival. For example a special Xenoblade-themed stage, the different attacks and movements of the character.

 

Hello from Shinya Takahashi

Shinya Takahashi then makes a brief speach to launch the rest of the presentation. He thanked the fans for their unconditional support and then left room for the rest.

 

FallGuys

From the start of this 2nd announcement, we know what it is. Fall Guys is coming to Switch. The game already known to the greatest number is no longer to present. The racing / battle royal game with characters in the shape of a giant Tictac is coming to the console for the summer of this year.

 

Outer Wilds

The presentation then continues with a game that could be quite promising. The title chosen to announce the game clearly sets the tone. “22 minutes remain until the solar system is destroyed”. It’s clear, but it poses a lot of additional questions.

This is a space exploration game called Outer Wilds. The solar system is in an endless loop that lasts 22 minutes. During this loop you have to discover as much as possible, collect information, decode messages, all in order to prevent the sun from exploding or at least to understand why? And above all, why is the solar system in an eternal loop?

 

Famicom Detective Club

We go directly to the next presentation. These are Famicom Detective Club: The missing heir and The girl who stands behind. These are two games sold separately, two separate themes.

A detective game, therefore, for the game called "the missing heir" we are investigating a so-called haunted village in order to discover the dismal mysteries that surround this village.

For the game called "The girl who stands behind" it is more of an investigation to prevent a sinister murder that could happen. A high school supernatural investigation that should be addicting if the presentation is to be believed.

 samuraiwarriors5

Samurai warriors 5

We are entitled to a very rhythmic presentation for Samurai Warriors 5

As is often the case with franchises - Warriors, it's all about kicking the butt of massive hordes all on your own. We don't really know more, but it's not for nothing that these kinds of games are successful. The game is expected to arrive sometime in the summer of this year and no further information has been circulated yet.

 

The Legend of Mana

As the "Mana" franchise works well with its covers / remixes / remasters, we continue and this time we are entitled to Legend Of Mana which will be available on June 24th. Fans of the franchise can be happy, 20 years after the game has gotten a makeover and it's pretty cool graphically. We are explained the story and the game mode. It is (obviously) an RPG, with artifacts that we receive we must fill the world map which is empty at the start of the game. , bring back to the world its splendor and to find the so important tree of the franchise.

 

Monster Hunter Rise

We are presented with a new trailer for Monster Hunter Rise, with new very huge, fierce and nervous monsters to fight. We get a brief overview of what we need to do to fight them.

The franchise that has been working well lately. The game will be released on March 26, along with an exclusive console and an exclusive pro controller just like the game.

 mario golf

Mario Golf "Super Rush"

After a brief intervention from Mr Takahashi, we are entitled to a new presentation. Mario Golf Super Rush. We are presented with the game play and the iconic characters who are obviously present. The game has been pushed to the maximum in order to be able to perform the best shots.

There will be several game modes. We are presented with “Speed ​​Golf” players play at the same time, powers are available in this mode which can be fun and at times infuriating depending of your friends. A story mode will be available.

The wait is not long for those who love this Mario game as it will be available on June 25 and pre-order is available now.

 

Tales of the Borderlands

Briefly we are told about Tales of the Borderlands which comes out on March 24. There is nothing significant otherwise, the video is quite expeditious.

 

Capcom Arcade Stadium

We then go directly to the novelty of Capcom, the "Capcom Arcade Stadium". The application itself is free and some Packs are available in addition but they need to be purchased. This brings together the most iconic arcade games of the firm. Everything is already available.

 

Aspyr

We are then presented with Aspyr, a zombie game that asks us to play on the zombie side. The goal is to create a zombie horde and take control of the city. We can do cool upgrades to be more powerful and more devastating, with even a Jet-Pack and other vehicules.

 

No more heroes 3

We are then entitled to details about No more heroes 3. Aliens invade the earth. The aliens have destroyed an entire city and you must save the world. We are presented with a fairly innovative game play and a pleasant and unique graphic style. It will be available on August 27

 

Neon White

We then arrive at the presentation of Neon White. Assassins are in Heaven to kill demons there, just that. Game play is introduced right away with a brief explanation of the story. This is a first person game. The game will be available in winter.

 

DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power

We are entitled to another presentation. A game where we embody some of the DC super heroines. Which is pretty obvious, the cartoonish graphics, the quite funny storytelling and the in-game goal, save the city from the bad guys.

We are introduced to characters who will be available. We must not be recognized and save the city, all at the same time. We must therefore also play in civilian mode and do everything to not be recognized. The game is released on June 4

 

Plants vs Zombie: Battle for Neighborhood

The Battle Royal is coming to Switch on March 19. A pretty cool and energetic little presentation of the game. This one too many people already know, having it in portable mode on Switch or Switch Lite can be nice. This is the "Complete Edition", so certainly with all the DLC.

 

Miitopia

We are entitled to the presentation of a rather unexpected game. Beyond creating a very personalized Mii, you need to have good relationships with your allies for combat and successful missions. The release is scheduled for May 21, with pre-orders already available.

 

Animal crossing

We are entitled to new features for the hit game Animal Crossing last name. There will be items from the Mario universe available to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Brothers.

We will be entitled to these items thanks to a free update on February 25. In the game shop, you can then enjoy the items on March 1st.

 project

Project Triangle Strategy (Provisional name)

We will be in the world of Norzelia where 3 nations exist. Each with a particular virtue. The story will revolve around these virtues and the choices we make.

Explanations are given of the mode of combat, the usefulness of different attacks, lands and associated magic to create modifications to the terrain on which we fight. The decisions we make are important in continuing the story. Tactics are important in combat as well as out of combat.

The graphic style is a 2D model close to Octopath Traveler and it’s a graphic achievement for anyone who enjoys this style, but in all fairness the hard work is visible.

The game will be available in 2022 and a demo is available at the end of the presentation.

 

Star Wars Hunters

The presentation of the game is short, there is no game play or story. We recognize the music, we see the logo, the voiceover just tells us that this is a competitive game, which takes place between Episode 6 and 7 of the franchise. The game will be available this year.

 

Knock Out City

An EA game, features video game characters, who play a Battle Royal / Dodge Ball on their Switch. The game is called Knock Out City and it will be released on May 21.

We are presented with the game and what needs to be done. It looks like one can "be the ball" to be used as a projectile against the opposing team. It looks like a fun game while keeping a competitive and tactical spirit so you can win the matches.

 

World's End Club

We play a team of 12 characters the “Goalgetter Club”.

Japan has no more inhabitants and when you return home you control different characters and you have to play as much solo as with several of the said characters. The game is released on May 28.

 

Hades

Hades will be released in physical play on March 19 with small extras like a code to be able to benefit from in-game music.

 

Ninja Gaiden Master Collection

This Collection includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1, 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3. A small presentation is made of the game play and its history. We find a style and very fast and intense actions. This presents itself as a great opportunity for players who have never enjoyed these games before. The game will be available on June 10.

 

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity

For 20 € we will be entitled to Expansion Packet we are given certain dates. May 28, June and November therefore arrive these novelties for those who have purchased this pack.

 

Bravely Default 2

The game is coming out soon and we are given a little explanation on its history and its combat mode.

There is a job system, the fights are turn based. A new trailer will be shown later and we remind you that the game will be released on February 26. Pre-orders are available for those most interested.

 

Ghost’s N Goblin Resurrection

Ghost’s N Goblin Resurrection is featured. This game is released on February 25th and pre-orders are possible too. A local coop is also possible. We are not given more info than that. We directly recognize the style of this game with a rather special graphic overhaul.

 

SaGa Frontier Remaster

A new presentation about a remastered game. This is SaGa Frontier (Remaster), this one comes out on April 15th. The game has been improved, new features made to appeal to fans of the original as well as to attract new players.

 

Apex

The game that is no longer due is released on March 9 on Switch. A special skin for Pathfinder and double EXP for Switch players are offered.

 

Eiji Aonuma Info

Eiji Aonuma (Zelda series prod.) Takes the floor, explains that there is nothing new to present for BotW 2 and apologizes. He explains that the project is progressing well and that we will be entitled to news during the year for the rest of the opus released on Nintendo Switch. He asks us to be patient because he still has information given.

 zeldaskyward

Skyward sword

We are then entitled to the presentation of the HD version of the game released in 2011 on the Nintendo Wii. The game will be available on July 16 and pre-orders are already available.

We can always enjoy game play in motion with the JoyCons or the game with the joysticks. A bit of this game play is explained. We are told how to move the joysticks so that we can play without having to move our arms and risk hitting family members who may pass by.

joycons

Special JoyCons in honor of the game "The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword" will go on sale on July 16, along with the game. A thoughtful design and truly reminiscent of the game in question.

 splatoon3

Splatoon 3

We find a character from Splatoon. We can see the modifications that can be done on the character and the little monster that accompanies him.

Immersed in an apocalyptic universe. A huge desert. A makeshift train. We arrive in a huge city full of skyscrapers. We are presented with 4v4 matches quite quickly. Levels as we know. Weapons crazier than ever. It promises to stay in the same vein as the previous games and should appeal to those who have played this franchise.

The game is scheduled for 2022 and therefore we are not receiving any more information than that regarding the game.

 

My personal conclusion

I'm not going to say disappointed but not far from it. There are no spectacular announcements for my taste. I also recall the initial communication: Only information on already existing games (quite true) and on games coming out in the first half of 2021. This was not really the case. We have games announced for 2022 or winter 2021. From this point of view alone, we can really be disappointed. The DLCs are also not necessarily the most exceptional.

I recall that for Super Smash Bros, although the desire to have lots of playable characters was communicated by Nintendo, we are entitled to an additional swordsman. It is starting to do a lot. The expansion pack for Hyrule Warriors is also not exceptional and / or is not very detailed. The first wave at the end of May, entitles Link to two new weapons. It's not much.

The big announcements that may have liked are those concerning The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Version HD, with the JoyCons which are them really very beautiful. Mario Golf, which can be a lot of fun due to its fairly fun and playable game modes. I'm also thinking of the announcement for Monster Hunter Rise. We got to see a little more of the soon-to-be-released game and we got to see the Switch's dock-in station and Pro controller featuring the game, which are also quite nice.

Otherwise there is no announcement worthy of a 17 or 18 month wait. Warmed up games, arcade games, information for games coming out in winter or not even this year, games for which we have little information.

18 months waiting for what we got is pretty slim. It's a shame and we will hope that Nintendo will (soon) have new (more) interesting information to tell us.

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 17:25

Franchises I love : Mario

Franchises I love

Mario

I’m going to talk about one of the most iconic franchises. I don't know a person who hasn't played one of these games at least once. While I say that, maybe there is my father. On the other hand he was playing Balloons on NES, which is super cool too.

Mario is everywhere in my life. I have a Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Edition. I have pretty much every game in the franchise. I have a painting on a metal plate, cushions, controllers, chargers etc. So really Mario is very important to me. Smaller, my favourite character in the franchise was Yoshi. This awesome little dinosaur made me love it. I even remember the game on Game Boy Advance. The cartridge was bigger because it had a gyroscopic device for a rather innovative game play.

Subsequently, there was Super Smash Bros Melee on Game Cube. So yes it’s not a game in the franchise, but with this game I started to be crazy about Luigi. It was also a time when I took more time to play and we were several friends with my brother to play like crazy at this game. So for the Mario franchise I chose this character more and more.

And yes, I'm the little brother, so Luigi was a forced choice when we played together. But the PLAYER 2 that I am fully assumes it. This character is awesome and set apart in Super Mario Bros 2. Excuse me, but these jumps still give me nightmares. Plus if you think about it, Yoshi has that jump right now. A pedal movement with the feet and a glider effect. Remember that the Super Mario Bros 2 game was released in Japan in 1988. So if you are thinking but this style of jumping is super cool! Remember we are talking about game play that is over 30 years old! So no this jump was not the big thing.

Growing up with these consoles was handy, obviously I was able to play all of the Mario games. Almost at least. However, it was mostly with the Nintendo 64 that I got the most out of the franchise. The Mario Party were fabulous, what great memories! These games are magic! Mario Tennis also remains a great series of games. However, I must admit that the version released on the Switch did not please me at all. It’s really not what I expected. There are some cool points but overall I just didn't like this game.

Of course there is also the oh so exhilarating but the oh so frustrating Mario Kart. These games were so great. So much fun experienced with these games. I think I've rarely even laughed so much on a game as this one. His rival being Mario Party, that’s obvious. Still a pretty good player, no rage for this kind of game.

I'm not sure if many people will agree, but the best memories possible with a Mario Kart game are undoubtedly Mario Kart Double Dash. What an innovation to be able to play two on a car, on a screen without it being shared !!! It was totally awesome !!!! To be able to collect two weapons by switching drivers between player 1 and 2. That was awesome. I remember summers playing together. The whole family. In addition to being able to play at 4 with a split screen only in two !!!! Yes I might be getting a little too excited and I realize that I am starting to get old ...

In short, this franchise has always been able to innovate and do new, unexpected things. I take the example of Mario Maker, although it was released on Wii U dung, which I knew I liked. This game was a nugget. Mario Maker allows us to be able to create levels ourselves, to share them on the internet. And when we see the levels created by the players and especially the levels completed by the players we can say that the players are sadistic, gifted and full of resources.

The ever more innovative Nintendo consoles also allow all the games of the Mario franchise to know how to renew themselves. The Nintendo Switch made it possible to give even more great possibilities to the games of this franchise. Mario Odyssey has been able to bring great novelties with the cap to give further impetus to the main game range. Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the huge (even too many) number of playable characters, battle surfaces have given the game a great buzz. Then there are the different game modes which are still quite new, fresh and really add something to this game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is quite simply a totally crazy planetary success. For example, it is the best-selling racing game in history in the United States, and has been in the top 5 for video game sales in France for almost two years in a row. The latest Mario Party has yet to be tested (by me) but it shows great promise.

I see nothing that can stop this franchise from bringing fun to people of all ages. I can't wait to be able to keep playing some of these games, to be able to tell you about them, to be able to test new things.

In the meantime, play well, play together, be happy. And long live Mario!

Published in Articles

Sponsors