Tag Archives: Switch

E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

One of the oddest surprises of this year’s E3 Expo has been Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft’s collaboration with Nintendo raised eyebrows when it debuted during yesterday’s #UbiE3 Press Brief but after spending some time with the game on the show floor this afternoon, we’re all but convinced that this is a game to watch. Continue reading E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform

Writing a Minecraft review in 2017 feels a bit like an exercise in fertility. What the hell am I going to write about that hasn’t been covered elsewhere a million times before? What is there to talk about in a game this exhaustively covered? The answer to these questions is quite obviously “not a damned thing,” so if you’re looking for an especially fresh angle, you won’t find it here. You know what Minecraft is. You know what it’s about. If you’re a parent, you probably own it on more than one platform already. Instead, I’m going to talk about why I think the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft, flaws and all, is one of the best versions of the game to date. Continue reading Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform

Grey Box gets why you’re mad about Rime being $80AUD on the Switch

When publisher Grey Box announced Australian pricing for their forthcoming puzzle adventure title Rime, Nintendo Switch owners couldn’t help noticing that the game was significantly more expensive on their console than it was on any other. Grey Box have now addressed the issue, and detailed exactly what they plan to do about it. Continue reading Grey Box gets why you’re mad about Rime being $80AUD on the Switch

Video Games Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch, 2017) is the most comprehensive title the series has ever produced

I’d be lying if i said that I don’t approach a Mario Kart review with a certain amount of trepidation. You know what you’re getting into with a Mario Kart title — vehicular barbarism and savagery on parade, draped in the charming trappings of a cartoon. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe does not go out of its way to assuage that trepidation one bit. Continue reading Video Games Review: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch, 2017) is the most comprehensive title the series has ever produced

Video Games Review: Super Bomberman R brings the 8-bit era hero to a new generation, but mines familiar territory

Bomberman is one of those gaming franchises that has achieved Institution status. For many of us, even those of us who were born in the Eighties like me, it seems like the little guy has always been around. After series developer Hudson Soft folded up in 2012, it seemed like Bomberman‘s generation spanning run had finally come to an end. Now, having started his adventure on the NES all those years ago, Bomberman has come home to Nintendo, becoming one of the very first titles to grace their Switch platform.  Continue reading Video Games Review: Super Bomberman R brings the 8-bit era hero to a new generation, but mines familiar territory

Video Games Review: Snipperclips (Switch, 2017) is the perfect pick-up-and-play puzzler for showing off your new Switch

Snipperclips is a game that sees two or more players using their Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers to manipulate their own bell-shaped paper blob to overlap other players and use their bodies to cut shapes into their friends. These shapes are then used to solve any number of geometric puzzles. That’s it. That’s the whole game.

And it’s great. Continue reading Video Games Review: Snipperclips (Switch, 2017) is the perfect pick-up-and-play puzzler for showing off your new Switch

Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring staff for a mystery console title

Pokemon developer Game Freak have caused a bit of a stir in the last few days following a pair of openings on job recruitment website Indeed. While there’s certainly nothing set in stone at this point, there are several indicators that point to a potential new console-based Pokemon title. Continue reading Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring staff for a mystery console title

PSA: Starting a new game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will overwrite your old saves

Have you already run out of things to do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and are thinking about starting a new game? Maybe your partner or sibling wants to start a game of their own? Previous Zelda titles have made allowances for situations just like these, providing up to three save slots so multiple players could track their progress without muddying the save state waters. Zelda: Breath of the Wild extends no such courtesy. Continue reading PSA: Starting a new game in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will overwrite your old saves

Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward

I spent a good half an hour trying to come up with a headline for this review before settling on the one you just clicked on. I spent a lot longer trying to review the game itself — you may notice that we’re coming in rather later with this review than some of our contemporaries. The reason for this is that every time I would try to put The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild down long enough to try and actually write something about it, it would drag me back into its immersive, living world. During these periods, hours would fall off the clock and when I’d finally put the game down and tell myself it was time to work it would be dark outside. It’s been a long time since a game has held my entire life to ransom like this. It’s easy to get lost in Breath of the Wild, which is a good thing because that’s exactly what the game wants you to do. Continue reading Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward