With new “Switch Pro” rumors and confirmation that Nintendo has no intention to back down from his decision to erase Mario from existence at the end of the month, it has been a roller coaster week. Fortunately, now is the time for us to take a break and discuss our weekend game plans.
The Nintendo Life team members have done exactly that below, so feel free to read our entries and then join yours through our comments section. Enjoy!
Kate Gray, editor
Unsurprisingly, I am still Valheim– a lot this week. Most of my gaming sessions involve going somewhere new, almost at once die, then have to do an ill-advised naked corpse race. It’s really fun.
In Nintendo’s world, however, there has been a lot of farming, which actually makes an interesting parallel with Valheim, a survival game with farming and crafting, but also monsters. I played a lot History of the seasons: the pioneers of Olive Town for our overview, and I am also playing Harvest Moon: One World, too much. Playing both at the same time doesn’t really do either of them a favor, and I’m thinking of doing a song that compares and contrasts them directly so that no one else has to experience it for themselves!
I also downloaded My time in Portia and History of the seasons: friends of the mineral city as a palate cleanser when I’m done with these two sets. I caught the agriculture bug again. Help.
My partner keeps pushing his way Lawyer Ace, if anyone is wondering – it is currently on the case of Acro. I really hope Capcom will do it again Apollo Justice before you get to the end of the trilogy!
Zion Grassl, video producer
It’s interesting how, as a person working for a gaming journalism website, with a bevy of games at my disposal, I found myself having a ridiculous joy in playing. Pokémon Blue on my Game Boy Color. I just hit the Safari Zone and I really feel the ‘I have to catch them all’ spirit, so I’m probably not going to continue until I do exactly that. Also, I do not remember for the life of me why there is the possibility of throwing a stone? Aren’t you supposed to get Pokémon to like you? Pretty sure if I had thrown a stone at my girlfriend she would have run away a long time ago …
Ollie Reynolds, critic
Good morning all! I hope everything is okay. I just started to watch Terror now that it’s finally available on the UK shores (and oh my gosh that’s wonderful); with its distinct Lovecraftian feel, I actually decided to go back to The sinking city on Switch! It’s not the most technologically sounding game out there, but I think it’s definitely worth it if you’re a fan of cosmic horror.
If time allows, I’ll be snacking too Zelda: Link Awakens, which I recently restarted thanks to all the Zelda’s 35th anniversary hype! It’s a nice little game, but I never managed to complete it when it launched in 2019. Hopefully I’ll find enough time to complete it in the next week.
Mitch Vogel, critic
The recent revelation of Splatoon 3 reminded me that I never picked up the Octo expansion for Splatoon 2so it will probably take most of my time this weekend. So far I am absolutely magnet the shorter levels and the higher difficulty. I have a feeling that Splatoon 3 may go for a more open world design for its single player campaign, but part of me is still hoping that they somehow follow this type of level design.
Other than that, I recently walked into Persona 5 Royal, as I want to play Persona 5 Strikers and refuse to spoil the story for myself. I’m about twenty hours away and so far I’ve been amazed at how much the small tweaks and balances have improved over the original game. From what I’ve heard, things only get better from here on out, so I can’t wait to finally see for myself what all the fuss around Persona is all about.
PJ O’Reilly, critic
Hi. This weekend, I will go back in a jetpack Apex Legends for a review of its Switch port, pinging the left, right, and center targets and generally causing as much of a nuisance to my unlucky teammates as possible. I played Apex a bit when it first came out in 2019, but it’s been quite a while since I took up arms at Kings Canyon, so I’m looking at some pretty tough times to get back into the groove.
Elsewhere I will also take a look at Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning to see how the revamped version of the cult classic 2012 RPG holds up on Nintendo’s hybrid console and, if I have time, finally make its debut – just two years after buying it – on Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Have a great weekend whatever you do or play and stay safe there!
Gonçalo Lopes, critic
Four years!? Looks like just yesterday I was plugging the Switch next to my giant TV screen and hurrying to the eShop to buy Fast RMX, a game that I would use to take a break from the adventure Zelda: Breath of the wild. And as I look at my vast collection that started that day, I have to thank everyone who made this Switch success story a reality.
My game of the week is Robotech: War cry. Yes, the one from GameCube, not the stealth version of HD Remaster from last Monday. Now if only someone had the courage to put a new one Macross on the switch …
As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to leave us a comment below with your game choices over the next few days …