It's June, and this month is PACKED with new game releases and lots of summer gaming events! No, not-E3, although that's what we're calling it — "not-E3". This week, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet got a November release date! And it will officially be the first open-world mainline game. We also got a look at Sonic Frontiers' own open world and some combat. And footage of a cancelled Kirby GameCube game was discovered earlier in the week.
In other news, Card Shark's "witty writing" and "tense gameplay" surprised us. Yours truly asked a big question this week — why isn't Nintendo doing more with its music? And Kate wrote about the saddest games you can play on Switch, for when you need a good cry.
Now it's time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!
Ollie Reynolds, staff writer
So I guess I could say I’m playing something completely brand new this weekend, but let’s not kid ourselves here. A remake of Resident Evil 4 has been confirmed, so of course I’m going back to play through the Switch version for the *checks notes* 1,115th time. If you haven't gathered, I’m a little bit excited!
Elsewhere, I’m riding on a Star Wars high after watching the first three episodes of the exceptional Obi-Wan Kenobi series, so I’ve gone back to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ahead of the upcoming release of its sequel. Both games are wonderful depictions of the extended universe and it makes me so sad that it’s not considered canon anymore. Heck, it’s canon as far as I’m concerned — take that, Disney.
Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer
I still feel the need, the need for speed. Besides Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + on my 3DS, I have fallen prey to the delights of After Burner Climax on a non-Nintendo system which I now play daily. A crime you can no longer buy this, a bigger crime it has never been released on Switch. Package from the East places Chrono Cross and Hishou Same! Same! Same! (a game I first encountered and fell in love with on ZX Spectrum) on the weekend rotation schedule.
Game of the week is the insanely awesome Galacticon! I can’t stop playing this every chance I get and chase those high scores. It is pure arcade bliss!
Kate Gray, staff writer
This weekend is my partner's birthday so we will be mostly doing outdoor things and eating cake, but in between all the healthy stuff... I'm still playing Slay The Spire
Also, Elden Ring! We just got to Caria Manor and it's full of horrible finger spiders. This game is so weird.
Alana Hagues, staff writer
Is anyone else feeling a bit overwhelmed with the number of game releases coming in the next few months? I'm not even planning on picking up any of the Nintendo first-party titles in June, but still, between now and the end of July, there are six games I want to pick up (and at least another four I'm interested in). And with Summer Game Fest approaching, I don't feel like things will be slowing down anytime soon.
Anyway, it's time to knock a quick one out of the backlog this weekend with Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament. I've never played this one because it didn't come out in Europe. It's more of the same from Empire of Dreams, but that's okay! I liked that one a lot. Have a good one, folks!
Gavin Lane, editor
This week I shall be taking on one of the most difficult challenges in all of gaming, something far harder than Bongo Souls or clearing Ghosts ‘n Goblins without save states — I’ll be trying to apply a screen protector to my 3DS without any specks of dust sneaking in beneath it.
It’s an operation made doubly difficult on this console because you’ve got two screens to protect. The last system I did this for was Switch OLED and the tempered glass sheet went on flawlessly mere moments after the console came out of the box. Conversely, this 3DS is a secondhand purchase, and while a very clean specimen, it has already been exposed to the atmosphere and I’m convinced I used up all my luck on the OLED.
We shall see. Wish me luck, let me know any tips you have in the comments below, and have a great weekend everyone.
As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!
This weekend I will continue progressing through Batman Arkham City!
I will finally start Hollow Knight and also try FFX!!!
I think I’m getting pretty close to the end of Atelier Sophie 2 so I’m mainly focused on finishing that off for now. Have been really enjoying it, one of the best games in the series yet. After that I’m planning to check out Card Shark which looks like it should be pretty fun. Might squeeze in a little Touhou Spell Bubble multiplayer if I can find the time.
Pac-Man Museum and the Mario Strikers online demo
About to finish Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse on the 3DS.
After that I finally will dive right into Shin Megami Tensei V on the Switch.
I’m totally back into Astral Chain.
Just started File 10.
This time I’m trying to use other Legions instead of sticking to the Sword Legion.
Man, I’m pulling off combos I didn’t even know existed 2,5 years ago.
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D on 3DS.
Capcom beatemups probably
Since that RE4 remake announcement I have been jonesin' for some RE to play. Went ahead and picked up 6 on Switch as I have never played it. So that and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2. Also, introduced the kids to FORTUNE STREET last week so we might get another game going this weekend on Wii via the still hooked-up WiiU!!
I'm surprised at the lack of Mario Strikers players, would've guessed at least one of the staff would've been playing that. Well that's what I'll be playing. And Xenoblade Chronicles (1). I'm glad I finally pushed myself into playing that game because goodness is it amazing.
Very much have been on a gaming mood recently, just yesterday I finally fully completed one of my chilhood games, Legend of Legaia on the PS1and now last night I started Dragon Quest 1 (switch port), been making some nice rapid progress on that one, even got a lucky break by scoring a critical hit on the enemy guarding the best armor in the game which let me get that a bit underleveled I think.
I'll be trying out mario strikers. Never actually played the earlier games but played a looooot of Sega Soccer Slam.
Want to unlock the Chicago Typewriter in RE4 VR but i can't handle hord-mode type challenges so i might have to live with just the infinite launcher
Also finishing up Sniper Elite 5 today
I played 3DS games for this weekend. 🙂
1. Yokai Watch 3 Tempura
2. Yokai Watch 1
Souldiers. Yes, the load times are lengthy, and there are some frame rate stutters here and there, but I am really enjoying it so far. Good old fashioned Metroidvania adventuring, and it looks gorgeous too. I will also carry on with Crystar, which is also really good. Have a great weekend, guys, and take care.
My focus will be on Triangle Strategy. I don't think I'll be able to finish it this weekend but I'll be close. Then I'll finally continue Xenoblade Chronicles DE and/or Torna in hopes of finishing both before 3 comes out. I think I'm about halfway through both though I'm still not even as far as I got in Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii back in the day.
Will be continuing my time with Dying Light 2 on PS5,took me a while to get into it compared to the first but I'm loving it now!
On Switch I'm still enjoying my time with Kirby.
Switch is to host a couple first tastes (namely Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Green Hell which I actually didn't get down to last weekend), but mostly the more usual stuff - RF5, SR4, Xenoblade duo, Roundguard and Dying Light, possibly BotW, Immortals and/or Bioshock 2 with a side of Shantae, Gun Gun Pixies and/or Torchlight 2. Resident Evil is a lower odd (the game's proverbial save restrictions compel you to plan careful and prolonged sessions to make your most of each ribbon - I'm SO not gonna miss this feature in later entries), but not outside the realm of possibility either.
Then again, there are plenty of plans on the other platforms to compete for the time RE sessions tend to require. The laptop domain should see some playtime in particular since I'm wondering if I could beeline my way through AC1 relatively soon or - who knows - maybe even over the weekend (there will still be the related games, but they can be side playthroughs and shouldn't deter me from finally getting and starting Ezio Collection on Switch). I've even started fast travelling among Masyaf and the other cities which is normally against my principles in anything freeroam except metroidvanias and early Rune Factories; I promise to get back to them in AC2, padre.😆 Then there are chances of more Torchlight, ESO and Morrowind, FFXIII and NFS Undercover, a bit of Genshin Impact (mostly for the original voices in exchange for the oddly more akward camera controls), maybe Nights of Azure and True Crime... yes, that's still the laptop, before even getting started on handheld goodies like Etrian Odyssey, Exist Archive, Gravity Rush, Spirit of Justice and Ultimate NES Remix. Itadakimasu.
It is an rpg heavy weekend (when I have time).
Dragon Quest is one of my favorite franchises of all time, and I'm finally playing DQ 11S. My goodness, it's incredible.
Also continuing on Final Fantasy 12. Never played it back in the day, since I was experiencing major FF burnout by the time 9 was released, and it's finally wearing off. Great, great game.
And.. playing through Final Fantasy 6 on the GBA. Also a fine game. It lives up to the historical hype.
This next week I have a Fan translated physical copy of Mother 3 for the GBA coming in the mail. I can't wait.
I am grinding out the rest of the missing items in Switch Sports. I will also make some more progress in Rune Factory 5.
Vampyr, playing after skipping for years!! Kinda of enjoying it though. May play some other things like Night in the woods
I'm playing Ocarina of Time properly for the first time since the 90's. I had it on Wii VC but never really played it. I'm up to Dodongos Cavern and I'm having a great time.
Other than that, I'll be playing the Strikers trial, Splatoon 2 and Rocket League.
After completing two challenging games this week (The Messenger and Everhood), I decided to continue my streak by playing Cuphead. I've had the game since release, and got a little over halfway through it, but due to circumstances out of my control I was unable to gain access to my Xbox for a while. I've started the game from the beginning again, and I'm already past where I left off previously. The game is challenging, but I'll be damned if I said it's completely fair. The game throws a lot of random elements, and when they combine they can create scenarios where you're required to take a hit, not due to your lack of skill, but because the game said so. The game is still fun, but it's also agitating in a way that the other challenging games I completed this week were not.
If I do end up finishing Cuphead this weekend, I'll be going on to continue Night in the Woods. I've started the game already, but I'm only about half an hour into it so I don't have any opinions about it just yet.
Another game I'm playing this weekend is Fortnite. Yes I know it's sacrilege to mention this game on Nintendolife, but I have to say the game has gotten very fun recently. My friends all decided to hop back into the game once No-Build mode was introduced, and after getting pressured into it, I found myself really enjoying it. Aside from the removal of building, a lot of quality of life changes have been made to movement and traversal since I last played the game in 2018, and all of these combined makes the game feel like a much more complete experience.
Tldr: I'm playing Cuphead this weekend, possibly Night in the Woods, and also a little bit of cheeky Fortnite.
Dead cells and Mario Soccer during timed sessions.
This week I will be mostly playing
Lego Skywalker Saga
Started 13 Sentinels last weekend and now I’m addicted. I feel like that Charlie Day meme trying to piece all of this together!
Traingle Strategy, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Pokemon Arceus and Eastward
For the first time, probably nothing. I've barely played anything in the last month. Last weekend was literally a few games of Super Puzzle Fighter 2 with my wife, and now...I just don't know. I've had Slay the Spire on my maybe list, but I never ended up playing it last weekend, so I'm not sure about this one. Really, it's just time for a break for me. I'm full blown into another hobby of reading manga, so I'm hoping when I come back to gaming someday, it will be a lot more fresh and exciting.
I finished the remaining Three Houses paths earlier in the week so I'm fully prepared for Three Hopes. So the focus this weekend is Mario Strikers demo, MK8 Deluxe and MH Rise.
In UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r], I finished "Meeting With A Friend" chronicle(2nd and 3rd chapters, 3 in total) and cleared 1st chapter in "You're Really Pissing Me Off" chronicle(4 chapters in total). And in Hyper Light Drifter – Special Edition, I beated 2nd boss(Big frog). Well... That's all what I've played on this week. Have a nice gaming weekend, everyone.
I'm taking a break from Titan Quest. After blitzing Acts 2 and 3 last week, I realised that my build is too weak. I can't do or take enough damage to even handle side quests in Act 4. So I'll take a break then come back with a better build.
To that end, I might play a bit of Slipstream this weekend. Or stick with ARPGs and play Warhammer: Chaosbane.
Pac-Man Museum+, Fortnite and I finally started The Last of Us II after owning it for over two years since launch!
Oh the backlog!!
I'm going through Pokémon Let's Go again. Aiming to complete the dex and do some shiny hunting. I'll also try to finish Kirby 64 and continue my second playthrough of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem on NSO.
Blue Reflection: Second Light is my main game this weekend, alternating with Cotton Fantasy, Slay the Spire, Pocky and Rocky Reshrined and maybe some R-Type Dimensions EX.
I also have Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania coming my way today.
ADDED: played several hours of SMB:BM with my kid just like we used to do when she was little. Already worth at least $30 to me.
I, like many others here, will definitely be giving the Mario Strikers Online Demo a shake to see how badly I get destroyed by others (whilst still probably having a great time tbf).
Apart from that, I'll be continuing on in Let's Go Pikachu (currently in Lavender Town), maybe continuing past Neo Star in Kirby 64 and trying to actually make some levels in Mario Maker 2.
@TheBigK What are the odds! I'm doing the exact same thing! Do you have Pikachu or Eevee? I have Pikachu myself so we could do the version exclusive trading if needed.
@Fizza Oh that works out perfectly because I have Eevee! Right on, some trading would be great as I don't have all the opposing exclusives in GO.
Have read Verity by Colleen Hoover, and also the woman in the window book. Both excellent. Am going to start Ugly Love in a mo. What’s a video game? Xxx
I downloaded Kao the Kangaroo but had to put it on hold since I ran into the save data glitch and lost a bunch of progression, which was frustrating. They're working on a patch though, so I'm gonna try to refrain from touching it until then.
I downloaded De Blob and Legend of Kay when they were on sale a couple weeks ago for like 10 bucks a piece, so I've still been getting my 3D platforming fix. I just finished Kay the other day and quite enjoyed it, despite the poor reception it got here on Nintendo Life when it came out. As a lover of B-tier 3D platformers from the PS2 era like Ty the Tasmanian Tiger and Jak and Daxter, it scratched a particular itch for me. The voice acting and the cheesy one-liners can be pretty cringey, but despite that, I was actually quite invested in the plot and thought the music was shockingly great.
It has some poor design decisions that are frankly inexcusable, though--some levels were incredibly frustrating because I would keep getting lost as the mini map has a very small radius. It is impossible to view a full-screen map, which means you can't see objective markers until you're practically right on top of them, which is just dumb. I don't know how they didn't fix that in the remaster, or things like the unskippable dialogue that happens every time you approach a locked door where Kay stops moving to say "It's locked. I need a key to open this door." Every. Single. Time. The battling can also be tedious. But if you can look past those glaring issues, it's a solid game with enjoyable platforming challenges, lots of varied environments and enemies, and some story elements that were shockingly mature despite the cutesy look of the game. It gave me a few genuine laughs, too. Would recommend it during a cheap sale.
Otherwise, I've been playing lots of Pac-Man Museum+ which is an absolute blast. Only 20 bucks for a whopping 14 different Pac-Man games. Some of them are just arcade games (though still fun), but a few of them are full-fledged games that consist of Worlds, and Namco could have probably gotten by with selling them individually. The emulation is great (except for one random instance of really bad audio crunch I experienced while playing Pac-Man Arrangement), and the overall presentation is stellar as well.
Pac-Mania, Pac n' Roll, Pac-Man Arrangement, Championship Edition, and Pac-Motos are all a ton of fun. Even Pac-Land is surprisingly enjoyable; as my least-favorite Smash stage, I thought it would suck. Speaking of Smash, it actually controls a lot like Sakurai's games where instead of holding a button to run, you have to quickly tap twice in the same direction with the stick. The only game in the collection that frankly kinda sucks is Pac In Time. It relies very heavily on this tether/grappling mechanic, which has some of the worst physics I've ever experienced. It's a neat novelty, but it isn't a game I expect to ever play again after unlocking all the achievements, except maybe to show friends if they come over.
...I guess that's pretty much it. I also played a little bit of Switch Sports even though I still think it's a terrible value. Hopefully I'll warm up to it once they add golf and ideally some other sports in the future. But for right now, I pretty much have to force myself to play it to feel like I'm getting my money's worth out of it, which isn't fun. I enjoy my time with the new soccer game and bowling is always a good time, but otherwise, it's pretty meh. Unless I can pair up with somebody to wreck some fools online--that might be pretty fun.
Now I'm just kinda biding my time until the Kao patch drops, but more importantly, the Cuphead DLC and Fall Guys which are both coming this month. Not sure if I'm gonna get Strikers at launch, but I'm very excited to try Klonoa next month for the first time. Will probably wait for a sale on Sonic Origins, but I'm looking forward to that too. The next wave of Mario Kart DLC will likely drop this month, too. Lots to look forward to in the months ahead!
I recently picked up the combo of Mario Hoops on DS and Mario Super Sluggers on Wii, so I'll probably be playing those, for the most part. Haven't played either too much yet, but I'm enjoying them so far.
I've also dusted off my Japanese-imported copy of Starfy 4 lately. I never did beat it--maybe it's time to change that. (It's a fun game, but I think the main reason I didn't beat it is because it's a little annoying to have to read off a Google Doc during every cutscene...but the alternative is no story, so it's something, at least).
This weekend (today - more on that in a bit!) My an is just Kirby 64, and also The Forgotten Land!!! I've almost finished 64 and I want to know what the fuss is all about with that ending! But Forgotten Land, is one I just started yesterday and am already in love with!
That said, my partner and I are heading for Wyoming for a week starting tomorrow. I am pumped but will be leaving my Switch at home, instead I'll just have my 3DS. I hope to knock out a whole number of smaller games in this process!
Recently purchased the Metal Gear Solid collection on Playstation Vita so giving that a bash. Also Metroid on Switch and The Show on Series S.
Picked up Arise on sale: it is beautiful and fun. Progressing through the map on Hot Wheels: Unleashed. There is some very fun tracks in that game. And Rocket League, I am almost to level 70 of this season.
Happy gaming everyone!
I'll mostly be playing Roller Coaster Tycoon: Live Edition today, which includes none of the operations management or debt woes and a ton of ride testing and some food sampling. Maybe a little Pokemon Go too. Tomorrow will mostly consist of Family Circus: The Game and possibly a late D&D session.
Very little of that game stuff involving screens. Have a great weekend!
New season of Fortnite and the absolutely stellar Diablo Immortal after 3+ years of waiting. Since I have no interest in being king of PvP the whole p2w aspect doesn't even matter in the slightest to me.
I've also had a hankering to continue some Disgaea 5, so probably some of that as well.
Between entertaining and feeding the kiddos this weekend I’ll sneak in some Slay the Spire (I came so close to winning with The Defect this week), CrossCode, and maybe try out online in Mario Strikers and get those platinum points. 😁
Good luck with your screen protectors! One trick I would suggest is do the application in the bathroom while the shower is running. Dust can’t float around and land on your screen/sheet in the steamy air.
Wishing everyone a fun weekend!
No playing today but I’ll watch my son play the strikers online trial
Finally going all in on Xenoblade Chronicles - I had the game on Wii for the longest time but never properly got started with it; loving the Definitive Edition so far; very streamlined and moreish. My only nitpick is that buying/equipping gear is a little fiddly - you really think that JRPG Devs would have that process nailed by now.
Just wrapping up C and D routes for Nier Automata. I don't juggle multiple games.
Started playing The Cruel King and the Great Hero, truly a beautiful game, but a bit boring in its actual gameplay. Still, so far, its beauty and its story kept me going (even past a very sudden ridiculous and forced difficulty spike where I suddenly needed to grind a new character way too much to then suddenly learn a skill that was absolutely necessary to beat the boss I had tried 3 times (my three only deaths in this game so far, where a rather healthy party was wiped out in one attack that has no way to be seen in advance. Also, it's an rpg with no way to tell when your characters will level up, unless it's incredibly well hidden?). But yeah, boring world to move through, boring side quests, random battles, weird mechanics (you can only run the long horizontal corridors when you're more powerful then the creatures you encounter, and you're forced to walk otherwise, for some reason, and it just being long empty corridors with random encounters beneath the beautiful art style does not make it more interesting or anything), and oversights, but still a joy to play (mostly), somehow. Hard to recommend, but I still would recommend looking it up and deciding on your own risk. The physical edition is a beauty as well, one of the most beautiful art AND story-books for a beautiful game, big box, and a small fun silly 'Hero' doll.
Loving Sniper Elite 5 on my Xbox.
Also just started Steam World Quest on Switch.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
I continued my Yokai Watch 3 Tempura 3DS progress.
It's a fun game.
@TheBigK is pkmn lets go worth it today? It's been on my wishlist for time but how is it going back- after playing sword & arceus?
@Farts_Ahoy how is SE5? After 4 and ZA4 coming to Switch despite my expectations, I'm kind of expecting 5 unexpectedly within a year, and looking forward to not be disappointed due to my expecting the unexpectable. It's one of my favourite series, developers, and Switch ports.
AC Brotherhood, part of the Ezio Collection on Switch. It really is the logical next part of AC2, I just wish the story was just as strong.
As for me finishing XC-DE on Switch. Might start XC2, but will mainly be reading a book this weekend.
Backlog Season for me! Wrapped up the main quest line in Cyberpunk 2077 earlier in the week & Forza Horizon 2 the other night on Xbox side of things! I enjoyed Forza with its Auto HDR the XSX brings to the table. Some podcasting and hip hop in the background and it’s most likely the chillest game I’ve gotten into in a long long time. On the other hand, Cyberpunk was…. Interesting. To much dialogue and not enough action. I hear the side quests are where the game excels but I’ve moved on from that world. Gorgeous yet tedious and nothing that hasn’t been done before combat wise. Was a 5 dollar purchase due to a DOTD at Best Buy so we’ll worth the adventure & see what the fuss was about. At the end of the day I think it’s just not my type of game
All this whilst playing some nightly rounds of Tetris 99 & a few rounds of tennis/bowling in Switch Sports! I’ve got about 10 hours in Switch Sports and I’m loving the online unlockables! I see it having long legs for me
Call of Duty: Ghosts is up next for me. Trying to tidy up over 10 years of back long! Happy gaming
iStunt 2 (Windows Phone) - Been enjoying in small bursts.
Dragon Mania Legends (Windows Phone) - Nearly completed the game now.
The Great Wobo Escape (Windows Phone) - Not enjoying this as much as I figured, but I'll still beat it anyways.
I’m playing through Killer 7 on GameCube for the first time this weekend. I’m nearing the end of the second target and it’s fun so far. Other than that Professional Baseball Spirits 2022, 80’s Overdrive which I grabbed on a sale last night, and I’ll give the Mario Strikers test a go as well.
Far Cry 6 (PC) Pokèmon Legends Arceus again, I found another Alpha Eevee last night. No Shiny Alpha this time but that's ok they're still adorable either way. Crash 4 (PC) and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe.
I will be continuing with Fenyx Immortals Rising and maybe get some Just Dance in with the family.
@Lgndk11r what’s the performance like of Ezio collection on Switch?
@Shambo yes, I also suspect it will come to
But it’s very similar to 4, great branching paths with multiple solutions. It’s awesome, plenty of reliability!
Mario Strikers: Battle League First Kick, I want to play something different than my usual games.
I'm also finally giving Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword a go after all these years.
I'll continue in the digital version of Metroid: Other M, I'm about to enter Sector Zero.
On PS5 I've just started Dysmantle which I'm enjoying so far but can get frustrating quite often, I will also continue with Trails of cold steel 1
On switch I'm still ploughing through xenoblade chronicles 2 but there's just so many side quests and things to do for your blades that I don't think il complete it in time for xenoblade chronicles 3, I have also recently started the Layton Katrielle game
I finished kirby 100% last week .
Now I’m playing hyrule warriors age of calamity.
And I’m having a blast with it can’t stop playing.
Love the story and all the different playstyles of the characters.
Im playing the Mario strikers demo and starting a little bit of luigi mansion 3
Finally bit the bullet and decided to start Resident evil revelations 2 and I'm already addicted. Doubt I'll get much else in this weekend.
Not playing much this weekend myself as I'm working, also just moved, so all my consoles besides my Switch are still in boxes.
My sister however discovered God of War (2018), and she absolutely loves it. The funny thing is she wanted to experience the series from the beginning, and thought the 2018 one was the first game. They really need to get better with these titles, it just gets confusing. She did try to play the actual first God of War and didn't care for it, hah. You'll be missing a bit of context, but honestly you don't really need to play the older games to appreciate the new one.
Loving Unsighted—best 2D combat I’ve played in a long time. Also still cracking away at Elden Ring.
Clan O Connall and earthbound.
I got Fire Emblem: Awakening on 3DS two weeks ago, so I’ll be playing that this weekend.
Me and Wife:
I'm thinking about buying Smash Bros. My wife is pro Player in Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Killer Instinct. All 3 are very intense games. When I play Smash Bros I feel a little bored because everything is slow. The fights last too long...every time you launch a character in the air, he takes a long time to come back. It sounds silly, but these seconds of interval between one action and another annoys me a lot. I'm the type of player who scores 200+ hits in Guilty Gear. I always wonder if Smash Bros will amuse me or if it will amuse my wife. I always stay on the "buy"..."don't buy". I had Smash Bros Brawl. I played 100+ hours but it was in adventure mode. Battle mode doesn't excite me. How is Ultimate's adventure mode? My Wife loves Mario Kart 8 (battle mode only), because it is uninterrupted action. She will only enjoy adventure mode if it is intense, with no time to rest.
If I play anything this weekend, it's probably going to be Fallout: New Vegas (GOG).
I bought Ibb & Obb on sale recently and have been playing it with my 4-year-old. It's a pretty fantastic game, but mostly I'm impressed that I can say things like "I'll jump through here and land on the yellow thing, then you bounce through that thing and land on the yellow thing from the other side" and he actually gets a lot of it, even though English isn't his first/main language. Then after 50 tries we finally make it through some ridiculously difficult sequence of jumps and he casually walks into the deadly spiky thing which is impossible to miss and we get to start all over. Thanks, kid.
I'm currently adventuring through Alwa's Legacy and will also give the Mario Strikers demo a go. Someone just gifted me an eShop card for my birthday so I'm going to use that to get Shantae and the Seven Sirens since it's on a rare (and large) sale.
Weeks later I’m still playing Gun Raiders.
Finally picked up 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and loving every second of it. The combat sections are fun, but it really shines in the story. It juggles 13 protagonists incredibly well and it's tons of fun to figure out the story from the chapters played. Also, the music in the game is absolutely amazing.
this weekend i'll be playing
The Sims Medieval (PC)
Persona 4 Golden (PC)
I've been replaying Assassin's Creed II and will be trying out the Mario Strikers demo on Switch. It's been a lot of fun to explore 15th century Italy with Ezio again, the game is really vibrant on the OLED screen. I got hold of a PS5 not long ago and have been playing The Last of Us Remastered on it as well. I'm surprised I'm being able to get through the zombie segments, but I'm enjoying it quite a bit, especially the development of the relation between Joel and Ellie.
Lots of shovel knight and loop hero. I also might jump into some paper Mario the origami king. Have a great weekend!
Finally found an emulator that plays MAME on my Mac, so got myself 50 some arcade games that are still not on the Switch and will be playing those (Tapper, Sinistar, QBert, Paperboy, etc.)
@Lgndk11r I only played through Brotherhood once and it's been like 9 years but while it implemented some new interesting gameplay systems, I also felt that it was definitely a step down in terms of story.
Just started Breath of the Wild the other day. Having a blast with it so far, and I’m especially blown away by how small I (Link) am compared to the giant landscape!
Other than that, continuing my Mega Man X2 run, and maybe some Castle Crashers Remastered. Happy gaming!
I started DeltaRune & Tales of Vesperia… but tbh I’m mostly just waiting for Mario Strikers to release! Hopefully Mario Basketball & Baseball make returns next!
… Wun can only hope.
@Zuljaras Hollow Knight is one of the must plays of the last decade. Good choice!
I’ll be crown hunting in Monster Hunter Rise & maybe I’ll play some Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.
Mobile: Diablo Immortal-- I am totally sucked into this game right now. I k own its a mobile game but it doesn't feel like one.
I just started Monster Hunter Rise, now that I’ve finally completed Ys VIII! I also picked up Valfaris on deep discount (it’s been on my wishlist forever), and played about an hour or two. Excellent game. I love pummeling alien demons to a metal soundtrack. And, speaking of demons, I’m still slowly working my way through SMT IV on the 3DS. I may also play some Donkey Kong Land on that system as I picked up the trilogy last week. Should be a great weekend! Hope you all have a good one, as well!
Hollow Knight - getting a head start on NintendoLife's monthly game club. I never finished so I decided to just start from scratch.
Super Bomberman R Online - the announcement that it is closing down soon got me interested and I've been having a lot of fun playing despite very slow match making.
Pac-Man Museum + - surprisingly really fun.
Arcade Archives vs Super Mario Bros - I discovered this hiding on my Switch. The levels are a little different than standard SMB1 so I'm doing a quick fun playthrough.
Dungeons of Dreadrock - cute puzzle game with zelda-art vibes. Currently about halfway through the 100 puzzle rooms.
Octopath Traveler - pulling off my backlog; I played the demo years ago but never the full game.
Cotton games, I’m really going at with this shoot ‘em up series.
Just picked up Resident Evil 6 on sale. I didn't have a blast with it back on PS4, but seeing videos after the fact shows apparently I need to play it like Vanquish. So time to try it again.
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I am playing Dual Orb 2 for the super Famicom. The enemy encounter rate is through the roof but it has a great story and It reckoned back to old school Final Fantasy 4. This is definitely a hidden gems.
I've been slowly making my way through Xenogears I haven't made too much progress but I think I'm currently 39 hours in. I'm quite eager to get to disk 2 because I always hear such mixed opinions about it lol.
Earlier this week I also started CrossCode I was really enjoying it for the first few hours. I was doing a whole bunch of side quests and having a great time. However, I just got to the first main dungeon, and man...it's pretty long. It isn't exactly a turn-off but I'm not normally a fan of super long dungeons 😅
Best of luck, @Dartmonkey!
Mine luckily came with one applied and thankfully it is almost unnoticeable.
I’m a huge stickler for stickers and applying labels and covers absolutely perfect. I feel for you haha
I've been really into my Wii U of late, so Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and Yoshi's Woolly World for this weekend.
I finally beat the boss that gave me trouble in DQ11, and while I should be doing my visual novels, I busted open my 3DS, and have been playing Devil Survivor Overclocked and I been hooked on that. Great mix of visual novel and SRPG. On the second day and I am goimg to keep continuing to play the game. Great stuff. So probably gong to do Devil Survivor and Dq11 with maybe a little world end syndrome mixed in.
I bought Mega Man 2 and Avenging Spirit on my 3DS
This weekend is Go Fest in Pokémon Go, so most of my weekend will be dedicated to that.
Dragon Quest 7 (3DS) almost done with it, once I finish I'll move on to 8 and will have played every game in the series.
@Hunter-D I'm actually finding it to be a more enjoyable experience going back after the games that followed it. I was a little sour when it first came out because it wasn't what I wanted from the next Pokémon game, but after SwSh and Arceus, it was made abundantly clear that it's its own thing and has its own identity distinct from other mainline games. It's smaller in scale and self-contained, and knowing that now gives me the better perspective to enjoy it more. I'd say that Arceus actually opened my eyes a bit and encouraged me to appreciate a different way of playing Pokémon!
I honestly am not really sure how much gaming I will be doing this weekend. I will be gaming, but I don't truly know what platforms or when. When I do though, I will playing Majora's Mask 3D and Nintendo Switch Sports. I just recently beat Goht and need to continue my adventure onward towards the Zora Mask. On Nintendo Switch Sports though, I just need to put some time in to get caught up on my catalog of items so I don't miss out on any. So far, almost none of the selections have struck me as essential, but it does give me another reason to get active and off the couch, so I am not complaining. Hope every has a good weekend. Stress free.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 - I'm trying to do less fiddling around and get through the story, now at 60 hours of play, so I can get to endgame or just stop fiddling around.
And moving to a new house into my first life foray into the suburbs.
Umbrella & darkside chronicles
I’m playing Fortnite with my friends and a bunch of random Sonic games while I wait for Mario Strikers Battle League!
Finishing up mass effect 2 (again) then checking out sniper elite 5
@shgamer Can we just take a moment to remember how good RE Revelations & Mercenaries was on 3DS. Playing Revelations in 3D was something else.
Funny how RE4 is shown when the Switch is not getting the redone version next year due to its limitations. Oddly enough I never cared about the systems power....until now.
Just beat Guardians of The Galaxy. It was such an amazing game. Thinking of getting back into Octopath Traveler, I'm about 50 hours in.
Nothing on the switch because Nintendo and their entire online system is down. Off to 3ds I go! A safe haven that I can play anytime, anywhere!
Lame. Well overdue for a traditional Mario or Zelda game. Wake me up when that happens...
Onwards to Elden Rings’ midgame! Sometimes it feels like playing Berserk, the Eastereggs are everywhere, but that’s not a bad thing by any means.
I just wish I’d had a better, “remote” build to not get one-hit killed every time, but other than that, all’s good! (Also, the low-difficulty mod corrupts the save, so if stuck better try with a new save/build; the corruption is permanent)
Playing Eastward after a long break. Also playing xbc2 on new game+. And maybe starting a new Metroid Dread run.
@TheBigK cheers, I'll get it when I find a deal phys/digi. Appreciate the response!
Finishing Return of the Obra Dinn and Psychonauts 2 is what's on the docket for my this week(end).
I'm mad at Capcom because they are still once again ignoring the switch fanbase. Xbox and PlayStation keeps getting all those cool remakes and we get nothing.
Resident Evil 4 on Switch, I just got it. Took advantage on the sale, that was done in order to take advantage on the announcement of the remake. I'm not excited about the remake, at all. RE4 is the perfect game, and playing it on both TV, table top and Portable modes on Switch is an excellent reminder of that fact.
today this weekend and the rest of this coming week Ill be pretty much be playing Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 1 and Zelda Skyward Sword for my Nintendo Switch Lite
Still on my grind for The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny scrolls lol, and playing some more Pokemon Shining Pearl.
I didn't have much time to play between work and fixing my car up for a long drive next week, but I did play some more Pac-Man Museum+. I've done all achievements for 4/14 games, being PAC-MAN, PAC-LAND, PAC-IN-TIME, and PAC-MAN: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION. Only ten left to go...
Gavin Lane - it may sound odd but steaming up the bathroom with a hot shower first gets rid of airborne dust particles. Once the air clears out, use it as your base of ops to install your protector. Works a charm for me!
@charlieonholiday surprisingly really good, graphics kinda like early XONE/PS4 graphics but better than the 360/PS3 era. The usual AC glitches come up, but nothing too bad. The AC2 faces are... unusual... but you'll get used to them (Brotherhood is much better).
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