Ahh... The weekend.
It's been a bit of a quieter week in the world of Nintendo, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a number of interesting stories to highlight.
In confirmation of rumours circling the internet, Sega announced that it will be releasing Sonic Origins Plus in June, bringing Amy to the fold and adding twelve Game Gear titles to the collection - nice. There have also been new rumours doing the rounds of the chips for the Switch successor (and the sky is blue), so that's perhaps something to keep an eye on.
Our boy Alex took an extensive look at (through?) a pair of sunglasses that are compatible with the Switch, so that was definitely a thing, and the lovely Zion also dove into what you need to be doing in preparation for the 3DS and Wii U eShop closures.
Fans of Resident Evil 4 will want to check out the bizarre but hilarious new anime shorts from Capcom. And finally, you can download the Explorer's Guide for Breath of the Wild for free now - yay, free stuff!
Now it's time to kick back and relax with some games...
Alana Hagues, Staff Writer
I — like hopefully many others — will be snagging a few 3DS eShop goodies this weekend before the store closes. Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is already sitting and waiting for me to drill in, but I'll be browsing the digital wares to spend more of my pennies on.
Otherwise, in the run-up to Tears of the Kingdom, I'm about to make a huge confession — I've never beaten Link's Awakening. So I've got the Switch remake to hand and I'll be diving in to correct a grievous error. And for some reason, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been calling to me, and I'm not sure I can hold off the temptation of starting my island from scratch any longer.
Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer
I'm definitely feeling a sense of loss this weekend with the closure of the 3DS eShop, so I've been diving into a few 3DS games recently. I'm currently playing through Metroid: Samus Returns and although it's not really a patch on the later Metroid Dread, it's still a great showcase of what developer MercurySteam could do with the IP.
Over on the PS5, I'm obviously playing a bunch of Resident Evil 4. I can't believe a remake of one of my favourite games of all time is finally here. Not only that, but it's also ruddy good! Bravo, Capcom.
PJ O'Reilly, Staff Writer
Hi. This weekend I'm gonna be playing a whole big bunch of MLB The Show 23, so keep an eye out for our review of that dropping soon, and I'll also be continuing to mop up odds and ends in the delightful Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key, which is the very best Atelier game yet in my humble opinion.
I'm also really, really looking forward to playing Dredge, which I thought was releasing this weekend, but I guess I'm just gonna have to be a little more patient for that one. Oh well, eldritch terrors can wait, I've still got plenty to keep me busy.
Have a great weekend!
Austin Voight, Contributor
This week, I've honestly been sinking the majority of my time into the Streetpass Mii Plaza minigames on 3DS. As we've traveled to and around PAX East this week, we've been fortunate that so many fellow Nintendo fans have brought their 3DS and 2DS consoles with them - it's been such a blast to Streetpass with everyone and work on completing our collections and gaining achievements in the Mii Plaza. We hope to get even more at the meet-up on Saturday, as well!
Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer
Not much happening over this weekend besides continuing Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon and the arrival of Raiden III x Mikado Maniax (could not wait for the Western release). While my daily workouts of Fitness Boxing Fist of the Northstar continue, the lack of Japanese voiceovers made me grab the boxed Japanese version to ensure completion. I’m about to reach the point of no return in Xenogears so this weekend I’m hopefully hoping to disc 2.
Game of the Week is Resident Evil 4. Not the new remake, (I don’t have enough HDD space to install it) but the GameCube original which I’m blissfully replaying. Might jump onto the Wii version next for some precision pointer-aiming Mercenaries action.
We hope you enjoyed reading! Let us know what game you'll be maining in the poll above and leave a comment with your gaming plans for the weekend!
This weekend is ALL about Resident Evil 4 Remake!
I played up to chapter 3 yesterday and it is absolutely astonishing! The details and the gameplay are ... sublime!
I run it on my PS4 Pro with Performance mode settings because if I choose o favor graphics my console is trying to fly off into space!
Is it just me or Lord Saddler in the Remake looks EXACTLY like Mark Strong?! The resemblance is uncanny!
Labyrinth Of Galleria, still. It's probably one of the best first person dungeon crawlers I've ever played. It's very long and demanding, though, so I am considering breaking it up with Have A Nice Death. I am waiting for the NL review, though. I am hoping that it is more rogue-lite than rogue-like. In somewhat gaming related news, my Snorlax squishmallow arrived, and it is a thing of utter joy! So cute! Have a great weekend, guys, and take care out there.
Eshop will be my most used game/application on 3DS and Wii U
Also Final Fantasy V
This week I will be mostly playing
Layton & the Curious Village
Mortal Kombat 2
As a break from narrative games I’m playing Dead Cells to try the Castlevania dlc.
Also Slay The Spire that I picked up on sale a while ago. I’ve never really tried card games so I’m not very good but the hours are falling away.
F.I.S.T, really enjoying it.
Also started my second playthrough of Last of Us after enjoying the show and not having played it for ages.
I played Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs PS3 all day long. 🙂
I finished the game this afternoon.
It was fairly easy, unique 3D platformer with some multiple genre like 2D platformer style, Gradius style, Starfox style, Ratchet & Clank style.
I gave the score 7/10.
Nothing, this weekend (will make up for it next weekend lol.) But if you are playing Resident Evil 4 for the first time, if it's as good as the Metroid remaster, then I'm chuffed for you.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe: I have only beaten the first world, Cookie Country, and its associated challenge, but I like it. It's old school Kirby done to perfection, and ranks above Kirby Star Allies in my estimation thanks to it just being Kirby this time around, making it a tad more challenging. Also, apparently Magolor Epilogue should satisfy that itch, so we'll see.
I’ve been laying an open handed slap to my backlog this week. Completed METROID PRIME REMASTERED, BAYONETTA 3 and NO MORE HEROES 3. I’ve recently started DISCO ELYSIUM and will shore up some last minute games before the Eshop closes.
It would be interesting know how much revenue Nintendo has generated just off Eshop purchases since announcing its closure.
Have a fun weekend!
A mixture of MK8 Deluxe and Return to Dream Land Deluxe. The 2nd half of January, all of February and March were extremely packed for Switch so I didn't get around to playing Return to Dream Land Deluxe when it came out.
Also I'll do one final check of the 3DS and Wii U eshops, don't want any regrets of missing out on potential purchases when it does shut down on Monday.
Besides the generally/lately frequented Switch stuff like Xenoblade games, Isaac, RF5, GTA Trilogy (I even managed to get all VC hidden packages before any story missions this time😵😆), Mary Skelter 2 and Borderlands 2, plus some usual suspects on the other platforms like Endless Frontier, God Eater and FFXV, the weekend may be at least partly horror-themed. This week has seem me splurge on three whole Resident Evil games - simultaneously downloading and starting 0 and 4 (the former on easy because ink ribbons💀), but also grabbing 5 since its events reportedly precede my long obtained Revelations 2; depending on the mood and/or emergence of other short-term sales of high priority, I might even invest another tenner into RE6 to have the full current Switch set collected (no, I don't count cloud versions😛). But the same splurge also scored me The Coma: Recut and Silver Chains which I might well dip toes into alongside other quality creeps-dispensers like RE2 remake (duh), Layers of Fear 2, maybe Darkwood... maybe even RE Code Veronica courtesy of PS+.
The rest of the gaming time, if any, is likely to be spent on a few other Switch recruits like Rabi-Ribi and Waku Waku Sweets, more Final Fantasy stuff from XII and WoFF to Type-0 and Dissidia 012, some event catchup in Tetris 99 and Guardian Tales... and other moods and whims which may include anything from LCU Chase Begins and Lego Marvel Heroes to Fire Emblem Echoes and Warriors to NFS Rivals and Scarlet Nexus. And as always, whatever aforementioned doesn't make it might be up for consideration over the upcoming week instead. Time will tell!
Well I WOULD be playing Atelier Ryza 3, but now my copy isn't arriving till Monday... sooo I guess It's Disney Dreamlight Valley again.
Finishing up Bonkies multiplayer tonight but before then it's Resident Evil 4 remake all the way
Beat Kirby’s Dreamland 2 and BurgerTime Deluxe on NSO last week and Forza Horizon 2 on xbox
Currently playing Persona 5 Strikers on the Switch.
Nothing on PlayStation this week.
Zelda BOTW and Pokemon Scarlet.
Well... Fatigue takes over me. Today I had a dream, where I lost my consciousness due fatigue... I haven't played games for 8 days now, I think. "Sigh" But... I hope that I will have opportunity, powers, and time to play Phantom Breaker: Omnia today and/or tomorrow...
Have a nice gaming week, everyone.
(In the capcom main menu voice) Resident Evil ... 4!
I haven't actually played the original version so this'll be a first for me. Played about an hour this morning (I don't usually game in the early hours but I had a crap nights sleep and was up at 3:45! 😭) so far it's great.
It's nice to finally play one of these big budget remasters for a game I haven't played before so I can enjoy it for what it is rather than comparing it to the old version.
Outside of that I've finished Metroid Fusion, great game. Surprised people complained about the difficulty in Dreads bosses because I though the later ones in Fusion where much harder!
Also about 60-70% of the way through Minish Cap. Its not bad but nowhere near my favourite Zelda game. Good enough to finish I reckon. Unlike Kirby and the Forgotten Lands, everything I've played that I feel less inclined to return. I think I'm close to the point of giving up but I'll have one more shot before calling it a day.
@Ooyah I have Labyrinth of Galleria in my backlog so it's nice to know someone else enjoys it, I'm excited to finally get to it someday.
As for have a nice death, I have it but haven't played it yet but its definitely more of a rouge-LITE from everything I've heard, I'm like you I like lites but not likes.
I'll probably just be working on wrapping up backlog/unfinished games between now and TOTK's release. Too much time before May 12th but also too little time to start something brand new. I was gonna play DQ 11 but Xenoblade 3 took far longer than I expected and I don't have the appetite to do another 80+ hour JRPG anytime soon
Tchia on PS5. Not a perfect game but utterly charming and relaxing.
Bought Wargroove after finishing Metroid Fusion. One of the rare occasions I've plumped for the Switch version over the Playstation, since the game just feels Nintendo.
@Rainz You show that backlog whose boss! Beat em down!
I remember back in 2019 I decided I wouldn't buy any new games until I cleared a massive chunk of my backlog.... And I did! So satisfying!
I really want/need to do it again but there are simple too many 'Really must play at launch' games like TOTK, Street Fighter 6 and Silksong that my little dream will have to wait until next year maybe.
@Axecon Xeno 3 took me nearly a year to finish! Worth it though.
I wonder if TOTK will follow suit ....
Playing the usual Splatoon 3 this weekend with some friends and watching Resident Evil 4 livestreams! That's going to take most of my free time but it's worth it. This remake is amazing!
Have a great weekend! And good luck to all the agents sent in to save Ashley
Eastward. But for how long?
It does crash. I'm not that far into it and I've experienced 5 crashes to date. A message appears and the screen freezes and it has to be reset to the last save.
Although it's an ok game, it is a faulty product that has not been patched.
Just finished the last of the chapter twos in Octopath Traveller (the first one). Still loving it but might rest it for a few weeks to stop it feeling stale.
Probably dabble a bit in gameboy on the Switch online (not sure which games) and maybe a run or two of Hades
Assassin’s Creed II from the Switch’s Ezio
Collection. It should keep me nicely tied up until the new Zelda game.
Planning to 100% Cereza and the Lost Demon - love this game so much! Despite its easy appearance, it actually becomes quite challenging to find all collectables and get Platinum in all time trials.
Well, the accessibility update for Brok the InvestiGator is live, and I just played through the first room and rushed here to comment before I settle in with it.
It's been something like five months since I was able to legitimately enjoy a game on the Switch. The only other thing I can play is Ring Fit Adventure for the workout.
THANK YOU, COWCAT!!!
This weekend I’m (still) playing Octopath Traveler II (Nintendo Switch). As soon as I thought I was getting fatigued after 70+ hours, I took a two day break from the game and felt recharged to tackle more stories. That statement alone has this as my current GOTY.
As of right now, I have completed two character stories and working on my third. I’m still taking my time—grinding, doing side quests, and exploring. In fact, I just discovered a few secret locations to unlock other jobs. I’m sure many people know about these already, but it was surprising to me considering I haven’t looked up any information in walkthroughs or by word of mouth. It was such a rewarding experience.
This is a game that simply keeps on giving. Hopefully, Square Enix will do the same and release the game on Xbox/Game Pass. OTII is a game that needs more attention because I truly believe it’s one of the greatest JRPGs of all time.
Aside from OPII, half of my attention will be focused on Resident Evil 4 Remake (Xbox Series X). I haven’t played this game since its original release approximately 16 or 17 years on the Nintendo GameCube and subsequently the PS2.
With it being so long since I’ve played this game, the two hours I sunk into the game last night has practically been a fresh experience for me. I’m on chapter 3 and it’s been fantastic so far. That said, I have several fond memories I will never forget, but I have forgotten when and where those moments occur, so I’m curious to see how it makes me react when I come across them again.
Running through the battle arena in Yakuza: Like A Dragon to gain some levels. I hit a wall on a boss and I hate when that happens because I was just hacking everyone down before that.
I think I have everything I want on the 3ds. I thought about Monster Hunter Ultimate 4. I don't know though.
Have a great weekend everyone.
It's going to be RE4 Remake and not much else for me. I'm also browsing the 3DS and Wii U eShops for the final time. I think I have almost everything I want. Just need to decide if any of the remaining things I'm half interested in are really worth buying or not. Especially true for games where the physical price is already way out of reach.
Xbox Series X is some more Remnant: Before the Ashes. Great game and really looking forward to the sequel. Preordered the Switch physical too.
And on Switch is Bayonetta Origins, a very solid spin off.
I've been playing Tiny Barbarian DX, it's been pretty fun so far, however, I'm looking to wrap it up this weekend. Outside of that, my youngest kid will probably want to play Paw Patrol Grand Prix, so I'll play the game with him to make my son happy.
Oh yeah, I also picked up WWE 2K23 last night, so I'll also be busy playing that as well.
Switch - Borderlands 1 and Metroid Prime Remastered!
3DS - Still making my way through Pokemon Red.
PS5 - Resident Evil 4 Remake! It'll be my first time playing RE4. Also GTA Online tonight with friends!
PC - Nothing on PC this weekend.
Have a good weekend everyone!
With all the leak about GTA VI, make me want to restart GTA IV again and hopefully can finished it. On Switch side still grinding anomaly investigation (lvl 135 now). My target to get lvl 220 to unlock star 8 for anomaly quest (MH Rise)
Unfortunately this weekend I'm going on an unplanned long trip and I decided to not bring anything with me other than my cellphone. So, this weekend I won't play anything, just Tetris 99 for the Fire Emblem Engage theme, which I already unlocked yesterday.
Once I come back, it's my final final purchases from the Wii U eShop.
AI: The Somnium Files and loving it.
I'll be playing a bunch of Splatoon 3 with my wife. We just got into it recently and we're getting destroyed online. We used to be so good at Splatoon 1 online, but it looks like we have a lot of work to do to reach that level again. But we're having fun and that's all that matters. I'm also playing some Mario + Rabbids SOH on the side. I'm enjoying it, but a lot of the sidequests feel pointless since the main missions level up along with you, so I'm finding myself skipping them more often.
BOTW, will give D4 a go at some point and of course RE4 for the 100th time.
Metroid Prime Remastered. What a video game this is! Difficult, rewarding, and even when I am stuck on a boss, it never feels unfair. I upgraded my memory card this weekend, and it is taking FOREVER to redownload my games. Still only 65% on Witcher, after a day and a half. Any tips on increasing the download speed?
On PS5 i will be playing Hogwarts Legacy, Atelier Ryza 3 and Octopath Traveler 2. I'm also tempted to downlaod Deep Rock Galactic as it looks quite interesting.
On Switch I will be focusing on completing Fire Emblem Engage as the story DLC is just a couple of weeks away.
Mario 64 the 3d collection. So much fun to just run around! I’m also chipping away at gears of war! Which is also still amazing 🤩
Final Fantasy V is one of my favorites. The story and characters are whatever, but the class system is so much fun to play with. I really enjoyed it, it was like a big step up from III
I decided to download 3 games from the eShop that I've never really given a chance: Phoenix Wright Trilogy, Monster Hunter 4, and a Sonic collection. None of these are in my wheelhouse, but for like $3 each I figured why not
I'm 110 hours into Persona 5 Royal and this game still isn't done. I really thought I was close to the end last week but I guess not lol. I'm not a stranger to long games and I enjoyed Persona 5 enough to keep playing...At this point though, I really feel like this game is too long.
I’ve finally decided to give Metroid Fusion a go, and I think I finally get Metroid. I don’t really like the exploration part of most Metroidvanias, but this game boils it down to a linear progression, with just a bit of exploration, and it finally made me see how fun it could be.
Otherwise, me and my brother just started the extra mode of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, and it is suitably difficult.
I am still working on Metroid Prime Remastered. Just got the Ice Beam.
I am probably not done or further along with Metroid because over the past weeks I had taken some evenings away from it to play and finish and excellent iOS game called BossGame. It is the creation of a former coworker of mine and it does a brilliant job of bringing the feeling of “tough but fair” boss fights to mobile with an excellent battle system and touch controls.
I am also getting a used physical copy of Fire Emblem Awakening in the mail today. 3DS eShop closure FOMO was getting to me and I saw a loose cart on eBay for ~$35 one day so I grabbed it. I’ve never played an FE game (other than the demo of Awakening a year or more ago), but this one still tops the lists of best FE games so I figured it is worth trying. I am also interested in the Switch entries in the series.
Retro Bowl. Also just got delivered RTX 4090 (FD Edition), so excited to see how that runs.
Octopath traveler II on the switch. But found out that I'm gaming more on my steam deck(playing yakuza like a dragon).
Diablo IV open beta, dead cells and maybe some switch games.
Xbox Series X: Resident Evil 4 Remake
Nintendo Switch: Metroid Prime Remastered
I have a fairly lax weekend for a change and am definitely taking advantage. Among a few small chores and decluttering, I hope to put some serious hours into Dragon Quest VII on 3DS. I just hit the 48 hour mark and am currently midway through the Wetlock scenario. I think I'm halfway through this game now?....Maybe? I'm enjoying my time with it still, though I can't deny it's a slow burn.
On the side, I finished Kirby and the Amazing Mirror on the Wii U VC and have now jumped to Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 on it. I'm overdue for a SMB3 revisit and have never played this version of the game. It'll be neat to sink into those e-reader levels too.
Happy gaming! And happy spring to my fellow Northern Hemisphere folks.
@Picola-Wicola You are a good chunk of the way along so I am not sure it is worth it now, but just so you know of this option:
If you have access to a computer (with enough space available) and an SD card reader you can copy the contents of the old one to the computer hard drive and then to the new SD card. This is how I upgraded mine recently. I had some issues with doing it on macOS (new one wouldn’t work at first) but I found the commands to fix those issues by searching online.
RE4 remake. I'm still near the beginning of the game, but it's pretty crazy seeing environments I've play through dozens of times over the years completely recreated. The game also seems way harder than the original, and I'm on standard difficulty.
Ace Attorney 3: Trials and Tribulations on Switch. I'm on the final episode, part 3. Planning to beat the game today and wrap up the trilogy.
I'll probably do Apollo Justice next, but I might play Investigations first. In any case, I think this is my new favorite game series. Highly recommend.
And if you're in North America, you have two days to get the trilogy and each of the sequels for $3 each on 3DS. You have been warned.
Finishing Lego Star Wars the Skywalker Saga and maybe will play Atelier Ryza 3 if it shows up. Also, hoping to finally start The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
I've been playing Paper Mario: Color Splash on Wii U. Its not bad, probably the weakest of the Paper Mario games I've played, but still a good time. The humour in these games never gets old!
Tonight I'm not seeing my friends, but my sister, her boyfriend and I might do the Blissey raid in Scarlet & Violet online.
Tomorrow I'll go back to my schedule of playing Persona 5 (just started the second and last Pyramid infiltration since I've heard you can do it all at once unlike Madarame's Palace) and alternating between Engage (9 Chapters, 2 Paralogues and 2 Divine Paralogues down), Scarlet (still 3 Gyms, 3 Titans and 2 Team Stars down), Sparks of Hope (still on the fourth planet) and Return to Dream Land (4 "Levels", still 3 Challenge Stages down)!
Just finished up MP1 the other day. So I wanted to check out a short and simple guy from the ol BL. Went with Sheepo. I'm also playing Phantom Hourglass, and DMC4 SE
Still Super Mario Bros 2 NES and DK Country 1 SNES (took me forever to get the ‘G’ in Slipside Ride level 😬) started from last weekend.
Also, ordered used from Gamestop and expect today SM 3D All-Stars. Will be getting a self-preview of that.
Second playthroughs of Metroid Prime Remastered and Fire Emblem Engage, since there’s nothing aside from Sonic Frontiers I’m even remotely interested in purchasing.
Finished Metroid Prime Remastered last weekend. (What a great satisfying surprise that it was so well done — controls are better than ever because of gyro, and everything else played exactly the same)
If I had enough time to jump into something new, I'd probably do Vernal Blade as I've seen a few very positive reviews on it.
So, probably playing a little Minecraft in off times. I do some game development for my class content so I work on those and play student games, too.
Next big games will probably be Jedi: Survivor and Tears of the Kingdom.
Daughter has been playing Splatoon 3 consistently, having a great time. Son is mostly on PC/Steam, doing Kerbal Space Program (original version, while waiting for KSP2 to fix its performance and other issues) but he also plays tons of stuff - checked out the Bulwark demo this afternoon. When my wife kicks back for a break, it is usually for Slay the Spire (she moved from Switch to iPad mini for that, now, as its a much better game device for card games when playing alone).
Finally getting around to Spongebob The Cosmic Shake.
Really great 3D platformer, but man, they're making references that I didn't know were a thing. when the heck did Plankton get a pet worm?
Finally finished my sojourn through Aionis in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. What an absolutely beautiful game. I was genuinely emotional during the final scene. I would say it was 115 hours well spent!
I’ll be moving on to Metroid Prime Remastered this weekend. I haven’t swapped cartridges yet, so last night I dabbled a bit with various titles in my digital library: Inmost, Sonic Mania, #Drive, and the NSO GBA library.
Happy gaming, everyone!
I salute you for slaying the ultimate gaming boss…The Backlog! I’m on my way! But the Beast ..it keeps growing, it has even regenerated part of itself with that superb remastered release that is Metroid Prime. 20 years later it’s still a classic. Between the storylines of Bayonetta 3 and No More Heroes 3 my mind is funked! There is no way u could explain those games to someone without laughing 😂 .
This weekend 3DS and Wii U will be getting money like it’s 2013 again!..but this will also strengthen many a Backlog across the globe. I’m laser focused on cutting down this monstrosity of consumerism..until it casts a carpal tunnel spell on me 😝!
Again, happiest of weekends everyone!
Honestly, not much. I'm going to replay Donkey Kong Country 2 and Kirby Super Star for the umpteen dozenth time, but that's about. I have tried forcing myself through Metroid Prime and Persona 5 recently but I think I'm dropping them for good; I just find them incredibly boring.
@Classic603 I really like the story, though. It's a bit on a bright, fairy tale side, but that's how I like it. And the characters actually have depth (except for Bartz for some reason). It's really impressive, considering it's a game from 1992 when storytelling wasn't as developed as nowadays
Maybe if I had played it when it first released I'd agree, but the story feels very cliched these days. Nothing wrong with that, but to me the strongest draw is the gameplay. Super fun to play
Bunch of miscellaneous games this week:
RE4R. How does this work so well on a standard PS4. The
console is over 9 years old.
Been hard to find time for Metroid Prime 2, but I think I’ll be able to squeeze in a little bit. The Boost Guardian took me almost an entire hour until I realized it was easiest to kill with Super Missiles, so that kinda pissed me off.
Also playing some Breath of the Wild, hoping to finally beat it before the new one comes out. This game is so, so good, I’ve started it so many times but I think I’ll finally beat it this time.
It's a Triple D weekend for me, Diablo and Dungeons & Dragons.
DIablo IV Beta (Series X) So hyped to give this game a try. It's one of my most anticipated games this year.
Dungeons & Dragons (Tabletop) My group is getting back together this weekend for a other session. Just started Curse of Strahd a few weeks ago and made it to the village of Barovia.
Life is Strange Remastered and Far Cry 2, both on Xbox Series X. Saving my Switch for May TotK.
Splatoon, Splatoon, Splatoon!
As I'm writing this, i'm waiting for the next rotation so I can do a rank-up battle. Why wait? clam blitz lol
Downloading the paid content for Steel Diver Sub Wars right now. Then, the only games I still need to boot up are Wii Sports Club to buy the sports and Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice for its DLC. I took care of Dual Destinies last night.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is what I'll be kicking off. I want to go ahead and get this game beaten before I pursue Tears of the Kingdom later this year. I've also been playing Winback on the NSO N64, ironically from the same dev and publisher.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
Paper Mario Origami King
Fourth weekend, I think, playing Yakuza 0. I'm maybe halfway through the story, which has become very exciting, but rather than continuing I've spent a load of time doing Kiryu's side missions whilst completing the real estate business. The Media King is the first fight that I just couldn't manage without healing items. The side stuff is pretty good, but I'm looking forward to getting back to the main plot now.
Continuing Bayonetta Origins, FE Engage and Pokemon Shining Pearl.
Metroid prime remastered and maybe some acnh. Have a great weekend folks 😄
For singleplayer I’ll be continuing Persona 5 Royal and Metroid Prime Remastered. I finished the 3rd palace in P5R and I just finished the exam week in July. I definitely am looking forward to playing more. I just got the X-Ray Visor in Metroid Prime Remastered, so my time with the game is slowly but surely coming to a close. I also kind of want to play some Mario this weekend, but I have no idea which game. Maybe Mario 3? We’ll see.
For multiplayer I’ll probably be playing Fortnite and Mario Kart for the most part.
Yeah... sorry Nintendo, but Resident Evil 4 Remake's going to be taking most (if not all) of my game time this weekend. I admittedly wasn't a huge fan of the original, but this remake is a serious contender for my favorite RE yet. I've been having a blast with it so far!
While I'm not sure how many games I'll play on other systems, I can say I'll be doing my final 3DS/Wii U eShop checks this weekend to get anything else I'd like to pick up. I've already picked up quite a few games this last month, but there are still a few more I'd like to get. If I need a break from RE4R, I'll probably fire up Monster Hunter Stories on my 3DS and make some more progress in that.
I’m still mainly playing Fire Emblem Engage. I’m on chapter 18 now, and hoping to finish it before or soon after my copy of Atelier Ryza 3 arrives so I can devote my time to that. I really do love Engage! I like how different it is from Three Houses, and they’re both great in their own ways.
I will be playing Modern Warfare 2, Sonic Frontiers, and It Takes Two, all on PS5 this weekend. Some solid variety! I also have been testing out, and really enjoying the update for Sonic Frontiers. Good times for sure.
A nasty stomach bug is making its way through my family, and completely derailed my weekend plans. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll feel a little better and have energy to play Moonlighter or Fire Emblem Engage.
Till then, though, it’s bedrest and I’m keeping the bucket within arm’s reach. Ugh.
God of War Ragnarok arrived last week, so thoroughly enjoying that. On the Switch, I got the Fire Emblem theme from Tetris 99 to keep my collection up to date. Always a pleasure to go back to that game. Also played a bit of Pokken Tournament DX, as I've always had a soft spot for the fighting game genre.
Remnant: From The Ashes on Switch is what I'll be playing.
Peppa Pig World Adventures - Nintendo Switch
Pikachin Kit - Nintendo Switch
Treflik Family - Nintendo Switch (DL)
Sherlock Purr - Nintendo Switch (DL)
Notes + Stickers - Nintendo Switch (DL)
Treflik, Sherlock Purr, & Notes + Stickers were on sale for $2 each in the eshop so couldn't resist~ 😁🤣
Happy Gaming! (^_^)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
My wife is away for two weeks which means I have the consoles and the TV to myself (she's a gamer too so we share) so I've been marathoning Dead Space Remake and I'm having a blast! Still slowly chipping away at Fire Emblem Engage, up to chapter 9 now. I don't enjoy it nearly as much as Three Houses but I do still like it.
Hiya @Teksetter! I know I've been errant of late, but I've wanted to send a few dispatches your way for a while... and your message here reminds me that I need to make the time. I hope you're not faring too badly right now and that you're pampering yourself through this! At the least you deserve good wishes and positive energy, not just a bucket... but experience has taught me that people with lots of responsibilities sometimes tend to put themselves last when it comes to care. So don't be alarmed when a mysterious glow of fuzzy positive energy from the north comes down your way!
Between a dreary early winter, a house move and some pandemic-time "deferred maintenance" that has caught up with me, I've had little time to "follow gaming" through sites like this in 2023. I'm still sorting out from the move, and I've yet to rediscover a large number of landscape photos (not to mention a few games!) that I had in storage. I wish I could post/share a few images from recent summer/fall paddles... then again, you must have some stories about your moves across the Pacific!
I'm really glad that you're continuing to share updates and your wealth of gaming knowledge. Looking forward to next exchange!
Ipad Pro 12"9
Just Beat: Star Tropics 2 (NES) This game was HARD!
Now Playing: Willow (NES) RIP James Horner
Up Next: Phantasy Star (Master System) The Phantasy Begins!
On the side: Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose (PS4)
@Tyranexx I remember putting 100 hours into DQ7 on the PS1 before realizing I was only about halfway through the game! I never did finish it, but it's on "The List". I'll get to it some day when I wrap up the straggling NES and SNES classics I still want to play first.
@JasmineDragon Hey, welcome back! Not sure we ever spoke (virtually) but always enjoyed your comments and was sorry to hear of the problems you were facing. Hope you find more games that work for you.
Have a Nice Death. I’m generally not a big rogue like fan, but the controls in this game are so buttery-smooth, I just can’t seem to put it down.
@Grail_Quest From what I've read, a few early sections of DQ VII were streamlined on 3DS, but it definitely is still quite a long game. XD I knew what I was getting into before starting it - hence why I've put it off for awhile despite owning the game since 2019 or so. It's my fourth mainline Dragon Quest game. Previously, I've played/beaten IV and V on the DS and the 3DS version of VIII.
VII is a very good game, though I won't deny it's quite a slow burn due to its episodic nature. Some of the scenarios I've played through so far have provided quite memorable story vignettes.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
The Bowser's Inside Story remake on 3DS ...AlphaDream's swansong. It's mostly gorgeous, but only runs at 30 which throws off battle timing a bit ...and the giant battles are nowhere near as charming with the somewhat rough 3D models.
@MischiefMaker Thanks, I appreciate the message. I'm not sure I'll be posting regularly as it would probably get quite monotonous to hear me wishing for accessivility features again and againbut I do check in for new games once in a while.
It's great to hear from you again, and thank you for that warm wave of positive northern vibes!
When I hadn't heard from you in a while I just guessed that you were hibernating, like any self-respecting furball would at such a latitude. But it sounds like I was way off and you've been quite busy, moving houses and everything!
Congratulations on the move! Relocating is always a ton of work. I hope everything has gone smoothly and your settling into your new home comfortably at this point.
Depending on where life takes us, games tend to get sent to the back of the bus while a house move or family matters are up front in the driver's seat. Don't ever fret about missing time here! But that said, whenever time permits or the inclination strikes, feel free to reach out. I'm always visiting NL and always enjoy hearing from you!
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