After a long vacation overseas, our weekly 'What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?' feature is back, refreshed, revitalised and ready to go it again in 2018. Talking of 2018, we're barely a month in and we've already been treated to some great new games on Nintendo Switch, with countless more gems on the horizon in the months to come.
Question is, what games are the team at Nintendo Life playing on their respective days off? Whether it's games we're playing for review, or titles we're catching up on from our respective piles of shame, our writers and editors are enjoying a veritable smorgasbord of games on Nintendo Switch, 3DS and beyond.
Here are this week's hot picks...
Ryan Craddock, news reporter
In the last of these features back in December, I specifically remember saying that I wanted to have completed Metroid: Samus Returns over the holidays. In a twist that will surprise absolutely no one, I failed to do this and have only recently got back into the game’s murky depths.
This weekend will therefore be spent purging the world of those pesky Metroids and any left-over time will likely be given to some local multiplayer ARMS. We’ve been really enjoying some late-night matches in my house recently and I just can’t say no to some (almost) healthy competition!
Mitch Vogel, US news editor
I’ve been on a JRPG kick lately, due in no small part to doing the review of Lost Sphear. I understand why it divided opinion, but I’ve got a soft spot for traditional RPGs in that style, and I’ve been having a blast with it so far.
When I get bored of Lost Sphear, I’m going switch to something a little more modern and boundary pushing with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I’ve been rather distracted by other releases since getting it in December and I feel as though I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface, despite being about 15 hours in.
Liam Doolan, Australia correspondent
With Rocket League still near the top of the charts on the Switch eShop, I’m guessing I’m not alone when I say I’ll be playing Psyonix’s arcade soccer/driving hybrid this weekend. Even though I own three copies, I find I’m still addicted as I was when I originally acquired the game on PC a few years ago.
In the Switch version, I’ve mostly spent my time playing the online mode. I normally tell myself I’ll just play a few quick rounds before I begin a more intense session on some other game. An hour or two later and I’m still boosting for goals.
Alex Olney, video producer
This weekend I’ve got that luxury of not having a whole lot to actually do; the flat’s been cleaned, I only need to head out at some point to get a plant, and that’s about it, so you’re absolutely right that I’m going to enjoy some lovely, delicious gaming goodness.
I recently downloaded Oxenfree for a bargain price, so that will undoubtedly be taking up some of the evenings, but for a lot of the time I can absolutely see myself delving into some over-the-top action in DOOM. I’ve actually been playing it online quite a bit and I’m really, really enjoying it. I haven’t really played many online shooters except Splatoon 2 since my Xbox Live subscription ran out about four years or so ago, so it’s a real treat to be diving right back into it with something as refined and ridiculous as DOOM on Switch.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
To the surprise of no one I will be spending this weekend among the Titans Of Alrest. Yes, I was done with main plot from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on New Years Eve but much like it’s predecessors a very large chunk of the experience is in actually exploring the vast world for more content and as usual this is something Monolith never fails to deliver.
But when no one is looking, I must t admit to be quite hooked on the unlikely Dustoff Heli Rescue 2. Dom’s preview piqued my interest but I was pleasantly surprise to find under the casual game guise it hides a hardcore Choplifter experience that will both test your skills and nerves as you try to perfect each of the 35 missions. And I haven't even mentioned the Stargate I found on mission 12...
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, editor
This weekend I'll be returning to Possum Falls as I take Night In The Woods on Nintendo Switch for a ride. I only played it briefly on another platform, but retooled for the handheld freedom of Switch its mysterious take of identity, death, black humour and personal awakening already has me spellbound. I'm taking care of Nintendo Life's official review, so look out for that on the site early next week.
I'll also be playing more Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (my new favourite game on 3DS), which I discovered last month while spending a Christmas GAME voucher. It's turn-based, third-person action is addictive to the point of being dangerous. I love it, so so much.
Damien McFerran, editorial director
In keeping with the fact that I'm an old relic who thinks retro games are better than modern ones, I'll be playing Advance Wars on my trusty GBA SP this weekend. Alex's excellent video listing the 26 games you simply have to play on your GBA inspired me to make this choice, but I've been meaning to drop back into Intelligent Systems' seminal tactical series for some time now.
I've been spurred on by the excellent Tiny Metal on Switch, which is as close to a spiritual successor as you're likely to get these days. I have fond memories of playing Advance Wars back in the day but I never did complete it; sounds like a challenge I'll have to step up to now.
Dave Frear, retro reviewer
I hope to dive back in to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. It was easily my most played game last year, but due to being busy with other titles later on, I’ve not really bothered with the last DLC that came out. The plan is to get stuck into that this weekend, but it’s the kind of game where plans quickly change.
No doubt I’ll get distracted by something off in the distance and go to investigate, perhaps stumble into a side quest I haven’t done or find a really good slope for shield surfing. I suspect there will be unplanned battles along the way, I’ll forget what it was I originally intended to do and ultimately pop by a stable and gallop off, singing the words to My Lovely Horse.
Jon Cousins, Japan correspondent
I'll be playing through Celeste again, this time on my TV, trying to pick up the B-sides, extra strawberries and just in general take a bit more time and challenge myself with its mountainous levels. Apart from that, I dip in to Super One More Jump every so often. It's great to pick up and chip away at, and it's also a great way to see how creative your swearing becomes the more you go wrong!
Darren Calvert, operations director
This weekend I will mostly be playing the excellent Celeste on Switch. I’ve only put a few hours into it so far, but it’s totally won me over with its tight gameplay and retro charms… I can’t wait to risk life and limb in order to collect more of those fiendish floating strawberries. We’re so spoiled at the moment on the Switch eShop, there are so many amazing games coming out each week… but if you haven’t tried Celeste yet I would certainly recommend giving it a try soon.
Tony Stephenson, social media manager
As well as avoiding red shells frantically in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I'm also taking part in a Rocket League tournament, organised by Nintendo Players UK, as part of the group I also run. I am shocking at the game but it is so much fun! Also, I've seemed to have caught the ARMS bug so will be taking part in the Party Clash. I have no idea how that will go as I've only ever played as Min Min. Hey ho, let's give it a go.
Glen Fox, guides editor
I plan to dig into The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the very first time. I’m not particularly comfortable going public with that, given that Zelda is in my top five favourite franchises of all time, but I have some serious unfinished business with Wii. I blame my bee in the bonnet about the lack of HD at a time when it was all the rage. Sigh.
Dave Letcavage, contributing writer
I feel such guilt. Three Switch games remain in the packaging (Xenoblade Chronicles 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and The End Is Nigh) and I’ve left a couple eShop games unfinished. So, this weekend, should I find the time, I’ve got to start checking marks off that list. I have no idea what I’ll decide on yet, but I do know that completing Shu is high priority. That’s if I can power up the Switch without “accidentally” booting up ARMS... That ARMS icon always calls to me from the dashboard, and I’m rarely strong enough to say no.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (589 votes)
- Metroid: Samus Returns2%
- Lost Sphear1%
- Xenoblade Chronicles 210%
- Rocket League6%
- Splatoon 211%
- Night In The Woods5%
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.1%
- Advance Wars1%
- Tiny Metal1%
- The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild9%
- Super One More Jump 0%
- The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword1%
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim4%
- The End Is Nigh1%
- Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 0%
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe5%
- Shu 0%
- Something else! (Tell us in the comments.)27%
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So that's our picks for the weekend, but which games are you most excited to play over the next couple of days? We'd love to hear which new (or old) games from Nintendo's many libraries will be on your to-do list. Get commenting below!
Looking forward to playing Celeste but holding off a sale, especially after paying full price for Oxenfree.
And if you enjoy the storytelling aspect of Oxenfree, I recommend checking out Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! By Inkle Studios on Steam, IOS or Android.
Breath of the wild. Just got the bike!
A bit of Splatoon (Turf War and Salmon Run) and MK8D because I feel like it and am still too sick to Splatoon for longer periods.
Might finally take a crack at Chrono Trigger. I've become quite disenchanted with Final Fantasy 4 and 6, but CT does look like fun.
I'm stuck at the end of I Am Setsuna on the Switch so looks like I will be doing bit of level grinding on that and I'm also hooked on the demo for Radiant Historia on the 3ds.
I'll be playing Gonner, as I'm finally getting a hang of its gameplay.
Finishing off Axiom Verge and Next Penelope. I'll be playing the usual MK8, Splatoon 2 and Rocket League at some point too. Anybody else been having really bad lag on Rocket League recently?
Pokemon Silver (3DS) and Minecraft: Wii U Edition will consume my weekend.
Played the dragon quest builders demo for over 10 hours. Think I'm getting the game. More demos please. Also a lot of mario with my kids.
Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 2, Splatoon 2 Arowana Mall and Fire Emblem Warriors, which I've forgotten about and played once since Christmas, which is a shame as it's a great game.
Probably nothing. Well I've nothing planned at least.
What? No love for Odyssey? Guess most people played it death during the launch time frame.
I'm so glad to see this on Nintendo Life again! I don't have a whole lot of time to play anything this weekend, but when I get the chance I'll crack on with more Breath of the Wild, which I love more the more I play! I've just beaten the third divine beast, and am just going around finding shrines before I head to the desert to do the final one.
Oxenfree is overrated but I can't blame folks for wanting to give it a go with that generous discount. I've played through it twice and the second run isn't much more interesting than the first round, though it is an improvement. There's some amazing sound design in that game though!
I'm playing through Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD as a sort of 'side quest' to Breath of the Wild. I want to buff up my Wolf Link amiibo.
@BranJ0 I'm in the same situation. I'm definitely playing BotW after work.
I'm trying to work through my DS backlog, so this weekend will probably be devoted to finishing up Glory of Heracles.
If I get a chance to play my sons Switch, I'll be getting back to The Lost Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. I surprised him with a Pro Controller this morning, when I left to go to work he was saving his progress in Odyssey and firing up Splatoon 2. Lucky git... He's been banging on about getting Minecraft Nintendo Switch edition, may download it this evening and no doubt he'll get stuck in to that.
Picked up a cheap copy of Sonic Forces, so giving that a go. Its not great, but no where near as bad as most would have you believe.
Mostly playing Crypt of the Necrodancer at the moment. Might play some Celeste at some point and I'm tempted to pick up Night in the Woods soon.
Portal Knights Nintendo Switch !
I had played for more than 55 hours since i bought Digital download version on 24 December 2017.
I'm playing Xenoblade 2, Doom(switch) and Destiny 2(PC).
Still gotta finish Bulb boy, i'm playing it with my girlfriend. On my own, I'll be playing The Count Lucanor.
Thinking of picking up night in the woods I completed oxenfree the other day was awesome. Loving Celeste atm it’s so awesome and the end is nigh is pretty good too.
No doubt I will do one run of The Binding of Isaac as that game is immense
Going to complete RIVE: Complete Edition's story mode, and then will turn my attention back to Twilight Princess HD.
Been playing the Darkest Dungeon. Quite hard and as the name suggests, very dark. Enjoying it so far.
I'll be playing L.A Noire. It seems very nice so far.
Night in the Woods for me
i've been playing mantis burn (horrid name). it's not a bad little game.
need to get back into BOTW though. I'm actually making SOME progress now instead of 'ooh shiny' and running off in some direction.
Pokemon Crystal is ruling my life this weekend. The old school cheats are awesome. The Bill's PC is archaic with the boxes, but that is what gives you the cheat. I have not even looked at the trading or know if you can. This is a good one. Old but good.
Paper mario color splash and rocket league.
And find some cardboard box and try and make a labo race car
Night in the Woods with intermittent breaks of Enter the Gungeon
Been playing the Radiant Historia demo on 3DS, giving Mr. Switch his first break in a loooong while. Then my weekly work MK8 tournament on Sunday night.
I’m dead set on getting all the power moons in Super Mario Odyssey, even if the jump rope challenge makes me want to tear my hair out
I just bought Rive. I’ll be firing that puppy up when I get home from work 7.5 hrs from now.
This weekend I shall be mostly playing:
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Lego Marvel 2
None of which are in the poll, unsurprisingly.
I picked up L.A. Noire in the Humble Bundle, so I'll be playing that. Also trying to finish Xenoblade 2 and playing some Overwatch with my pals.
Codename: S.T.E.A.M. is such an underappreciated gem. I’m so sad it sold so poorly.
I’m finally getting around to starting the Revelation storyline of Fire Emblem Fates this weekend, as well as playing the original Steamworld Dig and Super Meat Boy on Switch.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for me. Have been trying break records in Time Trials. The new approach of being able to do 200cc Time Trials is pretty intense and fun.
Gonna see if the NL Inklings can avoid being blown back in Clam Blitz Makomart this week...
I was woefully disappointed by Oxenfree... luckily I got it for $5... now I am weary about Night in the Woods... will definitely wait for a sale.
I was going to wait for a Celeste discount, but I downloaded it last night and decided to get started.
I had a great moment on Friday night where I actually had to take time to plan out which of the AMAZING games on Switch I was going to play. What a great system for it's hybrid portability giving me time to play again inbetween teacher grading/planning and it's amazing selection of Nintendo + Nindie games.
Finish Ch 3 challenge levels on Mario Rabbids in preparation for DK DLC
Shovel Knight campaign (plague knight is next)
Listening to celeste OST while I work. Nice!
@bherdm I'm looking forward to that, but I want to complete BotW without the Wolf Link first...
For me it's DOOM and Mario & Luigi superstar saga.
I’m trying to beat xenoblade, on chapter 8.
I gotta say some parts of where it’s supposed to be serious is so cheesy and a little cringe. I wish it didn’t feel like a teen romance novel at times with all the cliches :/
But when I start something I like to finish it, it defo could be a great game, so far it’s just a good game.
I hope octopath traveller delivers a better mature story with some feels.
The dancer prologue in Octopath Traveller gave me the creeps with the owner propositioning / threatening the dancers - it was written very well.
In between Mario Kart sessions, I only just downloaded King of Fighters 98, my favourite in the series. Time to work on that Caravan Mode HIGH score and decide if I should buy yet another version of Samurai Shodown II
Gotta keep grinding in Mario Odyssey.
Retro Style games.
Edit: Ended up playing Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen quite a bit on my SNES Mini.
Mainly playing Persona 5 at the moment, but if I get a chance I'll play a bit more Pokémon crystal and fast rmx.
Might not get the chance though as it's stocktake weekend in work.
Working on my Level 8 Samurai Shodown II. Mizuki is such a pain! Also gonna squeeze in some Darkest Dungeon in between.
I have been playing rounds of Mario Kart and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
But the latest game I picked up is Slain: Back from Hell. Love the art style and music. The game is hard and addictive at the same time. I can’t stop playing it.
I played some 60 Seconds! earlier, but I'm mostly gonna dedicate these days to Disgaea 5 Complete and DOOM.
Not one option in the poll, haha.
After getting really started finally, I'm liking Earth Wars a bit. :3
Played a bit of mario + Rabbids last night as well as my career in fifa.
Final Fantasy VI: Brave New World!
Pokemon Crystal for me as we are travelling this weekend on a trip to London
Dragon Ball FighterZ on Ps4. Got it cheap after turning in my 2nd (technically my first) copy of Mario Odyssey, which I got back after losing it. Getting wrecked by the cpu while trying to unlock SSB Vegeta and Goku.
Since ARMS updated to 5.1, I'll be Bdage hunting this weekend!
Wulverblade, Kid Nikki, and my modded Snes mini with 3500 games on it!! That’s really taking up my time!!
Been playing ARMS trying to do the grand prixs and get the badges. Also working on Odyssey, already have 900 something moons because all I have left is some Dark Side moons and then I'll have to grind for coins to get the rest.
I'm playing Pokémon Crystal on 3DS and Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade on GBA this weekend.
Super Beat Sports
Secret of Mana on my SNES mini
Mario Odyssey and Overwatch for me. Been playing both for about a month and absolutely LOVE them!
Monster Hunter World for PS4.
Trying to find all the treasure chests in Assassin's Creed IV before attempting to take the legendary ships down
Playing Monster Hunter World, Monster Hunter XX and Kaizoku Musou 3.
For me, probably Doom nightmare difficulty on Switch (done ultraviolence on Switch and PS4 and Nightmare on PS4 so now it's time for Nightmare on Switch).
I also bought Furi this week because of how cool it looks and how good its reviews have mostly been. Might get into that.
I also really want to get Night in the Woods! When I first saw the art style and heard what the story was about, I immediately wanted to play it.
I also have a laundry list of other games I wish I had the time and money for like Skyrim (never played it before), Celeste, Super Meat Boy, The End is Nigh, and Slime-San.
@Rockmirth The bike is fun isn't it?
Dragon Age Origins. Yeah, I'm that guy. I had just replayed Botw for the 5th time and Odyssey for the 2nd, played almost 200 runs of Gungeon, and played every track in Mario Kart 8 DX again, so, have to kill some time before Bayonetta 1+2 comes out.
Not much for me since I will be watching the Super Bowl this weekend Go Eagles!!! If I get time I will be playing some Assassin's Creed Origins on PS4 and with the family over tomorrow we will be playing our traditional NFL2K match up on the Dreamcast.
Monster hunter on any system bar a Nintendo
I picked up WULVERBLADE last week and have really been enjoying it for a quick go here and there. But I also finally bought SKYRIM, which I had been holding out on all these years in hopes that it would come to the WiiU. When I saw it in the Switch reveal trailer, I knew I would be playing it soon enough. (Didn't think it would be a year and a half later, but you know)
Being a skint gamer right now has one positive: forcing me to play games I couldn’t initially get into. So I’ve now got the knack of both Binding of Isaac and shovel knights.
Love both of them !
Celeste in handheld. Splatoon on the big screen. And possibly dipping back into the 3DS to try and polish off one or two games there.
Recently picked up Darksiders Warmastered Edition on the Wii U for only 12 euros, and I have been playing the first few chapters, which really got me into that game again, so I'll probably go back to that for a bit, and other than that, my main game is currently Destiny 2.
I've also started with Shadow Warrior, this month's first free game from the Games With Gold club on Xbox One S. It's a hilariously cheesy and over the top first person hack and slash with samurai and demons.
Mario + rabbids!
@Wazeddie22 same thing happened to me. I breezed right through until that final boss. 😬
Probably just Splatoon 2 here. I want to download Night in the Woods or Celeste but don’t really want to burn $20 on either. Will wait for a sale someday.
Best Switch eShop game for $10 for less that’ll keep me busy for a few days? No platformers (I’ve got too many already), rouge likes, or RPGs.
@alexolney Doom multiplayer was so underatted. It’s a great time and it makes you feel powerful.
@faint Really?doesant surprise me,seems to happen alot in rpgs,it's annoying as hell.
Did you manage to beat it?can you remember what level you were?
@Giygas_95 You know it and its environmental with fruit fuel
@Rockmirth Easiest way to fuel it is with wood. Ten pieces gives you a full tank. You can just go to the Great Plateau and cut down a bunch of trees. It's even easier to do so if you have the upgraded Master Sword from the trials.
Mario Rabbids because I do not own milion games but one per month usually.
This article should appear every weekend. Anyways most PS4 games. Monster Hunter and some fighting games. For Switch, Neo Geo games and Resident Evil Revelations. I might throw in the Mario Rabbids game in there.
doom online , skyrim and disgaea 5
maybe some splatting and mk8 as distractions.
still havnt played xenoblade 2, ugh... damn skyrim an disgaea for their hundreds of hours of gameplay
Valkyria Chronicles on PS3 mainly. Also I guess Rocket League on Switch.
I played some Strikers 1945 II with my girlfriend yesterday, i think we'll play Zero Gunner 2- today or tomorrow.
Shout out to Oxenfree! I’m finishing my second play through
Monster hunter world PS4
Picked up Doom on the Switch during the sale so I'll be playing that.
Monster Hunter World. I can't think about anything else, let alone play something else.
I'll be continuing Xenoblade 2, such a fun game. I can easily see myself putting in 100+ hours in this one as I did with the previous two XB games.
Finally got WWE 2K18, after the patches, it's not all that bad.
Lastly, I'll be continuing my nuzlocke of Pokemon Silver on 3DS VC.
I'm playing Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 7.
I’ll probably be playing some hearthstone. Finally got a new phone so it gives me an excuse to play with it. I do still need to beat the rest of Xenoblade Chronicles 2, in chapter 5 at the moment so about halfway. Might get around to a match or two of Splatoon 2 also.
Already finished Xenoblade 2. So it's all Monster Hunter World for me right now!
But I do plan to play Dragon Quest Builders when it drops, since I can't exactly take MH with me outside of my house. Or maybe I'll finish G rank in Monster Hunter XX, since I'm in the mood already.
Ooooh, very good taste there. It's the Xenoblade before there was a Xenoblade. I fully intend to go back and play both Baten Kaitos games at some point, and maybe even the Xenosaga trilogy.
Super Mario 3d world on Wii u and I might have a bash at GtSport.
New Mario Bros. Wii
Finally sent in my left joycons for service. So I’ll be playing shovel knight with my pro controller
SPlatoon 2 and the Escapists 2 are what Im playing right this second and having a blast.
Mario Odyssey! So many ways to get moons (in a good way), and costumes! The praise is well deserved!
Earth wars! It's 20 bucks somewhere else because of its devil may cry combat but 5 bucks on switch for some reason... Take advantage of it and play in handheld mode for stuff can be a bit hard to see.
7th dragon code VFD. I have a hatred for red flowers now.
Splatoon 2 and maybe WW2 if they ever decide to fix the atrocious lag in multiplayer. Probably should finish up Okami HD too
28 degrees here - so warm at home on MH:World.
Playing night in the woods now. Its pretty good. Loving the story so far. Do not regret buying this.
And also iconoclasts on vita. Its an awesome game. Second playthrough. Will play it a third time if it comes out on switch. Story sucked me in right away. Its very good.
Playing New Leaf. Just got back into it and maybe playing Ultra Sun. Oh and maybe Kirby Battle Royale & Hatsune Miku Project Mirami DX
Mario and Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Rocket League and Enter the Gungeon
I'll be playing Resident Evil & Stardew Valley.
Looking forward to great releases this month like Bayonetta, Owlboy, & Dragon Quest Builders. Might pick up Steamworld Dig & Wonderboy too.
I've started playing Night in the Woods yesterday. I suck at playing the bass guitar but the characters, story telling, music and mood are so awesome.
I'm also playing Horizon Zero Dawn. Man, this game is just as addicting as BotW!!
I've been taking a Switch break since finishing up Xenoblade Chronicles 2 over the holiday, and working on my extensive backlog. Spending the weekend with Final Fantasy 8 on my Vita--so far, it hasn't really clicked with me, and I'm definitely understanding why it's one of the least popular games in the series, but hopefully it'll hook me soon.
Axiom Verge! Finally got my multiverse collectors edition last week, it was on preorder since august!
Well, playing (on Nintendo consoles) in this weekend;
-Mario Kart 8 DX
-Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokeon Ultra Moon
I've missed these articles, I was starting to think they had left with Thomas.
In my quest to eliminate most of my Wii U backlog before joining the legions of Switch owners, I've been playing through one of the lengthiest games (according to howlongtobeat.com) for the system: Xenoblade Chronicles X. I'm quite enjoying my time on Mira. The main story is starting to ramp up, some of the side quests are well-written, the continents that I've been to (favorite so far is Noctilum) are visually stunning and fun to explore, and some of the Indigen designs are pleasing to the eye. The only two minor complaints that I have so far are the tiny text size (I knew about this before diving in) and the fact that the music, while decent, tends to drown out what's being said on occasion. I'm hoping to spend a lot of my gaming time this weekend exploring more of Mira and at least working my way through Chapter 6.
I may also play a quick session or two of Tri Force Heroes. This game is clearly geared towards multiplayer, but I was hoping that the complaints about the single player mode were overblown (Eh-heh-heh...Nope). While I've had some fun in single player, I'm starting to get to the point in the game where some puzzles/fights are clearly meant to have three Links functioning at once. Unfortunately I don't know anyone IRL who would be interested in playing the game with me, and I usually don't have the time to wait for other players to play with online.
I'm in the depths of chapter 7 of Xenoblade 2, with the goal of having the game finished by June (as opposed to the usual stretch for Xeno titles, which takes me 1-2 years).
I also just picked up Night in the Woods, and hope to dig in this weekend!
Enter the Gungeon and Mario + Rabbits (outstanding game). Also The Mummy Demastered
Wii U for me. Focusing on Tropical Freeze, but may dabble in some VC as well.
No Nintendo for me this weekend. Other stuff to do.
I've been sick with the flu, so I put Skyrim aside for the moment and went back to Mario+Rabbids. Just a few more levels to go.
The waiting game.
Waiting for my Switch to be repaired.
Not the game I had planned but when you get sold a lemon you sort of have no choice.
Radiant Historia demo.
always helps pass the weekend
Night in the Woods, Salmon Run, Disgaea 5 and Steamworld Dig on Switch. Ys Origin and Wolfenstein 2 DLC on PS4.
Goldeneye (N64) and Maximo (PS2).
I'll be flipping between the switch version of LA Noire and Mario Odyssey. Might play a little Doom on the Switch as well
Forza Horizon 3 and Halo 5 on my shiny new XB1X.
Still playing best game on switch. Xenoblade 2❤️
Currently playing on my WiiU. Just finished Jotun and now I’m on DK64.
Probably Mega Man 3, as I finally started that up via Legacy Collection recently.
@Damo I actually started Advance Wars using Wii U Virtual Console before seeing your choice or the article about the best games. I completed it back on the Advance around 15 years ago, but thought I would take it for another spin. It was my favorite in the series that came to the west. Just finished off Wario Ware from that era too. The sad part is I own all of the original games, but bought them again on the Wii U because I love supporting Virtual Console and I love the Wii U. It's a sickness - I know.
I'll keep playing Super Mario Odyssey. I already beat the main story, and I'm trying to get all the extra moons and beat the extra worlds. I have fun times ahead, I truly adore this game. I don't want it to end!
BOTW and Odyssey
But for next week is date release for physical form of Portal Knights Europe version, right ?
My digital download Portal Knights is USA version (bought from USA E-shop), so i have to wait until 28 March 2018.
Monster Hunter World, mostly. A bit of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to fill in the gaps, in Chapter 7!
Crypt of the Necrodancer here, only the SOUND is BROKE. Yep, it’s a rhythm game! Oh the irony 🙄
Animal Crossing New Leaf. I just got the Wii U in that game, so I need to do that survival game.
I also want to spend more time with my SNES classic.
Chipping away at master mode of botw, another weekly attempt at beating kingdom new lands 5th island to get the new one. And a friend talked me into playing fortnite so that’s what tonight will be. Tommorow with my kids I’ll be playing smash and twilight princess on Wii U. My 7 year old and I are making our way through all the zelda games. He became obsessed after playing botw.
playing pokken tournament dx and Mario kart dx
Pokken Tournament DX, Enter the Dungeon, Shovel knight, Madden 18, WWE 2K18, a whole bunch of stuff.
I'm currently working on Steamworld Dig 2 in between sessions of Rocket League.
I'm playing Monster Hunter World on my PS4! Though I can't resist the siren's song of my Switch for very long, truth be told...
Romancing Saga 2 and Assassin's Creed Origins
Disgea 5. I'm 25 hours in and still feel like I've just started.
Skyforce and gonna try and finish Resident Evil: Revelations so I can move onto the sequel.
So glad to see Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. on this list. It's one of my favorite 3DS games and didn't deserve those low reviews. It's a great strategy game with a lot of personality and totally different mechanics than Fire Emblem or Advance Wars.
SMT Devil survivor 2 record breaker.
Almost done with the chaos path in SMT IV. Pokemon Silver from the GB VC.
Just finished Celeste - been addicted to it the whole week. And there is Chapter 8 after you beat it and harder levels that i have no more nerves to try.
@FredBiletnikoff Yes the lag has been really annoying! Lots of rubber banding. It seems to be better tonight though.
Playing through the campaign for Golf Story, which is great, and topping it off with a few puzzles of Picross S.
....But I also got distracted Saturday morning and played a bunch of old NES games: Mario 3, Mega Man 3, TMNT 2 The Arcade Game, Ninja Gaiden, Zanac, and
Skylanders with the kiddo, Tiny Planet for myself (almost done!), and Tiny Metal if I have time.
Playing Pokemon Ultra Moon, Tumblestone and Mario Odyssey with the kids.
I’ve picked Breath Of The Wild back up recently, dispatched a Divine Beast. I’m also just starting on A Link Between Worlds.
I'll be playing Tomato Adventure, an RPG on the GBA. It's by AlphaDream, the same bods who did Mario & Luigi - Superstar Saga, so I'm expecting quality stuff.
Going back to Golf story, just done the Wellworn manor open but the game crashed at oak manor 😂
And someNever stop sneaking- coz I want to be sly
Psychonauts,for the first time.Got it for free during black firday.
Radiant Historia demo here!
Go Glen Fox! Skyward Sword is fantastic despite what the haters say! I’ve been playing mainly South Park: The Fractured But Whole this weekend but only a little because I had work off so took advantage of the nice sunny weather 😁
I'm playing Densha De Go 2, because I'm odd like that.
Jaguar home brew carts- Commando, Reebooteroids, Badlands and Jeff Minter Classics.
@milliag QBert is such a great game which requires intense levels of skill. I salute you.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
And Animal Crossing on 3ds
My goals this weekend were to:
-Finish up the DLC for Breath of the Wild
-Level up some more in Splatoon 2
-Throw in some time in between for Stardew Valley and Rocket League (which I'm not the best at. But it's absolutely a blast)
-Spend the remainder of an eshop card on a new game. Its either Celeste or Night in the Woods.
To Glen Fox: I hope you enjoy Skyward Sword. I get its a bit derisive in the fandom. But I absolutely enjoyed it. Its probably one of my favorite Zeldas in terms of story (Second behind WW). I loved the upgrade system (and hope it returns in.that form in future Zelda games). When the motion controls were on point, its was truly an experience like no other
Donkey Kong Country 3 on my SNES via s-video cable for the first time.
DOOM full time right now, and had to fight off Rocket League that I rented. I get the chance I'll likely buy Rocket League, it's a nice little diversion to play among other things. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is on standby awaiting me to finish DOOM.
I'm slowly getting through Axiom Verge. I got the Multiverse edition on launch day! Makes me regret not getting into it when I got it on Steam.
Monster Hunter World. Nothing else matters right now.
Just finish Xenoblade Chronicles 2, (really really loved it) now am hating/loving furi's #8 boss while chilling with Celeste.
A friend gifted me Final Fantasy XIII for Christmas, so I've been playing that on my 360 (JUST hit Disc 2). On my 2DS XL, I've been playing Majora's Mask 3D and Pocket Card Jockey (the latter has slowly been taking over the former's playing time!). On my laptop, I've been playing Tangledeep (which just released! check it out if you like roguelikes or SNES RPGs).
I cast a vote for Breath of the Wild (I have the Wii U version), and I've been meaning to play the DLC, but I'm kind of in burnout at the moment and need more time before I can settle into long playing sessions again, which that game WILL demand of me.
I've been trying to dig through my backlog, mainly focusing on every 3DS Fire Emblem game and the original Steamworld Dig and Night in the Woods which I just picked up on Switch. Doesn't help that I'm still tempted to go back into Celeste everytime I boot up my Switch.
Just Downloaded 3D Classics Kid Icarus. Enjoying it. I'm not a Super Bowl guy.
I picked up L.A. Noire on sale this weekend and have put a few hours into that, and I am still playing Darkest Dungeon. Although I will admit that Darkest Dungeon is wearing a bit thin with all the grinding and regrinding the early dungeon the early dungeon just to level up new characters.
Warframe, Smite, Paragon. Mostly Warframe, really.
Monster Hunter World while listening to the new Saxon Thunderbolt album.
Final Fantasy 6: Brave New World (a lovely romhack that fixed a ton of FF6’s issues and adds new challenge), Zelda LttP Randomizer, and for some retro platforming goodness, Balloon Kid!
Obviously, I'm currently playing Monster Hunter World... What else ?
Finally some love for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.! It was a fantastic game that got unfairly bashed for not being Fire Emblem.
Oh, and I've been playing Pan-Pan Charming!
Been playing Fire Emblem Warriors
Since I voted somthing else I'm playing pokemon heart gold my 3rd favorite ds game and my 5th favorite 3ds game Super Mario Maker!
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