We've reached the weekend once again and, as is tradition, the Nintendo Life team has banded together to talk over all the lovely games we'll be playing over the next couple of days. We've got farming, fighting, fishing, and fun bursting out of our Joy-Con this week, so feel free to read our entries and join in with a vote in the poll and a comment in the... Er, comments. Enjoy!
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I’ll be trying my hand at a few new indie titles I’ve been wanting to sink my teeth into. The first is Farm Together - which I keep hearing good things about, and should hopefully scratch my simulation itch. Next, I’m interested in giving Fishing Star: World Tour a go - although I’m not into fishing games necessarily, loads of people seem to be talking about it, and it’ll be cool to dust off the ol’ Toy-Con fishing rod to play. Lastly - and everyone will gasp when I say this - I have yet to play Hollow Knight, so that’s definitely on the list for this weekend. I’m essentially snowed in at my house at the moment, so it’ll be the perfect hermit gaming weekend!
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
I'm still completely hooked on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There, I said it. For some reason, I've decided to go for every single Spirit and complete every single challenge now that I'm done with World of Light (I've even got a little notepad document going on my laptop where I'm keeping track of which Spirits I've enhanced and stuff). Someone help me.
Realistically, I'll be playing that again this weekend, although I do have a couple of indies lined up, ready to go in the form of GRIS and My Memory of Us. I haven't started them yet, but I'm looking forward to booting them up at some point.
Gavin Lane, staff writer
Another week, another eShop sale and another game for the backlog. This week it’s Horizon Chase Turbo, an arcade racer I’ve been jonesing to try ever since it got a glowing review from yer man Chris Scullion on these here digital pages. Beyond that, I’ll be continuing to play the awkwardly punctuated Steins;Gate Elite for review. I say ‘play’; it’s a visual novel with dozens of hours of anime, so it more closely resembles a Netflix binge-watch. Keep your eyes peeled for the verdict soon.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
I knew this would happen: Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection is impossible to put down! When I do manage to let it go for a bit, it's time for some Splatoon 2 Splatfest splatting over the current breakfast feud (FYI, I eat much healthier than either option) and some mandatory Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board action (getting close to 100% spirits here!). While I would love to put some solid hours into Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, I sense the eternal blue skies from another Bandai Namco franchise will consume the rest of my weekend...
...And on that subject, the disappointment of the week goes to Sky Gamblers - Afterburner! Poorly optimised and, as of now, bug-ridden, all Nintendo Switch virtual Mavericks out there deserved a much better arcade flight shooter offering. Stick to the previous Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders instead.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
For my sins, I'll likely be spending a good portion of my weekend playing through Monster Energy Supercross 2 on Switch. For reasons I simply cannot fathom I've played all of the MXGP games and the last Supercross game. Here's hoping this one ports a little more smoothly to Switch. Knowing me I'll probably be playing lots of City of Brass as well. Because it's brilliant. Have a good 'un!
Which games are you playing this weekend? (321 votes)
Fishing Star: World Tour
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
My Memory of Us
Horizon Chase Turbo
Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Sky Gamblers - Afterburner
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2
City of Brass
Something else (comment below)
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