Bayonetta 2 – Livestream Intro Aftermath

Bayonetta 2 – Livestream Intro Aftermath

Products provided by Nintendo! After having live-streamed Bayonetta last Friday (late) and continued to record uploads for the YouTube channel, I wanted to give viewers a taste of Bayonetta 2. Having never finished the first game, my plans are to do a full let’s play of it, while chipping away at Bayonetta 2 later on. I did indeed finish Bayonetta 2 when it first released on the Wii U years back. Playing both games seemingly at the same time, the differences are clear from the start. Bayonetta 2 is simply insane. The prologue felt like something you’d play through to close out a game. The action is more epic and intense but another thing stood out a bit more. Colors. The palette ... »

February 18 – February 24: This Week in Nintendo News

February 18 – February 24: This Week in Nintendo News

What will this week bring for Nintendo fans? Let’s take a look. We’ll update this post throughout the week. Nintendo Switch News A retro-style shoot ’em up called Kyogeki Quartet Fighters has been announced for the Switch in Japan and will be out on February 22. It supports four players at a time. No localization news has been announced. However, the tactical RPG God Wars: The Complete Legend has been confirmed for a western release on the Switch! It includes all of the content from God Wars: Future Past, a new expansion called Legend of Yomi (which has over 50 stages and multiple endings), and a new character, as well as  general improvements. Take a look at the announceme... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 3

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 3

Welcome to the third edition of Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look at a few of the Nintendo anniversaries celebrated this week. So without further ado… February 11 – Mario & Luigi 3 is released in Japan. On February 11, 2009, the third game in the Mario & Luigi series was released in Japan. Eventually brought west as Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, this game brought back the humorous villain Fawful and sent Mario and Luigi in a quest through Bowser, who co-starred as a third playable character. Many fans consider it to be the best in the series. February 14 – The Game Boy Advance SP is released. On February 14, 2003, the Game Boy Advance SP c... »

The Darkside Detective (Review)

The Darkside Detective (Review)

After our interview about The Darkside Detective, its developers sent us a review copy so we could see just what this humorous supernatural adventure game was all about. And so, I stepped into the shoes of Francis McQueen, an underpaid and undervalued detective who takes on the weird, supernatural cases that plague the city. Or, more often than not, he stumbles onto them. The Darkside Detective is split into six different cases, each of which is fairly self-contained, but only the first one has the police intentionally put the Darkside Division on the case. McQueen and his partner, Officer Dooley, are usually just in the right place at the right time – or the wrong place at the wrong t... »

February 11 – February 17: This Week in Nintendo News

February 11 – February 17: This Week in Nintendo News

It’s another week of Nintendo news, and it’s another week filled with excitement. Nintendo Switch News PSA: Some copies of Bayonetta 2 have shipped with misprinted download codes for Bayonetta. If this happens to you, get in touch with Nintendo support and they’ll straighten it out. Another rumor has been confirmed with the announcement that the remastered version of de Blob is coming to the Switch later this year. This colorful platformer was originally developed for the Wii and recently remastered. No new trailer has been revealed yet, but you can check out the trailer from the previous remaster releases to see what it’s like. Shelter 2 (as well as its Mountains DLC... »

An Interview With the Developers of Layers of Fear: Legacy

An Interview With the Developers of Layers of Fear: Legacy

Layers of Fear: Legacy is a psychedelic horror game coming to the Switch on February 21. If you haven’t already seen the latest trailer, check it out now, and then read on to learn more about the game. We got in touch with the developers of Layers of Fear: Legacy to learn more about this horror game and what the Switch version will be like. Rather than survival horror or psychological horror, Layers of Fear is described as “psychedelic horror.” Could you shed a little light on what you mean by this? The game is often described as both psychological and psychedelic. Psychological because of issues presented in the game, psychedelic because of the gameplay nature of the game – an ever-ch... »

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 2

Nintendo Time Portal: Issue 2

Welcome back to Nintendo Time Portal, where we take a look back through Nintendo’s history to see what memorable anniversaries we can celebrate this week. February 5 – Paper Mario is released in North America. On February 5, 2001, Paper Mario was released for the Nintendo 64 in North America. This was the second Mario RPG, and it adopted a paper aesthetic that this particular spin-off series would continue using. Since then, Paper Mario has seen four sequels, although only the second one kept the same style. February 8 – Mario Party is released in North America. That’s not the only Mario series that celebrates its North American anniversary this week. On February 8, 1... »

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The Darkside Detective (Review)

The Darkside Detective (Review)

After our interview about The Darkside Detective, its developers sent us a review copy so we could see just what this humorous supernatural adventure game was all about. And so, I stepped into the shoes of Francis McQueen, an underpaid and undervalued detective who takes on the weird, supernatural cases that plague the city. Or, more often than not, he stumbles onto them. The Darkside Detective is split into six different cases, each of which is fairly self-contained, but only the first one has the police intentionally put the Darkside Division on the case. McQueen and his partner, Officer Dooley, are usually just in the right place at the right time – or the wrong place at the wrong t... »

One More Dungeon (Review)

One More Dungeon (Review)

One More Dungeon is an unexpected blend of genres, a first-person shooter with pixel art graphics and roguelike dungeon crawling. It tosses you into a dangerous dungeon filled with monsters and challenges you to use melee weapons and ranged magic to explore each floor, defeat the boss, and proceed to the next floor without dying along the way. If you die, you’ll need to start over from the beginning with new procedurally generated environments. One More Dungeon can be brutal. If you don’t take them out quickly, enemies can quickly destroy you, especially if you’re unfortunate enough to encounter a group of them at once. Your magic attacks are quite useful, but with random i... »

Battle Chef Brigade (Review)

Battle Chef Brigade (Review)

After our interview about Battle Chef Brigade, the developers sent us a review copy so we could see just how the different elements of this genre-blending cooking game come together. Any fantasy world filled with monsters needs heroes to defeat them… and in the realm of Victusia, people realized defeated monsters shouldn’t go to waste. As a result, Victusia is home to the Battle Chef Brigade, elite warrior chefs that fight monsters and then prepare them into fantastic dishes. To enter the Battle Chef Brigade, hopeful cooks come from all around to compete in an intense cooking competition. In practice, this presents us with two very different styles of gameplay. First, you’l... »

Earth Atlantis (Review)

Earth Atlantis (Review)

After our interview about Earth Atlantis, Pixel Perfex sent us a review code of the game so we could dive into its post-apocalyptic underwater world and see what it’s all about. The game begins with a quick explanation about how the world is underwater and you must hunt down dangerous monsters, and then it sets you loose. With this premise, you might expect an open world filled with monsters for you to discover and pursue. However, Earth Atlantis is structured more like a Metroidvania, with maze-like passages, upgrades to find, and new sections that open up as you defeat monsters. Only a handful of these bosses are available at a time, so you’ll spend much of your time fighting t... »

Wulverblade (Review)

Wulverblade (Review)

After our interview with Fully Illustrated about Wulverblade for the Switch, we received a review code so that we could dive into this bloody side-scrolling beat ’em up and see just how brutal it is. Set in Roman Britain at around 120 AD, Wulverblade follows three warriors attempting to drive out the Roman forces and their allies. While the story mainly follows Caradoc, the most balanced character, you can also choose to play as his brother Brennus (higher power and lower speed) or his sister Guinevere (higher speed and lower power). Two people can also play together in co-op mode. Whatever you choose, you’ll soon find yourself hacking through enemies in a bloodbath that includes... »

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Review)

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Review)

After our interview with Neckbolt about Yono and the Celestial Elephants, we received a review code so we could experience Yono’s adventure. Elephants are the legendary protectors of the world, and when a young elephant named Yono arrives, he begins a journey across the land to see how he can help people the way a mighty elephant should. The story is fairly basic. You visit each of the game’s towns and solve problems for the people there, while learning more about the Humans, Bonewights, and Mekani that live in the world. It’s made more entertaining by the interesting and often amusing characters you meet in each place. Yono and the Celestial Elephants has a lot of dialogue... »

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

Quest of Dungeons (Review)

After our interview about Quest of Dungeons, Upfall Studios sent us a review code for the Switch version so we could delve into the depths of its dungeons for ourselves. Quest of Dungeons is a turn-based dungeon crawler, although it does not make use of a menu the way many turn-based RPGs do. Instead, each action you take uses up a turn, whether it’s moving step by step through the dungeon or attacking enemies. This is a fun system that lets you fight quickly while still taking time to think through your actions. You pick your class at the start of the game, and that will determine the types of basic attack you can use. As you explore and defeat enemies, you’ll often find skill b... »

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