For years, I have been clamoring for a modern F-Zero. After the release of the largely-overlooked F-Zero X, Nintendo dropped the ball with F-Zero GX on the Gamecube, followed by no further activity to this day. Nintendo continues to sit on its hands, but that might be okay with the presence of Fast RMX on the Nintendo Switch.
I am a sucker for golf games. Despite my general apathy towards the sport, I have been a fan of it in video game form since Golf on the NES. Since I’m also starving for different types of gaming experiences to try on the Switch, Neo Turf Masters fit perfectly in the middle of my personal Venn diagram. It has its quirks, but my experience with it was fairly positive.
The Nintendo Switch is a cool piece of hardware with a number of unfortunate quirks. One of which is the flimsy piece of plastic that acts as a stand. Besides the seemingly inevitable reality that it’s going to break off sooner rather than later, it only extends out to one angle, making it less than ideal in most tabletop gaming situations. Furthermore, in the event where the battery runs low, there’s no way to charge it while playing in tabletop mode, as the power port on the bottom is obstructed by the table.
If tabletop gaming with the Switch is something you plan on doing more than once in a blue moon, there are a number of solutions out there. The Hori Compact Play Stand for Nintendo Switch is one such product that I personally bought to address this issue.
Season 1 of Board Game Talk is in the books! For those of you who took a few minutes to watch the show, thank you. Truly appreciate your time and support. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it, fear not. You can watch the whole season right here in the YouTube playlist above.
More episodes will be on the way. Not exactly sure when they’ll go live, but they will when I have enough material to post across consecutive weeks. It’s been quite the learning process and I hope you can see the improvement throughout the season. Things should only get better with time.
Let me know what you think of the show in the comments! Your feedback can help make this show even better in the future. Until season 2 drops at a later date, enjoy season one!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild stands in sharp contrast compared to almost every game in the series since A Link to the Past. Throwing away the aspects of linearity and hand-holding, the game is built from the ground up to be an open-ended adventure that allows players to experience as much (or as little) as they want.
Regardless of how you approach it, you’ll be getting into a beautiful, challenging and wonderous journey through Hyrule that could be considered one of the best in the series.
When Nintendo first revealed Arms late last year, I cringed. The sight of players throwing fists in the air was enough to bring back memories of terrible Wii motion controls. Didn’t Nintendo learn its lesson with the mess that was Wii Boxing? Well, maybe the lesson they learned wasn’t to just abandon motion-based fighting completely, but to make it better and put it in a package that could stand on its own.
The first global testfire for Splatoon on the Wii U was a watershed moment for that game. Many were skeptical about the game, as Nintendo was stepping into unfamiliar territory with this team-based shooter. Within one weekend, it silenced the skeptics and became a smash hit upon release.
If it worked the first time, why not try again? Over the weekend, Nintendo gave players access to a beta build of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch. Was this beta enough excite existing fans and potential new players alike?