Splatfests we need to see

Splatfests we need to see

Aug 6, 2017

I was basically in love with the original Splatoon (R.I.P. Wii U), and the sequel has earned every last one of its phenomenal sales. The regular Splatfests – where players can pick one of two sides, then battle it out online in a meta game to determine a winner – are now established as a series tradition. Past choices have seen players compete in ice cream...

E3 2017: Final thoughts

E3 2017: Final thoughts

Aug 3, 2017

E3 is well behind us now, but distance gives us a new perspective. While the last few years have seen some pretty huge shock announcements, I’ve got to say this year was pretty tame in comparison. All the shows were pretty good, but there wasn’t the wow factor of, say, a Shenmue 3 or Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from previous years. The...

Escape from Hyrule

Escape from Hyrule

Jul 6, 2017

Have you ever tried to escape from a room? Not in an “I accidentally locked myself in a room and must now escape it” sort of way but in a SAW kind of way but with far less fatal conclusions if you fail… or if you win. Okay, maybe not like SAW at all, but more like a room in a Zelda game where a fun puzzle must be completed before you can go on. Or...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – catchup review

Mar 20, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Players: 1 Site: http://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/ Game cartridge purchased by reviewer The world doesn’t need another Breath of the Wild review, but it’s getting one anyway. There’s a reason – many reasons, in fact – that...

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Mar 8, 2017

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has had promising start to its life, with its first weekend on sale – as reported at gamesindustry.biz – garnering more units sold than any other Nintendo console in history, including the hugely successful Wii (in the EU and US at least). Nintendo also revealed that the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of...