When the Nintendo Switch launched on March 3rd, 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lead the charge. As many are beginning to say, including myself, it is a masterpiece and one of the best games of all time. While that may shadow some of the other launch titles, there are a few that truly deserve your attention once you finish your adventure in Hyrule or need a quick respite from facing ...[Read More]
World of Goo has been around for quite some time, being a fairly unique PC game that could run on just about any computer system of the last ten years or so. In fact, it was one of the first full games I was able to run on my junk Windows XP machine way back when. Now, this classic puzzle game has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, but is there enough in this port to entice new players or is it ...[Read More]
It goes without saying that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Nintendo Switch have been flying off the shelves and taking up countless hours of gamers all across the world. How well have they been flying, you ask? Well, Nintendo has an answer for you.
Today’s Nintendo Direct came as a bit of a surprise. With a majority of the announcement focusing on Splatoon 2 and ARMS, it seemed like this Direct would be a bit dull or at the least predictable. However, plenty of other smaller, often more exciting tidbits were revealed including some new games from NIS America. Disgaea 5 Complete is headed to Nintendo Switch later this year. While Culdce...[Read More]
PAX East had a ton of great games at this year’s event, that much is certain. Standing out in that condensed environment is incredibly difficult, even for larger companies, but a few managed to grab my attention. Snake Pass was one such game that really stood out to me, probably mostly due to me getting to actually play it during my press appointment with Sumo Digital. I only got to play for...[Read More]
After spending most of this month obsessing over the latest entry into the massively loved Legend of Zelda series, I can no honestly give my thoughts about Breath of the Wild. This was the game that solidified my want of the Nintendo Switch, especially since I could take the experience wherever I happen to be. Zelda has been such a prominent piece of media in my life, one that sparked many friends...[Read More]
Last year at PAX East, one of my favorite games of the show was a rhythm hell violence game called Thumper. This show favorite carried over to one of my favorite full titles of the year, where I couldn’t put the game down while reviewing it. My only qualm was that it was for PC, and my gaming laptop couldn’t run it perfectly. (Yes I know it is also out for PS4, but I don’t have one.) This Spring, ...[Read More]
So as a few of us here at Marooners’ Rock are finally getting some time with the new Nintendo Switch, there are a handful of games that many probably forgot to look for. Sure, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is probably the best reason to own the new console, but there are some awesome games available now on the E-Shop.
Recently some leaked images have been surfacing of the products launching alongside Nintendo’s long awaited portable hybrid, the Switch. This includes the usual fair of extra controllers, cables, and such, but also shares a blue, Zelda-themed starter kit that looks pretty interesting. Maybe Nintendo Switch’s launch isn’t so barren after all. Some of these accessories definitely s...[Read More]
Nintendo held a little hands on convention in Chicago yesterday for the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Open to the public, the event was on a first-come, first-served basis. Here, I got some hands-on time to test out the most notable features that the new console has to offer. From the seamless hand-held capabilities to the comfortable Joy-Con controllers, I can say this new innovative console may actu...[Read More]
Alright, so the internet has been a buzz with that video posted by the NeoGaf user, hiphoptherobot, which showcased setting up the Nintendo Switch and utilizing its touch interface. At the time, hiphoptherobot told people that the unit had come from an unnamed retailer who broke the street date. Come to find out, the unit was more than likely stolen by an employee and has been caught, terminated f...[Read More]
Back on the N64 and PSOne, there was a trend in the 3D platforming genre. Oftentimes players had to collect all sorts of trinkets in order to progress, with levels having multiple tiers of things to grab while exploring. A great example of this is Banjo Kazooie, a game that can only be progressed by getting so many Jiggies. Spyro the Dragon had elements of this as well, as the last boss battle was...[Read More]