Astromonkey’s Revenge Review –

If you’ve always wanted to strap a jet pack to your back and cross an alien planet to become the greatest hero who ever lived, hop aboard the Willy Train and prepare for an unprecedented adventure.  Willy Jetman shows aliens with eyes on ropes, overcrowded garbage trucks, a flying fish, a magic spell, a crazy monkey and the most boring hero of all: Astromonkey’s revenge.

By boredom, I mean more restraint.  Willie’s not the smartest guy, but he’s a lazy street sweeper who knows how to use a lot of guns.  Gladys, a recycling spacecraft, took him to a distant planet called Gravos to recover the debris from a terrible accident. Willie talks about Gladys like she’s a garbage truck, and that’s the attitude she has. Willie is equipped with a machine gun and his courage is fueled by his crazy mind.  But he ends up acquiring a zealous mind, and you have to help him save the natives by killing other natives.  You need to earn enough resources to buy weapons, which you can find in caves, mines, forts and waterways.  There are many hidden places to discover and places to explore.

I know this game falls into the category of adventure games, but it has many aspects of Metroidvania.  These are maps where you can level up Willy, earn new weapons and items, and go anywhere you don’t run out of items.  It’s not what I would call an extremely difficult game like Hollow Knight, but it kicks your ass pretty often and boss fights can be excruciatingly hard.  One of them in particular keeps sucking you to the boss, while the smaller creatures just bombard you to the point where you need to hunt to upgrade your weapons.  So if you’re looking for a challenge, you’ll find it here.

There’s a lot to be said for the learning curve in games.  This one has a very short learning curve when it comes to the controls, but what can make it difficult for you is mastering the Willy jetpack so you can hover where you want to shoot the creatures that are attacking you.  They activated it the right way, and at first I thought I would put the buttons back.  After about an hour of playing, I found that using the default key scheme and working with it worked very well.  At first I was a little frustrated because I was pressing the wrong button to shoot.  I also accidentally pressed the wrong button and activated mine to blow myself up.

If you die, you will be sent back to the last rescue point and lose all progress made up to that point.  It’s really in your best interest to get to the rescue point as soon as possible after doing something difficult, because it’s happened more than once that I’ve died after a boss fight because I didn’t take the time to get my health back to the rescue point.  In fact, the backup system is exactly the same as in Castlevania: Symphony of the night.  This game reminds me of the fun I had the first time I played this great classic.  Remember, it’s a completely different experience, but there are still many things that made SotN one of my favorite games.

The graphics are supposed to be a style of pixel art, and they are very colorful; I would even say very beautiful.  We’re not talking about Bloodstain-like images here: The ritual of the night.  But comparing apples to oranges is just as good.  The character design is brilliant, and there’s a wide range of enemies you can fight to earn the title of Galactic Hero.  I’ve never noticed a delay at any level, and everything is going very well.  When you enter a new part of the world, the delay is less than a second and you are immediately taken to the next area.

Well, anyone who has prepared my previous reviews where the game has good music knows that I absolutely love video game soundtracks. Often, if the music is really good, but the gameplay is kind of bad, I congratulate the game for the soundtrack.  This game has some of the most memorable music I’ve heard in a long time.  This is not an orchestral symphony that will make you cry.  I’m talking about fun, bubbly tunes that make you want to hum them, and they start to stay with you even when you’re not playing.  Very, very good. The game is good, but the music makes it almost perfect.

Speaking of games: The controls are very strict.  The gravity mechanic works very well in comparison to the jetpack.  The controls are very good. If you jump off the jetpack just before shooting, you’ll shoot a lot faster.  This can help you get out of the many pitfalls and strengthen your combat strategy. You can literally feel the urge to float, just away from the spiky objects and the terribly hot lava.  There are evil barriers that architects have invented to make you angry. They’re going to fight the boss and say it’s not that hard.  The next one might end up in an asylum. A few times I cursed so hard that my poor puppy ran into the next room.

I have a minor complaint that could be corrected with the update. Once you have equipped your mines, you have a counter that tells you how much you have left.  By killing the enemies around you, you will be rewarded for killing as many people as possible using the combo system.  This combined counter is located directly behind the remaining ammunition list.  Since it’s probably as easy to fix as the mistakes the quarterback made in the Super Bowl, I doubt it will take much time.

If you’re looking for a slightly less frustrating experience than Hollow Knight and you like the Metroidvania play style, this game should keep you entertained for hours. Willy has a lighthearted story, liveliness, funny music and a good laugh or two. Sometimes a game can bore me very quickly, but this one has me begging for more, and I can’t wait to play it while I’m at work or doing adult things I don’t want to do.

Willie Jetman: Astromonkey Revenge Review
  • Charts – 9/10
  • Sound – 10/10
  • Gameplay – 9/10
  • Last call – 9/10


Final thoughts : EXAMPLES

The near perfect combination of action-adventure and Metroidvania style makes this game a must for lovers of side-scrolling games, platform jumping games and level games like Castlevania : Symphony of the Night and Metroid.  There’s a lot of fun to be had even if you don’t like these types of games, because Jetpack really adds a level of fun that you can’t get with a triple jump.

Jay has been an avid gamer since the days of intelligence.  His hobbies include building personal computers, 3D modeling and printing, and spending time with his kids and dog.


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Lego Jurassic World Review –

I’ve been saying for a long time that Lego games are underrated. While Mario, Crash and Spiro sit comfortably on 3D iron thrones these days (Yooka-Laylee is probably sitting in a plastic deck chair right next to them), the genre was pretty boring not too long ago. Mario was in postmodern 2D, Spy tried to sell you Skylanders, and I think Crash might have been in rehab.

Traveler’s Tales (TT) Lego Star Wars video game attracted a lot of attention when it was first released in 2005, but no one thought it would essentially carry the 3D platforming genre past a generation of consoles. Over the years, not only has each new release been a constant success with young audiences thanks to Lego’s endless bag of licenses, but TT has always tried not to skimp and continues to offer charming 3D marathon collections with an amazing amount of content and replay value. And if the gameplay formula has remained largely unchanged since the days of Lego’s Star Wars, it’s only because the simple, addictive platformer has aged surprisingly well.

Such is the case with Jurassic Lego World on Nintendo Switch. We’re only a year away from the release of Jurassic World: Warner Bros. has unearthed this fossilized 2015 game giant and brought it to life with crazy voodoo DNA on the Nintendo Switch.

The game follows the events of the first four films of the Jurassic Park franchise, reinterpreted in Lego. In a way, the title is a bit misleading, as Jurassic World only represents a quarter of the game. So to get to Chris Pratt’s Lego, you have to go through a lot of Jeff Goldblum’s Lego first. All kidding aside, don’t be fooled because your dollar buys you four movies. Most tabletop games don’t fit into one Lego game, but certainly enough to fully immerse you in the legend of Jurassic Park. I’ve only seen the movies once so far, and now plastic dinosaurs haunt my dreams, so I say good job.

How is Lego Jurassic World different from other Lego games? Well, not so much, because the most surprising mechanism of the game is that Jurassic Park is probably the first Lego-adapted franchise to not include any fantasy elements in its gameplay. Star Wars, Harry Potter, and even Batman tend to play up their more supernatural themes to some degree to make them work as game mechanics. I can count on my hands the number of times a character from the original Star Wars trilogy uses the Force. But in Lego games, the Force is used all the time for everything from opening cabinets to disarming attacking Droids. Jurassic Park, on the other hand, is set in our world, and while it takes some freedom from science fiction, it mostly respects the possibilities of the real world. So I was curious how much fun a Lego game could be if you removed the fancy spells and powers and replaced them with arrows and dinosaur bones.

Again, TT makes me look like an idiot because, no, the game is always fun. While Lego Star Wars and Lego Marvel focus more on unique abilities and combat, Lego Jurassic World is more of an open world presentation based on a puzzle, and it turns out to be a great way to put the story into a playable form. You don’t spend much time fighting dinosaurs as you maneuver around the island, dodging the dinosaurs and eventually capturing them. Most levels take you into an open environment where some sort of threat or blockage prevents you from advancing to the next part of the level. Of course, your job is to neutralize the threat and move on, but how to do that is usually not easy. After that, you’re left to your own devices, exploring the environment and interacting with a variety of NPCs and scenery. Eventually you’ll find a way to move the scene forward, whether it’s building something, destroying something, or destroying something and then building something.

Between missions you can roam the real Jurassic Park, the game’s central world, with a map, jeeps and the usual Lego assortment. It’s a super charming way to tie all the films together, and it was actually one of my favorite parts of the title as a whole.

The gameplay remains as consistent as ever, and it feels great on the Nintendo Switch. The HD textures are fantastic whether anchored or in the bag, and the cooperative drop-in/out mode of the previous entries is alive and well here. This is an absolutely welcome feature at a time when local multiplayer is usually on the endangered species list.

While Lego Jurassic World seems to meet all the criteria for an acceptable Lego game, there’s a big problem in the audio category. Early Lego games didn’t really care about the voice acting, but told the whole story with slapstick and movement, like a ridiculous cartoon. But with the growing popularity of games and the penchant for tabletop games to tell more and more interesting stories, Lego games have started offering full dialogue and actor voices with the 2012 Lego DC Super Heroes 2.

Since the Lego DC games were original stories rather than adaptations, having her play it in her voice was no problem. But when you adapt something like a movie, it can get complicated. Instead of rewriting the dialogue or using sources for Goldblum’s impersonators, TT used the film’s original sound, worked all the animation around it, and recorded bits of the original dialogue to fill in some of the gaps.

They’ve done it before with varying degrees of success, but in the Jurassic Park series they really had to re-record everything. It’s not to denigrate the original performance, that’s not the point. The very fact that a sound recorded 25 years ago, combined with a new sound, will be unpleasant and uncomfortable no matter what you do. Subtle changes in sound quality when an NPC interacts with one of the main characters are enough to disrupt the tone of the entire scene.

This seems like an incredibly small thing, and those who are less sensitive to sound quality might ignore it completely, but when your honesty is focused on consistency, even a small deviation like this doesn’t sound good. The most recent Lego games have improved a lot, both in terms of writing and voice acting, but this title remains a delicate compromise in this process. It seems like a great opportunity to go back and redo some things instead of just providing a one-to-one port.

Overview of the Lego legal world
  • Charts – 7/10
  • Sound – 6/10
  • Gameplay – 9/10
  • Late Call – 8/10


Final thoughts : GRAND

Lego Jurassic World is an incredibly easy to learn platform game. It’s a solid return to old school adventure games and a super fun way to explore the history of the franchise. It’s certainly not as dense as Lego triple A, but this game shows a lot of love for Jurassic Park fandom, and fans noticed it almost immediately.

Evan Rude is a journalism student and amateur gambling historian. His favorite Guitar Hero III song was Even Flow.


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40-Minute Nintendo Direct Airs September 4 –

Every September, we get used to the new Nintendo Direct, where Nintendo usually announces more information about games that have already been announced for the fall. They have shown surprises in the past and we expect the same from them this time.

Nintendo has already confirmed that more information on Pokémon Sword & Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3 will follow. While the Direct will feature 40 minutes of Switch game information from 2019, we’re sure there will be some games from 2020.

You can watch Nintendo Direct LIVE on channel 4. Watch September 2019 at 3pm PT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET via Nintendo’s website or YouTube channel.

Tune in 9/4 at 3pm PT for #NintendoDirect with about 40 minutes of info on the 2019 #NintendoSwitch games, including #PokemonSwordShield and #LuigisMansion 3.

– Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 3, 2019

Last year, new information was revealed by Nintendo Direct. Speculation for this Direct includes everything from the popular Metroid Prime trilogy to Wii U ports like Pikmin 3 and Super Mario 3D World. This might also be the perfect time to introduce Super NES games for the Nintendo Switch Online service! Is this all going to happen? Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to find out!

For reference, here’s the official Nintendo Direct press release from last September. Look at everything that was shown a year ago, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store:

2018 September Nintendo’s Direct Public Relations :

In a new video presentation from Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that new games from Nintendo’s two main series are currently in development for the Nintendo Switch system. Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title), the new main game in the Animal Crossing series and Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title), will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019. The video presentation also introduced the new software and hardware suite of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Direct revealed a diverse lineup of games for the Nintendo Switch, including an extensive collection of classic FINAL FANTASY games, an HD remake of the popular Katamari Damacy, and an adaptation of popular card and board games like Carcassonne and Pandemic. As if that wasn’t enough, Nintendo Direct also revealed new details about Nintendo Switch Online, introduced a solid lineup of Nintendo 3DS games, and revealed more details about previously announced Nintendo Switch titles like Yoshi’s Crafted World, DAEMON X MACHINA, and Mega Man 11.

Nintendo Switch announcements continue, said Doug Bowser, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. With the arrival of new games from the Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion series and an influx of new titles from our development partners, there really is something for everyone in the ever-growing Nintendo Switch library.

To watch the full Nintendo Direct video, please visit Here are some of the highlights of the video:

Switch Nintendo

  • Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title) : The new main game in the Animal Crossing series is the first since Animal Crossing: New Leaf appeared on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 and is expected to be released exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Isabelle is fighting! Isabel from Animal Crossing takes a break from her duties as assistant mayor and is just a pretty puppy. She has made her way onto the list of Super Smash Bros. top fighters. Ultimate.
  • Luigi Mansion 3 (provisional title) : The next installment of this scary series is currently in production and will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Nintendo Switch Online : With the Nintendo Switch Online application, members have access to online games and online backup of compatible games, a collection of classic NES games – Nintendo Switch Online with additional online games, special offers and a smartphone application with features that make online gaming sessions for supported games more fun and engaging. In addition to Splatoon 2, other online games support voice chat through the application, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS and Mario Tennis Aces. Nintendo Switch owners will not automatically become members when the service launches on the 18th. The month of September is beginning. You must purchase an individual or family membership to continue playing compatible games online. For pricing information and to pre-order a 3 or 12 month individual membership from select resellers to be ready when the service launches, visit A seven-day free trial will also be available. Since the release of 20 NES games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda and the recently announced ice hockey and professional wrestling match (the first since its release in 1987) are available, with new matches being added regularly.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System Controller : Play NES – Nintendo Switch Online will be even more authentic with the new Nintendo Game System Controller, which is only available to Nintendo Switch Online owners with a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership in the US and Canada. This replica of the famous original NES controller sells for $59.99 and can be charged when connected to a Nintendo Switch system. NES controls can be used from 18 years of age. September can be ordered in advance. For more information, visit
  • The new Super Mario Bros. Luxury: Up to four players can enjoy this updated version of the Wii U classic when it releases on the 11th. January for Nintendo Switch. Mario, Luigi and Toad return as playable characters, along with Bunny and Toadette, who can also transform into the Peach Crown when they receive the Super Crown, giving newcomers new ways to play with friends and family. New Super Luigi U, the first platformer to feature Luigi, will also be included in New Super Mario Bros. You Deluxe at no extra cost. There are 164 courses between the two games. Mamma mia!
  • Yoshi’s treacherous world: Play as the adorable Yoshi and travel through a world of household items like boxes and paper cups in this new adventure for the Nintendo Switch platform. Once you’ve passed the stage of perfect construction, you can start at the door and go back to the beginning on the back of the board to discover secrets. Yoshi’s Craft World will be released on Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019.
  • Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set: This upcoming Nintendo Switch Bundle includes the Nintendo Switch system, complete with controllers and a Super Smash Bros. dock. Ultimate and the download code for Super Smash Bros. Ultimately for the suggested retail price of $359.99. Nintendo Super Smash Bros Switch. The Ultimate Setlaunc arrives on the 2nd. November on the market. (The game’s download code will not be active until the game’s launch on December 7).
  • FINAL FANTASY Extravaganza! Nintendo Switch releases high-definition versions of some of the most popular FINAL FANTASY games of all time. These include FINAL FANTASY VII, IX and X/X-2 HD Remaster, as well as the recent FINAL FANTASY XII : AGE ZODIACAL. This is the first time any of these FINAL FANTASY games have been released on a Nintendo system. Starting today, FINAL FANTASY XV Pocket HD Edition is available for download in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, three more games from the FINAL FANTASY universe will be released for Nintendo Switch soon: The level edition of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA will be released on the 6th. November, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! this winter, and the Nintendo GameCube FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition with online multiplayer and no cable connection arrives on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. Kupo!
  • TOWN (tentative title) : GAME FREAK, the developer of the Pokémon series, has developed a new RPG for the Nintendo Switch. In TOWN, players must fight invading monsters within the walls of a village. The launch of the Nintendo Switch is scheduled for 2019.
  • Super Mario party: Up to four players can shake the Joy-Con to the beat in the new Sound Stage mode, while River Survival mode features the first four-player co-op mode in the series. Plus 80 new mini-games, a single-player road game, an online Mariothon mini-game, and more. The Super Mario party’s on the 5th. October for Nintendo Switch is coming to stores and is available for pre-order today in the Nintendo eShop and on the game’s website.
  • Pokemon: Let’s go, Pikachu! And Pokemon: Come on, Evie! Throughout the adventure, players can use their Pokémon partners (Pikachu or Eevee) to overcome obstacles using secret techniques. For example, these features can only be used by Pokémon partners. B. Cutting down trees, traveling in the water or floating in the air. Both games will be played on the 16th. November exclusive to Nintendo Switch. A Pikachu and Eevee themed set for Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con, Pokémon: The Let’s Go! game and the Pokéball Plus Controller will be available the same day.
  • Katamari Damacy REROLL: Na naaaah naaah naaah. Fans of the revolutionary game Katamari Damacy can hum the theme song at any time. But new fans will join the chorus when the HD remastering of the classic comes to the Nintendo Switch, with HD Rumble, gyro and multiplayer support via Joy-Con controllers. Katamari Damacy REROLL is coming up on the 30th. November in the Nintendo Online Shop for the Nintendo Switch, with a physically packaged version coming in winter 2018.
  • Asmodee Digital: The literal table mode makes table games perfect for the Nintendo Switch. To prove it, Asmodee Digital offers a complete adaptation of successful card and board games such as Carcassonne, The Lord of the Rings : Living Card Game, Pandemic, Munchkin and Catan Switch on Nintendo from December.
  • DEMON X MACHINA: The world and its inhabitants are on the verge of extinction in this elegant action game, which began at E3. As a mercenary, the player controls a mechanized suit called Arsenal and faces an escaped AI. Defeat enemies and acquire parts that you can equip on the fly or bring back to the base to make new weapons. Use additional tactics, switch from projectile to melee attack, or fight on foot to gain advantage in battle. DAEMON X MACHINA will arrive at the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
  • Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle: Some of Capcom’s most classic arcade games such as Final Fight, Captain Commando and Knights of the Round are coming to Nintendo Switch with four-player local or online play. This includes games that were never released on home consoles, such as Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit. A digital version of the package will arrive this winter in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
  • Cities: Skyline: This critically acclaimed building game is available today on Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch. Players can manage resources, improve quality of life, fuel businesses and drive growth anytime, anywhere.
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: When the critically acclaimed strategy game for the Nintendo Switch launches on the 16th. In November, it will feature an exclusive four-player multiplayer mode via wireless LAN.
  • Mega Man 11: The Blue Bomber is back! Mega Man 11 rocks at 2. October on the Nintendo Switch. A free demo is already available in the Nintendo Online Shop. Players can also unlock useful in-game items for use in the full game by pressing the existing Mega Man amiibo action figure or the new Mega Man amiibo action figure exclusive to Mega Man 11 – amiibo edition.
  • Upgrade to version 4 of Splatoon 2 : Starting tonight, the first set of weapons from the Kensa collection will be released as part of Splatoon 2’s new 4.0 update. This well-known coat of arms is painted with an elegant monotone pattern. As part of this update, significant changes will also be made to Splatfest. In early October, version 4.1 will bring a new scene, new songs and new Kensa Collection weapon sets with new submarines and special weapons. For more information, please contact the Squid Research Lab Tumblr.
  • Updated Mario Tennis Aces Version 2.0 : After downloading the free update of the action-packed sports game on the 19th. In September, players will have access to a new online co-op mode where they can participate in timed missions with other players. Players who complete missions during these missions will receive special outfits, characters with different colors, and more. Also be on the lookout for new playable characters like Birdo, Shy Guy, Koopa Paratroopa and Petey Piranha.
  • Diablo III: Eternal collection: The Nintendo Switch version of this classic action game takes players on a journey through Sanctuary, where they can defeat infernal armies and powerfully plunder in one of seven playable classes. Up to four players can venture together in local or online multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch version of the game includes an exclusive Legend of Ganondorf armor set, compatibility with all amiibo miniatures, and more. Diablo III: The perpetual collection comes on the 2nd. November on the market.
  • Starlink: The Battle of the Atlas: Run and defeat Wolf’s team in Star Foxmissions, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. Starlink : The battle for the Atlas takes place on the 16th. October for Nintendo Switch.
  • Two RPGs on the way! Fans who love role-playing, anytime, anywhere, are in luck! The world ends with you: SQUARE ENIX’s latest remix will be released on the 12th. October out, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Land, which is available for pre-order at the Nintendo Online Shop starting today, will be available for Nintendo Switch on the 21st. In stores and Nintendo eShop, or on September 14. September for owners of the Xenoblade Chronicles 2Expansion Pass.
  • Warframe: New fans can join more than 38 million players to participate in the free cooperative space action game Cosmos Ninja at Warframe’s launch on the 20th. November for Nintendo Switch.
  • NBA 2K19: The top-rated basketball simulation returns to the Nintendo Switch with NBA 2K19, available now.
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 : Get ready to play in the sequel to the NBA arcade game you’ll see on Nintendo Switch this fall.
  • Just Dance 2019: In Just Dance 2019 for Nintendo Switch, players no longer have an excuse not to dance to Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars and Cardi B – at home, in the park or even at the dentist! Just Dance 2019 will take place on the 23rd. October on the market.
  • FI-A 19 SPORT : EA SPORTS FIFA 19 is fast approaching and players can make an advance purchase to stay on the ball when it is released on the 28th. September for Nintendo Switch comes to market.
  • Team Sonic Racing : It must be FAST! And very fast. The Sonic Racing team is coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter.
  • LEGO Supervillains : Why so serious? Play the role of the Joker, Harley, Lex Luthor and other best of the worst in the new LEGO DC Super Villains, released on the 16th. October for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby’s extra spicy thread: Kirby’s Epic Yarn, a popular Wii game for Nintendo 3DS, is changing direction. The original Wii version has all the steps assembled, but this Nintendo 3DS version has a few new features, like the ability to make big balls out of string, collect beads, catch the wind, and play two new modes with familiar faces: King Dedede and Meta Knight. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn is scheduled for release on the Nintendo 3DS system family in 2019.
  • Mario and Luigi: The Inside Story of Bowser + The Journey of Bowser Jr : One of the most famous games in the Mario & Luigi series is being redesigned for the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to updated graphics and refined gameplay, a new story follows Bowser Jr. as he assembles an army, forms formations, supports allies with arsenal moves, and generally (at best) wreaks havoc. Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser’s Junior’s Journey comes out on the 11th. January proves that two adventures are better than one.
  • Luigi’s mansion: Two players, each owning the game, can work together to explore and capture ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion, a remake of the classic Nintendo GameCube game coming to Nintendo 3DS. The new version of the game also offers amiibo support. Touching one of the four compatible amiibos reveals where the Boos are hiding and heals Luigi as he talks to Toad, among others. Luigi’s mansion will be vacated on the 12th. October for the feeding of the Nintendo 3DS family.
  • YO-KAI LOOK AT THE BLASTERS: Whether players are challenging Red Cat or a team of white dogs, YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS allows players to team up with friends locally or online for the most action-packed series of battles. Free Moon Rabbit Crew software update on the 27th. September will bring new missions, new areas to explore, a new Yo-kai to befriend, and a new Big Boss Yo-kai. YO-KAI LOOK AT THE BLASTERS: Red cat housing and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS : White Dog Team is now available for Nintendo 3DS.

Please note that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems come with parental controls, allowing adults to control the content their children can access. For more information on other features, visit or

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published in various media. He is currently an editor and contributor to Age of Games.


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A Hat In Time Review –

2017 has been a year of competition for the kind of 3D platformers. Crash Bandicoot celebrated its past with the N-Sane trilogy, Yooka-Laylee tried to prove that old formulas can still have a certain charm, and meanwhile Super Mario Odyssey reminded everyone who was still on top. But of all the pretenders to the throne, none was more charming than the Hat at the time.

This adorable Kickstarter game from the developer of Gears For Breakfast innocently stole the show when it was released in October 2017 and has since gained more and more fans in the PC space. While the charming platformer eventually made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it never made its way to Nintendo’s system. I still do. Publisher Humble Bundle has finally brought A Hat in Time to the Nintendo Switch.

Those unfamiliar with the history of the original game will be pleased to know that, in keeping with the tradition of platform games, there is very little narrative. You play the role of the Hat Kid, a mute protagonist who loves elegant hairstyles. As you return home in your spaceship, you have an unfortunate run-in with the mob. Setbacks will occur and your ship will run out of fuel. Then work with the mafia resistance movement to pick up the missing pieces and continue the journey home.

Much like his influence as Hat Kid, you have a number of jumps and attack maneuvers that you can use in combination to pass just about anything. When you are transported from your ship to another stage, you enter the open and colorful world below and basically have the freedom to run and jump wherever you want. Each action has its own goal, but traveling the world in a unique way to achieve it is part of the fun. For just $5, you can take advantage of the Seal the Deal extension, which includes additional worlds and unlockable features.

In A Hat in Time, the devil is definitely in the details, as every scene, NPC and animation is full of charm. The inclusion of the whole voice adds more personality and the dots bring the world to life in an incredible way. The five-year development cycle after Kickstarter funding shows that every game mechanic and addition to the world has been improved to perfection.

Unfortunately, this attention to detail makes it all the more noticeable and when there is a connection, certain problems inevitably arise. The first comes when the second players start playing together. While other versions of the game use a local split screen for this, the switch port allows both players to be on the same screen and the camera can be stretched far back to keep everything in view. This isn’t working right. The camera is never at the desired angle and no matter how hard it tries to follow both players on screen, it only really works when both players are standing side by side throughout the game. In single-player mode, that problem disappears, and the camera is actually one of the best I’ve ever used in a 3D platform game. I don’t know if it’s because Switch’s hardware has been emptied or if it’s a conceptual idea that it would be too hard to play with the shared view in portable mode, but it’s a very neglected feature here.

The second major problem in the port is diving into the framework. Framerate fans won’t be happy about this because framerates are simply not compatible. Again, this could be attributed to the Switch hardware not being able to keep pace with the gaming consoles that usually play this game, but I’d rather the game be down to 30ps than constantly going from 60 to 24 and vice versa. Thankfully, this is by no means a WWE 2K18 situation – this game is still playable, even if it slows down. It’s a shame that these small problems occur when everything else is working so well visually.

But you can’t talk about the things that drag down the presentation, let alone the loading times in this game, because they’re fucking outrageous. The loading times of the original version weren’t really surprising either, but they’re very noticeable on the Switch port. There were times when I was convinced my game had crashed, only to see a particularly long loading screen. To make matters worse, those download sessions have an absolutely cryptic title. After that, if only one thing is fixed in some sort of patch, I really hope something is done about the load times, because they slow down what would otherwise be a great experience on a hybrid console.

Despite some of these technical problems, Hat in Time still manages to entertain and provide a very enjoyable experience. While there’s no shortage of platform games on the Switch, good 3D platformers are rare. I had a great time with this project, and if you’re not embarrassed by some of the problems I mentioned, check it out!

Examination of shell in time
  • Charts – 7/10
  • Sound – 10/10
  • Gameplay – 9/10
  • Late Call – 8/10


Final thoughts : GRAND

If you were waiting for this game to appear in your Switch library, play it. It is always an absolute pleasure to live. Technical problems aside, this unique indie gem can even compete with Nintendo’s most iconic games. If you’re still looking for the real love letter to the platform fans of the late 90s, check out Hat in Time.

Evan Rude is a journalism student and amateur gambling historian. His favorite Guitar Hero III song was Even Flow.


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New Horizons Yard Ideas (For Your House & Villager Houses) –

So you’ve personalised your home as much as you can, but you still don’t know how to decorate your garden.

We’ve all been there!

Have you ever been to another player’s island and seen their incredible footage and wondered how they do it?

Well, this list will definitely help you! Here are some of the best garden ideas for New Horizons. So if you’re looking for lots of inspiration for your garden, look no further!

20. Rural

image source @karenborja

Why not liven up your garden with this dream design?

Fall asleep to the sound of the waterfall that happens at your bedroom window every night.

And even add your favorite rustic path leading around your home.

You can also build a small fireplace on the bank. Your friends will love gathering around the campfire at sunset.

Even add a small tea set for you and your date.

19. Private lake

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This should be the perfect backyard for those chilly nights.

Invite your friends to spend an evening by the lake, roasting marshmallows and telling stories.

To create this garden, start by creating pathways to enhance the area around your garden on the side of your house.

Then try adding a few tree stumps and a small wooden fence around the perimeter.

And don’t forget to add a bunch of fairy lights to create an evening glow.

18. Clifftop Court

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I know the people of your country will love having a garden with a view!

It’s perfect for early risers. What could be better than watching the sunrise?

Build your garden around one of your cliff houses and create your favorite path to the front door.

You can also add a sidewalk tile pattern that runs on either side of the courtyard, as well as stone seating.

It takes a few extra trees and flowers; you can even add a few bushes if you want.

17. Restaurant

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Who wouldn’t want their own restaurant?

From funky patterns to neon lights, there’s something for everyone.

Bring your outdoor space to life with the famous checkerboard floor, and you can even create your own pine design.

And we can’t forget the dining room and seating areas, so pick your favorite colors and bring them with you.

Complete the look with a neon jukebox and light up your garden with an ice cream cone.

The equipment of the catering staff is optional, but welcome!

16. Timber yard

Image source by @WillagerPosition

This courtyard is a must for the rustic garden lovers among you.

Arrange lots of plants and piles of leaves in your garden to make it greener.

You can even add a few trees and mix cedar and hardwood for a fresher look.

Just work in the dirt to create a workspace. Then add a bouquet of mushrooms and flowers.

Add a few planks of wood in this area as well, which is easy to do with a custom design.

With this garden, your residents will get rid of their gardening gloves every day.

15. Spacious room

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A great idea for anyone who wants a large garden with plenty of room for activities!

Put hedges around the outdoor area, and don’t forget to add deciduous trees wherever you like.

You’ll need several custom locations for this design, as you’ll need several to create your perfect stone path.

You’ll need a few extra slots to make the quilt: one for the quilt and one for the tassels that go down the sides.

Finally, you can add wooden chairs, a ukulele and a stack of books. And of course, don’t forget your table.

14. Elegant courtyard

Ideaimage source from @ShybieFotia

This urban style paved patio brings fun to your island.

With perfectly matched flowerbeds, your residents will enjoy this elegant addition to their home.

Mark your garden with an iron fence and place stone paths around the perimeter.

An upside-down fireplace makes for a cute little shelf that can hold books, flowers, and even garden tools.

Then add a few iron chairs and floor lamps to complete the look.

13. Storage space for outdoor kitchen

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This model even has its own small cooking station. What’s better than a snack outside?

Bamboo fences also fit perfectly into the design of the house!

I love the addition of fruit trees here. So make sure you add a few trees to connect all the manholes.

Stone seats and colorful flowerbeds are always a good idea, too.

Complete the final project by adding pretty little custom leaf designs scattered throughout your garden.

12. Recreation room

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Roald seems to like his new garden. And I don’t blame him!

It is also very easy to create.

Add a few of your favorite trails going around the yard.

You will also need seating, perhaps wooden furniture to match the theme.

You can also add bamboo furniture if it better suits the theme.

Finally, add a few patterned pillows to give a more uniform look.

11. Tropical Court for entrance

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Take a vacation in your garden with this tropical design.

With a multitude of shrubs, flowers and coconut palms, create a summer atmosphere that will keep you on the edge of your seat all year round.

Create your own little garden by building fences and brick walls around the outside.

Of course, don’t forget to add a bouquet of plants…. In this case: The more, the better.

And no tropical paradise would be complete without a pet parrot!

10. Picnic

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Did someone say picnic in the garden? Yes, please.

Choose your favorite custom design for a quilt, or you can also find custom designs to add tassels to the ends.

Create a small path leading to the front door and fill this garden with many types of flowers.

Also add a little bamboo. Then you’re ready to come back with your favorite book and a whole lot of snacks.

9. Bamboo

Image Credit: RossWeisz

I love this design, whether it’s for your home or one of your residents.

Put on your terraforming shoes and get to work: The first step is to create a rock and form a waterfall that flows into a small river.

You can then place some bamboos and bamboo objects in your garden.

The look wouldn’t be complete without the cypress barrel, so be sure to place it next to the river.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can also add custom stone details in the area. A professional job!

8. Bunter Court

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If you are proud of your garden, then this bouquet is for you.

Stand out from the surroundings by making your garden as big or as small as you like.

So go wild by filling your garden with as many flowers and flower species as possible.

Add a small bench where you can read and watch the sunset.

And don’t forget to add a little lake in the corner for style points!

7. Library courtyard

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This garden design is for all bookworms.

What’s the point of having your own personal library on your doorstep?

Restrict your home with a hedge or fence of your choice. This creates a small, comfortable space where you can isolate yourself from the outside world.

And this is the best part: At the edges some boards appear. They already come with books and are also customizable, so you can change the colors to match your theme.

Add plants, tables and of course a comfortable chair. At least one.

6. Farmhouse

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If your favorite activity is farming the land, you should try this site.

You can create your own agricultural area by placing a few dirt roads side by side and putting plants on them.

You can add pumpkins, seedlings, flowers, mushrooms or other items to make these fields look like your own.

Then add a few trees and a hedge to complete your country style garden.

You’ll have your own farmers market before you know it!

5. Zen Garden Yard

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Create your own little Zen garden with this furniture.

I love the way this idea is in front of the rock!

To try it yourself, create a waterfall from a nearby rock that flows into a small pond.

Also, bring some stone floors and complement them with a stone basin and some bamboo elements.

You can also bring some cherry blossoms, including the popular cherry blossom lamps.

4. Pleasant courtyard

Image Source by @AcnhLetizia

Nothing like an easy day, right?

This farm has everything from a recreation area to a learning area, so you can call it your own.

A section of the area around your home with your favorite fence made of wood is perfect for this idea.

Complete the yard with items such as a brick oven, a clothesline and some plants.

Don’t forget to create a small lake that runs through your garden. And don’t forget to add the cutest little lounge area.

Complete the set with rotan chairs, a table and of course your favorite rug.

3. Magic

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It must be a dream farm!

You can create this amazing garden by covering the lawn with rocks and custom toad leaves. Looks like a house out of a storybook, doesn’t it?

Add lots of flowers and don’t forget to water your garden with a variety of small and large star fragments. You can also add new lights for a truly magical experience.

And of course, don’t forget the croissants.

No wonder Celeste snuck into that magical courtyard. It is the ideal place to observe the stars on a clear night.

2. Farmhouse

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This farm is a hoot. And that’s why I’m here!

Create this rustic masterpiece by adding your favorite stone walkway to the space around your home. And don’t forget to get rid of any weeds growing in the area.

Line the edge of your garden with a series of waterfalls for a more zen atmosphere.

Don’t forget to add a few extra stones and a bouquet of flowers. In a way, a very rural Japan.

Finally, add as many plants as you can to complete this great garden design.

1. Private pool

Kimmercy fountain

Who wouldn’t want a pool in their backyard?

It’s my favorite garden design, from the beautiful waterfall to the rocking lawn chairs.

You can also do this by cutting a small space on the side of your house and placing a few custom-made floor stones in it.

Put some deck chairs on the side. But don’t forget the most important part: the pool!

Complete the look by creating a path behind the door and lining it with flowering shrubs.

There’s nothing like a dip in the pool after a hard day of fishing and bug catching.

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Coming To Switch On October 30 –

It’s been rumored for a few years, but now it has become a reality! Pikmin 3 is making the jump from Wii U to Switch as Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This version will include new content, new co-op modes, and a smattering of difficulty settings. The game released on October 30, 2020 for $59.99. Check out the new trailer and official press release below. And hey, at least we know of one confirmed first party Switch title for the remainder of the year!


At the far reaches of space lies a mysterious yet oddly familiar alien world … filled with cute creatures, hidden surprises and larger-than-life fun. Clear a landing zone, because the Pikmin 3 Deluxe game is headed to the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Oct. 30. Pikmin 3 originally launched on Wii U, and now it’s making the leap to Nintendo Switch with new content, more options for cooperative play and a range of settings that make it easy for newcomers to jump in. These tiny Pikmin are ready to make your acquaintance in their biggest adventure yet, so take a peek at your Pikmin platoon in the game’s debut trailer.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe isn’t your garden-variety adventure. Command a crew of three explorers and a squad of adorable Pikmin in a quest for survival packed with puzzles to solve and copious critters to battle. After a crash-landing, you’ll explore a variety of lush environments, such as the snow-covered Distant Tundra, the Twilight River and the Garden of Hope, all teeming with wondrous and formidable lifeforms.

“Pikmin 3 Deluxe brings this classic franchise to life on Nintendo Switch, introducing a new audience to its beloved characters and gameplay, while also welcoming back returning players with new challenges,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the Nintendo Switch library of software continues to grow with a variety of games for everyone to discover and enjoy.”

Pikmin 3 Deluxe delivers a full suite of additions and enhancements, including the ability to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend, new side-story missions which can also be played in co-op and all the Mission mode DLC stages from the original game’s release. With new difficulty options, lock-on targeting, optional hints and the choice to play at a more relaxed pace, it’s easier than ever to join in on the Pikmin fun, enjoy the game’s beautiful scenery and get a taste of what this vibrant world has to offer. Fun features from the original game also return in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, such as the in-game camera, which allows players to snap photos of the game’s lush environments and curious creatures from a pint-sized perspective.

With a number of Pikmin to befriend and command, you’ll have a willing team at your disposal to tackle whatever obstacles you face. Different colored Pikmin offer a variety of helpful abilities and strengths for your missions. For example, Blue Pikmin can breathe underwater, helping you collect items other Pikmin can’t reach, while Winged Pikmin, distinguished by their pink hues and fluttering wings, can fly over terrain such as water and pits. Strategically selecting the right Pikmin for the task at hand, delegating projects and changing between captains can help secure victory.

For seasoned players who are ready to deploy their Pikmin-plucking skills in some new challenges, Pikmin 3 Deluxe adds new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie exploring planet PNF-404. And for a bit of friendly Pikmin-flinging fun, there are even head-to-head multiplayer matches available in Bingo Battle.

Your large team of small Pikmin are ready to join you as you embark on a giant adventure! To learn more information about Pikmin 3 Deluxe, visit Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For those who want to begin their planetary exploration on day one, pre-purchase is now available.

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of and contributes to Gaming Age.

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Super Mega Baseball 3 Review –

If you read my review of Super Mega Baseball 2 from last year, you know that I was very excited to see not only a baseball game on the Switch, but a really good game.  I was happy to see the sequel, aptly named Super Mega Baseball 3, come out this spring.  I was also very curious to see how last year’s game would be improved, since there is no MLB license, meaning it can’t be a simple update to the list, of which so many sports games are accused.  In other words: Will this upgrade be worth it in just a year?

The biggest new feature of this year’s game is the franchise mode.  I didn’t expect this mode to be so deep at MLB:. Show on PlayStation 4, and I was right in that assumption.  You have a budget that you can split between signing players and using a portion of that budget for player upgrades.  Developers say they can adjust the balance when they get more feedback to keep the game fair.  Signing players is a bit weird though, and if I’m missing something, you can only sign players to one year contracts.

I was also frustrated at not being able to exchange players with other teams, although I’ve been planning to do that for a while (you can release and sign new players from the free agent pool, but not directly with another team). Despite these quirks, I appreciate the other aspects of honesty.  The player felt good: Forward or backward.  Older players got worse as they aged, and younger players got better, but at different rates.  I’d say the franchise is off to a good start.  The absence of MLB players makes it difficult to simulate and emotionally attach to them.

Another aspect of the game that has been updated this year is the increase in the number of teams and stadiums.  Besides, the fact that teams go from 16 to 20 and stadiums from 10 to 14 is not a big leap.  Even if it’s not in large numbers, if you play a lot of games, it’s nice to have the extra variety. Since MLB does not license players, teams or even stadiums, the developers had to use their imagination to create unique locations. Each of the stadiums is unique and this year the option to play at different times of the day and night has been added.  The graphics have also been updated this year, but are very subtle as the game has a cartoonish aesthetic.

Many other aspects of the game seem to have carried over from last year.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as most of the game’s fundamentals are very solid.  Superb gameplay, very similar to last year’s.  This includes a pitch adjustment interface, where you select a pitch and then move the cursor to a point.  The speed and accuracy with which you can do this determines the accuracy of the step.  The first person system is back, allowing you to choose between 0 and 99 to adjust the overall difficulty of the game.

Super Mega Baseball 3 remains a highly customizable series.  Team names, team logos, player names and much more can be customized.  I really appreciate that I can adjust my franchise from 16 to 200 games per season and change the number of innings at will.  The pace of the game is fast, but I still enjoyed playing only 5 innings and playing 32 seasons.

There are some recurring elements that I would like to improve.  Super Mega Baseball 3 has no advertisers yet.  I know it’s probably an expense the developer can’t absorb, but I have to point out that it’s a missed opportunity.  And of course, I can’t go into this review without specifically saying that I want to see MLB players and team royalty in this game. With such a great game, it’s a shame it can’t feature real players and real teams. If they could have competed for a license, the game would have easily become one of my best of the year. At the same time, I think it’s really cool that the players in the game are all different ages and races, and even both men and women.

I enjoyed Super Mega Baseball 3.  The new franchise is simple compared to other sports games, but still very entertaining.  The new stadiums and new teams are also a nice addition.  But if you played last year’s version, I’m not sure there’s enough to attract you this year.  The lack of an MLB license makes it even more obvious, as there will be no reason to have the latest news from your favorite team in real life.  The gameplay is excellent, but so was last year.  If you’re new to this show, then you need to jump into this because it’s a great baseball to take anywhere. Anyway, if you have Super Mega Baseball 2 and the franchise mode doesn’t really suit you, there’s no reason to rush out and buy this game.

Super Mega Baseball 3 Overview
  • Charts – 8/10
  • Sound – 6/10
  • Gameplay – 9.5/10
  • Last call – 9/10


Final thoughts : GRAND

Super Mega Baseball 3 retains the wonderful gameplay of the previous game and is just plain fun to play. The franchise add-on mode will certainly appeal to some players, and it’s a great iteration of the franchise to boot. However, if you already own Super Mega Baseball 2, the entrance fee for this suite may be too high.

Ben has loved playing since the NES, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the PS2 that he started making a hobby of it. In addition to writing regular reviews, he is a regular member of the podcast.


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Trails Of Cold Steel III Review –

In its three years of existence, Nintendo Switch has become a powerful Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) with dozens of great games to choose from. Competition from Square Enix (Dragon Quest XI S, Octopath Traveler, and the next Brave by Default II) and Nintendo (Fire Emblem : Three Houses, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pokémon Sword and Shield, and the next Paper Mario : Origami King). While these massive exits on the tentpoles are probably enough to satisfy many fans of the genre, it’s the add-on games that really keep the system where it should be. Games like Ys VIII, SteamWorld Quest, Rune Factory 4 Special, Ni No Kuni, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 are just a small sample of the fantastic worlds to explore on The Exchange.

NIS America has long been a supporter of JRPGs, and it’s great to see them putting together the popular The Legend of Heroes series. The original series of games has arrived on the PSP, and this new series of games, Trails of Cold Steel, is entering its third iteration, with a fourth to be announced next year. I admit it’s a bit odd that Switch owners start with Trails of Cold Steel III, especially since the games share the same world and characters. It’s like starting a Star Wars franchise with Return of the Jedi. Having never played the previous two games in the series, I was grateful that the game included a recap of the first two games. It takes a lot of reading and frankly, it can be very confusing to keep track of all the characters. This summary is also available on the official website if you want to read the story in advance. While I appreciate the effort, there’s no substitute for playing the first two Trails of Cold Steel games, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be on sale.

Starting Trails of Cold Steel III without participating in the other races in the series can be challenging. That’s because the game takes you right to the heart of the matter, controlling a group of characters you have no idea who they are, what they’re fighting for, or what’s going on. Very quickly, you get into the fight and are supposed to know how the combat system works. This may not be a problem for those familiar with the series, but newcomers should just be fooled by these encounters. Since there is no manual or instructions, I was absolutely surprised that the game started out this way. Coincidentally, in about fifteen minutes you finish this part of the game, and go back to the beginning, and then you take control of the main character in the game, Rin, and start unraveling the plot. They will also finally receive some of the manuals that were missing before. Who else misses the 80-page manuals and guides that accompanied the JRPGs on the NES and Genesis? I know I can’t be the only one!

You play Rin Schwarzer, a recent graduate of Thor’s Class VII Military Academy. He is now the new instructor for the new Class VII and must train a new group of students in special operational skills. In a sense, the game is starting from scratch, but it’s clear from the start that those who have played the first two games have a much better understanding of the world, the story in general, and the many characters who interact with Raine. As the story unfolds, we are introduced to other characters from Rin’s past that probably would have had an emotional impact if I had played the previous games. But even without knowing it, the reunion is fun, and the various characters seem to have real personalities. The history itself is very political, with annexed territories and different factions vying for power. Generally, I’m not very interested in this kind of story, but the interaction between the group members and friends proved to be the glue that held everything together and kept me clicking to see what would happen next.

Two things are important to me in a JRPG: History and struggle. Both should be convincing to me, and I’m glad the Trails of Cold Steel III does it. I was particularly impressed with the combat system, as it adds different levels of strategy that are easy to understand and fun to play. Unlike many games these days, this one sticks to the turn-based combat model that all JRPGs adhere to. You can take as much time as you want to decide on your next move, and I really enjoyed this approach after Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4. Don’t get me wrong, I liked this combat system too, but there’s something comforting about going back to the mechanics of the lathe.

The user interface controls are presented here in a transparent way, in combination with the action buttons and numeric keypad, giving you eight possible options without having to navigate through menus. You have the usual options, such as. B. Attack and use objects. You can also cast spells through the art team and trigger special attacks through the ship icon. Both types of attacks require the required number of points, so you need to keep an eye on your counter in battle. There are basic systems that allow you to trade spells that you can use (like fire, healing, etc.), and you can even target enemies’ weaknesses to break them, effectively stun them, and allow you to do massive damage. Another interesting facet of the combat system is that you can perform combat nodes, meaning that your partner can follow your attack with another as long as you disrupt your opponent’s balance by targeting a weakness. Needless to say, I barely scratched the surface in this review, but the game does a pretty good job of detailing these things as you go along. In other words: Don’t worry too much if you feel overwhelmed at the beginning of the game, because you’ll find out. Suffice it to say that I really enjoyed this battle system, and it’s really well designed to keep entertaining throughout the adventure, and there are even some mech fights! Who doesn’t like fur?

The overall presentation is a bit mixed, especially compared to the games that clearly have a bigger budget. The graphics are vibrant and colorful, and I really like the design of the characters. The geometry of the game certainly looks like the latest generation, and I have no doubt that the PS3 or maybe the Wii can handle some of those environments. While there are a number of interesting places to visit, including some really nice towns and villages, I found the dungeon rather inadequate. You spend a lot of time in the training center you come back to, and it gets pretty old. As you cut and run through some areas, you’ll notice that the game isn’t as pretty as some of its competitors. Sharp, flat polygons stand out here and there, and things like buildings seem to be cut and pasted with low-resolution textures, which really detracts from the overall visual presentation. The positive is the detailed characters who really know how to express an emotion through animation. The overall look reminds me a bit of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, with elegantly designed characters and intriguing monsters. The whole game looks like an anime, and in a way it immediately reminded me of Fire Emblem: exploring the campus. Three Homes, and there’s really a bit of character development here where you talk to the students and learn more about them.

The soundtrack and voice acting are pretty good, especially considering that the game will probably last at least 40-60 hours. Some characters give slightly better writing than others, but for the most part I was pretty impressed. Music is a strong point, which is no surprise with Falcom, who are known for their great titles.

I will not deny that there is a barrier to entry Trails of Cold Steel III that might discourage some players. If you absolutely need to know all the details of past games, you can play them on competitive systems first, read a short game summary or even watch some YouTube videos that will surely inform you about important issues. As a new player to the game, I was overwhelmed for the first hour or so, but things started to fall into place and I enjoyed it more and more as the game progressed. The result is a great game here, full of fun turn-based combat, endearing characters and a fascinating world to explore. I understand why this series is so engaging, and even if you don’t have the emotional connection to the characters returning from previous games, I want you to know that you can really get into this iteration and have a good time. There are so many other JRPG options on the Switch competing for your money and attention, and this is one of the best!

Heroic legend: Cold steel track III – Overview
  • Charts – 7/10
  • Sound – 8.5/10
  • Gameplay – 8/10
  • Late Call – 8.5/10


Final thoughts : GRAND

The Cold Steel III titles are a long and fun JRPG that gets lost in a sea of competing titles. The fact that Switch owners have to remake the third part of the series doesn’t help, especially since the story and characters are directly inspired by previous games. However, if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded with a fun combat system, charming characters, and an exciting adventure.

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published in various media. He is currently an editor and contributor to Age of Games.


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Gleamlight Review –

In the 1980s and early 1990s, it was hard to go to the store to buy a video game. No, it wasn’t dangerous, but there was often very little information other than pretty illustrations on the front of the box and a few paragraphs of text and screenshots on the back. Of course, there weren’t many video game magazines to point you in the right direction, and you could get lucky if you rented the title in advance to make sure it was what you wanted, but there was a very real risk of burning $50 to find out the game was a piece of shit.

Today, we have many ways to research a game before we put our money where our mouth is, for example. B. by watching games on YouTube, reading reviews like this one or maybe even downloading a demo to try the game before buying it. But sometimes a new game still hits you with pretty screens or enticing previews. In the case of Gleamlight, I was drawn to the idea of an unspoken story (Metroid) with a beautiful stained glass background and no user interface taking up part of the screen. If it all looks good on paper, the game should be fun, and therein lies the problem. Unfortunately, Gleamlight makes the Cardinal’s sin boring when everyone else is gone. This is the death knell for this industry.

When the Gleamlight was first shown, many comparisons were made to the Hollow Knight. This is mainly because visually a similar color scheme was used and the main character and attacks also looked somewhat familiar. Aside from the fact that this game looks like another, it doesn’t work like that at all. You control Gleam, who at first glance reminds me of Orko, the flying wizard who used to wrestle with He-Man. Oh how I wish we could play like Orko, because at least he has an identity. From the start of the game, I was unimpressed with what I was seeing and playing. The game’s visuals, while appealing at first glance, quickly become dull and boring. The whole presentation looks like some kind of soulless sci-fi flash game. It’s a simple cookie cutter, and no amount of parallax scrolling will make it prettier.

Sticking with the graphics for a moment (don’t worry, we’ll get to the extremely mediocre gameplay in a minute), all the promotional material explicitly states that everything in the game is made of stained glass. It evokes images of the fine arts, where sunlight passes through and drowns the world in a horn of abundant color. So why is this game boring and full of dark pastel colors? It’s not that pretty and it’s even worse when you start seeing animations of enemies, or lack thereof. Almost all of them repeat a lot of animated sequences, and it’s not helpful for them all to look generic from an artistic standpoint. Almost all the villains look alike, the same shades of red and grey make up all their features. When you have games like Ori and Blind Forest and the aforementioned Hollow Knight , which have an impressive variety of enemies and bosses and offer stunning views, it becomes clear that the Gleamlight has not received the same care. I’m not kidding, after only a few minutes of playing I was bored with the visuals.

The gameplay doesn’t save the game, in fact it clearly shows that it’s not fun. You have very few moves (jumping and sliding) and even when you get some enhancements like double jumping, there’s not much here to make the platformer fun. Each piece is almost identical to the previous one, and often features the same enemies you destroyed a few seconds ago. The lack of imagination in the visuals combined with below average gameplay deprives the player of all the fun they could have had outside of the game.

I was hoping for a massive Metroidvania-like game with Gleamlight, and what I got was a fairly linear and short game with few bosses to fight. Then you retreat to the same areas you don’t like anymore, and that’s really the degree. It’s not a great adventure game, but it’s not a well-executed short and sweet action game either. When you have incredible competition with games like Celeste, there is absolutely no reason to choose this game.

The final nail in the coffin for me was that the fight was so one-sided it was a chore. Because the designers were obsessed with the lack of a user interface, you have no idea how much health you have left before you die. Every time you hit an enemy, you give them back their health, but there’s no exact measure of their health, and that really bothers me. The fight against the enemies was always the same and never improved. Most of them have simple animation loops and are often even stuck in small places around them, making it easy to cut them off until they die. The bosses were a bit harder, but not because they were programmed with intriguing or fun patterns, but because the game just threw more things at you on screen to tease you.

Gleamlight had potential, and I like the idea of the stained glass and the enemies, as well as the unspoken story. The problem is that it has to be done convincingly. In the end, I didn’t care about my character and the world I was exploring was definitely growing on me. Everything seemed so general and disjointed that I had to force myself to move on. It’s not a good game by any means. All these games better be worth it: Spotted blood: Ritual Night, Monster Boy and Cursed Kingdom, Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, Iconoclasts, Yoku Island Express, Shantae : Hero half-genius, Path remastered, Mulaka, Celeste, and Dandara, to name a few.

Overview on glossy paper
  • Charts – 4.5/10
  • Sound – 5/10
  • Gameplay – 3/10
  • Late complaint – 3,5/10


Final thoughts : AFDB

Gleamlight commits the cardinal sin of gaming by being boring. There’s nothing good here, and it’s a shame because his principle seemed promising. The gameplay is boring, the graphics are generic, the artificial intelligence is terrible, the main mission is short, and all this leads to a disappointing result. It’s a very crowded market on the Switch, and you can find so many other titles worth checking out.

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published in various media. He is currently an editor and contributor to Age of Games.


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John Wick Hex Review –

Some movies just require a quality video game adaptation, and John Wick is one of them. The films are about the insanity of weapons and the main plots that would be perfect on a game console. That’s why we were happy to give John Vick hex when he came on the show. The publisher describes the game as a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game. Wait, what? These game mechanics are often not very good, so little alarm bells immediately go off indicating that this might not be exactly what we were looking for. But that’s not always a bad thing, so we wanted to be John Wick and see what it was like to play with our eyes.

The graphics are probably the first thing that will catch your attention, as the game is very stylized and has an almost comical aesthetic. But from the beginning we’ve focused on the gameplay, so we’re going to look at that first. Each action takes a certain amount of time to complete, which is displayed via the timeline at the top of the screen. When an enemy sees you, another bar is displayed to indicate the duration of each action when you start it. You can see what the enemy can do, so there’s a whole strategy here to determine what actions to take to best take out the enemy with minimal damage to yourself.

During an enemy attack you will see all the important information about what to do, so that you can then plan your defensive or counterattack options. The game of chess is a bit intimidating at first, but after a while it becomes quite easy to understand. Because of this start/stop mechanism, the game loses much of what movies have to offer: pure, unadorned, heart-pounding action scenes. Of course there are some who are mixed when he shows movement, but mostly we are looking for a strategy. We can’t help but feel that the target market has been seriously missed with this game.

As part of the game’s strategy, you can consider many moves. In addition to the mandatory walking and waiting, other activities are offered. As you get closer to the enemy, you’ll see a number of different options and success rates. Do you want to hit an opponent, shoot, push or maybe make a tackle? As you move around the stage, you can also choose different positions: standing or crouching, which affects agility and other attack and defense options.

Additionally, you can plan your mission in advance by hiding weapons or bracelets at key locations through which your next mission will pass. Placing reminders in strategic locations increases your chances of success.

For a strategy game of this type, the user interface is quite clean and uncluttered. At a glance you can see the type of weapon you have, the amount of ammunition you have, your health and your aiming bar. Some actions require intense concentration, so you must have enough points to perform these maneuvers. While everything is clean and easy to read, there is a lot on the screen in the battles, and it can seem a bit cluttered at times.

The game as a whole can be fun once you get used to the specific gameplay. As a fan of board games, I can say that they share some characteristics of classic turn-based games. It can be good or bad depending on your taste in games. As a John Wick game, we wanted more action and speed – something more like Bayonetta. The gameplay is a bit dicey for such a franchise, but not bad if you like brain games.

As mentioned before, the graphics are in a visual style romanticized with low polygons, and not everything is fantastic. The animation is often slow, and the locations are rather dull and forgettable. On the audio side, there’s a pretty good soundtrack with some familiar voices from the films, although Keanu Reeves is noticeably absent.

At the end of the day, I can’t help but be very disappointed with John Vic Hex, a game that with the right team and the right budget could have been so much more. The strategy-style gameplay is at odds with what makes the movies so entertaining. That said, tactical games like this can still be fun, but again, the game stumbles a bit when enemies suddenly emerge from the shadows, making strategic decisions almost impossible because of the uncertainty. If you like strategy games and you are passionate about movies, then you should definitely get this game. If you just want to get high and shoot a bunch of enemies, you should stay away from this game.

John Wick Hex Journal
  • Charts – 4.5/10
  • Sound – 8/10
  • Gameplay – 4.5/10
  • Late complaint – 5/10


Final thoughts : MEDIOCR

John Vic Hex had great potential to be one of the best action games of all time, but the developers opted for a strategy game. With crumpled animations, dull graphics and mediocre gameplay, there’s not much here for those looking for a game based on the hit movies. Fans of hardcore strategy games will like it, but everyone else should probably pass it up.

Pancho is a fan of video games and geek culture, podcasters and old school gamers ready to go back to the 90s and stay there forever!


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