Well this is Mario’s first foray in the land of legal smartphone gaming (there’s been plenty of people managing to release games where they blatantly use Mario assets without Nintendo’s permission… iOS is weird). It recently came out on Android, so I decided to pick it up.
Was it a mistake? Read on and see! I’ll make this very quick.
So the Switch is out. We’ve had some time to play it, and I didn’t want to rush this “review” (not really a review, you can’t review consoles until the end of their life). I could’ve written this day 2 (which was day 5 for everyone else), but that’s a bit hasty. I took a good week to live with the Switch, try it out in different configurations and such, play some games.
So yeah, I feel like I’ve had the full Switch experience at this point (as far as hardware goes) and I can talk about it. I’ll talk about games separately (whenever I get far enough in Zelda to be able to review it), this is about the platform itself.
So that’s it for my GotY 2016 stuff. 2016 was a fairly weak year overall. So while I’m not SUPER EXCITED for 2017, there’s a handful of games I do have lots of hype for, so I figured I’d highlight some of those. Just for a quick fun post.
Let’s go and hope 2017 is a step up from the last 3 years. (note that this was written before the Switch event, so who knows if anything more is going to be officially announced there)
EDIT: I had to change this because Microsoft are stupid idiots and cancelled Scalebound… which might not be THAT big of a shame since it seems MS fucked with the development in the first place, as evidenced by a Kamiya tweet from 2015… but I’m still disappointed (also I did other small edits)
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I actually never finished a Mario & Luigi game. I played them all, but I kinda lost interest on each of them before getting to the end. Not sure why. But I did play both proper Paper Mario games to the end and really enjoyed those, and I played through Super Mario RPG a ton of times. So I don’t know what’s up with M&L that never keeps my attention.
But I still figured I’d get this and play it ALL THE WAY THROUGH! And I was totally gonna do that, until the game randomly crashed. I was near the end of the second-to-last area, and the game decided “it’s been about 2 hours since you saved, better crash now”. Well fuck you too, game.
So as you can guess, I didn’t finish this one either! But fuck it, I’m reviewing it anyways.
So I didn’t want this game. I had it pre-ordered “just in case” on amazon.ca, and had been trying to cancel the item out of my order for over a month, to no real response from amazon.ca when their system ended up not letting me cancel it, even though they have before that. Horrid customer support on that side, even requestion for them to cancel it did not get me any help.
But once I got it I figured I’d play it anyways. So let’s go on this mini-review! Because a big review isn’t really needed for this.
It wasn’t too long since the first NES Remix came out, but there you go, another one already. I was kinda thinking this would be DLC for the first one, but it’s basically the same thing as the first… So I figured I’d write a very quick post about it.
Read on and see what I thought.
Yeah, I’m always up for a new Mario release. The thing about Mario platformers is… even if it’s not too great (NSMB2), it’s still pretty damn solid. So to me it never really feels like a bad idea to pick one of these up.
This one started up with a bad reputation right away though, largely due to Nintendo’s original trailer being less than impressive, showing what was little more than Super Mario 3D Land but in HD. A following trailer made everyone hyped for this though, showing a lot more of the game.
So did it live up to the hype? Read on and see!
This was a fairly disappointing reveal at E3, just because it was fairly obvious it would be nothing more than a cheap tech demo. The only reason I really gave it any regard is that it came with the deluxe version of the console.
So… is it as bad as expected, or is it a fun surprise? Read on and see!
I love Mario sport games. They’re basically always really fun. They take a sport and add various twists to them, making them much more interesting to play than the sports simulators that come out otherwise. As soon as Mario Sports Mix was announced, I was excited for it. Not only is it a Mario sport game, it was 4 Mario sport games.
I haven’t played the game a huge amount of time, and I won’t play it again for a while, which is why I’m writing this as an impressions post rather than a review.
The Wii had a pretty slow year this time. It did get a few good games, but the year was mostly filled with shovelware.
But the good games it did get were pretty nice.
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