The Nintendo Switch releases this Friday and I’m excited to get my hands on it and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Before I go forward with the Switch, I will first pay my respects to the console that preceded it: the Wii U. The Wii U had a tough lifespan starting with its confusing introduction a few years back at E3 and its lack of third party support, but through it all the console managed to give us a great lineup of exclusive titles. Despite the console being out of production for the past month or two, everyone should know that the Wii U had hard hitting titles in its defense that you couldn’t play anywhere else. So to kick off CSG’s Nintendo/Zelda week I present to you my top 10 Wii U games.
After I had finished my playthrough and review of Fire Emblem Fates, my interest in Fire Emblem: Awakening, began to peak. I avoided playing the game for a good chunk of time because I was still in school and I was much too busy to put the time into a game as long as Fire Emblem.
Super Mario Run finally arrived on mobile devices with an overly-simplistic gameplay mechanic that makes you lose control of Mario altogether. A simple tap of the bottom of your screen is all it takes to have Mario jump and wall jump from side to side to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of the evil, Bowser and it feels great!
Japan is under attack by mirages seeking idol’s performa to conquer the real world and the world of Fire Emblem. If none of that makes sense, then strap on for a wacky absurd story involving a bunch of JRPG tropes with fun gameplay mechanics that will make you want more by the time the end credits finish rolling.
It’s my favorite time of the year! I get the chance to recollect my thoughts on my favorite games of the year. 2016 brought me new experiences I never thought I would enjoy and it brought even more JRPG’s to play. Sadly though, my school work took a toll on my free time this year meaning I missed out on many games I know I would enjoy like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4. Other’s I got to play partially, but never completed. For those games I offer my honorable mentions. Well, 2016 seemed like a good time to be a gamer and here’s hoping 2017 brings in the goods, especially Nintendo with their latest piece of hardware. Happy holidays!
*UPDATED* November 18th, 2016
The special Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo just released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop to download for free. Should you bother downloading this so-called “special demo” or should you skip it and never look back? Find out on my latest “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” installment.
Paper Mario Color Splash released last Friday and I finally got around to playing the first few hours of the game. Does the game deserve the early hate it received or am I finally going to enjoy my first Paper Mario experience? Read on for my impressions on what might be the most charming game I’ve played all year.