Another week of that Nintendo life has passed, and there were certainly some highlights. There were all sorts of gems in the Indie World showcase, a blabbing comedian may have given up a Mario movie character, while on the rumour front we have the likes of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remastered supposedly on the way. Oh, and there’s a Pokémon Presents on the way. Phew!
After a busy week it’s time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, editor
Following an interview I conducted earlier this week (which music fans will definitely want to keep an eye out for soon!), I got an irresistible urge to go back to Hades. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it back at launch, but shamefully I never actually escaped. With the game finally launching on other consoles, now seems like the perfect time to get back in the blood with Zagreus and co.
And beyond that, I’ve finally resorted to using an app to locate and tick off the remaining 100-ish Korok’s hiding around Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I still wish Nintendo had released a Korok ‘suit’ that would help me zero in on the seeds better than using the mask alone, but it’s tough to complain too much at this stage. Not sure if you’ve heard, but that game is per-ritty good. Definitely worth picking up on sale.
Thomas Whitehead, deputy editor
I’m planning to dive into Necrobarista: Final Pour, as its Indie World announcement intrigued me and I still miss regular visits to coffee shops. Elsewhere on Switch I’m still making slow progress through The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, so it seems that I’ll be doing a lot of reading. I’m also working through Last Stop one episode at a time, which is enjoyable; maybe the fact I’m playing games that are more reading and watching betrays my march towards middle age.
Outside of Switch gaming I’m very much enjoying Death’s Door, which is marvellous, and will likely dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to do some of the Ireland DLC, because I have fallen an entire expansion behind.
Kate Gray, staff writer
I’ve been playing a new game! Garden Story was one of the surprise releases from the Nintendo Indie World showcase, and I was on it like a car bonnet. So far, it’s living up to its “wholesome” promise, but it’s a little slow in the first few hours, so I’m excited to find out what comes next.
Also, now that my massive reviews are finally done, I can get back to Fata Morgana!!
I just wrapped up a playthrough of The Frog for Whom the Bells Tolls on Game Boy, we did a video on it over on the channel so I won’t waste too much time, it’s really good though! Many of its components set the foundation for Link’s Awakening and I’d love to see more people give it some love.
As for new releases the latest Indie World has put a ton on my radar and Axiom Verge 2 released out of nowhere. However I haven’t actually finished the first game…I adored what I played but other parts of life got in the way at the time. Maybe it’s time to go back before picking up the sequel.
Ollie Reynolds, reviewer
Like many, I’m sure, I’ll be playing through Axiom Verge 2 this weekend. I absolutely loved the original, and I honestly have to commend Thomas Happ for taking such a risk with its sequel. It feels so different, and I’ve no doubt it will prove to be quite divisive. So far, though, it’s pretty great!
I’m also currently playing a bit of Mario Golf: Super Rush. I quickly tried out the New Donk City course the other day and found it to be a bit uninspired, but I’ll play it a bit more over the weekend and see if it changes my mind. Have a good one, folks!
Austin Voigt, contributor
Lately, I’ve admittedly really been getting back into collecting 3DS games – so my weekend plans will include playing Bravely Default, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / A Link Between Worlds / Majora’s Mask 3D, and a random Japanese Tamagotchi game I found on Ebay (“Ouichi Mainichi”, or “Everyday House”?). Always looking for new old games to try, so if anyone has any suggestions, leave ’em in the comments!
Of course, I can’t go a weekend without picking up my Switch for a bit – and I’m very intrigued by Zion, Alex & Jon’s Ring Fit Adventure(s)… It’s been a while since I’ve played my copy of the game, and I have yet to sample this delicious-sounding Zelda Rhythm mode, so I may hit that up over the weekend as well!
As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days…