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The Simple Magic of Super Mario Odyssey

Rejoice once again, Nintendo fans, because the year is 2017 and there are two Nintendo games which are legitimate candidates to be selected as game of the year. The release of the Nintendo Switch back in March was graced with the majesty of Link’s newest adventure in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While that game shook the industry with all kinds of accolades, it wasn’t long before many started labeling it a possible game of the year. But now it is November and we have another game which might steal that away from Link, Zelda, and Calamity Ganon: Super Mario Odyssey. (more…)

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The Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere

The Nintendo Switch is in full swing, riding off its successful launch and followup by games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well as the new IP Arms. One of the biggest draws for the console for many gamers was the sequel to Wii U sensation Splatoon. Just a week away from release, Nintendo offered all Switch owners a chance to demo the game with the Splatoon 2 Splatfest World Premiere. A glorified demo, the Splatfest World Premiere showcased what the larger game would bring, albeit in tiny, oftentimes familiar chunks. (more…)

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Early Impression: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

What was meant to be the Wii U’s swan song (which it still kind of is, I guess) also happens to be the Nintendo Switch’s biggest reason to abandon the Wii U entirely and dive right in the the newest console. That’s just what I did when I secured my Switch last week, and I’ve been playing Breath of the Wild almost nonstop since. There are plenty of stellar reviews out there, and I read something like over 80% of Switch users also bought BotW, which is an astounding attachment rate, but is the hype behind the latest Zelda game warranted? (more…)

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