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Issue 248 — September 12, 2021

WarioWare: Get It Together

Hi, here's issue #248 of Switch Weekly with your Nintendo round-up. 👋

So, I took a break last week and have been pretty much offline for most of it — it's been fun to come back refreshed to catch up on all the highlights to share here with you. Seems like a lot of chatter and hot air about a potential upcoming NIntendo Direct, but nothing materilising just yet. I guess if we're basing things on past behaviour (which is never a good idea) we are about due one soon. 😅 Keep your eyes peeled.

Next week sees 25 games coming to the Switch, including Cruis'n Blast, Eastward, and The Prince's Edition of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. As ever, the full list is below for you to check out.

Many thanks to my patrons for their continued support, and to all of those who bought me a coffee recentlyyour support means so much.

As I took a break last week, I feel like I am inevitably going to miss some notable news, review, or release. Please do drop me a message with anything you feel is worth sharing and I'll give it a look for next week. 

Chris ✌️

🎮 Currently Playing — WarioWare: Get It Together, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Flame in the Flood

REVIEW WarioWare: Get It Together is the ultimate Switch party game — Plenty of positive reviews for this new slice of silly Wario fun. It's described here as leaning into its own ridiculousness resulting in "an ambitious entry that successfully pushes the series into new territory". Sam Machkovech, writing for Ars Technica however said this new entry was somewhat "lukewarm", reccomending you rent it over buying a copy. Ryan Gilliam, writing at Polygon, notes that the complexity added takes away from what makes the series great. Andy Robinson at VGC concluded that Get It Together is "arguably a better multiplayer game than a solo one". For what it's worth, I'm having a real blast with it, but will admit that the new character switching dynamic, whilst neat, isn't an outright home run of an addition.

Alyse Stanley // Launcher (The Washington Post)

REVIEW Baldo: The Guardian Owls — This beautiful looking Ghibli-esque adventure looks the part, but seemingly falls short everywhere else: "an excruciatingly frustrating game filled with bad design choices, clunky combat and traversal, a terrible UI and map and instant, unfair death waiting around every corner [...] this is one adventure you'd do well to avoid taking".

PJ O'Reilly // Nintendo Life

Platinum wants to bring Star Fox Zero to Switch Platinum’s studio head Atsushi Inaba, speaking to VGC, has said that if Nintendo was interested, the developer would “definitely” be interested in considering a new version of Zero. I never played it on Wii U, so I'm all for it. 

Andy Robinson // VGC

Game Boy titles might be headed to Nintendo Switch Online 👀

Bryant Francis // Game Developer

REVIEW Road 96 — "a journey worth taking, but unless you’re willing to put up with its shortcomings, it’s one that I’d recommend you play elsewhere"

Chirag Pattni // Nintendo Enthusiast

REVIEW Everhood — A glowing review for this seemingly quirky and odd "creative and inventive" rhythm-based indie, described here as "a jaw-dropping, mind-bending, audiovisual spectacle like nothing else, [...] a perfect reminder of everything indie devs contribute to gaming and why we should support them however we can".

Jay Rooney // Level Up Media

REVIEW PowerA Spectra Enhanced Wired Controller

John Friscia // Nintendo Enthusiast


Ryan Janes // Nintendo Insider


Chris Brandrick // Switch Weekly

Animal Crossing: New Horizons museum exhibit finds the personal amid the pandemic — An exhibition at the UK's National Videogame Museum looks to explore the impact New Horizons had on players during what was the then start of a global pandemic.

Jay Castello // The Verge


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