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For the first time in my gaming history, I'm not looking forward to the next new thing from Nintendo. I just want updated / more powerful Switches like Apple does iPads and fully backwards compatible. It's already a damn near perfect product

 
 
 

If you fancy yourself a detective at heart, go for Return of the Obra Dinn. Play it with a well-trusted partner for the best results as it's best when discussed and picked apart with another interested party in real time. But go in blind. #Indietoid


 
 
 

Into the post-game of Mario 3D World which means we're asking the question... re-play each level four times for the sake of one bonus level? Sadly we all know the answer

 
 
 

Just beat Shantae (GBC) for the first time. Mini-review in the comments. 8th game I've beat this year (though, to be fair, none have been longer than about 6-8 hours)

 
 
 

Just played through Link's Crossbow Training. Whole game's about 40 min. Would've been cool if getting platinum medals on levels unlocked bigger quivers in Twilight Princess or some shit like that. Still, cool/fun game for those interested

 
 
 

Been trying to figure out why I was displeased with Pyra/Myrtha Smash DLC. In part I haven't played Xenoblade, but mostly because they didn't get a ten minute loving introduction from Sakurai. All Directs should be 10 hours long as Sakurai geeks out

 
 
 

Everybody out there saying that with Pikmin 3 & SM3DW on Switch, everything worth playing on the WiiU is now on Switch, while I'm out there on eBay considering getting a WiiU just so I can fucking play Earthbound and Earthbound Origins.

 
 
 

Low-key, Bowser's Fury is the story of Bowser Jr. reaching out to an archnemesis for help, because no enemy is worse than an abusive father

 
 
 

For those wondering, the Switch gyro controls for Bit.Trip Beat are very tight. Still definitely not as good as a mouse, but leagues better than a Wiimote. Currently each game in Bit.Trip is $2 on Switch, so happy Bit... tripping...

 
 
 

Anyone else holding off on buying Zelda games they're missing on the off chance Nintendo puts them on Switch this year? I feel silly holding off on Four Swords Adventure... but who knows!!

 
 
 

There needs to be a way to tie one's self to the metaphorical mast when the Siren's song that is nostalgia gets cranking. I played Donkey Kong Land 20+ years ago and have DKC on multiple consoles... yet I saw a pic of DKL and now NEED IT AGAIN!

 
 
 

Zelda 35: The Beauty of the Silent Hero

Few video game critiques are as ubiquitous than nearly every single review for a Zelda game (from about Wind Waker onwards) commenting on the lack of voice acting. I find this ironic given the fact that everybody and their brother also...

 
 
 
 

I've been very critical of Night in the Woods lately, often commenting on posts around here... but I will admit it has flashes of brilliance. "Die Anywhere Else", both the music and lyrics, are the pitch perfect embodiment of the game's main theme

 
 
 

Just occurred to me that if Arrested Development were still on, Tobias would most certainly join the "Proud Boys." What a weird ass name for a sad, sad bunch of folks.

 
 
 

What a joy in 2021 to be using strategy guides still. Playing NES Castlevania and desperately needed to know where the various meats were.

 
 
 

Being fairly naïve to anything outside of core Nintendo games, it's such a delight discovering stuff, particularly cool old stuff, that's non-Nintendo. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair? A side-scrolling platformer/shmup? What a delightfully odd game

 
 
 

Just picked up Contra Collection because $5 but even though Contra is an all-time fav... they should've just re-released Contra 4 and added the 16-bit games to it. Contra 4 fucks as is AND had the 8-bit games. Missed opportunity... for us. Konami dgaf

 
 
 

When someone says, for example, "That thing happened in 1985," I think to myself, "1985? That was 20 years ago." In other words, my mental math brain is persistently stuck in 2005. Does anyone else have this but with a different year?

 
 
 

Playing (read: buying) my way through Rusty's Real Deal Baseball on 3DS due to potential FOMO that the eShop will disappear is my peak Nintendo fanboyism

 
 
 

Playing Shantae for first time. Platforming can be tedious at times, but God damn, it's got charm!


 
 
 

With the reports of all these games dropping off from the eShop, impulse bought Pokemon Crystal for no fucking reason. Haven't played a Pokemon game since Red/Blue in the mid-00's, don't plan to play this one. What is wrong with me?

 
 
 

Not a lawyer or well-versed in politics, but hot take: If you're a cabinet member mad enough to resign now, you're taking the easy way out. stick around to help ensure the 25th amendment goes through

 
 
 

Yup... you guessed it. First game beat in 2021? My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Big fan of titles with 2 colons

 
 
 

Gave my brother my Switch while he's quarantined due to his roommate NOT TELLING him he was COVID+ before my bro came home after staying at my parents' for the holidays. Fuck that roommate. On the plus side I get to reacquaint myself with my 3DS

 
 
 

Happy New Year! Putting games I played for the first time this past year in the comments below and ranking them... cuz I hear that's what we do this time of year!

 
 


About beatlemaniaxxone of us since 9:03 PM on 05.16.2020

Also known as Dr. Mario's practice partner.

Currently Playing:
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

All-time favorites (alphabeticallly):

Ace Attorney series
Animal Crossing series
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bowser's Inside Story
Bully
Castlevania (NES)
Celeste
Contra
Doki Doki Literature Club
Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grim Fandango
Heavy Rain
Legend of Zelda (NES)
Link's Awakening DX
Mega Man 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Pac-Man
Ocarina of Time
Okami
Oracle of Ages
Panel de Pon / Tetris Attack
Picross DS
Picross 3D: Round 2
Pokemon Red/Blue
Resident Evil 4
Return of the Obra Dinn
Rock Band 2
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Metroid
Super Smash Bros. series
Tetris 99
Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
Twilight Princess
Undertale
Wolf Among Us
Yoshi's Island

 
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