Nintendo Switch Catch-All 2.0

That's probably my favorite Nintendo Direct since Switch year one.

Fire Emblem: Engage looks exactly like what I was hoping for as a follow up to Three Houses. I'm not finding the character designs quite as strong, but I loved Three Houses, so this is very likely a day 1 buy for me.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hopes looks great. The weakest parts of the first game were the overworld puzzles and exploration. All of that looks completely overhauled in the sequel.

Pikmin 4... yay!

Bayonetta 3 is also looking fantastic. The character faces look extremely good for a Switch game. I never did play the 2nd game, so this seems like a good excuse for me to finally get to that.

The Zelda teaser was short, but sweet. I don't need to see any more of it to be sold anyways.

Sundown wrote:

And FM3 is the one that everyone says is the best. Definitely happy to hear that the first three are being remade.

FM3 is one of my all-time favorite Playstation RPGs. I am very interested in checking it out again today. I suspect it will hold up quite well.

As a random aside, Hot Shots golf is essentially on Switch as well. It wasn’t in the North American direct, but Clap Hanz released a port of their latest golf game titled “Easy Come Easy Golf”. Another awkward title, but it looks and plays every bit like Hot Shots. I picked it up today.

Even if it’s shorter and missing some of the polish, it plays better than any standard golf game on the system.

DSGamer wrote:

As a random aside, Hot Shots golf is essentially on Switch as well. It wasn’t in the North American direct, but Clap Hanz released a port of their latest golf game titled “Easy Come Easy Golf”. Another awkward title, but it looks and plays every bit like Hot Shots. I picked it up today.

Even if it’s shorter and missing some of the polish, it plays better than any standard golf game on the system.

Ohhhhh very nice thank you!

Stele wrote:

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May

Haven't watched yet. Is it tears like water coming from your eyes or tears like ripping something apart?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Stele wrote:

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May

Haven't watched yet. Is it tears like water coming from your eyes or tears like ripping something apart?

... I watched the trailer (but nothing else) and I have no idea. On the one hand the crying reference is poetic. On the other hand it looks like the floating islands might have been literally torn from the ground and raised into the air...

Vargen wrote:
UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Stele wrote:

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May

Haven't watched yet. Is it tears like water coming from your eyes or tears like ripping something apart?

... I watched the trailer (but nothing else) and I have no idea. On the one hand the crying reference is poetic. On the other hand it looks like the floating islands might have been literally torn from the ground and raised into the air...

The Japanese apparently refers to tears, like crying.

DSGamer wrote:

As a random aside, Hot Shots golf is essentially on Switch as well. It wasn’t in the North American direct, but Clap Hanz released a port of their latest golf game titled “Easy Come Easy Golf”. Another awkward title, but it looks and plays every bit like Hot Shots. I picked it up today.

Even if it’s shorter and missing some of the polish, it plays better than any standard golf game on the system.

And there's the game to get me to dust off my Switch.

Thanks, I always wonder what was only in the Japanese direct but it’s usually games that at least are not yet confirmed for elsewhere?

I am disappointed that SquareEnix has once again announced a bunch of games but none of them were Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster.

Rykin wrote:

I am disappointed that SquareEnix has once again announced a bunch of games but none of them were Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster.

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In Sparks of Hope, the rabbids talk. In English. It seems like a pretty good game despite that.

That was far less positive than I expected.

I will probably still pick it up but it seems like he had to force himself to say positive things often when really he wanted to complain.

Looks like Factorio will launch on Switch on October 28th.

Friday Facts #370 - The journey to Nintendo Switch

Sounds like the effort also resulted in some performance improvements for the PC version, along with paving the way for controller support for PC and Steam Deck.

I haven't played in quite a while, and I stalled out on petroleum when I did, so maybe the ability to play Factorio on the go is just what I need.