Jim Norman, Staff Writer
I would be lying if I said that Chill Season 2022 has “pulled me back” to Splatoon 3, because the fact of the matter is, I never left. Ok, that sounded slightly less intimidating in my head. What I mean to say is, it’s still a great game and the update has done an especially good job of giving me even more proof that despite my extensive play hours, I am still very bad at this game.
It looks like I am drawing close to the end of Metroid Dread too. Despite my best efforts to stretch it out for as long as possible, those darn suit upgrades are really stacking up now and my experience just keeps getting better and better. I haven’t done any Googling to confirm my progress, mind you. Who knows? I might still have hours left to play…
Alana Hagues, Staff Writer
I’m still playing Pokémon Violet – I’ve almost completed the Pokédex at this point thanks to some friends with Scarlet. So I’m just jumping into online Raids and trying to evolve all of my remaining Pokémon.
Sticking with Pokémon, I’m going to pick up New Pokémon Snap this weekend. I never bought it when it originally came out and just played a bit with friends, but I’ve been itching to go through the whole thing – the Pokémon and the ecology and the way they interact with each other are my favourite things about the series, after all. And lastly, I got Mythic Ocean for cheap on the eShop; I’ve long wanted to try this one out, so this weekend seems like a good opportunity!
Kate Gray, Staff Writer
I’m also enjoying Pokémon Scarlet still, feeling like I’m exploring a world and going to places I shouldn’t be. It’s fun! I can’t help liking it despite it being a big pile of jank!!
Alex Olney, Video Producer
Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer
Did you know there is a demo out for Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star on the Japanese eShop? You can bet I will be spouting “You are already dead.” throughout this weekend and probably until the proper gamer arrives next March. Two physical arrivals got me go hooked back to Shin’en masterpieces: FAST RMX and The Touryst (gotta beat those arcade game high scores). Great stuff on eShop I will also be dabbing in: Swordship, Astronite, Railbound and the ever brilliant Elevator Action -Returns- S-Tribute.
Game of the Week is Front Mission 1st: Remake. There will never be consensus about what this remake of a remake does and what doesn’t do right. It is such a niche franchise that means different things to different folks even today. The allure of once again step giant with metal feet onto Huffman Island proved too much of a thrill to skip.
Gavin Lane, Editor
It’s that time of year when I’m cramming to sample a whole bunch of games before submitting GOTY picks, but while I’ve dipped my toe into various things (including Lunistice, Neon White, Return to Monkey Island, and Prodeus) and will be doing my best to devote more time to them, Rogue Legacy 2 keeps pulling me back for ‘just one more’ again and again.
I found myself in a similar position with the first Rogue Legacy — it totally took over my game time until I’d beaten it. Therefore, despite all the other things I need to play, I’ll be doing my best to get Cellar Door’s latest out of my system. Great game.
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