Believe it or not, I have never played a Fire Emblem game. Nor have I ever played a game in the Dynasty Warriors series. Jumping into this blend of those two giants was a daunting prospect; games with such a rich history can be hugely overwhelming when you throw yourself headfirst into a newer series entry and this time I was tackling twice the normal amount. Thanks to this, though, this review should give anyone in a similar position all the advice that they need.
Once again it’s that time of the week where we get to look at how Nintendo Switch titles have faired in the charts. Last week the highest placing Switch game was the newly released Fifa 18 but has it managed to remain near the top of the table? Let’s have a look!
Continuing on from last week’s madness, this week’s Switch Player Weekly Round-Up has another eight reviews for you to sink your teeth into, as well as the usual top news stories that you may have missed. Check out our list of articles and reviews below and make sure to catch up on anything that slipped you by!
Picross S is the first game in the series to appear on the Switch; several iterations have been available on Nintendo 3DS, with the occasional Nintendo-themed spin-off appearing too such as Pokémon Picross and the slightly ridiculously named My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. On the surface, Picross looks like a very simple puzzle game (perhaps reminding you of Sudoku), but it can actually get rather complex and is a different game entirely.
Astro Bears Party is a competitive party game featuring cute, podgy bears in spacesuits who run around bumping into each other and catching fish. Oh… and one of them is called Neil. If that doesn’t immediately intrigue you then I don’t know what will! Published by Qubic Games (who have an incredible amount of Switch games on the way), Astro Bears Party is hoping to be your next go-to party game – and it may well have succeeded.
This week saw the release of Fifa 18, a game that many of us have been waiting for – desperately hoping that it stands up against the game’s other versions on rival platforms. It would be foolish to assume that it will have shifted as many copies as its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts (especially considering the advertising for the Switch version was scarily non-existent), but did it manage to make a dent in this week’s charts? Let’s take a look!
What a crazy week for Nintendo Switch owners (and ever crazier for those of us trying to write about it!). This week saw a mind-boggling number of games released for the console and, thanks to this, the Switch Player team have been extra busy – typing away furiously to bring you as many reviews as we possibly can. In case you have missed any of our initial batch of reviews, or any of the top news stories this week, make sure to check through this article and read up on anything that interests you!
2K Games has today announced some juicy details regarding DLC packages that will make their way to WWE 2K18, as well as a season pass which will group all of these said packages together into one handy bundle.
Thimbleweed Park was born thanks to a (very) successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. Designed by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the title is actually a spiritual successor to previous games made by the duo – Maniac Mansion, and The Secret of Monkey Island – which were released in 1987 and 1990 respectively. The nods are obvious – the graphics and gameplay are reminiscent of games of this time – and whilst I never had the chance to play those games myself, a quick look online will tell you that players are falling head-over-heels with nostalgia. So far, so good, then.
This week saw the release of Pokkén Tournament DX which received a rather glowing recommendation from yours truly in my review last week. “How well did it manage to perform in the charts, though?”, you may be asking. Keep reading to find out in this week’s round up of performances for Nintendo Switch titles in the top 40!