Mr. Panda is a lifelong fan of Nintendo. Having started playing video games at a very young age, he has since collected every major Nintendo console and handheld. He even had a video game themed wedding, which featured centerpieces based on Smash Bros. trophies before amiibo was even announced. He loves to share his opinions of games and wants to help you make informed decisions. You can follow him on Twitter @MrPanda2002 and check out his videos at http://www.youtube.com/mrpanda2002. Enjoy, leave feedback, and game on!
Mix a relaxing game like Animal Crossing with the open world of The Legend of Zelda. Pepper in light elements of Harvest Moon and Minecraft, and you have the recipe for Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. Yonder’s beautiful landscapes entice you to explore the world around you. Unlike other adventure games, there is no combat whatsoever. Moreover, there is no sense of urgency, so you are free to do as you wish in one of the most laid-back games I’ve played on the Nintendo Switch.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a fusion of comic books and classic role-playing games with a fascinating history. The title is based on artist Joe Madureira’s late ‘90s comic Battle Chasers, which followed five diverse heroes in a medieval steampunk setting. It was eventually cancelled as Madureira moved on to video game development, working on such series as Darksiders. As fate would have it, Madureira and other Darksiders veterans successfully Kickstarted a project that would revitalize the comics in video game form.
I admit I’m not a hardcore Minecraftfan. I enjoy playing that 3D pixel block-crafting series but am not the kind of person who spends hours creating exquisite masterpieces. However, as a fan of RPGs, I was drawn to Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s take on the sandbox craft genre and a spinoff of the long-running Dragon Quest series. As a goal-oriented person, I resonated with the game’s mission structure, role-playing elements, and overarching plot.
Nintendo is historically a toy company, originally known for releasing playing cards and inventions like the Ultra Hand. Now, the big N manufactures video games, but it still continues to revolutionize within that field – Wii Sports, for instance. The company’s latest innovation is the Nintendo Labo, which combines cardboard box building with the technology of the Nintendo Switch.
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The original Radiant Historia for the Nintendo DS was a hard-to-find game released near the end of the portable system’s life. The title has found a new home on the Nintendo 3DS as Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, adding a new what-if timeline, dungeon, and quality of life improvements. As a “definitive edition,” the game is well-suited for new players, but my big question was whether this upgrade was enough to warrant a replay.