After last week’s Nintendo Direct, I finally decided to put my hand into my pocket and shell out for Nintendo’s online service. The service that had been, up until a few months ago, free for everyone. Amongst the primary reasons for me finally paying the startlingly reasonable price for the service was the release of another, brand new Tetris game.
Tetris 99 is the unholy union of the most iconic and well loved puzzle game of all time, and the Battle Royale genre. An idea as ridiculous as it is obvious. And having played a couple dozen games of it, I’m amazed that all of my common complaints about every battle royale game I’ve played before now manage to apply to this game too.
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A typical Nintendo Direct always manages to see me swinging wildly between extremes of emotion. I’m either as hyped and ready to pop as a well shaken bottle of champagne, or I’m utterly disinterested in the Nth instalment of some long running JRPG series that is neigh indistinguishable from the two announcements either side of it.
I came into this Direct primarily hoping there would be any utterance of what the new Pokemon game for Switch could be. Unfortunately, after watching the whole thing, there wasn’t a pocket monster to be seen. That doesn’t mean I was unhappy with Nintendo’s offerings in their latest direct broadcast though. I’m not going to break down everything mentioned, just the things that compelled me to actually started writing about them despite myself.
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The past month has been a whirlwind of activity for me, parts of which have been me snatching time to play the new Super Smash Bros. Over the years, the series has been a lot of different things to different people. That has changed, even for me. Smash used to be a party game, something to play in groups with my friends and not take too seriously.
Now, it’s become more of a single player experience for me, something the previous iteration of the game never really catered to. Smash Ultimate on the other hand feels like a game that provides a lot to the lone player such as myself who doesn’t care about playing online. Most of that comes through in the game’s adventure mode: World of Light.
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