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Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend Review: A Winner or a Stinker?

 Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch

Enter the Dragon Sinker

In the year since the Nintendo Switch launched there has been a surprising pethera of indie games to play. From platformers to puzzlers, games with a pixel art style seem to be represented at every corner of the eShop. And while one might be at their fill of pixelated indies there is one genre that has been absent. A genre that has memories flooding back of that one parent tripping over the power cord of your console as you and your best friend both hold your breath and wait to see if you’ve lost hours upon hours of progress, Im talking about classic style JRPG’s. Games that are akin to the 8-bit versions of the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest franchises of days gone. The lack of an 8-bit JRGP on the Switch felt like an injustice that needed to be rectified and that’s exactly what KEMCO and Exe-Crate Inc. did with Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch.

 

I’m Sure We’ve Been Here Before

Dragon Sinker hits your right in the nostalgia’s from the moment the title screen appears. Blasting beautiful chiptunes right into your earholes. But the nostalgia doesn’t stop there. In typical JRPG form you set out on your quest to slay the evil Dragon Wyrmvarg. To do so you’ll need 3 legendary weapons. The same ones your ancestors used generations before to lock away the dastardly dragon. As you progress through Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch  you end up with 3 parties to swap between. Those consists of humans, elves and dwarfs. You can add up to 12 additional party members to each of your squads through optional side quests and a lottery function.

In a game flooded with homage to the classics, it isn’t without it’s modern sensibilities. The battle system gives the welcome addition of auto battles. Something that comes in handy when you’re facing a much weaker enemy or trying to grind to level up your characters.  You can also use in game points called DRP to resurrect your parties from the dead while giving them full MP and HP right in the heat of battle which is a huge time saver and allows for a much more accessible JRPG experience.

Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend for the Nintendo Switch

The House Wins

Dragon Sinker was originally a mobile game that made its way to consoles and even the 3DS. Given its roots in mobile there are some microtransaction-esq features baked in. There is a lottery system that allows you to add unique animal characters to your party. And who wouldn’t want that right? Unfortunately using those DRP for the lottery do feel a bit unfair. During my time with the game I was unable to acquire an animal companions. There is also a DRP shop, this actually takes you to the Nintendo eshop to buy items/scrolls for new abilities. While annoying to know that it’s there, I never once felt like I needed to buy anything from the store to progress forward in the game.

 

The Bottom Line

Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend on the Nintendo Switch does a great job of tugging at those rose colored heart strings while adding some modern sensibilities.This game is suited for fans of the genre or newcomers looking for an accessible pick up and play JRPG. Don’t expect a game that pushes the limits of what an JRPG should be or something that evolves the genre. Retro gamers looking for an affordable nostalgic blast from the past  without having to “sinker” too much time into a game will have a legendary time.

 

PLAY OR PASS??

PLAY

 

Get Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend on the Nintendo eShop HERE

Review by: Tony Baker

***Disclaimer: Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend was provided to us from KEMCO for review purposes.

 

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Splatoon X Rank: What is It?

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If you’re like me your favourite part of this most recent Nintendo Direct was all the Splatoon 2
news. The news that got me most interested was the mysterious Splatoon X Rank. Well, some new
news about it has been revealed by Nintendo of Japan.

X Rank

You will reach X Rank after achieving S+10. Once you progress to the Splatoon X Rank you will be
measured by X power. Your X power will determine who you will be matched with and
players with the closest X power will be matched up. Your X power will be reset at the
beginning of each month, and at any time if your X power becomes to low you will be
bumped back down to S+ Rank.

SplatNet Features

During the month you will be able to view the top 500 X Rank players on the SplatNet app
you will also be able to see what weapon they use most.
One of the biggest changes will be to the map rotation, for the month there will be eight
maps rotated in the matchmaking.
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Do You Really Want To Do That?

 

Do you really want to do that

After this past week of all the Nintendo direct rumors, and hearing that maybe Fortnite will
come and maybe Diablo 3 is in production, and if they can get PUBG to run on mobile why
can’t they do this on the Switch? Just because you can get a game to run on a console does
not mean it should come to console

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I have to make that fit in what?

One of my issues with Fortnite and PUBG is playing these games on a controller. Those
games are meant to be played on PC. I have played both of these games on the XboxOne
and I had a great time with them. I never experienced and games were they crashed or any
other issues. Where I felt a discount from the games were the inventory system and in
fortnight also the building mechanics. They really felt like they slowed the game down a lot
using my controller. The problem I see is that with the keyboard and mouse you have so
many button inputs. That everything then becomes easier to navigate, also looking around
with the mouse makes things a lot faster than using the joystick. This makes aiming easier and
also picking up times and sifting through your inventory.

How can this work

How can this work? My suggestion is simple. Let’s use mouse and keyboard on our switch.
You might say no way, but it could happen. Look at the PS gold headphones as long as you’re
in dock mode you can use the Bluetooth dongle and use your PS golds. I’m sure it
wouldn’t be too much work to have the same with wireless mouse and keyboard. You might
say that mouse and keyboard could never happen on a Nintendo system. I assure you it
can.

Nothing new

If you have been a lifelong Nintendo fan like myself, you will already know that it would be
nothing new for a Nintendo console to have a mouse and keyboard. On July 14, 1992
Nintendo put a game out by the name of Mario Paint. If you have never heard of this, it was
basically a paint program on your Nintendo that also has a music creator on it and you
controlled everything with a mouse. Fast forward some years to September 12, 2002
phantasy star online, this game was a multiplayer online role-playing game. The neat thing
about this is, Nintendo put out a full keyboard, just for this game. They split a GameCube
controller in half and put a full keyboard in between. So as Nintendo fans it isn’t out of the
realm of possibility to see this again.

Where do we go from here

At the end of the day, if any of these games come to the switch I will be more than happy to
play them. I just hope that they do not have cross play with PC players because it will be a
slaughter. Not that console gamers are worse the PC players. It’s that console players are
playing with a handicap, in the form of a controller.

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