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Nintendo Labo Unboxing

It’s 4/20, you know what that means… It’s Nintendo Labo Day! I received both the Robot Kit and Variety Kit and tear into both to see what they contain.

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Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

The Labo Robot Kit will be a massive build. It contains almost as many sheets of cardboard as the Variety Kit, though it is all for one set. The box contained the cardboard, the addition rubberbands and straps, and the Robot Kit game. The back of the box shows off the Toy-Con as well as some gameplay, and the game looks to be more than I had expected. It looks like as you play you will be able to customize and upgrade your robot, almost in an RPG sort of way.

Labo Robot Kit

Lets Mix It Up: Labo Variety Kit

The Labo Variety Kit contains all the different cardboard assembly for the different Toy-Con that we have seen. Also in this box as well there is a bag containing the different rubber bands and small pieces for assembly, and of course the game. These builds will be quite a bit shorter than the Robot kit, but the games will also be lesser than the Robot game. That still doesn’t take away from what it is. This kit is very intriguing to me and I cannot wait to dig into it.

Labo variety Kit

Whats To Come

One Interesting thing I noticed while Unboxing Nintendo Labo, was that at the top of the box they’re numbered. The Labo Variety Kit is Numbered “Toy-Con 01” and the Robot Kit is numbered “Toy-Con- 02”. This leads me to believe that Nintendo is planning to release more of these kits. I am guessing that the Variety kit and Robot kit both will receive addition kits with more to build. These addition kits will be patched into the games as free DLC with the purchase of new kits. Then down the road, we will get new kits and Labo games to experience. Did you pick up Labo? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, and as always don’t forget to share! Sharing is Caring!

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Fortnite for Nintendo Switch?

Fortnite on Switch not if but when

Your first question might be, I thought Epic didn’t like Nintendo. I would say that’s not correct, first Nintendo has always had underpowered consoles, so they would not be able to run the Unreal engine. Then people would argue the WiiU could have ran Unreal engine 3 but, at the launch of the WiiU Epic had stopped supporting it, and had moved on to unreal engine 4. Nintendo has worked close with epic studios in Japan to make sure the Nintendo switch would be capable to run one of the most popular gaming engines. A great example of unreal engine 4 running on Switch is Rocket league, the engine is able to easily scale the game for docked and handheld.

 

Money talks

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The first three weeks Fortnite was available on iOS pulled in 15 Million dollars, and that is crazy to think about because it was on an invite-only access. According to CNET, the Nintendo Switch had sold 14.8 as of January 30, 2018. that seems like a lot of money on the table for the people over at Epic to get a hold of, I know for myself I play Fortnite on my Xbox, but I have not spent a dime on the game, if it came to the Nintendo Switch, however, the wallet would be open, in the end, its only a matter of time before Fortnite comes to the Switch, I would say if I’m a betting man that it will be an E3 2018 announcement

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Nintendo at E3 2018: What I Would Like To See

Nintendo at E3

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This year at E3 I believe Nintendo has to bring there A game. The primary thing Nintendo has to address at E3 is the online service and the virtual console. Nintendo has kept us all in the dark for far too long, to the point where many people are starting to worry about how great it will be. We have all heard rumors of the NES and SNES game they are working on with leaderboards and online co-op, but will that be enough when we are seeing XBOX coming out with game pass, and you know they are going to have some more big announcements for the service come E3.

With the online service will we see things that we have all become accustomed to with the other consoles? Significant issues are stability and cloud saves in my opinion, a close second to that is, will we see the streaming feature that was stumbled across in rocket leagues new update with the ability to broadcast to twitch.

 

 

But what about the games GAMESGAMESGAMES

Another concern for me is what games will they bring to E3. So far the only game that we know from big N is the new Smash Bros game. At least that is the only one anyone wants to think about. Nintendo will be showing Smash off in an invite-only tournament, that is great and all but we need to see more because you know Sony will be showing off more of Spiderman, last of us and Detroit, three highly anticipated games.  I think Nintendo will have something more from Metroid to show us at E3. Will we possibly see the game that Retro Studios are working on?

 

Swing for the fences

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I believe that 2018 is Nintendo’s to lose. We all know they can take E3 by storm with just one game. I want to see Nintendo do something different and blow everyone’s mind; I want to see them bring out there very own M rated game. What that looks like I’m not sure, let’s see them be creative and wow us all. What are your thought on Nintendo at E3? Let me know in the comment section down below, also if you like this write-up, share with a friend!

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Layers of Fear: Legacy Review

By Mike BC

 

What You Need to Know:

 

Layers of Fear: Legacy is a horror/suspense game that follows a painter in a large estate.  You play as the painter who is trying to finish a painting.  I won’t tell you what you’re painting because it is tied to the story.  What I can tell you, is that you’ll want to pay attention to details while you play the game.  Every time you complete a section of the story, a bit more of the painting is revealed until the end of the game when you see your masterpiece.  The story is revealed while you complete a series of puzzles that range from easy to rage inducing.  Be careful when you turn around.  The scene may change just that quickly.

 

The Good

 

Layers of Fear: Legacy does an amazing job keeping you plugged in.  I found myself wanting to go back for more every time I stopped playing. There were nights when I found myself going to sleep far later than was responsible.  The story that it tells is a work of art.  I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the level of depth that came from a story inside of a horror game.  Typically, horror relies less on good storytelling and more on the fear.  Layers of Fear: Legacy struck a good balance between the genre and the story to be told.

 

The Bad

 

Despite my praises so far, this game was far from perfect.  Even though this game sits in the horror category, it wasn’t that scary.  For fans of the genre, it may come up short on the scare factor.  The game really felt more creepy than scary.  In the easier puzzles, it didn’t even feel like a game but more like an experience.  My biggest concern with the game was the technical issues that I ran into.  On one occasion, the puzzle repeated itself but wasn’t responding to the normal cues that got me through it the first time.  After restarting the game, I was able to complete the puzzle but then the game had an error and closed itself.  When I restarted the game, it moved to another puzzle. On other occasions, the game would have errors and close itself randomly with seemingly no reason to have done so.  My hope is that these were isolated to my Nintendo Switch and not indicative of the whole game.  My other thought was that it may be a Switch port issue not seen on other consoles.  Regardless, I would be remiss in my duties as a reviewer if I didn’t report on the issues that caused me to disengage from the game.  The game has so much promise, but you are taken out of the game when these kind of issues arise.

 

 

Should You Play?

 

Layers of Fear: Legacy is a good game.  Though it has it’s faults, I really believe anyone who enjoys a dark story will enjoy playing this game.  Be patient, as it has a slow start, because the payoff will be incredible. Thanks to the Bloober team for the opportunity to review this game.  I am happy to recommend it!

 

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The Final Station Review

By Mike BC

 

 

What You Need To Know!

 

The Final Station is a side scroller and a train simulator.  106 Years after The First Visitation, The Final Station picks up with another visitation from a mysterious invasion that seems like zombies.  The enemies you fight during the side scrolling are dark humanoid figures that seem like shadow figures with eyes.  The most basic of these enemies moves slowly and can be taken out with a single charged melee attack.  There are other enemies though like the shorter faster enemies that require multiple melee attacks even if the first one is charged.  Another enemy moves slowly but has riot gear lending more credence to the idea that these enemies are zombies.  Throughout the game, you will have limited resources so choose when to use food and medkits wisely. In every level, you will have to keep people alive on the train and once you arrive at your destination, you’ll have to find the train code to move on.

 

The Good

 

The Final Station does a great job storytelling.  You start with little to no understanding of what’s happening.  When the game first starts, it gives the impression that you’re playing a “slice of life” game.  Everything seems very ordinary to the point of nearly being boring.  With every level, another piece of the puzzle is unlocked until you finally see what’s been there all along.  When you get that a-ha! moment and see what’s been going on, there is a deep sense of satisfaction in understanding.  The gameplay is solid! When the conflict began, I initially thought it was needlessly difficult.  The more I played, I realized that it was more than a simple side scroller.  In fact, the game relies on the player using strategy to get through every level.  The Switch version that we reviewed, is very good because the game plays very well in both handheld and tv mode but it did seem more fitting for the handheld mode.

 

 

The Bad

 

The Final Station had a few problems.  The game does a checkpoint system so that if you die during the level, you go back to the most recent checkpoint.  The problem isn’t with the system but with the checkpoint itself.  The checkpoint isn’t something you see, but rather, it happens automatically.  When you restart at the checkpoint, you go back to the same time and circumstances as when you were there previously.  If you were already low on health or resources when you cross the checkpoint, then dying may not necessarily help you get any further.  The fix to this is that at any time you can open the menu and restart the level.  The second problem is a nitpicky one.  During the train sim portion of the game, you have to keep your passengers alive.  If they get too hungry or low on health, they will die.  Medkits come up in each level and at times, I found myself with an extra for a passenger.  Food, on the other hand, was scarce and more than once, a passenger would die from starvation.  This wouldn’t be a problem except that your performance in the game is measured by whether or not your passengers survive trips on the train.  Lastly, at $19.99 USD, the game would be better priced at $14.99 like it is on Steam, PS4, and XBOX One.

 

 

Should You Play?

 

The Final Station is a unique experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with it. However, this game may not be for everyone.  If you enjoy side scrolling action, you should give it a go.  If the train simulator is all that catches your attention, know that it is a small part of the game.  In fact, the game would not suffer if it wasn’t in there.  Overall, I can recommend this game to enthusiasts of the genre.

Nintendo Switch eShop Deals and New Releases for the Week of February 27

This week in the Nintendo Switch eShop, there are a number of games on sale for up to 60% off! Check out our reviews for the clickable titles, including a link to Janet Garcia’s review for Wheels of Aurelia from Nerdmuch.

Sales

  • FIFA 18 – $59.99 $39.99

  • Mad Carnage – $4.99 $3.99

  • Nuclien – $3.99 $2.99

  • Qbik – $4.99 $2.49

  • Energy Balance * – $2.99 $2.69

  • Gunhouse – $14.99 $9.99

  • Sparkle Unleashed * – $7.99 $6.39

  • Tactical Mind – $2.99 $2.39

  • Puzzle Box Maker – $14.99 $11.99

  • The Coma: Recut * – $19.99 $15.99

  • Never Stop Sneakin’ – $14.99 $11.89

  • Slain: Back From Hell * – $19.99 $15.99

  • Caveman Warriors ** – $12.99 $9.09

  • Serial Cleaner * – $14.99 $7.49

  • Wheels of Aurelia *** – $9.99 $5.99

  • Super Ping Pong Trick Shot – $4.99 $2.99

  • The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition – $14.99 $7.49

  • Tumblestone – $14.99 $5.99

  • forma.8 – $9.99 $5.99

  • Slime-san – $11.99 $8.03

  • Ultra Hyperball – $9.99 $6.99

New Releases

02-28

  • Air Hockey – $9.99

  • Bridge Constructor Portal – $14.99

03-01

  • A Normal Lost Phone – $5.99

  • Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo – $14.99

  • Detention – $12.99

  • Little Triangle – $14.99

  • Mulaka – $19.98

  • Packet Queen # – $4.99

  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated – $9.99

  • Subsurface Circular – $5.99

  • Totes the Goat – $4.99

03-01

  • Super Toy Cars – $9.99

*These reviews provided by Ricky J. Hamilton are republished here from Soda’s Fountain Arcade
**Caveman Warriors originally appeared on The Switch Effect, and is also republished with permission.***Wheels of Aurelia is an external link to www.nerdmuch.com, as written by Janet Garcia