Mario Kart 8 is by far one of the best in the series (in my opinion the best). The unfortunate part of the eighth iteration of the game is that the Wii U has a less than desirable install base. Now that everyone is clamoring to get their hands on a Switch, the deluxe version is selling like hotcakes. With a small library of releases so far, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe brings a well-known party game to a crowd desiring to have something to show off or play on the go.
Hey there! Today I am starting a new category of posts on my review site called Impressions. These posts will be for games who could be considered incomplete, that I probably won’t end up “beating”, have a major change incoming, or a rerelease of an old title. Today’s first example will be the newly released NBA Playgrounds!
Alyssa here. I’m married to the guy who normally writes this blog and, to be honest, I have next to no idea what I’m doing in writing this post and it was only after much discussion and pleading that I sit here to write a guest review for this game. You see, my husband is a great encourager and after we finished playing Snipper Clips together, he was like, “You should write the review!” To which I said, “No” about 10 times, then almost lost a bet to write it, and then finally decided that since I love Christian and since I am the best. wife. ever. I would go ahead and write the dang thing. So, all that to say, please bear with me..and, here we go!
I bought Shovel Knight for the second time when I picked up my Nintendo Switch because it is just the perfect platformer for on the go play. I knew that the next expansion had just come out so once I tucked Breath of the Wild under my belt, I dove head first back into shoveltry. But this time, I’d be playing as Specter Knight in Specter of Torment!
I put off so many other games like, Horizon: Zero Dawn, in pure anticipation of playing, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW), over the last month and I’m happy to say that it was well worth the wait. The Legend of Zelda series is one of my absolute favorites, to say the least, and holds so many fond memories of my first moments with gaming. I wasn’t sure what to think when I heard this would be an open world game because, they just haven’t had a great track record recently, but of course, Nintendo polished it right up and it shines so goooood.
All I can say is that I wish I had played this game in 2016 because it probably would have a spot on my top ten list. What a wonderful mix of concepts from Zelda and Dark Souls with a visual style that is pixel perfect (heh). Hyper Light Drifter is an amazing accomplishment of tight control with great mechanics and pathways to play the way you want.
I bring you something very special today! A friend of mine that I podcast with named Matt Walsh played through overcooked with me in 2016 and I asked if he’d like to write a guest review. I hope you guys enjoy it and without further ado, here is a review of an incredible game that we both loved, Overcooked.