The Overlord and Pikmin series have been two of my favorite gems in recent years. The third person strategy genre is like trying to fit two different square pegs into a round hole thanks to differing designs and UI to accommodate. Masters of Anima is the latest game to attempt this mix, and it unfortunately suffers in a familiar area.
The Legend of Zelda franchise is all about a cycle of storytelling and gameplay. There’s always Link the hero, Zelda the princess, and Ganon the bad guy. Each game gives us a lengthy adventure of dungeons, tutorials, and an annoying partner that tells us where to go. Breath of the Wild is perhaps the most drastic departure in terms of design we’ve seen from a first party Nintendo game yet, and delivered the first amazing game for the Nintendo Switch. If it wasn’t for a few nagging points, this could very well be one of my top 10 games of all time.
2017 was a banner year for the Nintendo Switch; with several marquis titles coming from Nintendo. Super Mario Odyssey came out near the end of the year and was Mario’s big debut on the switch. Having played through it, I think this may be my least favorite main Mario game in some time.
Super Daryl Deluxe has been in development for a few years since its kickstarter success in 2014. A game that is described as a “RPG-vania,” if you can stand the quirks of the game systems, there is a good game hidden in the weirdness.