Ari Notis
anotis
Staff Writer, Kotaku
2/20/20
2:22 PM
1

This is also the one with music from Journey composer Austin Wintory, so it’s worth downloading just for that. Read more

2/20/20
1:53 PM
9

I will always vouch for this game. The last of the “classic” Assassin’s Creeds, indeed. It’s a throwback to the AC2 and Brotherhood days. Read more

2/19/20
5:10 PM
3

Worth noting that if you break all nine of the Umbral Beast’s shield tiles you can interrupt the cast of Umbral Surge and attack with impunity for a little while. I found this to be the most effective method of dealing with it.

2/18/20
7:53 PM
2

Big * with the final tip. This doesn’t matter as much if you are in part 2. While you’ll still have access to the other perks, the new units can only be recruited in part 1.

Also be ready for the final boss of the DLC to just wreck. I had little to no issue with most of the campaign and lost 3 units in the final battle.

2/18/20
7:46 PM
10

Hard disagree on the steel weapons; unless it’s someone like Edelgard whose speed is so far down the shitter that she’s going to get doubled by everyone anyway, it’s not worth the weight penalty. You’re much better off forging the iron weapons into their iron+ versions, especially since you end up with so many Read more

2/18/20
6:15 PM
10

One thing to note; the “get rid of your iron weapons” tidbit isn’t always the right move.  The very poorly explained “weight” mechanic can matter considerably, and depending on the character’s strength and gear encumbering him/her, an iron weapon that strikes twice (or potentially four times with gauntlets) can deal a Read more

2/13/20
1:38 PM
11

some guy with blue armor who, let’s face it, probably got into Garreg Mach thanks to plum connections

2/13/20
9:38 AM
4

That’s the whole “National Dex” thing that people have been complaining about since before the game’s release. You can transfer every Pokemon to Pokemon Home, but not every Pokemon in Home can be transferred to Sword/Shield. For example, Psyduck (my favorite) does not have Sword/Shield data so even though we all love Read more

2/13/20
4:14 AM
14

I don't go to NintendoLife or GameXplain so they probably did it for people like me. 

2/13/20
2:09 AM
29

My brother passed away a few years ago now with little to his name. One day I was going through my advance games and found out that my brother was the last one to play my firered leaving me his mains. It took a few years to get the games to points where I could transfer but today his blastoise and Powers!! (he always Read more

2/12/20
3:53 PM
6

I 0 knowledge of how much space this data takes up, but there’s actually a lot of data that gets stored about each and every Pokemon. Here’s an example of some of the data you need for every pokemon: Read more

2/12/20
2:11 PM
7

Yeah, I experienced a similar issue on iOS last night as well and devised a similar workaround for it. I can’t even be bothered though - I love Nintendo, and I’ve come to accept these sorts of shenanigans as par for the course when it comes to anything internet-related. Read more

2/12/20
2:50 AM
2

For anyone wondering, Death Orb blueprint drops from the Cleavers. They’re the fat horned knights that throw the returning axes. Getting the ‘Specialist’s Showroom’ upgrade will let you get the Hunter’s Grenade, which you can toss at the Cleavers to guarantee a blueprint drop. Otherwise, the drop of Death Orb is a 0.4% Read more

2/6/20
2:30 PM
9

I know the format limits these lists to 12 games, but I’m surprised there aren’t more high quality indie games included here. I’ve spent just as much time on AAA titles like DMC5 and Halo:MCC as I have with Hollow Knight, Ori and the Blind Forest, and other indie gems. Game Pass is also kind of the ideal way to Read more

2/6/20
2:22 PM
6

I’m going to throw in my hat for Crackdown 3. This is the perfect type of game to play with Game Pass. There are few things more enjoyable than jumping around a huge city collecting little green orbs and blowing stuff up. I know the game seemed like a bit of a disappointment after such a long wait, but I very much Read more

2/6/20
12:47 PM
7

Now’s my chance to plug Operencia: The Stolen Sun, easily one of my favorite games of 2019. It’s a first-person dungeon crawler in the Wizardry style. It based on central European mythology rather than traditional high fantasy. The art-style, voice acting, and characters are all very good. Only a small few of the Read more

2/3/20
8:50 PM
2

There may or may not be a small cheese in Cistern of Slaughter(the Promethea Circle of Slaughter) that I may or may not have taken advantage of, that can get you a full backpack of legendaries in about 20 to 30 minutes. The chest regularly gives me 3 to 4 legendaries every minute or so, which has been a good way to Read more

2/3/20
5:11 PM
6

Aside from some pretty stupid UI that is definitely stuck in the last decade of gaming, the gameplay loop is still amazing. The gameplay itself HAS aged well and is a ton of fun. If you want to wait for Steam since you don’t want to support the EGS, I get that. But I would highly recommend you not push the game to the Read more

1/31/20
3:19 PM
13

Yes, they are. It’s a fairly egregious error in the article that I hope is corrected soon.