I’m kind of blown away by how much the Peach Amiibo breaks Super Mario Odyssey.
Taro Yoko’s producer at Square Enix says he wants the Nier director to make a Final Fantasy. He let this brilliant idea fly during a recent interview with Wow Japan, saying he would want the game to feature a “similar strangeness” to Yoko’s other games. “I’m hoping for a big budget if I do work on it,” Yoko replied.
After spending a little bit of time with the PlayStation 4 version of Shadow of the Colossus, I have to say that I’m really into the idea of game remakes.
More people “primarily” play the Switch in undocked mode than on the TV, Nintendo said in a presentation today. 30% of players use handheld or kickstand mode more than 80% of the time, 18% play on the TV 80% of the time, and the other 52% are true switch-hitters. What kind of Switch player are you?
By combining the powers of Mario and Cappy, you can get a lot of extra hang time in Super Mario Odyssey, perfect for clearing those extra-long gaps—and for going where you’re not “supposed” to be. In case you don’t want to watch a video, I break it down in slideshows below.
For Mario, 3D used to mean freedom. In 1996, Super Mario 64 broke Nintendo’s mascot from the shackles of having to run in a straight line, letting the player choose their own path. But for quite some time now—no matter how 3D the graphics may have been—Mario’s adventures have reverted back to running on a straight…
Let’s get the comparison we have to make out of the way: No, the Genesis Flashback isn’t as amazing as the SNES Classic. But it’s still pretty good, if you like the games.
On a Sunday morning in September, Typhoon Talim was flooding the western part of Japan with a torrential downpour, but at Todoroki Station in Tokyo on the other end of the country, its effects were limited to a light rain. A 20-minute ride south of the city’s famous Shibuya crossing, Todoroki is a sleepy residential…
JRPG manuals, 1989 vs. 2017. (Left: Wanderers From Ys for PC-88; right: I Am Setsuna, for Switch.)
Running through the Hyrule of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you come across breathtaking sights one after the other: Massive fortresses, dizzyingly high towers, vast open plains. But according to the open-world game’s designers, the two most salient features of Hyrule were triangles and rectangles.
Sega Genesis Flashback has a new release date of November 10. Early reviews universally panned the $80 HDMI classic console, but its manufacturer said the units were faulty and bumped back the release. The final units will replace 10 of the weird shovelware games like Hangman with 8-bit Sega B-sides like Psycho Fox…
Is Final Fantasy V the best of the series? Whether you agree or disagree, if you love old-school Final Fantasy games you might want to read my new book Final Fantasy V, which is available now from Boss Fight Books.
You can blow a lot of money in Akihabara, the Tokyo district that houses the world’s densest cluster of nerd-related storefronts. And if you have far more cash than sense, you can throw it down on some of these very rare and highly desired vintage games and related items.
Tokyo Game Show is as much about going shopping as it is playing games. Most of the major game publishers have two booths at TGS: One with game demos, and one selling merch. Some of it’s available elsewhere in Japan, some of it’s only available here. And most of it is really cool.
If you’ve ever dreamed a Japanese schoolgirl would impale you with a sword, you can have your wish in the next episode of the PlayStation VR game Summer Lesson. The girl you are tutoring this time is a magician, and she puts you into a magic box and runs you through with weapons. Actual feature: You can tell her to…
Monster of the Deep, the VR fishing game based on Final Fantasy XV, is a fairly standard video game fishing experience, right up until the moment you have to bust out the crossbow.
There’s a limited-edition Nier Blu-ray disc for sale here only at Tokyo Game Show, and it’s selling out in minutes every morning. The disc itself, a recording of a live concert of music from Nier and Nier: Automata, is something you can buy anywhere, but at TGS you can get one that’s been signed by the game’s creators.
Japan’s latest baked good fad is “salty bread.” It’s like a dinner roll but with a layer of butter and salt on top that makes it taste like movie popcorn. It’s in every bakery I’ve gone into, and it’s addictive. I may need to be physically removed from the country.