The Nintendo Switch – Fears, Expectations and Hope

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Over the past few weeks, Nintendo has finally given us the details about the upcoming console, the Switch. While I pre-ordered my console back when the first trailer was released, I was anxious to see what Nintendo would offer in terms of actual game announcements. After the reveal in January, I gave myself some time to reflect on the launch line-up. Now, I feel that I’m ready to talk about my expectations for the Switch.

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How can Nintendo keep the Wii U alive?

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Using a screenshot of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, even though it’s not mentioned in the article. The game needs some exposure though, so there you go.

It’s really not a secret anymore that the Wii U is dying a slow death right now. While there are still some big games coming, like a new Paper Mario and Zelda, the console’s days are numbered. Since Nintendo doesn’t want to produce any big title for the console anymore, here are a few ideas on how the company can keep the platform alive none the less.

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Ten Wii games that should be downloadable on the Wii U

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Copyright: Nintendo

One of the best announcements from the latest Nintendo Direct was the fact that Wii games will now be available for download on the Wii U. This gives certain games, that are rare or were overlooked during their first release a second chance in the spotlight. I have compiled this little list of ten titles that I think should be on the service. Of course, there are many other games out there deserving a second chance, and I could create a huge list of honorable mentions, but I tried to keep it short here.

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Ten games of 2014 you might have overlooked

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With indie games booming like they are at the moment, there are so many new games in a year, that it’s near impossible to notice all the good ones. Now there are so many hidden gems, that Steam created a curator system in order to help you find good games. Since 2014 is no behind us, I compiled a short list of a few notable games I think a lot of people overlooked.

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Killer is dead killed my enthusiasm for Suda51

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I love Goichi Suda. I love him; I love Grasshopper Studios and I love the quirky games they make. Heck, I wrote my Master’s thesis about them, that’s how much I love them. Then Killer is dead came around and pretty much killed all my enthusiasm I got for these games.

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Auf die Schnelle: Rayman Legends

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Sämtliche Bilderrechte liegen bei Ubisoft

Eine Überraschung für diese Konsolen-Generation war die Wiederauferstehung des Jump and Runs. Klar, das Genre ist nie ganz verschwunden, doch es war merkbar, dass immer mehr Spiele eher auf die Action-Adventure-Schiene setzten. Doch mit dem ewig aktuellem Mario und dem wieder erstarkenden Sonic meldete sich auch Rayman mit Rayman Origins fulminant zurück. Mit Recht waren die Erwartungen, was Rayman Legends angeht, hoch.

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Auf die Schnelle: Evoland (PC)

 

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Ein neuer Tag, ein neues Spiel das man sich für wenig Geld auf Steam besorgen kann. Dieses mal hab ich bei Evoland zugegriffen, das für gerade einmal fünf Euro zu bekommen war. Nach zwei Stunden war es dann auch schon durchgespielt und es bleibt nur eine Frage zu klären: Hat es sich gelohnt? Die kurze Antwort: Ja. Die lange Antwort findet ihr nach dem Jump!

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