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    • Sony announced its Playstation Classic today and somewhat surprisingly I have been reading some threads of people who are not at all excited by this. Now, I am a Playstation man, through and through, so my opinion may be somewhat biased, but overall I really like the idea of the retro mini console and having it stocked with games. Older consoles, controllers, and especially game carts and discs become worn and useless as time goes on. Experiencing older games on a crisp new screen with responsive brand new controllers sounds great to most of us, but to many it will never live up to the original experience of untangling the controller cords, blowing the dust from your cartridge and switching the TV input over to RGB. I totally see both sides of the argument and I think that these retro consoles are not for everyone. I had serious plans to purchase the SNES Classic but never got around to it and now it seems as though many of those games I would've bought it for will end up on the Switch at some point anyways. Even the PS Classic is kind of lost on me now considering Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 will all be out on the Switch soon. So what do you all think?
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    • Hello fellow Radarians! It has been a while since I have posted anything new so I figured.... I would do exactly that! This post concerns my newest obsession: Hollow Knight. Man, oh man. What a game this is! I am a major metroidvania fan, so games like Axiom Verge and Owlboy already appeal to me, and Hollow Knight is no different. There isn't a ton to mention as far as what makes this game special to me or stand out in a major way, but it is special and it does stand out. I like everything about this game. The art style is simple and unique. The gameplay is very simple and easy to handle, however, the enemies and bosses are anything but. This game challenges me in the same way I am challenged by a Dark Souls title. You fight, you die. You fight again, you die again. You try and level up, return to fight, die again. It's really a smashing good time. Something about the lore of the story has me drawn in as well. This underground kingdom of bugs, that has this tragic and mysterious past, is tons of fun to explore and master, searching every nook and cranny for new things. The other bugs you meet all have distinct and engaging personalities and voice acting, although they are speaking "bugish" and we cannot understand them without reading the text on screen, that somehow just fits perfectly and sounds right 100% of the time. My favorite bug voice is of the cartographers wife, Iselda, and her bored sounding sigh of "bafanada..." This game is hard as hell and super engaging. I highly recommend it for its playability and the way it translates from big screen to handheld. Some metroidvania games are best viewed on a smaller screen(Axiom Verge is a great example of this; on my 66" screen the game looks silly), but that does not apply to Hollow Knight. I love the way it looks on my TV and it is perfect and cozy in handheld mode. I bought this game while it was on sale for around $8 and I had a few hundred points, too. It cost me maybe $5 in the end and I have enjoyed it far more than Octopath Traveler(which I was SUPER excited for) that I paid $59.99 for. 
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    • So now that Smash Ultimate has been announced and EVERY SINGLE Smash fighter ever (and some extras) are a part of the roster, I'm curious to find out who everyone's main might be.

      Personally, I'm excited to try out Little Mac now that air dodges improve recovery. I hope that might help to balance out his attacks without occasionally falling off the map with no control whatsoever. I also want to try out the Ice Climbers and how their two-in-one combo fares against some of the newer fighters. 

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    • Proud to announce that as of today NintendoRadar is now available in app-form on all your favorite mobile devices! We had a feeling you might like one *cough, ahem, a'choo* 
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    • I finally got around to finishing Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and I have to say I had a lot of fun with it. I don't mind the crude, verging on racist, humor and the play style is reminiscent of early 90s beat 'em ups. There's even a move where you hit A to land a size 22 kick that launches the enemy straight into the screen just like TMNT IV: Turtles in Time. Shaq Fu never takes itself seriously, poking fun at crowd funding and the game itself. All of the old beat 'em up tropes are present and accounted for; endless enemies, random things in the background and foreground to smash, the odd object you can use as a weapon until it breaks, etc. At $20 USD in the eshop I think that the price is a bit steep for the amount of game time you'll get from it, if you play it on easy you can walk through this game in one sitting and I don't see much replay value in it. Harder difficulties does make it a longer process though. There is a DLC pack called "Barack Fu"  that opens up a new story line where you play as President Obama, the humor continues as one of "Dirty Barry's" moves lets you call in a "Peace Prize" drone strike. Nintendo's eShop says it released on June 5, but I can't seem to find it. The game's website says that physical copies come with a code to download a "bonus game" later this month. I haven't seen what that game is yet but I would suspect that it is the DLC so if you really want to fight as Barack Obama the physical version might save you a bit of money. Overall I give Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn a solid 5 out of 7 Size 22 Reebok Pumps. Pick it up if you find it on sale, and you enjoy old school beat 'em ups (think TMNT IV style with some off color humor and a stupid plot).
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Honestly, I think/hope Mario Tennis will be dope. Mario Golf was super fun when I had it on my Gameboy Color, so this should be similar, right? At least in the way that a sports related Mario tile can be similar. I also think they will officially announce the Diablo III port, for which I am very excited!

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I don’t know how much I would play it, but I think Mario Tennis looks like it’s panning out to be a quality title. I’ll probably borrow it if there is no demo available. 

By their mentioning Tennis in the tweet, could we really expect a “knock your socks off” moment? Is Diablo that moment? I’m not really familiar with the series. 

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Hopefully they'll announce an exciting first party game to launch this year. I'm getting a little impatient TBH.

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1 hour ago, Fiscus said:

Hopefully they'll announce an exciting first party game to launch this year. I'm getting a little impatient TBH.

I feel the same way. I had made a post about Nintendo needing to make a splash early in the year to keep up its momentum. I understand that it is unrealistic to expect the hights of 2017, but I am just not feeling this lineup so far. It's not even a selfish thing, I would be very happy with a popular game like Smash Bros in spite of the fact that I probably wouldn't pick it up. I just want Nintendo to do well.

Honestly, that last part is for selfish reasons; more popularity/more profits for Nintendo means more fun for me. 

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14 minutes ago, MrMischief said:

The bingo card has been created! Keep it handy for the Direct!

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This is great! I have to find a way to way to edit this in order to play against my daughter. We will have a lot of fun with this. Maybe I'll just do it old school by cutting it up and pasting it back together. 

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Be careful! you'll both be disappointed when you can only fill in the free space.

 

One thing that isn't on there, and was a pretty serious rumor this morning, was Mario Odyssey DLC. Apparently a new world that is based on Luigi's Mansion. 

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I'm gonna change the bingo card around a bit and see if I win!

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Rumors this morning.... I see no path to a BINGO on the card above. 

 

  • DIRECT will be 30 minutes long
  • short info on kirby showing world map
  • 5 minutes of mario aces, shows off the campaign, local coop and online multiplayer, release date for june
  • hyrule warriors gets a NA/EU release for late april
  • yoshi will get a release date for july and a new gameplay trailer
  • project octopath traveler gets a release date for august, will be called octopath traveler
  • fire emblem trailer, game is called Elegy for the Brave and will release for the holidays
  • splatoon 2 update with new maps, weapons and one new mode
  • short gameplay trailer of dark souls
  • no new info on vc, cloud saves or online service
  • couple of indies, release date for hollow knight
  • amiibo: new mario kart amiibo will be announced
  • at the end there will be a trailer announcing zelda HD collection (windwaker, skyward sword, twilight princess) for $60, releasing autumn 2018
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23 minutes ago, MrMischief said:
  • yoshi will get a release date for july and a new gameplay trailer
23 minutes ago, MrMischief said:
  • short gameplay trailer of dark souls
23 minutes ago, MrMischief said:
  • at the end there will be a trailer announcing zelda HD collection (windwaker, skyward sword, twilight princess) for $60, releasing autumn 2018


I'll take it!
 

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I rearranged the card to play on discord with buddies.  Hopefully someone wins now that they're rearranged!

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Overall, I found the direct to be quite exciting. While I’m not the biggest fan of Smash Bros, it certainly is the big first-party hit the Switch desperately needed for 2018. I was quite disappointed that Luigi’s Mansion is coming to 3DS instead of the Switch - especially after it had been rumored as DLC for Odyssey. It might be time for me to try out Okami, and I’ll check out the Dark Souls test. I’m not entirely sold on the Splatoon 2 DLC. It looks great, but the price seems a bit steep. Plus I would prefer to play as Cap ‘n Cuttlefish over the octoling. I’m already planning on picking up Hyrule Warriors. 

Oddly enough, the game I am most excited about was not included in the U.S. direct.That would be Taiko Drum Master. 

 

 

 

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