Tuesday was a complete nightmare. Struggling to grab a SNES Classic pre-order left many fans dazed and heartbroken. Some emerged victorious from the online no man’s land and are now waiting anxiously for launch day. Others felt drenched with an overwhelming feeling that they’ll never get to hold their own tiny, little emulator. No matter which side of the fence you fall on, there’s no denying that yesterday turned into one of the most emotionally draining moments of a Nintendo fan’s life.
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I’m sick and tired of this crap. This is the second time this has happened to me. I initially shake off this type of deep desire that I have to get a small Nintendo console. Then, when it becomes a game to get one, I go overboard and invest way too much energy on this. The SNES Classic pre-order chaos that occurred this morning is ridiculous. Nintendo, we can’t keep doing this.
When Splatoon launched just over two years ago many praised it for its innovative take on the classic shooter genre. It certainly had its faults, but to many people it was a breath of fresh air. Shooters in general have been criticized for being overly dark or violent, and Splatoon set itself apart by being bright and fun.
So, we know that we’re getting voice chat really soon with Nintendo. But, we also know that there are other good services out there that offer voice chat. One of those services is Discord (our favorite chat service, that we have a server for!). It appears that a large group of fans would like to have the app on their Switch. But Discord on Switch? Unlikely.
If you’ve listened to our Podcast, or even read some of the other articles on the site, I’ve been pretty hesitant with ARMS. In fact, James has mentioned several times on the podcast that I’m reacting to ARMS like I did to Splatoon. At first, I wasn’t sold on Splatoon; it didn’t look like a complete game. But now I love it and admit I was completely wrong. Well, I think that the Global Testpunch convinced me that ARMS will be the same way. I’ll get ARMS.
The Breath of the Wild team told us a few weeks ago that they built an NES prototype to test out their ideas. One fan thought that was a great idea, and turned it into a fan game. The game has since been taken down, due to a complaint from Nintendo’s attorneys. However cool this game was, I think that the creator wanted this to happen. Fans should be cautious about fan games that can exploit their nostalgia and hype by using familiar characters without permission.
To be honest, I uninstalled Fire Emblem Heroes a few weeks ago because it was literally bite-sized Fire Emblem. It isn’t a bad game, but I was longing for a full Fire Emblem experience. There are some fixes coming soon through a Fire Emblem Heroes update that will help bring new life to the title.
It’s been over a week since Nintendo announced the results of the Fire Emblem: Choose Your Legends poll, and I still haven’t written anything about it. Unfortunately, all I can say is my bad. To make it up to you, here are my thoughts on Fire Emblem’s future. Just pretend like you care.
Nintendo officially announced DLC for Breath of the Wild, and there have been a few different reactions I’ve noticed. They’ve ranged from positive declarations of pure defense toward Nintendo’s choice, to feelings of utter betrayal from Nintendo’s fans. Thus, I present my opinion in defense of the Zelda DLC.