Category Archives: Nintendo Switch

Training the strongest Ness amiibo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at Ness and his place in the Exion amiibo metagame. Ness was one of twelve fighters introduced in the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. Since then, he’s terrorized opponents by shouting “PK Fire” over and over again. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on who you ask), Ness’s Figure Player perfectly embodies the spirit of an Elite Smash player, making him a strong contender in competitive tournaments!

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Ranking the sub-games in Brain Age for Nintendo Switch

Brain Age was released on the Nintendo Switch in January of this year. Wait, you haven’t heard of it? That’s because it hasn’t been released in North America yet, and at the time of writing, we have no word on a potential release. I’m a huge Brain Age fan – I played Concentration Training to death and back – so naturally, I created a European Nintendo account specifically to download and play Brain Age.

After about thirty hours and extensive experience with everything it has to offer, I’ve formed a rather solid opinion on it: it’s good. Just good. It certainly has problems, but it’s an enjoyable experience, so today, I’m going to rank all of its sub-games and discuss its features. Think of this as a review but without the strict format. Please note that I’m not going to cover the multiplayer games, as they are the one part of Brain Age I wasn’t able to try out. Continue reading Ranking the sub-games in Brain Age for Nintendo Switch

The ethics of time travel in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Thanks to reddit user swiftsketches for inspiring me to recreate their beautiful fountain design in my town! Check out their account for more design ideas.

As avid Animal Crossing fans probably know, time travel has been incorporated in each main series title since the original on the Nintendo Gamecube. Its premise is rather simple: by changing the system’s time and date, players can skip ahead to speed up their town development, move out villagers, or access certain holidays or events in advance.

The release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch has once again created something of a split within the community: those who time travel and those who don’t. As somebody who has played the game both ways, I have an important question to answer today: is time traveling worth it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

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Should you take amiibo training seriously?

Probably not. Wait, what? If you’re new to the amiibo training community, that answer might surprise you. After all, our metagame is just as complex as any other (maybe), so doesn’t that make it worth taking seriously? In my opinion, not really. That being said, amiibo training in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate still has a lot to offer! Let’s take a look at some core components of the competitive scene and why taking it too seriously could be bad for the community as a whole.

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The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Ness amiibo

It’s no secret that Ness’s Figure Player is one of the strongest in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He has one of the best movesets in the game, a variety of kill options, and solid tournament results. It’s well established that Ness is a top-tier threat, but he still has his weaknesses — and that’s what we’re going to be talking about today.

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