The original Wii Sports game came out in 2006, and it was an instant hit. In fact, it’s still considered a classic among Wii fans to this very day! It’s rather strange, then, that Nintendo has taken so long to release a follow-up on their highly successful Switch system. Unfortunately, the product we wound up with ultimately feels more like a half-baked pack-in than a $40 USD retail game. Most of the content Nintendo Switch Sports offers is fine on its own — but it’s outperformed by Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, which released over 10 years ago.
It’s 2022. By now, you’d think that video game companies would have learned that consumers love having easy access to their classic titles. But no — instead, you’ve got companies like Nintendo drip-feeding Nintendo 64 games to their Nintendo Switch Online subscribers and companies like Sega charging $40 for a package of decades-old remasters. It’s sort of a breath of fresh air, then, that Namco’s latest Pac-Man collection includes tons of games at a fairly reasonable price. In fact, it’s the perfect example of a classic compilation done right. It’s certainly not perfect, but what’s on offer here is quite generous.
In case you aren’t already aware, we recently updated our Raid Boss tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unlike our other tier lists, this one specifically is more subjective because you can’t really rank Raid Bosses using tournament data. To help clear up any potential confusion, we’ve put together a list of every character on the tier list and why they’re ranked in their respective tiers. Do note that this post covers the Raid Boss tier list as it appeared on March 17, 2022 — it’s possible that we update the list in the future.
It’s December, which means the holidays are well underway! To those of you looking for video games to give as gifts, we have a great list of them compiled right here! Do note that this list is mostly geared towards casual gamers, though there are a few exceptions here. We also won’t be using any affiliate links — we’re writing our honest suggestions and nothing more! With all of that out of the way, let’s get right into it.
Nowadays, it seems the Pokémon Company can’t get away with showing off any new video games without significant backlash and criticism from the Pokémon community. In some cases, this is justified — of course, you have scenarios like Sword & Shield’s infamous Pokédex cut and such. Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were criticized for a different reason, though: its graphics. Rather than going with a fully-upscaled remake of Diamond & Pearl in a modern style, ILCA (the developers this time around) decided to remain “faithful” to the original games by sticking to a strange chibi style.
Though Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl absolutely looked rough in the first trailer, they’ve been cleaned up quite nicely for the final release. I’d go as far as to say that these are the best main series Pokémon games on Switch — but perhaps that’s just new toy syndrome speaking. Please note that this review is aimed at trainers who have played the original Diamond & Pearl and are on the fence about the remakes. For more information on how the region and Pokémon are designed, please check out our review of the original games!