What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 5th)
Well, looks like it was the calm before the storm last week, right? It’s been a hectic few days in Nintendo Life country; basically, there was a big announcement about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet during the Pokemon Presents. We also saw the release of Square Enix’s Triangle Strategy and thought it was a damn good RPG, and shared our initial thoughts on the upcoming Kirby and the Forgotten Land game, which you can also download the demo of right now! In other news, Cool Sh#t Magazine does what Nintendo doesn’t with an unofficial F-Zero Championship, and Ace Attorney puts on a swanky 20th anniversary orchestral concert.
Now it’s time to relax and discuss our game plans for the weekend. several meter members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to read our entries and then join in with your own through our comment section. Enjoy!
Tom Whitehead, Associate Editor
This weekend is dedicated Triangle Strategy for me. I really enjoyed the prologue demo and I think the world-building and game loop is fantastic and I love it. I also play it with a bit of fear as I’m sure I’ll make some bad decisions that will doom me to a worse end. On the opposite side of the gaming spectrum, I will continue the ancient ring. I went through the “I can do it” phase and am now in the “What the hell is this, I’ll never get over” phase. Good times.
Austin Voigt, writer
This weekend I have Triangle Strategy on my list! I’ve been waiting for this game for a long time and looking forward to getting into it. I also have plans to continue to progress in Pokémon Legends: Arceus as well as Pokémon: Shining Pearl (because apparently Pokémon Presents got me excited last week as well).
Keith Gray, staff writer
I’ll try to play some more this weekend. Atelier Sophie 2, which I bought on a whim, even though it’s not my game at all. It got really good reviews and people told me it was a good starting point for a series, but oh my god, it’s just a game about lady melons and cartoonishly long legs. I’ll admit it’s pretty (unintentionally) funny because of that.
Ollie Reynolds, staff writer
Hi all! I’m afraid I won’t play Triangle Strategy this weekend; Tactical RPGs are unfortunately not my type, but I’m so glad it’s getting such a good response! Instead, I’ll pick up a few more 3DS eShop gems ahead of the big close looming in the distance. I recently bought 3D Classic Kirby Adventurewho is simply a charming and surprisingly cunning cave story.
I’m still dumb too ancient ring on PS5, and while I probably didn’t make as much progress as others, I managed to defeat the dastardly Godric the Grafted (with a few summonses and weapon covers…). Now I’m making my way through a Beautiful new area and absolutely carnage at every turn – amazing!
Alana Haigs, staff writer
It’s been a pretty busy week for me (I mean, many of you have noticed that I started posting here this week!), so my games kind of took a backseat. And I might be the only person who didn’t pick up the phone. ancient ring yet (I will), and who has not finished yet Pokémon Legends: Arceus. I just have way too much fun exploring and catching them all!
But I had door of death has been sitting on my Switch for a few weeks now and I think now is the time to start! And if I’m going to play anything about “souls” or anything related to them this week, I might as well do it as a reaper crow and get my feathers over and over again. Let’s see if my free time allows.
Gonzalo Lopez, reviewer
I’m a little afraid of the amount of time I’ll be falling into Triangle Strategy. I finished the prologue demo already making choices that will affect the entire course of my campaign. I’m already fascinated by the game’s rich story and characters. It’s really unexpected Final fantasy tactic I need a sequel in my life.
Game of the week is FAR: changing tides. The original game was perfect with its minimalist take on the extinction event, allowing players to figure things out for themselves. I’m happy to report that the flooded wastelands of this sequel outperform an already brilliant offering. Get them both in the online store!
Gemma Smith, Community Manager
With the launch of Kirby and the Forgotten Land As I approached this point, I tried to squeeze as many Kirby games out of my backlog as possible. This weekend I’m playing Kirby: Attack of the Mice. You know it’s going to be good when you go on an epic adventure to find Kirby’s Strawberry Shortcake… I’ll be back for sure Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo too. With the inclusion of difficulty options and collectibles, the demo has a great replayability. Needless to say, I’m very excited about the full game!
As always, thanks for reading! Don’t forget to leave us a comment below with your game plans for the weekend!