Five things I hate about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

With a game like Breath of the Wild, its hard to really criticize it. There’s so much content that it all just sort of makes this amazing package. That said, when I asked on Twitter & Facebook, you guys seemed to want this. So, without further rambling: Here are five things I hate about Breath of the Wild:

The grass is too nice and makes the game’s framerate drop!

While more of an inconvenience, there are small frame drops in certain areas of the game. All of our testing has shown that each time the frames drop, its in areas with a ton of tall grass.

 

 

The Lack of “Music”

This is actually sort of a system-wide issue. The Switch has very minimal music. While Zelda has music, and while present is amazing, gone are the looping tunes that really drill into your head like an earworm. There ARE music tracks however in towns and around stables, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

Rain, rain, go away.

Seriously. Never come back. At first, I loved the rain and weather system. Lightning storms are amazing and it breathes new life into Hyrule. Except for the fact of when it rains, it becomes much, much, much harder to climb. Just…just leave and never come back.

 

 

That one gyro ball puzzle.

If you’ve gotten to it, you know the one. That single puzzle broke my love for the game in that play session. It wasn’t the fact that it was badly done, the gyro controls just didn’t cooperate. For a series that has used motion controls in every title since the Wii launch, you’d think they’d have it down.

 

There’s just so much to do. There’s too much!

Everywhere you go, there’s something to do. So much to see, someone to talk to, a shrine to conquer. It’s a bit overwhelming. Sometimes a guy just wants to kill enemies and save Hyrule, you know? All of this adds to the experience, though.

 

All of these things add to a much bigger picture. One that I absolutely adore and can’t wait to continue to get lost in. I’m going to have to ask you to please continue to be patient for our Breath of the Wild review. I want to make sure that we truly get as in depth as we can!

No Pro Controller/JoyCon jokes here! 5 Pros and Cons of the Nintendo Switch!

The Nintendo Switch has now been out a full weekend and I think its fair to say I’ve spent a good amount of time with it. Well, enough to make an arbitrary list of my personal Pros and Cons of the system. These could change, of course, in the future. But enough introduction. Let’s get to the list:

Pros:

Portability is a dream.

There’s nothing quite like playing a game and being able to get up and take it with you. Every game I’ve played on the Switch looks absolutely fantastic on the screen, as well as feeling like an overall perfect way to play. Bringing a battery pack and going outside for a bit and just enjoying the air feels amazing. (If not cold, currently!)

 

 

Fantastic Indie line up.

There isn’t a ton to say about this. An absolutely huge amount of indie support is coming to the Switch, with most of it being exclusive or a timed exclusive. Shovel Knight, Flipping Death, SteamWorld Dig 2, Pocket Rumble, Stardew Valley, there’s always something for you.

 

HD Rumble

While a hard thing to explain, HD Rumble really breathes into the controls. The first time you notice it, it is a bit of a shock how amazing it gets you into the goods.

 

 

Screenshots / Meme Creator

Similar to the PS4’s Share button, the Nintendo Switch also allows you to snap a quick screenshot of the moment. The notification quickly vanishes and you can head into the gallery from the main menu. There you can add text and share via Facebook or Twitter. The editor is small, but its a ton of fun. Makes meme making easier than ever!

Couch Co-Op is back!

Possibly the best feature of the Switch is the fact that I can now take my system anywhere and instantly play with a friend for most games, no TV required. Having mobile Shovel Knight or FAST RMX co-op is amazing. I can totally see this being great in the future for making new friends.  Continue reading…

Miitomo is great, but these 7 Tricks would perfect it!

It’s safe to say that Miitomo has taken social media by storm. Everywhere I look, people are posting Miifotos, talking about it, answering questions and telling their friends. And it’s totally obvious why! Miitomo is the perfect simple Social Network. Learn more about your friends in a silly, not entirely-awkward way! But…it COULD be better. There’s a few small kinks that I have, but I think I’ve come up with a few work around.

WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS?!

Bringing all my friends from Facebook and Twitter is fantastic, and I love seeing a new friend request pop up. And seeing friends of friends pop up is great too! However… I’ve noticed that it’s somewhat difficult to find my Facebook and Twitter friends in the suggested friends. There’s a few work-arounds for this, such as separating the suggested into “Facebook” “Twitter” and “You May Know” categories. Another option would maybe be a “Not Now” button on the suggested friends list. This would do something like dismiss the mutual friend notification for a while, but not completely ignore it.

Friends should be Friendly! I give gifts to my friends! 
After playing Miitomo Drop, I’ve got SO many cat sweaters and skirts. Now, I’m a dashing gentleman. But I can’t really pull off a skirt. So why can’t I give my friends any duplicates or items that I don’t want? A simple gifting option or even a trading option would make having extras or items you don’t want a lot more tolerable, perhaps making it impossible to trade or gift an item if they already have that item.

THERE’S TOO MUCH! MAKE IT STOP!

I, like many others, set up push notifications when I set up Miitomo. This has led to basically non-stop notifications. A way to set up that you only receive notifications from certain friends to limit the amount of notifications. Perhaps with a “Best Friends” feature. If you and another friend both select to be “Best Friends” then perhaps that unlocks the ability to send gifts, select to receive notifications from them, and possibly other features.

JUST LET ME TALK TO MY FRIENDS! 

Such as…a Direct Messaging system. With Miitomo truly feeling like a social networking platform, perhaps now would be the best time to bring something like Swapnote back? Perhaps only with Twitter and Facebook-matched friends, the risk of strangers is a bit lessened. Bring back Nikki, bring back SwapNote, and introduce a proper messaging system.

This game seems to have a lack of..games. 

Though Miitomo Drop is a ton of fun, it gets a bit old after a bit. Introducing a few new small new minigames would be a great introduction. Perhaps bring the Badge Catcher from Badge Arcade, a pinball style game, or maybe even a simple multiplayer game. What would these different games get you? Well…

CUSTOMIZE MII CAPTAIN!

Miitomo has a ton of customization options, and is all about showing your personality and style to the world. What if you could add a customized room to that? Maybe the games above could nab you sweet things like wallpapers, carpets, furniture sets, or even potentially special themed music. It would make visiting friends into an even more unique experience.

I just can’t stop dying! 

One of the biggest complaints I have with Miitomo is that my battery won’t stop dying! While I am using the app a bit more than normal, I’ve heard similar from multiple other users that the battery just can’t last while Miitomo is running, even while in the background. While there is a Power Saver mode, it does cut performance pretty hard. A bit more optimization might not be the worst thing to happen to Miitomo.

While all of these are just my personal wish list I honestly feel like they’d make Miitomo a more complete game. What features would YOU like to see in Miitomo?

From the creator of Block Legend, Wan Nyan Slash!

Wan Nyan Slash is the second game released on Android and iOS by Dot Warrior Games! Their previous work was an awesome puzzle game called Block Legend (which I had the pleasure of reviewing here.

Wan Nyan Slash is an infinite adorable demon slaying slashing action game. In this game, you play as the wandering cat samurais Wan and Nyan as they journey to save ancient Japan! Continue reading…

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