We’re back with our carefully curated playlist of high-rotation games to provide some gaming inspiration!
It’s been awhile between playlists. We could blame the pandemic. We could blame the economy. We could even blame our parents. Let’s just say we’re sorry and move on, since we’ve been playing some amazing games on our trusty Nintendo Switch – and older devices – and really need to share it with you. Like, right now.
We’re playing everything from classic Zelda titles to Metroid Dread (naturally), and we’re hoping to pass on some ideas to you, dear reader.
Check out our latest playlist below. Which games are you obsessed with at the moment? Let us know your gaming list – we promise there’s no judgment here.
Pure Nintendo playlist
- Kakarot (Switch) – I’m playing this for a review on the Nintendo Switch, but I’ve beaten the game before on PS4. I love when my hands have the portable option, so I’m excited for this version… And I love Dragon Ball!
- Skyward Sword (Switch) – I bought this game on release day, but I had quite the backlog and wanted to catch up on some stuff before I started it. Seeing as it was a Zelda game I knew it would take up my full attention. I love Skyward Sword just for the fact that it’s the beginning of Link and Zelda’s story. Everything is really great so far, besides the camera controls. Right now, I’ve just beaten the imprisoned for the third time and I’m visiting all of the locations again for the song segments I need. I can’t wait to beat up Ghirahim. I really hate that guy.
- Metroid Dread (Switch) – Been playing this over the last week exploring all of the depths of Planet ZDR. I don’t want to spoil anything for the review but fans and newcomers alike should pick up Metroid Dread if they haven’t already — it’s incredibly special!
- Gleylancer (Switch) – This was a surprise! Check out my review to learn about a great shmup that’s a steal at just $6.99. Seriously, buy it.
- Metroid Dread (Switch) – Like many, I’m adventuring through the latest adventure of Samus Aran. It’s a slow and steady approach, as my wife is playing alongside me. But as I really liked Mercury Steams’ earlier Samus Returns on the 3DS, I’m not surprised I like this new Switch entry. I’m looking forward to Justin’s review.
- Train Station Renovation (Switch) – I grabbed this simulation on sale, and I’m enjoying it between review games. It reminds me of House Flipper, a title that was “much better than expected.” If you’re into sims like this, check it out.
- Astria Ascending (Switch) – I played this turn-based JRPG back when it was known as Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey for the iPad. I can’t remember why I lost interest back then (it’s no longer available in the App Store), but I’m certainly not losing interest in this vastly improved rebirth.
- Long Gate (Switch) – My oldest son has become interested in electrical engineering. I’ve always been interested in MYST-like games. Between the two of us, we’re attempting to push our way through this extremely challenging but quite compelling puzzler.
- Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii) – I’m not even joking. Having just had our basement finished, I’ve started hanging out down there with the Wii U while the family is otherwise occupying the living room where the Switch is docked. I’m not going to finish this JRPG again, but I’m having fun remembering the unique battle/weapon system and the laughably horrible voice acting.
- LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes (Switch) – I’ve been playing this lately with my son, I love that LEGO games are super fun for adults and kids alike. I simply can’t resist collecting every possible stud, which some people find frustrating when they just want to move on. Hey, if Mario taught me anything, it’s to collect, collect, collect! But is this the best LEGO game out there? Watch for my upcoming review!
- HIX: Puzzle Islands (Switch) – I recently reviewed this title and had a blast with the perfectly balanced puzzles that involve rejoining cities. It’s relaxing yet satisfying, and has a very cute aesthetic.
- Skyward Sword (Switch) – I’m loving this game and have just completed the temple of time. It’s not perfect, but there’s something pretty special about this one. I’m excited to talk about it with Justin and Trev during a future podcast!
- Twilight Princess (Wii U) – I’ve been revisiting this classic for our next Zelda-themed podcast as we continue celbrating the 35th anniversary of the series. Playing as wolf Link is super fun and I find Midna’s antics amusing.
- Metroid Dread (Switch) – Of course I’m playing this – Justin may disown me otherwise. I’m really enjoying my creepy journey through the game, there are some terrific backdrops and spine-tingling enemies.
- Dr. Mario World (mobile) – OK, so there’s good news and bad news. Actually, it’s just bad news. My favorite mobile game is coming to an end next month. Apparently, it wasn’t popular enough or something, so it’s being taken offline. The news saddened me and I’ve lost my usual enthusiasm to play as regularly, especially since there are no more events. Why bother trying to upgrade my doctors anymore? Meanwhile, I’ve made it up to level 876. RIP, Dr. Mario World.
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