Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 23rd)

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Splatfest

Another week of this Nintendo Life draws to a close, a week that featured the now-customary dose of community-created Animal Crossing goodness, the steady building of anticipation for the next big Nintendo release of the year, and a one-off return this weekend of a Splatfest that feels somehow familiar.

Members of Team Nintendo Life have gathered together to discuss our weekend plans, and we’d love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections below. Enjoy!

Liam Doolan, news reporter

This weekend I’ll be participating in Splatoon 2‘s Splatfest – team ketchup all the way! I can’t remember the last time I played the game…it might have actually been the final Splatfest, in all honesty (I sided with team Chaos, from what I recall). Over the next few days I’ll be trying to take out some wins on behalf of Marina with a trusty sauce bottle by my side. I’m also be spending time in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix. I finally got around to trying out the demo last weekend and about half an hour later decided to buy the whole thing. If you’ve had fun with rhythm games like Elite Beat Agents in the past, you should enjoy this one as well.

Gavin Lane, features editor

Like many other people this week, I purchased NBA 2K20 with a substantial 95% discount. And like many people this week, I woke up the following morning to a big ‘X’ in the middle of the download progress bar which signalled that my micro SD wasn’t big enough to accommodate the 2 kila-gigaplexes of memory space the game requires. Consequently, I likely won’t be playing NBA 2K20 and it’ll join the shameful pile of games I’ve bought and never even opened.

In fact, beyond a quick 15-minute visit to my Animal Crossing: New Horizons island to do my rounds, it’s possible I may not get to squeeze in any gaming this weekend. Life’s just been a tad too hectic of late. Too hectic to play Streets of Rage 4, even. Now that’s when you know you’re in dire straits!

However, if I magically get a couple of hours to myself, I’ll probably use them to revisit a couple of classics. The anniversaries of Perfect Dark and Super Mario Galaxy 2 have come around, and I’ve got a hankering to play them both. We shall see…

PJ O’Reilly, reviewer

This weekend I’ll be getting stuck into Journey to the Savage Planet for review purposes, a game I’ve played already on PS4 and I’m very interested so see how this Switch port manages to hold up, fingers crossed it’s a solid job as the game itself really is excellent stuff. Elsewhere I’ve been enjoying my first ever playthrough of The Wonderful 101, which I’m really impressed with so far, as well as managing my newly developed addiction to Hatsune Miku. I’ve been singing Po Pi Po out loud around the house for a solid week now and it’s doing absolutely nothing good for lockdown tension levels over here. Hope you are all staying safe and have a good one!

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

Physical game arrivals placed Dark Devotion and Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King on my playlist for this weekend. The eShop again does not disappoint with the likes of Arrest of a stone Buddah, Pushy and Pully in Blockland, WHAT THE GOLF? (the best golf game ever made for non-golf persons!) and I can assure you that Awesome Pea 2 lives up to it’s delightful prequel. Of course, despite 60+ days on the island, I still have Animal Crossing: New Horizons on daily rotation. I’ll need to stop by Splatoon 2 – that deja-vu splatfest won’t resolve itself.

Game of the week would have been The Wonderful 101, but guess what? I backed the game and still don’t have it on Switch. But I’m more than happy to give the award at this time to the fantastic Red Wings: Aces of the Sky. Fly true, petite rouge!

As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days…


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