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Metroid Dread mini-review (and a note on GoNintendo's revamp!)

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Hello, gang! I hope you're all doing well in every way possible. I thought I'd stop by again and share another quick review, which you can see above. I've put together my final thoughts on Metroid Dread, and I'm honestly very proud of how this Tiktok came together. Hopefully you enjoy it!

As usual, you can read the script for this review below, but I have something else to share before I leave you with that. I know you're all waiting for a status update on GoNintendo's revamp, and I feel like I can at least share some details on progress so far.

T27Duck, Cort, and I have been having weekly meetings about the revamp for over a month now. Work was going on before that, but now we're at a point where we have to meet up once a week to answer questions, go over features, and more. These meetings are multiple hours, complete with screen-sharing and voice chat. That might not seem like a big deal to most of you, but it honestly makes me feel quite special. This is, without a doubt, the most collaborative process there's been when it comes to revamping GoNintendo.

Both T27Duck and Cort have been making incredible progress on things so far. Out of respect for them, I'm not going to share specifics of their work. I will say that their efforts include all areas of the site, and some of the content is perfectly functional in its current state. I cannot fully explain just how impressive it is to see what these guys do. They really, truly know their stuff, and our meetings help steer them in a direction we think will make all readers happy.

Again, just to stress this point once more, this is a MAJOR revamp for GoNintendo in every way. It's a complete relaunch from top to bottom. There are lots of things to do and sift through, and it all takes time. I wish I had a set date for you as to when things would be back in action, but again, I don't have one to give. I want things up-and-running just as bad as you do, trust me.

Not working on GoNintendo feels incredibly weird. It's like I'm an alien inhabiting my body. Obviously that ties into the stuff I went through that pulled me away from regular life in the first place, but being out of the GN schedule for so long has impacted me in ways I never could have even imagined. I want to be back, and I want to work harder than ever. Just typing about it now is making me tear up a bit. I miss you guys soooooo much.

When I have news to share on a launch date, I promise I'll rush right here and tell you. Until that point, you'll just have to keep hanging tight...and I know that 100% sucks. That said, I absolutely guarantee the wait will be worth it. Everyone is working their butts off to ensure that, and I couldn't be more proud of what T27Duck and Cort have achieved.

That's that for the status update. I should be back with another sooner rather than later. Until then, stay safe, happy, and healthy.

Metroid Dread review script below.

For a number of years, a portion of Metroid fans weren’t feeling too great about the franchise. Metroid Other M received quite a bit of backlash for its characterization of Samus, and remains a divisive entry to this day. That was followed by Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a spin-off some viewed as being a case of wrong place, wrong time. The negative sentiment about Metroid as a series finally started to clear when Metroid: Samus Returns hit the 3DS in 2017, giving players a return to form. MercurySteam, the developer on that title, followed the 3DS remake with Metroid Dread, their first crack at a brand-new Metroid title. Where Metroid: Samus Returns gave fans great hope for the future, Metroid Dread shows us that Samus is definitely back, and in many ways, better than ever.

One of the most striking achievements of Metroid Dread is its realization of Samus. For decades now, Metroid has characterized Samus as the strong, silent type. A stoic bounty hunter who gets the job done, and does it with style. In Metroid Dread, we see those aspects of Samus explored to a much greater degree. Previous Metroid titles gave us glimpses into Samus’ persona, but Metroid Dread shows who she is with everything it does. Samus remains seriously impressive during cut-scenes, but now we see her personality ooze through in everything from basic movements to big boss battles.

In Metroid Dread, Samus moves with an incredible amount of confidence. She’s much quicker and more nimble than we’ve ever seen her before. All of her movements have an unbelievable fluidity to them, making moment-to-moment gameplay that much more enjoyable. The way Samus leaps through environments, counters attacks, free-aims at enemies, and so much more truly brings her to life. Instead of being shown or told how impressive Samus is, we get to control it first-hand. It’s quite rare we see a game that not only feels this good to play, but also manages to encapsulate who a character really is through their movements.

We get to take all this in through what might be the most densely-packed Metroid adventure yet. What appears to be a smaller map at first slowly reveals itself to be jam-packed with an insane amount of nooks and crannies to explore. You’ll bounce between multiple regions in the name of hunting down power-ups to unlock new areas in previous sectors. There’s an impressive amount to do and see, plenty of which requires a keen eye to open up. In true Metroid fashion, a new ability or the path ahead may seem just out of reach, but blasting a smartly-placed enemy or suspicious wall can expand the road ahead. You may find yourself stuck a few times early on, but you’ll no doubt learn to pay close attention to the environments, making progression feel extremely rewarding as the game rolls on.

The icing on this Metroid cake comes from the boss battles, which are arguably the best in the series. While some familiar faces return in outstanding form, the new EMMI encounters are the star of the show. Rather than focusing on a single room, EMMI encounters stretch across multiple sections of a map, and for most of the face-off, your only option is to run. With each EMMI having a unique moveset and location, no two encounters are alike, and each one will have your pulse pounding and blood pumping.

Metroid Dread is exactly what the franchise needed. The way it handles classic Metroid-style gameplay while adding countless innovations is seriously impressive. Most importantly, it completely repairs the damage Samus’ character suffered. Metroid Dread is the game Samus deserves, and the AAA experience fans have been clamoring for for years.

Check out our mini-review for No More Heroes 3

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I know you guys are very patiently waiting for GoNintendo's revamp to launch, and I thank you for that. Again, the plan is to have something launched by the year's end, which means there's still a long way to go. That said, I'm very surprised with just how many people have reached out about the site's upcoming returning. Plenty of supporters, both within the industry and fan-wise, have reached out help in any way possible. I've had countless phone calls and online discussions that have opened up all sorts of avenues. The plan for this month is to hone in on a vision and get cracking.

While you continue to wait, you can get a smattering of content from me via Tiktok. I've been putting out videos over there somewhat consistently, and they've been a lot of fun. Music trivia, history, details on upcoming launches, and more. Our most recent Tiktok is a review for No More Heroes 3, which you can see above. Tiktok certainly has its restrictions when it comes to time and viewing area, but working within those limits has been quite fun for me. Hopefully you enjoy what I've put together!

If you'd rather read a review than watch one, you can check out the script for the Tiktok review in its entirety below. Along with that, I'll be writing a more in-depth review of the game shortly. Hopefully this tidbit is tasty enough to tide you over!

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The No More Heroes franchise might not be the biggest or most well-known among the general gaming public, but it certainly has a sizable fanbase. You don’t get to three mainline games and a spin-off without supporters. Those fans have been waiting over 10 long years to get a third numbered installment, and just recently, their day has come. Travis Touchdown is back, and he’s more of a troublemaker than ever.

No More Heroes 3 sees Travis pick up his trusty beam katana once more for another stroll through the garden of madness. Previous No More Heroes titles had Travis square off against would-be assassins to climb a ranking board, and that’s the name of the game in this third outing as well. The big difference is that this time, Travis is taking on assassins of an interdimensional variety. Instead of fighting humans in grueling battles, the assassin rankings are now filled with aliens from all over the universe.

While the sword fodder might be different, the action remains the same. No More Heroes 3 features combat that’s fast-paced, super-powered, and incredibly violent. Alien blood of all colors will paint the screen as you slice and dice, creating a Jackson Pollock-like battleground around you. Of course, Travis brings a bunch of his favorite wrestling moves with him as well. It wouldn’t be No More Heroes without a few brain-busters, suplexes, and backbreakers!

When you’re not spending your time saving the world, you can collect some funds by doing odd jobs. Travis may be an assassin first, but he also makes a great landscaper, garbageman, and more. Performing odd jobs around town earns Travis all sorts of goodies that are necessary for progression. Get money to enter ranked assassin fights, earn WESN to upgrade your abilities, and collect random trinkets that can be combined to create varied buffs.

Most of the components No More Heroes fans want and expect from a new installment are here, but there is one considerable change. All henchmen battles now take place in a limited selection of battle arenas, which means you’re no longer running around themed levels prior to assassin battles. Entering these battles is required, as they give you gems needed to open up the next assassin face-off. Losing sprawling stages definitely stings, but battles are now 60 frames per second, and the variety of enemies and their moves can make each match-up quite memorable.

No More Heroes has never been a franchise for everyone, and creator Suda51 has always been upfront about that. There’s tons of otaku humor, 4th wall breaking, outlandish scenarios, and over-the-top brawls. This is the stuff that leaves plenty scratching their heads, and that’s totally understandable. If you’re one who prefers more mainline trappings, No More Heroes 3 is a very hard sell. For longtime fans of Travis and his adventures, No More Heroes 3 cranks the vibe and atmosphere up to 11. You’re getting pure, unadulterated Travis here. It might not be the best entry in the series, but it’s certainly worth your time, and undoubtable earns its spot in the franchise.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 heads to Switch in 2022, 'Development Update' video shared

Fates are sealed as paradigms shift and a new era unfolds. What lies beyond the path toward hope?
Inti Creates' flagship 2D side-scrolling "Azure Striker GUNVOLT" series is back with a brand new title!

Check out the latest news from the development team and get ready for Azure Striker Gunvolt 3, coming 2022!

Thanks to sligeach_eire for the heads-up!

Check out the opening movie for Mary Skelter Finale

A group of prisoners, Jack and the Blood Maidens, were reincarnations of fairy tales who dared to escape.​ They climbed from the bottom of the tower up to the surface, filled with hope...​

But outside were thousands of corpses soaking in a sea of blood. There stood beings known as Massacre Pink, smiling. In that moment, hope was destroyed. The group was torn asunder, with Jack and the Blood Maidens scattered to their own paths.​

Separated, they are each drawn to the devouring Jail that floats in the sky...​

This is the finale to the tale of the Blood Maidens.​

Thanks to sligeach_eire for the heads-up!

Surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG "Dreamscaper" heads to Switch in 2021, six month progress update shared

Dream a little dream of me.

Dreamscaper, the surreal roguelite action RPG from Afterburner Studios, rises and shines in its latest Early Access update ahead of the full 1.0 PC and Nintendo Switch release later this year.
Dive into the subconscious mind of a woman wrestling with her inner demons. Strike back against her nightmares with imaginative new progression systems that span mediation, daydreaming, quest logs, and more.
Dreamscaper also now sports a fresh user interface and new game flow options so dreamers can jump from one run to the next without returning to the waking world.

A surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG with modernized hack'n'slash combat about lucid dreaming. Warp the dreamscape around you to battle the nightmares that live in a young woman’s subconscious.

DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.

Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition out now on Switch

Thursday, 4 March 2021 — What do secret government facilities and giant eco-cities have in common? They are both exciting new places to visit in Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition – out now on Sony PlayStation® 4, Microsoft Xbox® One and Nintendo™ Switch! Check out how jumbo JUMBO really is in the launch trailer above.

JUMBO Edition brings a jam-packed bundle including the base game, four expansions and two item packs for a total of 27 hospitals, 189 illnesses and lots of items to place in your hospitals! Players can travel to new areas in Two Point County and discover extra-terrestrial species in Close Encounters or join Two Point County’s mayor on her journey to ecological success in Off the Grid.

JUMBO Edition Content:
Bigfoot brings you to the wintery region of Pointy Mountains, where local celebri-yeti Bartholomew F. Yeti, has been petitioning for better healthcare. Mr Yeti will need your help, curing new illnesses such as Cold Shoulder, Bard Flu, and Aurora Snorealis!

In Pebberley Island you begin your adventures in the gentle climes of Pebberley Reef, before pushing into dense, unexplored country in Overgrowth, to finally conquer the stunning Topless Mountain as you attempt to unlock the lost secret of eternal youth.

In Close Encounters rumours persist of an out of this world encounter. Deal with conspiracies, secret facilities and more unusual illnesses like Science Friction and Lack of Humanity. Maybe you’ll get to see some aliens…

For anyone who’s more into Green Things and Mother Nature… no problem! In Off The Grid you’ll manage new and exciting gameplay mechanics. Visit Two Point County’s first eco-city, get gardening and don’t catch any Root Snoot or Green Fingers!

Turn back the clock with a delightful collection of 26 retro and vintage items to place in your hospitals with the Retro Items Pack or channel your inner artist with the Exhibition Items Pack. More information about the expansions and item packs can be found here.

The physical version of Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition can be purchased via www.twopointhospital.com for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Players around the world can buy JUMBO Edition digitally on all platforms via the first party store fronts. Fans that already own Two Point Hospital on consoles can purchase the new content separately via the first party store fronts. JUMBO Edition is also playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility.

Blaster Master Zero 3 comes to Switch on July 29th, 2021

The pinnacle of mutant blasting action is coming July 29, 2021!

The Blaster Master Zero series answered the call of Metroidvania fans everywhere with the release of Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2, and now the final chapter is here! In Blaster Master Zero 3, the phenomenal NES style pixel art makes its return alongside cutting edge action and gameplay! Hop abroad the all-terrain battle tank G-SOPHIA SV and blast your way through legions of mutants and as you journey into uncharted territory full of new experiences!

Narrative-driven tactical RPG "The Way of Wrath" officially headed to Switch following a successful Kickstarter campaign

Inspired by Baldur's Gate, Gothic, & Legend of Zelda.

An epic tactical RPG full of hexes, curses, and shaman powers, The Way of Wrath, counts down the last 24 hours of its successful Kickstarter campaign having been confirmed for Steam, GOG and Nintendo Switch!

The Way of Wrath has already reached a number of community goals and started racking up pledges towards the stretch goals that include pets, real-time combat, and others. The developer has also introduced a Late Bird 30% discount for all the highest tier rewards, including Mythic, which grants a lifetime cameo appearance for your created character in any type of media covering The Way of Wrath universe. Visit The Way of Wrath’s Kickstarter campaign now and support the game by backing the project in exchange for exclusive rewards:

The Way of Wrath is a narrative-driven tactical RPG featuring turn-based, dynamic combat and a non-linear world where your decisions matter. Set in a pseudo-historic Bronze Age, the meticulously handcrafted wintry landscapes of The Way of Wrath seethes with shamans, superstition, and dark rituals. Players are charged with uniting a war-torn army of nomads while preparing for an impending enemy onslaught. Forge your destiny as a tyrant, trickster, or noble leader but remember, with every action there are consequences.

No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle getting physical releases via Limited Run Games

There's a special bonus for purchasing both collector's editions!

Travis Touchdown gets physical! No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle ride onto Nintendo Switch. Pick up the Standard Editions or the totally badass Collector’s Editions on Match 12th.

Check out this Assassin-worthy Limited Run CE for No More Heroes (it pairs with our NMH2 box... more on that later in the thread). Pre-orders open March 12 at 10am ET on http://limitedrungames.com!

As mentioned earlier, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle rides onto Nintendo Switch with its predecessor — pre-orders open at 10am ET on March 12 only on http://limitedrungames.com.

...And the No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Collector's Edition pairs so well with the CE for No More Heroes in both its contents and its outer box! Get yours in its open pre-order starting at 10am ET on Friday, March 12 at http://limitedrungames.com.

Pre-order both No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Collector's Editions to receive a replica Santa Destroy flag. Now the question is... are you going to line them up by spines or by the outer art?

Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1: Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters announced for Switch

Launching in Summer 2021.

For the first time ever, both Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters are coming to Nintendo Switch! New and old fans alike can experience two classic titles from the NIS vault of RPG hits, complete with unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, up-scaled artwork, and all DLC from the original releases!

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