Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appeared and departed from what we expect from the Zelda game, and broke new opportunities in open games. Super Mario Odyssey has not crashed so clearly because of the structure of his predecessors, but instead used the best of previous games in the series – mainly Super Mario 64 – and changed everything to eleven.
It is bigger, nicer and more enjoyable than any other game in this series, and at the same time more willingly plays with the player’s expectations than its predecessors.
Nintendo has shown a desire to overthrow
This is the common denominator of Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in my eyes. Nintendo knows that we’ve spent the last 20 years creating a picture of what their games are for something. Most of the company remained within these limits, trying to better than the expectations of its predecessors, instead of rejecting them completely. So far. Over the past year, Nintendo has shown a desire to overthrow and play with our expectations for the most famous games.
- What was previously written in stone – the linear layout of Zelda games and the lack of independence of Mario – suddenly begin negotiations.
- This, more than anything else, gives me great hope for what the company has to offer in the coming years.
- One of the most significant aspects of the success of Nintendo Switch is how much they rely on the old Nintendo game directory.
My first post on the Nintendo Switch after the premiere in October 2016. It focused entirely on the Virtual Console. It seems quite obvious that my first instinct, when Nintendo announces a new console, is to wonder how it will allow us to play games released more than a decade ago.
In the post, I learned that „no computer game company sells children to us as effectively as Nintendo”. I was counting down the cold that Nintendo will soon tell you more about the Virtual Console on the Nintendo switch. The entire catalog of old Nintendo games, from NES to Nintendo 64 / GBA, in portable format? Take away my gift money has never been more motivated.
I was comforted that games like
Months lasted without any information about the Virtual Console on the Nintendo switch. At the end of February, just a few weeks before the console was launched, Nintendo said that the Virtual Console will not be on the Nintendo switch at startup. I was comforted that games like „Breath of the Wild” keep me working during the summer, and then probably a virtual console will be released.
Before June E3, I wrote that it was time for Nintendo to tell me more about the virtual console on the console.
Summer and E3 appeared and disappeared, and Nintendo was silent about the Virtual Console on Switch. I wrote about the first half of the Nintendo Switch store shelves after the premiere of Super Mario Odyssey in October and discovered that I am still waiting for information about the Virtual Console on the Switch. When Nintendo Direct got lost in mid-January, I kept my thumb up for the next moment. There was no. Now this is the whole year, because the console has been released, and we still have so few Nintendo plans on the Virtual Console on the switch as we are in March.
If Nintendo launched a subscription service
The optimist in me hopefully means that Nintendo is planning something bigger for the Virtual Console on the switch than a la carte with the Wii, Wii U and 3DS solution. If Nintendo launched a subscription service that allows access to most of the company’s catalog from the first page titles for $ 49 a month, I would like to be a customer for life.
But as in the previous three paragraphs, my optimism regarding Virtual Console on Switch has quite good results.
The virtual lack of a switch console means that the console was a huge Nintendo success, even though it does not have a single Nintendo game released before March 3, 2017. Nintendo has the strongest library of old games in the industry, and they do not have to rely on the Nintendo Switch at all. was the fastest-selling game console over the centuries. It’s impressive. Especially for a gaming company that is better than anything else to „sell our childhood back to us.”
On Monday, Sony finally released a full list of 20 games that we can play on the upcoming PlayStation Classic mini console. Then we realized that Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms will be included.
We have now received 15 titles and expected surprises. Quite alright, but really lacking real classics. Of course, some titles are missing. I really enjoyed watching Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk, Castlevania, Crash and Spyro. But at the same time Crash was released not so long ago, and the new version of Spyro also comes onto the market.
So you can also be satisfied. But fun with Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid and Twisted Metal Dock! See the new trailer that shows all the games here.
One year with a Nintendo switch
The headline is true with modification, at least in my case. Nintendo Switch released on March 3, 2017, which means that the console celebrated the last Saturday of the 1st year. It was not until April 3, a month after the release of the console, that I took with me the device with a handy travel case and, of course, a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Why did it take me a month?
Economics is of course always a factor. I do not have a „new gaming console” account in which $ 5,000 is waiting for the next exciting console to be released. (It may not be so stupid, now that I’m writing this.) The fact that the console was sold out in almost all Swedish dealers in March 2017 went its own way. I checked the state of the console in the game stores every day from the end of March, and when the online store in Fridhemsplan finally got a pair of devices, I dropped the Buy button.
The reason why I did not solve both problems, starting to save on the Nintendo switch, when the console was unveiled in October 2016, and ordering the device a month before the release, is simple: Wii U. Nintendo Switch was the right concept for Nintendo. next console when early rumors began to describe the connection of portable and stationary gaming. The video that Nintendo released in October 2016 reinforced this impression. But in the context of the previous five years, I could no longer listen to the words of Nintendo so that their fans would be satisfied with the stationary console. They should prove it first.
Nintendo Switch than with the Wii and Wii U
After 11 months with Nintendo Switch, it’s hard to find the right word to describe how successful the console is – both in terms of its impact on the game market and the imprints left in my own game. I’m sure I spent more time with the Nintendo Switch than with the Wii and Wii U together, even though they were only a little over ten years on the market.
It started The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was basically the only thing I played on the console during my first month with him. Soon thereafter, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appeared, which I myself had and played for a few hours with my friends and family.
One of my first holy moments with the Nintendo Switch was when Johanna and I visited the family in Umeå in the early summer.
Air travel took place in both directions to play the local multiplayer game in Mario Kart 8 on one Joy-Con. Since then, Mario Kart 8 has become our standard way of spending time traveling by plane and by train, and every time you feel like an actor in Nintendo advertising.
Mario series in the life of the console
My game on Nintendo Switch took some breaks at the end of summer. The console in eShop has not yet reached the pace, and the only major version of the console, Splatoon 2, did not seduce me as seduced by many others. However, in September my Switch game was on the way again, and thanks to this year’s biggest surprise: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. X-Com-inspired strategy with Rayman’s rabbits and Mario universe heroes does not sound like instant success, but combining an unexpected, deep strategy, generous amounts of charm and a rabbit-rabbit lifted my legs.
When Nintendo releases a new console, you can feel safe assuming that there will be at least one new game from the Zelda and the new Mario series in the life of the console. (Wii U is an exception). On the Nintendo switch, we got both in eight months. Both are also on my top three of the best games in their series.