What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 21st) – Nintendo Life

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Another week of 2021 goes zipping by like a zippy thing in Zippy Mode — a zip, for instance — and we can but look back on the events of the past seven days as events dropped into the fast-flowing river of Time. Treasured memories, like that time when some Nintendo fan turned their N64 into a Switch, or when the Special Edition Pokémon Dialga & Palkia Nintendo Switch Lite was announced — remember that? What about the time when Brendan Fraser was playing his Switch before meeting a fan over Zoom? All those moments lost in time, like tears in rain…

After a busy week it’s time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!

Kate Gray, staff writer

This weekend I am review-free for the first time in a while, so I’m going to go back to my long-term project: The House In Fata Morgana. Also, Minecraft. I’m making a cottagecore village; the latest addition is a Cartographer’s House that’s more of a Hobbit Hole kind of thing. I’m really proud of it — it’s a shame it’s not real and I can’t live there.

Jon Cartwright

Firstly, the WarioWare demo is very good and everyone should play it! I need to save some energy for the main game but it’s put me in a Wario mood. I haven’t replayed Wario Land 4 on GBA in well over a decade and I’m curious if it’s as good as I remember. The GBA lacked a traditional Mario platformer to call its own, so Wario not only helped fill the void but gave us a bit of variety.

Sticking to older handhelds, I’ll also be pulling out the DS, one of our projects next week on the video side relies a little bit on Another Code (Trace Memory in NA). Both Another Code and its Wii sequel Another Code R are incredibly underrated games, hopefully they can get a little more recognition over time.

Ollie Reynolds, reviewer

I’ve got a fairly quiet weekend ahead of me, so I absolutely plan on continuing with Axiom Verge 2! Whether I get it done or not is kind of up in the air at the moment, but I’ll give it a good shot. I’m also in the mood for a good horror title too, so I might boot up Little Nightmares, or possibly even Resident Evil for the billionth time.

I’m also kinda tempted to download No More Heroes ahead of the new entry, but I just remember trying it out back in 2007 and not liking it all that much. Hey, maybe it’ll be different this time!

Austin Voigt, contributor

This weekend, I’ve got some odd plans. I recently really got back into… Super Mario Odyssey? I had previously beaten the game many moons ago (pun intended) – but still have a lot to collect, so I began playing it again last night out of boredom, and remembered it’s AMAZING. Definitely going to continue in the coming days.

I’ll also probably play the WarioWare demo to death – because it’s goddamn incredible. Lastly, I keep plugging away at Paper Mario: The Origami King, because it’s great and I’m only about halfway through (I think I’m subconsciously dragging it out so that it never ends). And there you have it — this weekend, I’ll be fully immersed in the Mario universe. Wahoo!

PJ O’Reilly, reviewer

Hello. This weekend I’m gonna be blasting through a few different bits and pieces for review, including the return of the daddy of modern FPS shooters, Quake. It’s been a long time since I’ve gibbed and fragged my way around the dingy corridors of ID Software’s classic, so I’m hoping I don’t get beaten too badly once I’ve cleared the campaign chapters and hit up some frantic multiplayer action.

Elsewhere, if I get time, I’m gonna be diving into some more Axiom Verge 2. I absolutely adored the first game, for me one of the very best Metroidvanias on Switch, and so far this sequel is absolutely managing to live up to my heady expectations. I genuinely have no idea how Thomas Happ does it. Have a good weekend, whatever you’re up to or playing!


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

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