Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Pulled At My Heartstrings (Review, Switch 2020)

Harvest Moon was the shiz when I was growing up, I played the very first Game Boy version and basically played every handheld iteration afterwards. I loved that game to bits and it’s no wonder that I was immediately drawn to Stardew Valley.

Now reverting back to its original Japanese name, Story of Seasons released on the Switch and PC early in July. I was a little scared to jump into it because of the horrible path Harvest Moon went down…but let’s jump into it anyway.

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Star Wars Episode 1: Racer (Review): IT’S A NEW LAP RECORD

Anyone who knows me would know that I love the universe set a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Star Wars was the epitome of my childhood – from the movies to the novels to the video games.

And now, one of my all-time favourites has been remastered for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Is it as good as I remember, though?

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#ICaved and bought…Minecraft

I could have gotten it long, long ago. I told myself that if I ever got Minecraft that I’d want it in cartridge form for the Switch. More so to make absolute sure that I wanted it.

I know, I’m strange that way. But is a really good way to save money!

So since you’re reading this right now…I guess I did buy it?

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#LateToTheParty Game Review: Pokemon Sword and Shield is an absolute banger, mate

I’m considering this a #LateToTheParty post because most people would have finished playing their copy of Pokémon Sword or Shield while here I am…just about finished because I only got my copy of Sword for Christmas.

What’s more perfect than immediately jumping into the Galar region when I’m in the area that inspired it’s creation?

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Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle & the Millionaire’s Conspiracy (Switch, 2019) leaves no mystery or puzzle unsolved…literally

The Layton series played a big part in my schooling years. Little ol’ me and my Nintendo DS, absolutely stoked to have this series in hand. If there was any gaming franchise that kept my mind alight, these were it, thanks to all its puzzles.

There are now seven games in the Layton series. This is also the first to feature a different Layton as it’s protagonist, and a female one at that!

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#FitTober: I challenged myself to Fitness Boxing

I’ve got something super different for you today!

I read somewhere that Japanese people lost an average of 2.9kg to 4.8kg in a month by playing Fitness Boxing. Thanks to that ‘fact’ going viral, it has become tough to find a physical copy of the ‘exergame’ in Japan. So, I thought it would be an interesting challenge to put myself through since I’ve been meaning to get myself back into exercising but haven’t found the money to be able to afford a monthly gym membership.

And here I am, digital copy on hand… And here’s my daily diary of that journey.

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The Complete Noob’s Incomplete Guide to… Smash Bros.

I have to admit: I’ve never played Smash Bros until I got Smash Ultimate the moment I got my Switch. I like to call myself a “fighter” (read: gamer who likes to kick butt in-game via fighting games) and Nintendo-lover but I’ve never once laid my hands on the ever-popular brawler.

A lot of gamers tend to shy away from the unfamiliar, or when they do they blame it on the game and refuse to admit that they may just be a noob at that one game. Smash is a whole new ballgame for me but I’m not afraid to say it: ich bin ein Noob!

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Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince brought back some good memories (Review)

The Trine series of games has been quite dear to me since my boyfriend introduced the sequel to me a few years ago. Its not very often that you get a puzzle role-playing game where you have to use the different abilities of such an eccentric bunch of characters and its not often that you get to share that experience with someone else. And now, Frozenbyte has brought back Zoya the Thief, Pontius the Knight and Amadeus the Wizard for a new 2.5D adventure in The Nightmare Prince.

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Astral Chain Review: Nothing is what it seems

Boy, Nintendo sure have been banging out titles like there’s no tomorrow. Not too long ago we had Fire Emblem and here now we have Astral Chain. This Switch-exclusive kept me from sleeping on a 12-hour flight and some subsequent nights after, I was hooked as soon as I had my hands on this game.

Fire Emblem was a hit, and I predict that this might be too.

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#LateToTheParty: So I finally have a Nintendo Switch…

You read that right: I finally have the Nintendo Switch. The hybrid console has been out for about 2 years now and I only now have one… Stop judging me!

I’m currently a bit over 9 weeks in as a fresh Switch-owner and I have many thoughts.

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