The Wii U might have a bad rap, but anyone who owned one knew how good the Wii U game library was. Hence Nintendo keeps porting Wii U games to the infinitely more popular Nintendo Switch. As someone who owned and played the heck outta the criminally underrated Wii U, this isn’t my first time playing Super Mario 3D World. That was back in 2013, however, this Switch port breathes new life into it and is also bolstered by new addition, Bowser’s Fury. It couldn’t have come at a better time, either, with plenty of people like yours truly needing an injection of joy into their life.
Her Majesty’s Ship puts players into the boots of an ambitious British navy ship captain in a race to become admiral. The primary objective is promotion to Admiral of the Fleet. There is, however, more layers to the game than that. Managing the crew, the ship, and engaging in naval combat is of high importance. Her Majesty’s Ship transports players back to the 18th century – the time of England’s naval rivalry with the Spanish and Dutch. If you’ve seen the Pirates of the Caribbean films, you probably know the gist of this era.
Visually, Immortals: Fenyx Rising is just as charming as its dialogue. It’s best described as a mix between Breath of the Wild and Fortnite. The result is a charming, colourful palette that really brings the world to life in a cartoonish way. On PlayStation 5
Twin Mirror ditches the episodic format and lasts roughly five hours or so. This may sound oxymoronic but it simultaneously feels too short and too long. Too short because there’s some interesting characters that feel underdeveloped. Too long because of how predictable the mystery is.
FIFA 21 also sees the return of the VOLTA mode that was introduced in FIFA 20. VOLTA is the street football mode akin to the old FIFA Street games. My biggest criticism of VOLTA in FIFA 20 was the fact that it couldn’t be played online with friends. Thankfully, that has since been rectified in FIFA 20. VOLTA Squads allows you to play with up to three friends online. Modes range from 3v3 up to 5v5 and whilst it’s not my go-to mode, VOLTA offers something different and fun.
All in all, Tennis World Tour 2 marks a notable improvement over its predecessor. Though, admittedly, that's not saying too much when you consider just how poor it was. This seems like a franchise on the right track now but there's a long road ahead before it can match and compete with other top sporting videogames.
To be perfectly frank, I did find WRC 9 to be a very difficult game. Maybe it’s partly down to my rustiness in the racing genre, and the fact I’ve been playing more arcade racers like Forza lately, but it’s safe to say it’s a difficult but rewarding learning curve.