Ever get a game that you were so freaking excited for but when you finally played it, the game was just… meh? Or, even worse, it was bad? Considering how expensive our gaming hobby can be (looking at you, $70 Nintendo Labo), it can be disappointing when a game you bought or received doesn’t live up to the hype. One example I can think of was Mario Party Top 100. Definitely wish they just re-released the first three or so Mario Party games on the 3DS or created a few new boards for the top mini-games.
The worst part of Mario Top 100 was that we were skeptical too. We knew it wasn’t going to live up to expectations but we got excited about it anyway. That made it all the more disappointing. Another one, similarly enough, was Mario Party Star Rush. I thought moving at the same time was weird, but thought it might be able to work. It didn’t. Not to mention the modes were boring and there were barely any minigames.
I remember trying to play that with you and I was not thrilled with it. I got confused because, “This isn’t a Mario Party!” It’s a shame since the earlier Mario Party games were such a huge part of our gamer childhoods. On the flip side, though, we’ve had good luck with other games we’ve been excited for. The main game at the front of my mind is Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Despite how long we’ve waited for it, the game’s gorgeous graphics, fun gameplay, and open world definitely lived up to the hype.
I asked you to play it with me because I was hoping it’d be more fun with two players… I was wrong. Oh, well. Breath of the Wild definitely lived up to the hype. And for me personally, Detective Pikachu lived up to my expectations. I actually thought it was going to be worse, but the game was better than I expected.
That’s good! I had no idea what to think of that game. I love Pokemon, but having a talking Pikachu in a detective hat was a bit random to me. Perhaps, when you’re done with it, I’ll give it a go. I recently started up Batman the Telltale Series on Steam (after having it on the account for a couple of years) and it seems better than I expected as well. The choices and controls aren’t bad at all, but I did just start it. Hopefully it continues to live up to my expectations.
I’ll have to watch you play Batman or play it for myself at some point. I’m interested to see how that game goes as well. I’m eager to start Lumo for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a game that’s been on my list for a while and I just got it for Easter. It looks great and I hope it actually is.
We’ve actually got quite a few “new” games that we haven’t tried yet, especially a few on the Wii U that we got before the Switch came out. Kingdom Hearts just got delivered as well, so I’m hoping that game will be fun for us as well! I’ve only heard good things about it from our friends on here, so we’ll see.
So many games and not enough time… Meanwhile, I want to re-play Animal Crossing and Paper Mario again. Go figure.