Nintendo Labo VR

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Nintendo now has VR with their Labo kits, released earlier last month with a few family-friendly Toy-Con to go with it. Thanks to more recent patches, the VR works with Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild right now, and I’m not sure if other games will eventually be compatible with the VR kit in the future. While I’m the type of person to get nauseated on the spinning teacup ride at Disneyworld, VR probably would take some getting used to, and I’m intrigued especially at the idea of experiencing Hyrule with the kit.

VR has always been something we’ve wanted to try, but never had the opportunity to. It’s super expensive and there’s the dizziness factor. I mean, we don’t even enjoy movies in 3D, so we’re iffy on trying out VR. However, the Nintendo Labo VR looks promising. It’s designed for kids so I’m interested in learning more and eventually trying it out.

Honestly, I don’t think I would be interested in it if Breath of the Wild didn’t have a patch for it. Knowing myself as I do, I probably wouldn’t mesh well with VR — or, at the very least, it would take me a while to get used to it — but the idea of being immersed into one of my favorite video game worlds has always sounded wonderful. To go and explore Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule would be awesome!

It would be awesome, indeed. I would love to check out Breath of the Wild first hand like that. I’d be so afraid to at the same time though! Then again, hearing the music directly in your ears would be amazing. Now, we don’t know if Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild are the only games that will be compatible with it. If they add more, what sort of games would you like to see the Labo VR have?

I’m not sure. Party games probably wouldn’t be good contenders. While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sounds like a great idea on VR, I think that would end up being a mess or too jarring for it to work well. Mario Kart would be interesting in VR, and is actually a thing and supposedly coming to the US, if it isn’t already. Pokemon would be so much fun in VR! Imagine exploring through your favorite region and seeing wild Pokemon in the field like the Let’s Go titles had. What about you?

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Oh, man… Smash would be so jarring! I don’t think I’d be ready for that. Mario Kart is cool, though that’s another fast-paced one that I don’t think I’m ready for. Pokemon would be awesome, of course. For me, I’d love to see Ace Attorney in VR. I think it would be cool to “view” the game as an audience in the court or something. It’d be relaxing too to just sit back on the couch and read/watch Phoenix do his thing.

Visual Novels as VR would definitely be interesting. Choose Your Own Adventure-like video games would be fun to watch and interact with as well, I think. Granted, these kinds of VRs could already exist but, with our limited experience with VR, they’re still dreams to us. Nintendo does seem to be a little behind with the VR experiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing how Nintendo intends to keep up with and improve their VR games in the future.

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If they could make it so that it’s not so dizzying, that’d be great… though I’m still hoping to try it sometime soon!

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Friday Favorites: Unopened Games

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

So, last week I wrote up a post of games from 2018 that I want to finish this year, and I’m going a step further with this week’s post. When we were cataloging our games, we’ve realized that a couple of games are still wrapped up. It’d be nice if, at some point this year, we opened them to give them a try!


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We still have the original variety kit box hanging out in our den, still unopened. It’s become great friends with the floor plant. It was definitely a novelty when it first came out in the middle of April last year, and maybe Rachel and I will actually open it this year and try to put some of the cardboard things together.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

I haven’t heard anything bad about this game at all, but it has yet to be opened, waiting patiently until we give it a try. Not only that, but we don’t even have it for the Nintendo Switch… We have the Wii U version still unopened.

Rodea The Sky Soldier

Like Tropical Freeze, this is a Wii U game that we had gotten on a little spending spree before getting our Nintendo Switch. We had never heard of it before, but the cover art looked pretty and it seems like you can fly with the main character, so I was sold. Aaannnnd then the game sat on the shelves right next to Tropical Freeze, still looking pretty in the shrinkwrap.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

Out of this list, this particular game is the most likely to be unwrapped and played this year. I was always interested in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, but we’ve never had the consoles for the games. We’ve had a Playstation 3 from our brother-in-law for years, a hand-me-down most likely after he got the Playstation 4, and we have very little games for it. I got the Kingdom Hearts game not only as an excuse to turn the PS3 on at some point, but also due to Kingdom Hearts 3 coming out this month. Considering the series’s story is so convoluted, figured I may as well start at the beginning!

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Of Nintendo Labo

Double Jump Kris MiiThe start of another week, and April is nearly over. On the plus side, it’s finally almost resembling spring where I am!

We’re still getting back into the swing of things after being on vacation last week. One of the items on our to-do list was to take stock of our games and try to get back into a relaxing routine of gaming… Naturally, I went on Amazon to see what I could buy.

Last week I wrote up a post about Kingdom Hearts and got quite a few positive responses saying, “Yes, get it!” So, hey, I had a gift card to Amazon and decided may as well spend it on one of the games to try to get into that series.

nintendo-laboAlong with Kingdom Hearts, though, I was also looking up Nintendo Labo. I’ll admit, upon first seeing the advertisements for these cardboard accessories to a Switch game, I was skeptical. It all seemed cute, perhaps more for kids (although, the robot looks pretty cool), and wasn’t exactly something I was gearing up to get. Seventy dollars for a variety kit of cardboard was a little steep to me.

Yet, it came up on Amazon and I was like, “You know what? Into the cart it goes!”

So we’ll be getting the Nintendo Labo variety kit in a couple of days. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have gotten it if Rachel and I hadn’t watched Mr. Panda’s YouTube video where Alex and Tiffa unbox the variety kit and give a little insight to the product. If you haven’t seen the video, it’s right here for you to enjoy:

Rachel and I are excited to try it out for ourselves and to let you know what we think of the kit as well!

What do you think of Nintendo Labo? Do you have one or both of the kits?

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