Binge Buying Indie Games

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Everyone knows how expensive gaming is as a hobby, right? Thank goodness for indie games! For less than the price of first-party games, we bought half a dozen indie games to enjoy for a while. I believe all of these games are visual novels, or at least close to it, right?

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Yes, ironically enough, these are all visual novels for the most part. This is fine because we both enjoy that genre and we haven’t played too many visual novels lately. These are games we stumbled upon or have been on our radar for a while. A first-party Nintendo Switch game is about $60. These games together, at the time we bought them, totaled about $48. So, we got six games for the price of one and we still could have gotten more if we wanted to match the $60. Overall, I think it was a good haul.

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A rated-M game? On Double Jump’s Switch? We guess so since Blind Men was randomly found and recently released on the Nintendo Switch. It seems simultaneously ridiculous and intriguing since you play as an aspiring supervillain in this visual novel.

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Florence is a shorter visual novel that takes its inspiration from the “slice-of-life” genre and is about a young woman navigating a romance that uproots her stale routine. Jett from In Third Person praised this game last month, and we figure we’re probably going to end up crying while enjoying this.

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Coffee Talk has a few elements that really got us interested — fantasy characters, pixel art, branching storylines, and, of course, coffee! While we heard about this in passing, it piqued our interest, and at Michelle at A Geek Girl’s Guide seemed to enjoy what she played during her first look at the demo.

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Murder By Numbers first hit our radar when we heard that Masakazu Sugimori was composing the soundtrack. Considering how much we adore his work from the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series, we knew we eventually had to pick this up. Starring a pair of amateur detectives — one a former actress, the other an amnesiac robot — it sounds like something we’d enjoy, especially with all the praise that the game got from Adventure Rules!

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Later Daters was a game Rachel came across completely by accident. When making a list of indie games to buy, she looked up other visual novel games and found this on Steam. Thinking it would be a game to try for later when on the Nintendo eShop, it popped up. So, we bought this too.

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Speed Dating for Ghosts is a game Rachel found, although she can’t remember where she heard it from. Promptly forgetting about the game (unfortunately, a lot of games slip through the cracks that way), Rachel came across a tweet from Hannie at the Hannie Corner, who was playing the game. It immediately went back on the list of games to buy and try.

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Top Tuesday: Favorite Nintendo Switch Games We Own (So Far)

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

The Nintendo Switch has been out and about for a little over two years now! We’ve played a lot of games – old, new, indie, and more. All have been great, but here are a few that stick out in my mind. Of course, the games listed below are games I’ve played the most of.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This game was breathtaking (no pun intended). While I’ll admit it’s not my favorite Zelda game, it’s definitely high on the list between the music (which could be soothing or intense), the graphics and open world, and the game play itself. Kris and I put a lot of hours into this game and tried to squeeze out all we could from this game before beating the main story. This is the kind of game where I wish I could turn it on for the first time again and be totally amazed and not being able to wait to see what happens next.

Octopath Traveler

This is another amazing game. The graphics and music are top notch – higher than top notch. The characters are all loveable and while, I would like more character banter and development, Kris and I have a wonderful time filling in the blanks and imagining what they would all do and say on their journey together. Still, we’ve been playing this game since it came out in July 2018 and still haven’t beaten it. We’ve been taking our time and enjoying every moment of it.

Super Mario Party

I wouldn’t say this is my favorite Mario Party game, but it’s a good Mario Party game. Would I like more boards? Yes. Would I like them to be bigger and longer? Yes. Is it like Star Rush or Top 100? Yes and no. They added elements from those games and mixed them with old elements we love and it worked beautifully. Are there any vehicles? No cars, no moving together, but there is a raft… but that’s mode’s actually fun, so I can’t complain. Overall, Super Mario Party is a game we’ve played over and over again. It was definitely refreshing to get this game.

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

While I haven’t played this one as much as I would have liked, I’ve been enjoying what I have been playing of it. Smash is a good that’s fun alone or with friends, even though it’s better with friends. World of Light is an amazing story mode and the roster is overflowing. This game was certainly made with love and I’m so happy to have the chance to own and play it.

Pokemon Quest

I had to put this game on the list. Even though you don’t do much, I’ve played this game quite often and have put a lot of hours into it. It’s a mindless, relaxing game. It’s good to put on, especially if you don’t know what to play. Someday I will actually beat the game… Pokemon Quest is grinding at its finest.

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Nintendo Switch Wish List

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Thursday!

While I still hope that they’ll announce a Luigi’s Mansion and Animal Crossing game for the Nintendo Switch, I was exploring the Nintendo eShop the other day and added a few games to my wishlist.

1. I Am Setsuna
2. Yooka-Laylee
3. ARMS
4. Snake Pass
5. Graceful Explosion Machine
6. Puyo Puyo Tetris
7. KAMIKO
8. The Binding of Issac: Afterbirth

I absolutely loved the Wii U, but I’ll admit that I didn’t buy as many games as I wanted for it. This was because they were expensive and I certainly love my Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. I tended to stick with those main games.

With the Switch, I want to try to broaden my horizons a bit. I want to try games I normally wouldn’t. The money is still a pain, of course, but this is partly why I wanted to start a blog about video games.

Hopefully, I’ll get some of these games soon and you’ll see reviews about them in the future.

What games are you looking to buy for the Switch? Do you have any of these games? Let me know in the comments below!

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Friday Favorites: 1-2 Switch Games

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Going off of Rachel’s last Top Tuesday, I thought I would share the few 1-2 Switch mini games that I do not mind. Granted, 1-2 Switch is not a game that I play on a regular basis, but the few times Rachel can persuade me to turn it on, there are some mini games I won’t complain about.

Ball Count

If I were to have a favorite aspect about 1-2 Switch, it would be how well it shows off the technology of the console and the Joy-Con. Ball Count showed just how sensitive the Joy-Con were with the simulated marbles “hiding” in the controllers. I was amazed at the technology and enjoyed the challenge of the mini game.

Treasure Chest

This fast-paced puzzle mini game is a real challenge and it’s hilarious trying to focus and beat your opponent in it.

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Yoga is pretty fun — I don’t do it often at all nowadays, but I remember enjoying the unit whenever I did it during P.E. and fitness classes back in school. Also, going against Rachel, who can barely keep still is awesome.

Quick Draw

I love the fast reflex games, and Quick Draw was tons of fun. It was simple, yes, but proving that you’re the fastest when it comes to pushing a button? Very satisfying.

Boxing Gym

The boxing mini game is one of my favorites, mostly due to the fact that I grew up wanting to be Batman, partner up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and know all sorts of martial arts. Play this game a few times in a row, and it’s a decent mini workout. Win-win!

Do you have any interest in the 1-2 Switch games? Any that you didn’t actually mind?

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Nintendo Direct 2017 Recap

Nintendo Direct 2017

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If you have to work like Kris and I, then chances are you missed this year’s Nintendo Direct. It was hosted on the 12th of April, which was a Wednesday. I was able to catch the tail-end of it, but then dinner was ready, so you know. Lucky for us, Nintendo posted a recap of the upcoming games for the Switch and the 3DS.

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Reading through the recap, I believe what I was most interested in was the section detailing the upcoming Switch games. While I’m pleased and impressed by the Nintendo Switch itself, it did not have a strong launch line. Instead, Nintendo seemed to place all their bets on Breath of the Wild — rightly so, it seems, but it still stands that there were not many games at all at launch.

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I agree and even with this next line-up of games, we still won’t be getting most games until late spring and summer. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will come out by the end of April and while we plan on getting it, most people already have it. We never bought the DLC for Mario Kart 8, so it’ll have fairly new features for us, but I still wish they created a Mario Kart 9.

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I’m looking forward to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well, especially with how stingy I can be with DLC! It’ll definitely be fun to explore all of the other racers and carts. I believe you mentioned Arms as well when that was first announced, so that’s another game to keep an eye out. I think I’d like Arms much better than 1-2 Switch when it comes to showing off the Joy-Cons motion controls.

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I can’t wait for ARMS! That looks like it will be such a fun game and completely unique too. That’s being released June 16. Another game that will be out this summer is one of the two Sonic games they showcased. The summer game, Sonic Mania, goes back to the old school ways of graphics and stage levels. I’m excited for this one even though the Sonic games have been going downhill lately.

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Hey, if they return to the original Knuckles, I’ll be satisfied! I hate what they did to his character in the Sonic Boom games, but I won’t get into that. I’m interested in seeing what they do, but I’m not too optimistic with the new Sonic games coming out. I did find it interesting that they’re going to have a Monopoly game for the Switch. I remember having one for the GameCube with all sorts of themed boards, so I’m curious as to what they’re going to do for the Switch version. If it has themed boards after their franchises, like Pokemon and Legend of Zelda, I may splurge on it.

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We’ll just have to see what the Sonic games look like as their release dates get closer. I’m definitely interested in Monopoly. It’s one of my favorite board games and I too remember the Gamecube version. I wonder what they’ll do for the Switch? It would be cool if they added their franchises to it! There are interesting games to come during the course of 2017. I can’t wait to add more Switch games to our so-far small collection.

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