There’s been a shift in the Zelda franchise, and the success of 2017’s Breath of the Wild shows fans are craving something new. And technically, yes, Twilight Princess takes place 800 years after Majora’s Mask, making it a sort-of sequel. Yet, Majora’s Mask had features that would be perfect to bring back to the series: its time limits, grittier atmosphere, and – most important of all – its use of masks to transform Link into all sorts of creatures. Plus, if Nintendo did follow-on the story, a return to Termina would be a great deal of fun. The teaser trailer for Breath of the Wild 2 implies the sequel is taking a darker tone, so perhaps the franchise could be ready to revisit some of Majora’s magic soon. … [Read more...] about 15 N64 games that deserve sequels on the Nintendo Switch
Did six million really die
A 3 million year exile sounds bad, but it's not better than the sentence you'll impose on whoever you find guilty. And it is all up to you. Lady Love Dies is the investigator, and whatever you find out as you play her is what you'll take into the trial at the end of the game. In fact, if you have a strong hunch, you could just start the trial as soon as you meet the judge. But then you'd be missing out on finding your own truth (which is not the same as facts, as Lady Love Dies is quick to point out) by combing the island, searching for clues, and interviewing the remaining inhabitants. Each one could be personally guilty, tangentially involved, or just an innocent bystander. … [Read more...] about Have you tried… solving murders with the power of vaporwave in Paradise Killer?
Fortnite's designers may have responded to PUBG with opportunism, but they also responded with craft, and the map is where this is most immediately apparent. Battle Royale's map is significantly smaller that PUBG's, but it is also built with very different ambitions. The tighter footprint means that the slow rolling shift from one kind of terrain to another that makes PUBG feel so innately wild and natural is replaced with a cluster of neighborhoods that can transition quite abruptly. PUBG has the space to build up the gradient until - Jesus! - you suddenly realise you're climbing a mountain. Fortnite relies on little IKEA hills that emerge from the ground in compact piles of rock. Want to get up high? Here's your chance. Equally, its urban spaces are caricatured plots of real-estate - the skyscraper district, the rundown mini-mall, the toilet factory - which feel entirely separate from the landscape around them. And they're meant to. PUBG's meant to feel wild, like you've been dropped … [Read more...] about Fortnite’s on its way to being the world’s biggest game, and here’s what makes it special