Pokemon has been a cultural phenomenon since the late ‘90s, and it only seems to be getting more popular every year. With the release of each new set of cards, movie, TV show or video game, the fighting ‘mons reach even more gamers of all ages. That growth continues with the release of the new pair of games for the Nintendo Switch, Let's Go Pikachu! and Let's Go Eevee!. Whilst similar, I personally went with Pikachu's game, so that's where all of my thoughts will be coming from, although if past games are any indicator, differences between the games will be miniscule.
The first adventure may have arrived long before the Nintendo Switch was about, but it doesn’t mean we can't ignore the fact that Guns, Gore & Cannoli was pretty fantastic. Back in 2015 the guys over at Crazy Monkey Studios brought us a comical platforming tale of an Italian mobster, Mr. Vinnie Cannoli and his adventure through Thugtown after a zombie outbreak had overrun the city. Now though he’s back, and this time - with Nintendo Switch in full swing - we can now enjoy Vinnie’s delightful adventures on the go as we head back into a story in which the life of a mobster is the only way we know.
The fantasy genre is one that has been well and truly done a thousand times over, but if you are able to throw in the right ingredients to come up with something special, there’s no doubt players will come running. Hoping for the masses might be a little more than developer My Next Games are expecting with their debut title Soulblight, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to give it a shot.