The fuckin’ Switch, man.
I said a couple months ago that all the Switch needed to do was be the place where you could get Nintendo’s definitive output and drink from the Indie firehose and it’s completely happening. Gabe runs that battery into the ground off Steamworld Dig 2, Golf Story, ARMS, and it’s not going anywhere. I remember when you’d endure wave upon wave of shredding, mercenary launch shrapnel until you could seize the life-saving buoy of a tentpole release. Now, Mario Odyssey has to contend with a phalanx of addictive play in a spectrum of playstyles.
I’m still playing Has Been Heroes. Still. But, Tworko - I thought it haz a Metacritic score of 53! That’s an indictment of Critics, and their shuddering, greasy amalgam - not the other way around.
Very few games can engage every person in my house, and the mobile title Hidden My Game By Mom is one of them. Even that’s coming to the Switch. I don’t know which rad game I’m gonna play every time I pick it up, and the store on it is the best they’ve ever done. If there was ever a machine designed for the terrifying, interminable flight to PAX Australia, this is it.