If there’s one thing the Nintendo Switch isn’t short of, it’s controller options. Either having the Joy Cons strapped to the sides, having them in the Joy Con grip, having one of them horizontally or even the good old Pro Controller. And with the often praised local multiplayer aspect of the system it’s always good to have multiple controllers on hand. Sadly many of them are coming with a premium price tag, making those multiplayer evenings not so financially viable for many. Here comes 8Bitdo, however, who have recently made their popular line of Bluetooth, retro inspired controllers compatible with the Nintendo Switch. In this review I’m taking a look at the NES30 Pro.
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku is quite the title. The first part celebrates the reappearance of the Cladun series of games. Yeah, don’t worry, you’re not the only one scratching your head. Prior to this review I’d never even heard of the series never mind played any of them either. Cladun was a niche game released on the PSP at the turn of this decade and a sequel arrived a year later. The series came and went without much of a dent in the Western gaming world, but here it is once again on the PlayStation Vita. The subtitle This is Sengoku is what drew my attention to this release. Even if you’re not acquainted with Japanese history, at some point you’ve played a game that has something to do with the romanticised and hugely popular Sengoku period. Tokugawa, Nobunaga, yeah you’ve played something that has been inspired by Sengoku.
Asteroids. One of most classic and influential arcade games of all time. It’s an incredibly simple concept, as necessary for the technology of the time. You rotate your ship, thrust forward and shoot. It’s timeless. It’s a mechanic that’s been copied time and time again and here we are with Astro Duel. Originally released on the PC last year the Nintendo Switch version comes with the Deluxe name as a complete, definitive package.
Since its inception on the PlayStation 2, the Disgaea series has been known for a few things: completely mental battles and using a truly astounding amount of your time, often into the hundreds of hours. Going into my first Disgaea experience was a little apprehensive, to say the least.