The fact that 2020 was really pretty can’t be avoided Pants In some respects. Nor is it a nice and fresh pair of the finest underwear that occupies a dresser drawer — in fact the exact opposite (I’ll omit the figurative details, but you understand the idea). However, the smallest light specs are most easily visible during the darkest months, and in the field of video games, there have been some real highlights in this most years of testing.
Especially for Nintendo fans, the 12-month schedule, which was particularly empty at the beginning of 2020, eventually turned into a fairly solid release year. Just peruse the list of outputs developed and published by Nintendo and you’ll see that 2020 wasn’t half as bad.
The biggest batter is Animal Crossing: New Horizons This did a lot of Nintendo’s hard work, but in the end Paper Mario Origami King, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classic, (Collaboration with Koei Tecmo) Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Disaster..
Then there was a remaster and a rerelease. Xenoblade Chronicle: Definitive Edition, Tokyo Mirage Session #FE Angkor, Pikmin 3 Deluxe And Super Mario 3D All Stars Strengthen the first-party lineup, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit It brought some of its trademark Nintendo magic to the year it was in desperate need.Then there was a small digital-only title like this: Super Mario Bros. 35 And excellent well done!Not to mention the great indie release of Meterton and some well-known third-party titles.
In fact, there was a lot of really powerful software during the year that some people wrote down as one of Nintendo’s “worst.” With Switch sold in record numbers and Nintendo Life awarding four 10/10s this year, it’s hard to look back at the games released in 2020 and feel dissatisfied with everything in mind. There was something for everyone, even if you weren’t a fan of Animal Crossing.
These projects, which slipped in next year, will all be juicy for the next 12 months! Let’s stay aggressive and take a look at our favorite Nintendo 6 moments from 2020 …
Nindy World Showcase
Due to the lack of E3 this year, many online alternatives were rushed to gather during the summer. Many people have made so much effort to make them happen, but the resulting network of semi-affiliate shows and online events catches up with the game news they contain, not to mention duplicate announcements. Made it a little difficult.
Of course, it’s a big story, but the relatively scattergun approach during the summer helps how events like E3 help attract and focus the attention of angry audiences in rivals and trailers. And emphasized how Nintendo effectively curates its own trailer.
I think Nintendo did a great job at this year’s Indie World Showcase. Especially in the August showcase, some real gems on the system are highlighted (see above). Of course, the pandemic disrupted the first-party pipeline, so it was in the interest of platform owners to take seriously the games that other developers are putting into the system.
Still, it’s encouraging to see the support of small developers contributing to making Switch such a vibrant and diverse platform.Lucky to have a game like Nintendo Hades, Horace And Short hike On that console, and if you’re lucky, Switch will have more indie gems of that caliber in the future.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons-Yes, everything
There are several games that “take over” 2020 — Fall Guys And Among us It immediately comes to mind, but this year only one leaked into the mainstream media and dominated the world of game news.
And thank you for its goodness. Tom Nook has helped us survive the year in countless moments of distraction. Whether you’re catching creatures and having fun in-game, or finding island inspiration or endlessly creative custom designs online, Animal Crossing: Don’t know what happened when New Horizons arrived. Hmm. It was irreplaceable.
We and others on the Internet have written more than enough words about it. This year we are offering a real escape in a way that only video games can do, and we are very grateful for the coincidental timing of its launch. Tommy Boy, toast to you.
Paper Mario Origami King and Bobby’s Inspiring Arc
This year, I didn’t expect Paper Mario, the most well-known series in comedy, to be the hardest hit this year, but Origami King managed to do it. There are lots of great characters and writings, but the Bobby Bob-omb was a particular highlight. We pay tribute to Nintendo’s small chap, writer and localization team for providing us with the best moments of the year.