NUTS is a superb example of how a single well executed mechanic can mean an indie game punches well above it’s weight.
Hades is exceptional. Supergiant Games’ latest work excels in every area possible. An absurdly polished mix of morish combat, note perfect music, humanistic writing and textbook worthy narrative design.
Singular in intent and action, Carrion sees the monster of the story take revenge on so many men. An interesting take on the idea of reverse horror, if not an entirely successful one.
Nintendo First Party Titles were the main draws at the Hands-On event, With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS being three games that seem to highlight everything the Nintendo Switch has to offer.
For me, the Nintendo Switch Hands on event started with mini game collection 1-2 Switch. A party game, designed around direct competition, and definitely built to show off the new controllers.
Nintendo seem to have learned their lesson from the announcement of the WiiU. Where that announcement was a bloated, feature filled exercise in justifying its own existence, and the Console suffered from a confusing brand name that didn’t help. The Switch looks different. The Switch is Different.