Glad to see that there’ll be physical editions of these, of which I will grab both; it will be very expensive though as they cost the same as the standard edition plus the DLC. Either way, this is exactly what I wanted and I am not complaining. As long as any Pokémon DLC is eventually issued a cartridge release, then they can release all the damn DLC they please. I was this close to abandoning the main series games entirely, so I am glad to see that they have pulled through with physical releases.
Cadence of Hyrule
Held out for physical. Glad to see my instincts paying off yet again. If I like this enough, I’ll grab the vanilla game from which this was based as well (which is getting its own physical release).
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
I’m a sucker for quiz games, and I miss the original Millionaire format. The Hot Seat format that has been airing in Australia for over 11 years now is an abomination. The Switch version also has hot seat couch multiplayer support for up to 10 players, which is awesome.
FIFA 21: Legacy Edition
I bought FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 Champion’s Edition at launch, but like FIFA 20, I’ll grab FIFA 21 after a significant drop in price (AU$30 or less being the sweet spot). EA are having a laugh charging nearly as much for the lazy Switch edition as they are for the other versions. It’s still a great game (perhaps the best portable football game on the market), and I would heartily recommend it to those yet to pick up any previous instalments, but I’m disappointed in EA’s complacency and their disregard for the Switch userbase. Can’t achieve parity with the other platforms? That’s fine! But give us something else! I believe the Wii versions got exclusive Mii modes and the like. Why are we always being short-changed? I would prefer Sega’s Football Manager games, but unfortunately, they haven’t issued physical releases for the Switch editions.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
I think I’m finally going to bite and see what all the fuss is about even though I am not particularly interested in Pikmin. I have gifted my brother with Pikmin games in the past, but I have never played any previous entries myself. I do have Hey Pikmin though (which I am yet to play).
And if the price drops enough, I’ll consider…
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
A brilliant, brilliant concept marred by the lack of cartridge. I absolutely loathe the idea of buying a game tied to physical toys that do not come with the complete game in tangible form. I passed on Starlink, but if it had included the full game on cartridge, I would have likely bought the game and all accessories that I could get my hands on. Perhaps it was for the best. I’d be willing to pay up to AU$50, but certainly not AU$150. If the novelty wears out quickly like it did for Labo, then I can see it becoming a reality, but if it becomes a wild multi-million selling success, then I can’t see the price dropping at all.