Up for an adventure
From quick bursts of fun to epic quests, get your consoles ready
OCTOPATH TRAVELER NINTENDO SWITCH
The ’90s were a golden age for Japanese role-playing games (RPG) and Octopath Traveler is a callback with beautiful sprite-based graphics, and a turn-based combat system that’s deep and easy to grasp.
The old-school graphics hold up well on the smaller screen when your Switch is in portable mode. Instead of following one character’s story you get eight. And how all the stories interlink is what makes Octopath special and fresh.
There’s over 100 hours of gameplay with many secrets – some of which we found about 80 hours in. It’s a must if RPGs are your thing.
CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER NINTENDO SWITCH & 3DS
The Wii U was a good console with some great games. Captain Toad is one of those and now gamers can experience it on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS.
Players must guide Toad to collect hidden coins and gems while activating platforms and switches to defeat enemies. While the levels are easy to complete on the first pass mastering levels and completing unlocked challenges are more difficult – but this is optional.
Toad is as cute as ever and the game is bright, colourful and fun – even on the 3DS. If you like puzzle games get this one.
Kick it old school or collect coins with a cute toad.