Upcoming games Genshin Impact and Decay of Logos look very similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild... but are they blatant rip-offs, or loving tributes? Plus, IGN's Emeka Nwosu joins Nintendo Voice Chat this week to discuss Smash Ultimate's appearance at Evo, as well as his custom fight stick. The NVC crew also breaks down the "hangry" Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer, the free trial for Mario Tennis Aces, and the release of the updated Switch model with better battery life. Finally, they tackle your questions on Question Block.
Here are some topic timecodes for your convenience:
- 00:00:01 - Welcome! Introducing Emeka Nwosu.
- 00:01:30 - Smash, EVO, and why fight sticks?
- 00:16:00 - Are Decay of Logos and Genshin Impact too similar to Breath of the Wild? Casey has played Decay of Logos, and the crew discusses homages vs rip-offs.
- 00:33:00 - Hangry Pokemon Sword and Shield News
- 00:41:00 - Other News! New standard Switch available now, Darksiders II for Switch announced, potential new Cooking Mama, SteamWorld Quest 2.0 Update.
- 00:48:00 - Out This Week - Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection, DC Universe Online, Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, Pix the Cat, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
- 00:51:00 - Whatcha’ Playin? Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Picross, Tiny Metal, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate,
- 01:02:00 - Question Block!