The Nintendo Switch continues to be an unbelievable piece of hardware. Support for the console is in full force, with Nintendo releasing banger games every year and third-party developers flocking to release their titles on the hybrid home entertainment system. It can be hard to keep up with all the cool new games, but two that caught our eye this month are none other than Terraria and Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered.
These two titles have been out for years now, so what makes them so perfect for the Nintendo Switch, and for those who have yet to play them, what are they all about?
Ask anyone about Terraria, and they’ll probably have an epic tale to tell you about their adventure through the world. The easiest way to describe it would be a 2-dimensional Minecraft that has far more RPG elements. You’ll mine into subterranean lairs, create wild and wacky equipment, and fight unbelievable monstrosities.
This isn’t just a flat port with no bells and whistles. Terraria on Nintendo Switch comes with touch screen support. One of the difficulties of playing a game like Terraria on console is navigating the menus. With touch screen support, you’ll be able to easily work through the various systems with ease.
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What’s more, the Nintendo Switch version of Terraria allows for 8-player online play. If you’ve got friends with a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game, you can all load up in one server and start hunting down the beasts that dwell in the shadows. In fact, there are more than 20 bosses and events, including an endgame Celestial Invasion Event and a Moonlord final boss encounter.
Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
Red Faction: Guerrilla was an explosive romp across the surface of Mars. For a game that released in 2009, the technology behind the destructible buildings was mind-boggling at the time. Huge, skyscraper-like buildings would crumble and twist down, crunching into other nearby structures. All of this damage could be caused by a few well-placed remote mines around support pillars.
And now, some ten years later, it’s come to the Nintendo Switch in its remastered form. Anyone who didn’t get the chance to destroy some Martian buildings in 2009 now has the chance in 2019. Players can expect to find exactly what was on offer back in the day, scaled to the Nintendo Switch’s specifications.
For those not in the know, Red Faction: Guerrilla has you fighting, as the name suggests, a guerrilla war against an evil army and corporation that’s controlling Mars. You will need to rescue imprisoned freedom fighters and take down enemy strongholds to gain a footing on the red planet.
It’s one of the few open-world games on the Nintendo Switch, so for those looking to scratch that exploration itch, Red Faction: Guerrilla is the perfect lotion.
The Nintendo Switch is a little powerhouse, and more developers are chomping at the bit to get their games on it. Ever since Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came to the Switch, it seems that more games from the last decade are joining the family.
We love our Nintendo Switch console, so we’re particularly excited at the prospect of replaying some of our favorite games. What do you think of these new additions, will you be digging into the world of Terraria again or reclaiming Mars in Red Faction: Guerrilla?
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