THE YEAR IN SQUAREBLIND 2021: JAN – JUNE

The first half of Squareblind.co.uk’s annual review of its gaming misadventures looks at new approaches to conveying narrative complexity in the classic brawler genre of games, how important the cost of a game is to player enjoyment and what makes a good 2D Zelda ‘clone’.

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WarioWare: Get It Together! – simplicity and the multiple game character conundrum

The WarioWare series has made its way to the Nintendo Switch 18 years after first launching as a unique handheld title made up of an escalating series of increasingly intense ‘microgames’ that each take a couple of seconds to play through.  The latest title however seeks to revolutionise the series by letting the player choose a squad of different characters that have unique ways of failing or succeeding in each challenge.

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