Disclaimer alert – I haven’t always been a big fan of the “shmup” (shoot em’ up) genre of video games. Growing up, I found the genre to be an obnoxious bore of arcade titles that were either too easy or too hard and made no attempt to be good for anything other than killing time.
The Nintendo Switch has become a bit of a safe haven for Wii U ports as of late. Pokken Tournament DX comes to mind as the most recent in popular Wii U titles to get a slight tweak and a promotion to a bigger dance. There have been a flurry of eShop games making the transition from Wii U to Switch as well. Among those titles is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-platformer named Teslagrad that, much like the title may suggest, will either attract or repel you.
It’s been four years since an iteration of FIFA has graced a Nintendo console. The 2014 version of EA Sports’ popular soccer franchise hit the Wii on September 13, 2013, skipping the Wii U entirely. Right out of the gate, the big question is whether FIFA 18 on the Switch marks a successful return for EA Sports to Nintendo platforms? And honestly, the answer is a little complicated.