Monstrum Nox Review, ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ DLC Coming Soon, Plus Latest Sales – TouchArcade

Hello dear readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade roundup for July 13, 2021. It’s a very quiet day today, my friends. No new program. Very little news. A small list of new sales with just a few highlights. And somebody spending too much time playing Metroid: Mission Zero today, therefore, it only has one review ready to read. I wonder who it was. Anyway, it’s more of a shorter read today, but I hope you like what we have regardless. Let’s go!


‘Minecraft Dungeons’ Gets New DLC and Update Later This Month

Although there was a bit of content missing at launch, Minecraft Dungeons found a solid niche with those looking for an accessible hack-and-slash action RPG. Subsequent updates and downloadable content have bolstered the amount of stuff to do in the game, and the next big drop is coming in a few weeks. The output of echoing void The DLC, which sees players battle through The End, is slated for July 28. Alongside this, a free update for all players will add a new mission and an assortment of new enchantments. A new Ultimate Edition of the game will be released on the same day, bringing together the base game and all six DLCs.

Reviews and mini-views

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox ($59.99)

I’m not going to lie, this old Falcom fan sees more and more cracks in his faith in recent years. While Trails of cold steel wasn’t bad, I don’t think it was as good as previous games in the series. The developer doesn’t seem to be doing as many interesting side projects as it once did, and all of its games have become increasingly wordy, losing the fast pace that once characterized its offerings. And while it’s not specifically about Falcom, some versions of its recent games have been pretty difficult from a technical standpoint.

All that being said, I really like Yes. I did not play a Yes game that I didn’t like, and even some of the worst versions of games appealed to me a bit. Friends, let me tell you: this Nintendo Switch port of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox probably going to be the worst version of this game. I didn’t expect otherwise; this game ran horribly on the PlayStation 4 and it wasn’t going to improve on weaker hardware. The framerate is sometimes thin, sometimes disastrous and often jerky. The resolution does that usual Switch thing where it’s often good but sometimes not. It’s all very noticeable to the point that I don’t see how anyone couldn’t see it. I’m sure the developer running the port did their best, but it wasn’t meant to be.

So why did I have so much fun with Ys IX: Monstrum Nox on the switch? Well, at its core, it’s just a really good game. Even a frame rate that, if mapped to a graph, would look like a roller coaster track in Canada’s Wonderland isn’t enough to spoil that. The story is silly in a good way and more than compelling enough. The new moves Adol gains with his curse make combat and navigation even faster and more fun. There are some truly epic battles that manage to impress even when turned into a slideshow. The characters are, at least for me, more sympathetic than those of Yes VIII. Indeed, the pace of this all-around game is better than the last two games.

Besides being able to play it on the go, it’s definitely the worst way to play Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. I’m not going to sugarcoat this. Technical problems are serious and common here. It’s not one of those ports that will make you wonder how the developers pulled it off. You will see the sacrifices that have been made, in atrocious detail. You go feel their. And yet, it remains an extremely enjoyable game. If this is the only way to play this game or if the portable factor is extremely important to you, I think this is still a good choice. It’s a snappier, sleeker, and more exciting game than its predecessor that maintains the story’s reputation Yes line respectfully.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5


(North American online store, US prices)

The most obvious thing to point out here is this nice discount on Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne. This is its first post-launch discount and brings the game to what I think is a more acceptable price point for the quality of this remake. Beyond that, 2K Games is once again holding a sale. All the same games as usual, and they’re still as good as ever. Buy them if you want or wait a few weeks for them to go on sale again. Very few things in the outbox are worth considering, but be sure to check out these lists yourself and see what appeals to you.

Select New games on sale

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne ($34.99 from $49.99 until 7/19)
Pizza tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/19)
Breakfast Bar Tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/19)
Food Truck Tycoon: Asian ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/19)
Spider Solitaire ($1.99 from $8.99 until 7/19)
Deiland: Pocket Planet ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/19)
The Fates of Ort ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/20)
Crazy Strike Bowling EX ($4.99 from $9.99 until 7/21)
Pix Jungle Adventures ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/23)
pure pool ($10.49 from $14.99 until 7/23)
Billiards 19 ($13.99 from $34.99 until 7/23)
Melting ($5.19 from $12.99 until 7/23)
The Specter’s Retreat ($5.19 from $12.99 until 7/23)
The black ($24.99 from $49.99 until 7/26)
WWE 2K18 ($19.79 from $59.99 until 7/26)
NBA 2K 2 playgrounds ($7.49 from $29.99 until 7/26)

carnival games ($9.99 from $39.99 until 7/26)
The Civilization of Sid Meier VI ($19.79 from $59.99 until 7/26)
XCOM 2 collection ($14.99 from $49.99 until 7/26)
BioShock: The Collection ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/26)
BioShock Remastered ($7.99 from $19.99 until 7/26)
BioShock 2 Remastered ($7.99 from $19.99 until 7/26)
BioShock Infinite: Completed ($7.99 from $19.99 until 7/26)
Borderlands Legendary Collection ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/26)
Borderlands: GOTY Edition ($11.99 from $29.99 until 7/26)
Borderlands: nice collection ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/26)
The Outer Worlds ($23.99 from $59.99 until 7/26)
PGA Tour 2K21 ($19.79 from $59.99 until 7/26)
NBA 2K21 ($4.79 from $59.99 until 7/26)
WWE 2K Battlegrounds ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/26)
Tales from the Borders ($19.99 from $24.99 until 7/26)

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room ($3.99 from $9.99 until 7/26)
Tested on humans: escape room ($3.99 from $9.99 until 7/26)
invisible fist ($1.99 from $9.99 until 7/27)
Rise of madness ($3.49 from $9.99 until 7/27)
Amberland Legends: TFC ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/27)
Death and taxes ($5.84 from $12.99 until 7/27)
RÊVEMO ($7.49 from $14.99 until 7/27)
Charge the child ($1.99 from $2.49 until 7/27)
Solitaire TriPeaks Flowers ($2.03 from $5.99 until 8/2)
Crowdy Farm Puzzle ($1.99 from $5.99 until 8/2)
Dark Arcana: The Carnival ($2.09 from $14.99 until 8/2)
Demon Hunter: Revelation ($2.09 from $14.99 until 8/2)
Moorhuhn Remake ($5.59 from $6.99 until 8/2)
Just BlackJack ($1.99 from $2.99 ​​until 8/2)
Thumbnail: The Story Puzzle ($1.99 from $3.99 until 8/2)
Overlanders ($1.99 from $24.99 until 8/2)
Multi-questionnaire ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/2)
Super Loop Drive ($1.99 from $3.99 until 8/2)
Retro game pack ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/2)
History 2048 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/2)

Sales end tomorrow, Wednesday July 14

9 Shaolin Monkeys ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/14)
Anna’s Quest ($15.99 from $19.99 until 7/14)
Ash of Gods: Redemption ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/14)
Distribution of the Seven Heavenly Gifts ($2.59 from $12.99 until 7/14)
Cattails ($1.99 from $14.99 until 7/14)
Fire: Ungh’s Quest ($11.24 from $14.99 until 7/14)
Flat Earth Vol.2 ($2.99 ​​from $3.99 until 7/14)
Mainlining ($2.99 ​​from $14.99 until 7/14)
New star manager ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/14)
Redeemer: Enhanced Edition ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/14)
Rubix Roller ($3.19 from $3.99 until 7/14)
The Spirit of the North ($12.49 from $24.99 until 7/14)
Beached Sails: EotCI ($9.99 from $24.99 until 7/14)
Super Archer ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/14)
Count Lucanor ($2.99 ​​from $14.99 until 7/14)

That’s all for today, my friends. The good news is that tomorrow we will have a few new games on the schedule. There will also definitely be some news to check out, and I expect at least some sales to appear. i will try to finish Metroid: Mission Zero tonight so I can skip to my replay of The Return of Samus. Hope you all have a great Tuesday, and as always, thanks for reading!