Today sees the not-exactly-long-awaited release of The Wonderful 101 Remastered, following a Kickstarter campaign that concluded less than three months ago. The game is already good to go across the Nintendo Switch, PC, and PS4, suggesting that the crowdfunding effort may not have been strictly necessary. But no matter: the release of a lost cult classic to a wider audience is cause for celebration. Right?
In many ways, yeah. I do like this game a lot. But I can’t help feeling that The Wonderful 101 Remastered doesn’t quite do all it could to get more people on board. This game wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea even among Wii U owners who played it, and it remains uncompromising in remastered form.
The Wonderful 101 is the work of PlatinumGames, the studio behind games like Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, and Astral Chain, and it has a typically intricate combat system. Stylistically, it also harkens back to director Hideki Kamiya and producer Atsushi Inaba’s work on Viewtiful Joe back in the GameCube days, with colorful visuals and superdeformed superheroes. All of this sounds like the perfect formula for a classic Platinum character action game.
That’s not really how The Wonderful 101 plays out. Most of the game happens from a zoomed-out perspective, with your character leading an army of dozens of heroes. With touchscreen gestures or right-stick actions, you can command these allies to come together for powerful “unite morph” abilities. The game looks more like Pikmin than Bayonetta at a distance. But make no mistake: The Wonderful 101 is as deep an action game as any Platinum has ever released. This is a game that constantly keeps you on your toes and makes you think about the best strategy to defeat each enemy.
“The Wonderful 101 is a game that unfortunately didn’t reach the audience we hoped, so it’s always been a title that we wanted to revisit at some point in time,” Inaba told me last year. “Compared to other Platinum games I feel that The Wonderful 101 is one of the more unique titles that we have in our library,” Kamiya added. “It’s a little harder to identify than say, Bayonetta as a character action game. So I’m very interested in saying to people ‘hey, please try out this unique game that we love as a company that we have confidence in.’”
The remaster is clearly a passion project for Platinum, which, understandably, wants to give the game another shot at success. The Wonderful 101 is the studio’s most unusual release, however, and it still doesn’t do a great job of explaining its countless oddball mechanics. Being on the Wii U can’t have helped, but I’m not sure The Wonderful 101 is that much easier a sell on other platforms today.
Part of the issue with The Wonderful 101 Remastered is that the original game was one of the few games tailored specifically for the Wii U, Nintendo’s failed Switch predecessor. Most developers made use of the Wii U’s tablet-style GamePad controller simply by letting you play through games entirely on the touchscreen, but Platinum used it for attack inputs, radar information, and occasional sequences with different camera angles. In Remastered, this is all handled with a picture-in-picture option, and you can also display both virtual screens side by side. It works well enough, and the controls were arguably better with analog stick input in the first place, but the solution does give you the sense that you’re playing a slightly compromised product.
Compounding the issue for me, at least, is the fact that I’ve been playing The Wonderful 101 Remastered on a Switch Lite, which is very much a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s probably the closest you’ll get to the Wii U version because you can still use the touchscreen, and the picture-in-picture feature even works with pinch-to-zoom gestures. It also looks good; it appears to be a straight port in terms of assets, but it runs at a native 720p and mostly sticks to 60fps. But the zoomed-out camera doesn’t work well on a 5.5-inch screen. The Wonderful 101 is a chaotic game that can be hard to read even on a TV screen, and it does not scale down elegantly to something the size of a phone. Conversely, the Wii U-era visuals probably don’t hold up as well on a 4K TV.
I really like The Wonderful 101 as a game, so I’m glad it won’t be trapped on the Wii U forever. It’s one of Platinum’s most inventive works, and I bet there are a ton of people who like the studio’s games but were never able to play this one. I just wonder if there was more that could’ve been done to tighten up the experience and make it more accessible. The deeper mechanics remain opaque, and the interface hasn’t been tweaked enough to make the game feel like a natural fit for hardware less weird than the Wii U.
If you’re into other Platinum games or character action games, in general, it’s definitely worth checking out The Wonderful 101. There’s really nothing like it. It’s a truly unique game with a strong sense of style and confidence. I would heartily recommend it to anyone who dug Astral Chain. But just know that it’s very much an acquired taste, and you shouldn’t expect the remaster polish to change much in that regard.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered is out today on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.
PS5 Launch Games: List of All Confirmed Launch Titles on PlayStation 5
When It will be available?
PS5 launch games will be available when the console will be out that is around Christmas 2020. But the list of games is coming with the new PlayStation Plus collection, including Bloodborne, God of War, and The Last of Us.
Many of the games have been confirmed by the developers that will be a part of the PS5 window.
Games available at the launch of the PlayStation 5 include:
- Astro’s Playroom
- Demon Souls
- Destruction All-Stars
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
All first-party PS5 games confirmed so far
Here are the first-party games – which have been made by Sony’s own studios – coming to PS5, and in some cases, PS4 as well:
- New God of War – This is the next edition in the God of War series, which has yet to be named, will be coming in 2021.
- Horizon Forbidden West – This is set in a far-future America, Guerrilla returns for this Horizon sequel coming to PS5 and PS4 in 2021.
- Gran Turismo 7: The game will be the eighth mainline installment in the Gran Turismo series.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Miles Morales is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
- Demon’s Souls: Demon’s Souls is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an upcoming third-person shooter platform game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5.
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
- Returnal – A new action game from Resogun studio Housemarque.
- Astro’s Playroom
- Destruction AllStars
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Cyberpunk 2077*
(Releases alongside PS5 worldwide launch on Nov 19th)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War*
(Releases Nov 13th)
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
- Destiny 2: Beyond Light
- Observer: System Redux
- Watch Dogs Legion
PlayStation Plus Collection – Launch Games
Like every other stuff, PS5 launch games are also coming with its premium collection. The Playstation Plus collection is for the pro gamers who are not satisfied with the basic games.
- Battlefield 1
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy 15
- God of War (2018)
- Infamous: Second Son
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat 10
- Persona 5
- Ratchet and Clank
- Resident Evil 7
- The Last of Us: Remastered
- The Last Guardian
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Until Dawn
Wrap Up :
This is all about PS5 launch games and all the exclusive PS5 launch titles that are going to make your Christmas a happening one. I hope you would like this article. Do share your views in the comment section.
Thank you 🙂
How to download PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update (100% working tips)
PUBG is the most popular battle royale title and after being banned in India, users are in shock. Ability to run on low-end smartphones enhanced PUBG Lite reputation and the developers trying their best to offer a seamless user experience via different updates. On September 17, developers have launched the most awaited version called PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update and if have headed here then definitely you want to download PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update. Scroll down to know the step by step downloading process of the latest PUBG update.
The newest update of PUBG Lite is of 350 MB for Android devices and for installing it on your smartphone your device must have 600 MB of free storage. Users can download the latest update via Google Play Store and those who are unable to download from the official store can follow the steps mentioned below:
Disclaimer: As you know PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite have banned in India so we don’t advise Indian users to download the game.
How to download PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update
Those who possess the less RAM devices can download the latest update of PUBG Lite without any worry. You will get the full fleased gameplay on your low memory smartphones and to install it on your devices you need to follow these steps:
- First of all download the PUBG Mobile Lite 0.19.0 update APK from the trusted source.
- Before installing the apk file on your device you have to make necessary changes in your smartphone’s settings. Move to settings> Security and Privacy> Allow installation from unknown sources.
- Now you are able to install the Apk file.
- Its time to navigate to File Manager and locate the downloaded Apk file and hit the install button.
- Wait for a while as it will consume a few some time to install and after completing installation you are ready to take part in the addictive battle.
Important updating tips
- It is best to download the latest update over a Wi-Fi connection. You can also try to download on a 4G network but make sure you are not performing any other task at the same time.
- Minimum 600 MB RAM is required to download PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update.
- At the time of downloading your device need enough charging so charge it before downloading.
If you can’t afford high-end smartphones then PUBG Mobile Lite Global version 0.19.0 update is a surprise for you. With this update you can enjoy the world-popular battle royale title on your low-end mobiles. Here you came across the downloading process for the same and I hope after reading this guide you would be able to access the APK file of the game without any trouble.
If you found the information helpful then don’t forget to share with your PUBG lover buddies. Also, share your feedback via the comment section.
How To Play PUBG Mobile On PC Without Emulator
Want to play PUBG Mobile on PC?
PUBG is growing as the most popular mobile game. PUBG has stolen the hearts of many Game lovers. Playing this amazing game on the larger display will be a great difference.
This game has attracted a large number of PC gamers by releasing an official emulator to play the game.
Even without using an emulator, there are several methods available to play PUBG Mobile on PC without Emulator.
In this article, we have explained the most popular ways used to play PUBG Mobile on PC without using the Emulator.
But before this, let us discover more about PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile is a popular multiplayer game in which one can play with their friends and can use the voice chat feature as well to communicate e with their squad members.
PUBG Mobile is a multiplayer game in which one can play with their friends and can use the voice chat feature to communicate with their squad members.
Without much delay, try these simple ways to play PUBG Mobile on PC without Emulator.
Specification of PC for PUBG Mobile
- Operating System – Window 7,8,10
- RAM Memory – 4 GB
- Hard Disk Memory – 2 GB
- Processor – Dual Core @2GHz
- Internet Connection
How to Play PUBG on PC Without Emulator?
To play PUBG Mobile on PC, you are required to download some software on your Android or IOS mobile. Here are a few steps you need to follow :
- Download TC Games exe on your PC.
- Download TC Games APK on mobile.
- Connect your Mobile with Pc via USB Cable.
- Turn on USB debugging on Mobile Phone settings.
- Open TC Games on a Mobile phone.
- Click on “Connect PC”.
- Your Mobile screen will be shown on the PC.
- After a successful connection, open PUBG Mobile on your mobile using a PC.
- We are done! Start playing PUBG Mobile on your PC.
After following these steps, you are able to play PUBG Mobile on PC with the help of a Keyboard and Mouse and this happens without using an Emulator.
BUT, what to do If you have a PC with low specs?
Worry not, with the method mention below, you can play PUBG Mobile on PC smoothly without lagging or any issues.
Another Way to Play PUBG Mobile on PC.
PUBG Mobile can be played on Pc via streaming. To do this, follow these steps-
Step1: Download APowerSoft on your PC.
Step2: Enable USB Debugging in your Phone Settings.
Step3: Download APowerMirror app from Google store.
Step4: Connect phone and PC with the help of a USB Cable.
Step5: Screen will be a mirror.
Step6: Enjoy playing PUBG Mobile on PC.
This is all about ‘How To Play PUBG Mobile on PC without Emulator’. Enjoy this thrilling game on a big screen now.
Hope you find this article helpful. Give your feedback in the Comment Section below.
Thank you for reading!
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