Happy New Year readers! Okay, so we’re a little over a week into 2023 — you’re probably moving into last year, trying to work towards the best things to come. But we only need to look back to 2022 one last time for the best eShop games in December.
Now, December is usually a quiet month for game releases – but Nintendo yes released five short indie trailers in the festive series House of Indies just before Christmas. Some of them have glossy drops inside that make our wallets even lighter than usual this time of year. We are really spoiled!
Before we get into the best of December 2022, let’s tackle one of those shadow slumps, a game many have been waiting for a long time — Sports story — which we said in our review that “cannot be denied that it feels quite disappointing after years of waiting”. Hope, that new patch fixed some things!
Well, apart from that, here are our eShop Picks for December!
As a special gift at the end of the holiday season, we’ve expanded this field to include some of the 7/10 we’ve given out at the end of the year — including a few of those glossy drops. . Our upcoming plan is to mainly stick to the 8/10 ratio, but this time, we wanted to highlight more games than usual. So let’s take a look at what just missed out on our top three:
Publishing company: Digital Devolver / Developers: Daniel Mullins game
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this on the list. Important pet of 2021 code Be a deck builder in disguise, a game that plays games with you. While you’ll have to play cards in the game (in the game within the game), the meta, horror, and weirdness are what make Inscryption so special. You always know you’re on a wild ride when you play a game by Daniel Mullins and this game is no exception. It’s delightfully smart and feels like home on the Switch. It was well worth the year-long wait.
It has one 8/10 from usThis is a pretty good advantage for the Switch port that came out just over a year later.
Publishing company: DECK13 . focal point / Developers: Matthias Linda
One of the few modern J-inspired RPGs that we can say with confidence feel like SNES games, shackle echo is a blend of all the best elements of some 16 bit classics while creating its own identity with modern gadgets, passion and heart. Flexible and unique combat system; the maps are large and fun to explore; and you can ride mechs! There is so much to love – and all this largely developed by one person. Madness!
Publishing company: Playtonic Friends / Developers: MegaWobble
However, for the NL team in general, we were looking for something pleasant and cozy during the holiday season. Something that can take us back to our childhood, where our imaginations could run wild and we could create our own adventures, run around and dress up. Game Lil Gator That’s it.
Short and sweet, while being truly creative, Lil Gator Games evokes the best parts of our childhood. It captures the warm, carefree nature we all feel when we run around and play like little kids. And the lovely visuals, the shaded, and the fall scenery perfectly matches the tone of the game.#
With one 8/10 from us and an avid fan base at Nintendo Life Towers, Lil Gator Games is our eShop pick for December 2022.
How We Decided on the eShop Picking the top three: As we approach the end of each month, Nintendo Life staff members will vote on their favorite titles from a list of games selected by the editorial team. To be eligible for this list, these games must have been released as digital-only Nintendo Switch eShop titles in that particular month and must be rated on Nintendo Life; We select eligible games based on their review scores.
Employees were then asked to vote for the three games they thought deserved to be at the top of that list; The first choice gets 3 points, the second choice gets 2 points and the third choice gets 1 point. These votes are then checked to create a top three list, with the overall winner taking the top prize of that month.