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October 27, 2021

In today’s episode of GameSpot News, Persia talks about what problems N64 games are having on the Nintendo Switch, how A Quiet Place will be adapted to video games, what’s in the Phasmophobia Haloween update, and how Far Cry 6 is laying on the guilt.

It’s another episode with Persia covering what you need to know about video games today. Nintendo Switch Online has released a bunch of N64 titles that you can play on the go, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and there have been some issues with the games. The largest problem is button mapping, with the N64’s six buttons having to be laid over the Nintendo Switch controller, which only has four. That is creating awkward and, for some, unplayable control schemes for titles such as Sin and Punishment. Some games also lack features that used to be available using the N64 controller pack, which was a device inserted into the older controller that acted as a memory card. That means the games are seeing missing functionality, such as the ability to race against your own ghost driver in Mario Kart 64. 

A Quiet Place is becoming a single-player, story-driven horror game. Paramount’s movie about a family trapped in a future where aliens hunt down anyone who makes a sound is now being adapted into a game by Saber Interactive, iLLOGIKA, and EP1T0ME. The development team has also pulled in employees who worked on Rainbow Six and Far Cry. The story will not focus on the family seen in the movie, but instead will tell its own story. If there’s one thing we learned from the movie, it’s that you should definitely go chasing waterfalls… if you want to have any conversations with other characters, anyway.  

Phasmophobia is releasing a huge “Nightmare” update for Halloween, and it includes the new Maple Lodge Campsite map. There are four new ghost types as well: Onryo, The Twins, Obake, and Raiju, which players will run into more frequently during the Halloween event. The update also adds weather, Nightmare-level difficulty, mini-map changes, and balance tweaks.
Finally, if you dropped off of Far Cry 6, the game might have something to say about it. Players have reported getting emails from antagonist Anton Castillo telling them they can do better. For more news head on over to GameSpot.com and YouTube.com/GameSpot.