Review – Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Pokémon series has managed to deliver five distinct RPG adventures across three generations on the Switch. That’s more than any other system before it, all in under six years, with impressive sales numbers fueling each of them. Even if we discount the Ilca developed Gen IV remakes, you’d think…

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Review – Harvestella

Categories: Reviews, Switch

In almost every genre, the most innovative and charming games come from indie developers. RPGs, metroidvanias, and basically everything that isn’t a AAA cinematic action adventure rpg crafting extravaganza is pushed forward by titles from smaller teams – except, perhaps, the humble farming/town simulator. The number of games trying to…

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Review – Bayonetta 3

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Featured, Reviews, Switch

Oh Bayonetta 3, you long withheld delight. First announced all the way back in 2017, PlatinumGames’ return to their flagship franchise was well overdue. Busy as they were between then and now, the buttery smooth action and unrivaled tone of the series was sorely missed. And here we are at…

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Review – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle made a fantastic first impression back in 2017. Seeing Shigeru Miyamoto walk on stage with blaster, watching the games Creative Director Davide Soliani’s sincere emotions at the unveiling of his work, and then eventually playing through and reviewing the title made for quite the first…

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Review – Persona 5 Royal for Nintendo Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The cries of millions of fans have finally been heard by Atlus, and Persona 5 Royal is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch, allowing fans to steal hearts on the go. As the definitive edition of 2016/2017’s Persona 5, Persona 5 Royal has been heavily updated with quality…

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Review – Tunic

Categories: Reviews, Switch

The world of games criticism (and even casual discussion of the medium) is filled with “-likes.” Roguelikes, Soulslikes… we call Metroidvanias Metroidvanias because we had two examples to pick from instead of just one. Even first person shooters were once upon a time simply called “DOOM Clones.” The reasoning for…

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Review – OneShot: World Machine Edition

Categories: Reviews, Switch

If there was one trend among indie games of the ’10s, it was in the development and reflection of empathy. Future classics like Papers, Please and Undertale made the player question their actions and treat the fictional characters of imagined worlds with care and nuance. In a medium where so…

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Review – Splatoon 3

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Splatoon has quickly become a mainstay Nintendo franchise over the last several years, so no one was surprised when Splatoon 3 was announced early last year. A follow up to Splatoon 2 and it’s excellent Octo Expansion DLC, Splatoon 3 continues to usher the franchise to stylish new heights by…

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