Review: Super Mario Maker 2

Categories: Reviews, Switch

I’ll say it loud and say it proud: Super Mario Maker is the best video game released for the Wii U home console. Not only is it a phenomenal showcase for the GamePad’s potential, but also fulfilled on the sky-high promise of infinite user created Mario stages for fans of…

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Review: Cadence of Hyrule

Categories: Reviews, Switch

From Mario invading Rabbids to Star Fox barrel rolling through Atlas, Nintendo’s no slouch when it comes to licensing out their franchises to third-party developers. The Legend of Zelda in particular has been around the block a few times, having three mainline entries — Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons,…

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Review: My Friend Pedro on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Ever wondered if fruit could talk, what wisdom they’d impart? Apples would probably nag us to eat healthier, given their obsession with keeping doctors at bay. Berries would simply blather on about the past thanks to their uncanny ability to ‘member stuff. As for Pineapples… let’s be honest. They’d undoubtedly…

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Review – Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Anybody who’s kept up with my reviews on this site knows that I’m a big fan of the Etrian Odyssey series. It’s also not much of a secret that I’m a big fan of Persona, having indulged in most of the modern numbered titles and their various spinoffs. And you…

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Review: Crystal Crisis

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

If you’ve been a frequent reader here you’ll know that I love Puyo Puyo, Panel de Pon, and other cute competitive puzzle games through and through. A new challenger has appeared in that block-busting, pattern planning ring thanks to Nicalis and a surprising assortment of partnerships. Off the heels of…

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Review: Team Sonic Racing on Switch

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Sonic is the fastest thing alive, but every so often he gets behind the wheel to give the rest of his friends a fighting chance. The latest entry in Sonic’s karting adventures, Team Sonic Racing, has a few noteworthy issues, but it’s overall a worthy successor to Sumo Digital’s previous…

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Review – Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Categories: Reviews

When I was a kid, I used to imagine with the absolute wonder of a young boy what the world would look like if Pokémon were real. This thought was persistent, always sticking at the back of my mind because if I knew one thing, I knew it would be…

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Review: Mortal Kombat 11 for Switch

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Mortal Kombat 11 is like a perfect distillation of the modern AAA game industry. It’s a tug of war between game designers, artists, producers, and distributors. While the gameplay is the best it’s ever been, almost everything that happens when there isn’t a health bar on screen feels like it…

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Review: BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

  Back in the days of the 3DS, BoxBoy! was a surprising delight developed by the wonderful people over at HAL Laboratory. Spanning three games, Qbby adventured through hundreds of puzzles using his ability to spawn boxes from his body. The last entry in the series was titled Bye-Bye BoxBoy!,…

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Review: SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Author: Tom Brown

My childhood memories of card-based video games aren’t pretty. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories made me want to throw my GBA across the room in frustration — Baten Kaitos went right over my head with its in-depth mechanics, and somehow I went into Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution…

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Review: Katana Zero on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Masocore games and I have gotten quite chummy over the past few years, from humble beginnings beefing up with Meat Boy to cathartic climbs up Mount Celeste. Dipped in the spicy sauce of nostalgia, it’s a genre rarely made for the faint of heart, rewarding only those with the perseverance…

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