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Review: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Back in 2016 the Wii U was waning more than ever, with only a few Nintendo published titles on the horizon and plenty of murmurs of something called the NX. Among them was Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, a unique blend of Fire Emblem, Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei, and Japan’s entertainment…

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Review: To the Moon on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

There was (and arguably still is) a prevalent attitude about video games as a medium in regards to the essentiality of gameplay: namely, that a video game is only really a video game (or a video game worth commending, at least) if it has some sort of core mechanics and…

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Review: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The idea of a console based Pokémon experience has been just out of the purview of probability for decades now. After all, the series is a handheld staple and system seller, with developer Game Freak constantly cramming in more creatures and features from game to game. Now here we are,…

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30-Day Review: Ring Fit Adventure

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Back in 2007, Nintendo attempted to do the impossible. The world’s most beloved and respected game developer was releasing a fitness game…? With a big, bulky scale?! Well, as it turns out, that big bulky scale was actually one of the most innovative devices Nintendo had ever released — and…

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Review: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Before Super Smash Bros. Brawl shattered everyone’s minds, Mario and Sonic met on a different stage. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games kicked off what’s become a solid series of event based minigames, heightened by these two gaming legends and their extended casts. Though the novelty of these two…

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Review: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It’s been nearly 20 years since Luigi first strapped on his trusty Poltergust to tackle a haunted mansion to save his brother, and while the years since have not granted him any more courage, they have now provided us with two specter-filled sequels. Luigi’s Mansion 3 bucks the trend slightly…

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Review: Return of the Obra Dinn on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Lucas Pope made a name for himself with 2013’s Papers, Please; a dour dystopic experience where you play as an immigration officer charged with checking those who cross the border to an authoritarian nation. Pope’s previous work was concerned with putting faces and names to the masses that cross the…

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Review: Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Time travel is a well-worn concept in the realm of Japanese role-playing games, from the aeon spanning Chrono Trigger to the many branches of Radiant Historia. Nippon Ichi Software’s newest IP Destiny Connect, however, sets out to tell a more personal tale with its Tick-Tock Travelers. Y2K When the town…

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Review: A Hat in Time for Nintendo Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Collectathons were some of my most favorite titles growing up, with Banjo-Kazooie standing out in particular. The genre may have fallen off, though Mario’s 3D affairs and games like Psychonauts kept the dream alive in the meantime. Come 2017, though, and we had not one, but two throwbacks to the…

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