Review: Detective Pikachu

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Pokémon has been no stranger to shakeups in the past. Pokémon Ranger, Mystery Dungeon, and Snap are just a few ways the Pokémon franchise has taken steps away from its roots. But, with Detective Pikachu, the apple has fallen even farther from the tree. We’ve never seen a Pokémon game…

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Review: The Alliance Alive

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

As the culture of gaming looks ever forward, innovating in both game design and technology, certain genres tend to be lost to time. From collectathon 3D platformers, to silly FMV titles, to arcade styled beat ‘em ups, certain types of games simply aren’t made anymore — unless it’s in the…

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Review: Kirby Star Allies

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

A lot of things have changed in 25 years, but Kirby’s not one of them. While his overall look has evolved, the formula of stress-free platforming and fun copy abilities has made him one of Nintendo’s most reliable. His titles are consistently “good” games that allow any and all to…

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Review: Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Bayonetta 2 is a game that deserved a second chance. While its release on the Wii U back in 2014 was one of my absolute favorite titles on the platform and was met with rave reviews across dozens of publications, the console’s low adoption rate caused it to be a…

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Review: Dragon Quest Builders on Nintendo Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It takes something really special to overpower any preconceived notions about a game’s genre and get me hooked on it. At face value, Dragon Quest Builders looks like a Minecraft rip-off covered in Dragon Quest’s timeless and charming art style. However, the game shirks off any notion that it’s just…

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Review: Fe

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Disclaimer: This review of Fe is based on the PlayStation 4 version of the game. As soon as the Switch version is in hand, we’ll make sure to adjust the review (score included) accordingly, should there be any factor(s) that affect our opinions. Fe is a game I’ve had my…

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Review: Owlboy on Nintendo Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

In an age when games are announced and released in a few months’ time, made by hundreds of developers, and funded by a publisher looking at what’s most marketable rather than what will make the best game, we can always rely on the smaller indie gems to remind us of…

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Review: The Darkside Detective

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The point-and-click adventure genre has been a favorite of mine for many years now, but even its most ardent fans have to admit they can get pretty bloated at times. From ridiculous logic puzzles to slow navigation and instant death traps, it’s not uncommon to get exhausted. Spooky Doorway’s The…

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Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Making decisions can be a draining, sometimes even painful task. Every choice puts us down a path and closes off another, weighing on you until the outcome plays out. This feels less weighty in games — after all, there’s usually just a “right” choice and that’s that. Radiant Historia was…

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Review: Celeste

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Platformers aren’t known for their riveting narratives. Push start, watch a brief introductory cinematic of nefarious ne’er-do-wells threatening the status quo, and it’s off to saving princesses, staking vampire lords and (Mega) busting up twirly mustached scientists. “Gameplay is king!” we shout, pledging our allegiance to the gods of gaming…

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Review: Night in the Woods

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It’s easy to get lost in your own life. Sometimes plans don’t work out or you never really had one to begin with, making that awkward trek back to square one all the more frustrating. Doubly so when you stumble back into a place you thought you knew so well…

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