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Review: Murder by Numbers

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

People can find comfort during trying times in the oddest of places. For many of you, that’s likely Animal Crossing: New Horizons and by all means keep enjoying that delightful game. If you want something a little more narrative driven that’ll stimulate your puzzle solving skills, however, Mediatonic has got…

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Review: Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Mid-budget and quirky Japanese games were a tier of gaming that disappeared for a while in the 2010’s, likely due to rising development costs and an audience that shifted its attention to mobile devices. Thankfully, the accessibility of tools like Unreal Engine 4 and the rebound of many players to…

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Review: Afterparty for Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

I’ve sung many, many praises of Night School Studios’ Oxenfree here on Nintendo Wire over the last few years. The story-driven game built on a natural-dialogue system had me enthralled from the get-go, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been eagerly looking forward to Night School’s followup, Afterparty, since it…

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Review: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Pokémon as a franchise has had countless iterations and spinoffs over the years, tackling every manner of genre from “Pokémon photography” to “watch Pikachu watch TV” — but Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series is special. Far from a novel idea or a shallow cash-in, it’s a series that constantly achieves greater…

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Review: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When it comes to fighting games on Switch, we are, thankfully, never short on options. From gems like BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, to indie games like Pocket Rumble and Fantasy Strike, the Switch has been slowly building up a truly impressive library. I’ve played…

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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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