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Review: Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Categories: Featured, Reviews, Switch

The hair-whipping, purple-haired half-genie hero is back for her fifth platforming adventure: Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Since playing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on my Nintendo 3DS five years ago, Shantae has become one of my all-time favorite franchises. With each new installment, developer WayForward mixes fun platforming, great…

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Review: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

As a digital idol, it only makes sense that Hatsune Miku has had her fair share of rhythm video games over the years — just over 10 years, to be exact. Miku’s Project DIVA series has been lighting up arcades across Japan since July 2009, and to belatedly celebrate its…

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Review: Trials of Mana on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Remaking a game is always a sticky business. You have to thread a needle between remaining faithful to what made the original great and updating it to fit modern sensibilities, choosing what archaic charms to keep and what to throw away. Figuring out how to fit an all-time classic into…

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Review: Streets of Rage 4

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Note: This is a review of the PC version of Streets of Rage 4. For specific thoughts on how the Switch version runs, check out our other article on the topic! The side-scrolling beat ’em up is a rare find these days, with only a few indie developers keeping the…

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Review: Moving Out for Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Does anyone like moving? Packing all your stuff up and shoving it into a truck, knowing you’re just going to have to un-shove it from that truck once you get to your new home is a massive source of stress, especially when you consider the fact that you have to…

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Review – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Categories: Reviews, Switch

If there was ever a series that was impossible to describe to someone that had never played it, it’s Animal Crossing. Wikipedia describes it as a “social simulation” series, an off-shoot of the life simulation genre made popular by games like The Sims, but trying to sell someone on a…

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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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