Review – Nintendo Switch Sports

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The latest entry in the Wii Sports series, Nintendo Switch Sports, has finally landed in our hands and I’ve been able to spend a ton of time with it over the last few days. Six sports are available to play at launch: Volleyball, Badminton, and Soccer are all brand-new to…

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Review – Bugsnax for Nintendo Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When I picked up Bugsnax for this review, I knew that it started life as an exclusive launch title for the PS5, but little else. I thought that Bugsnax was the name of the protagonist, and that it would be your standard quirky adventure game. Instead I was greeted to…

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Review – Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Featured, Reviews, Switch

If you’re remotely familiar with my taste in games or our coverage here at Nintendo Wire you’ll know that Kirby floats high above the rest as a personal favorite. The pink puffball has endeared himself to plenty, and 2018’s Kirby Star Allies was one I eagerly awaited as soon as…

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Review – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Let’s not waste time – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a testament to video games as both art and a storytelling medium. This was one of my favorites of 2020 and will likely be a favorite of 2022 all over again. If the idea of a multi-character science fiction narrative…

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Review – Rune Factory 5

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Few games these days still have to make “the great 3D leap” — transitioning into a whole new plane of view with camera work and controls. While discussion of the process is well-found amongst the game critic intelligentsia (“Sonic had a bit of a rough transition into 3D” is one…

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Review – Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Persona series is in the midst of its 25th anniversary year, and while many fans are clamoring for the chance to play Persona 5 on Switch, Atlus has instead turned things back even further. Not to a “main” game, mind you, but instead to a – deep breath now…

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Review – Triangle Strategy

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It’s been awhile since I’ve played a strategy game that wasn’t part of the Fire Emblem franchise, so it’s safe to say that Square Enix’s announcement of Project Triangle Strategy last year left me incredibly intrigued. I liked what I saw in the very first demo they released, and I’ve…

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Review – Chocobo GP

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Final Fantasy is a franchise well-suited to spin-offs, so it’s no surprise that it received the kart racer Chocobo Racing way back in 1999 for the PlayStation. Surprisingly, despite being a solid concept, that game was the only time it was attempted (unreleased 3DS games notwithstanding). Thankfully that’s changed with…

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Review – Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

To take a franchise like Pokémon and make it feel new again likely felt impossible. Efforts like Colosseum gave it a try before having those concepts drop away, and while GO redefined what Pokémon is to many, it really hasn’t changed much for fans of the console games beyond the…

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Review – The Artful Escape

Categories: Reviews, Switch

“Style over substance” is a common turn of phrase across multiple fields of criticism, punchy and powerful in how it can immediately declare a work to be fluffy and vacuous beneath its flashy veneer. I don’t like the term much myself, mostly because its users tend to either use it…

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