Review: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Before playing Fate/Extella, all I knew about the franchise was that it had a female version of King Arthur while the plot revolved around the Holy Grail. Going in, I generally assumed it would be a quirky anime take on the Knights of the Round Table (maybe we’d see the…

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Review: Death Squared

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Hello, my name is Jaxson Tapp, and I am an addict. A puzzle game addict. Almost any puzzle game will get me my fix, sure, but only the best puzzle games are going to sink their hooks into me. Thanks to my years of puzzle obsession, I’ve come to learn…

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Review: Kirby’s Blowout Blast

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Kirby’s no stranger to games that deviate from what could be called his series’ formula. Games like Tilt ‘n Tumble and Epic Yarn carry the Kirby name in ways that feature unique gameplay or visuals, while others like Dream Course offer an existing sort of game type with a suitable…

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Review: GoNNER

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Captivated by a crying child’s traumatized trek through the nine circles of hell and the twin-stick tumblings of a certain sacred seedling, it’s no secret that I’ve become quite the glutton for punishment afforded by the infamously challenging genre known as the roguelike. In fact, not a week goes by…

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Review: Ever Oasis

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

I’ll be the first to admit these tattered thumbs have lost track of the countless calamities put to rest and worlds saved from complete and utter annihilation. In my 30 years spent tirelessly battling the forces of evil, I’ve traversed the Wings of Time alongside sentient frog knights under a…

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Review: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Categories: Reviews, Switch

From Shovel Knight and Wonder Boy to the Blue Blur’s triumphant return to blast processing, Nintendo’s new portable console is quickly becoming the go-to place for gaming’s most hallowed mascots and fans of old school platforming. Not to be left in the dust, the pharaoh of this retro renaissance, WayForward,…

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Review: RPG Maker Fes

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Even the greatest game developers have to start somewhere — and for many years, that somewhere has been RPG Maker. A series of software development tools primarily for PC, the toolkits allow budding game designers to make their own RPGs with no programming knowledge required. And now the series hits…

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Review: ARMS

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When it isn’t inventing them itself, Nintendo’s always had a knack for refining genres and presenting its own signature spin. We most recently saw this with Splatoon, a game that plenty shrugged off on its reveal, and it now stands as the finest thing to come out of the Wii…

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Review: Cave Story+

Categories: Reviews, Switch

There are few games as important, influential or impeccable as Cave Story. Originally developed by one man, Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, and released for free in 2004, it’s often regarded as the father of modern indie games — in no small part due to its creativity, efficiency and mastery of game…

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