Review – Samurai Warriors 5

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force haven’t exactly been shy about putting its Warriors (AKA Musou) games on the Nintendo Switch over the past few years. Whether you want to cut down moblins, slimes, or iconic figures of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, you’re well catered for. But what if…

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Review – Eldest Souls

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

I’m going to get the obvious out of the way now – Eldest Souls is (openly, proudly) inspired by Dark Souls and other games of its well-worn cloth. FromSoftware’s work has had a notable and lasting impact across gaming but rather than some mechanics or a memetic comparison, Eldest aims…

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Review – The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Game translation (“localization,” if you’re nasty) is an often unsung profession. No matter how well-received or lauded the writing of a game is, praise is often (deservedly) heaped at the feet of the original author, while those who actually translated it for a different audience are (undeservedly) ignored. The only…

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Review – Cotton Reboot!

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Cotton Reboot! updates and aims to improve upon 1991’s Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams. It does so most apparently by updating the visuals throughout, with new sprite work and effects soaring across the screen as you play through its seven stages. This arranged mode is the main attraction of the reboot,…

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Review – Legend of Mana

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Legend of Mana was not a game I’d ever really heard a word about. I knew of it – the series had to continue somewhere after the SNES era – but people didn’t speak of it like they spoke of its predecessors. Secret of Mana was the 16-bit era action…

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Review – Mario Golf: Super Rush

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

About three years ago Nintendo and Camelot doubled up for the Switch’s first Mario sports title. Mario Tennis Aces enhanced the core gameplay of that series, giving it meter management and more techniques to master for even the most ardent athletes. It may’ve been held back in some ways, but…

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Review – Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The red haired hero Adol Christin has adventured back onto the Nintendo Switch with a port of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the latest entry in Falcom’s long-running Japanese action RPG series, but this time around he’s got a new ‘do and his adventuring has been somewhat… restricted. Breaking outta Balduq…

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Review – Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When you regularly experience different games and stories, becoming somewhat set in your ways is unavoidable. You know what you like, you know what you don’t; and if you’re like me you sometimes actively push back against the memetic spread of hype when something out of your usual tastes starts…

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Review – Minute of Islands

Categories: Reviews, Switch

There’s a joke I hear around the gaming community sometimes that’s some variation of “every game these days is either about a man with a gun or a woman with depression.” While obviously reductive for comedic purposes, at times it feels like there’s a real strain of truth to that…

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Review – Mighty Goose

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Geese are on the rise in games, and while it was a rather nasty one who paved the way, how’d you like to be a honkin’ hero for a change? That’s what Mighty Goose promises, a bite sized 2D shooter from Blastmode Games, and it delivers. Comparisons to Metal Slug…

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