Review: Kirby Fighters 2

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Featured, Reviews, Switch

After the enjoyable but initially lacking Kirby Star Allies and the mobile game inspired Super Kirby Clash, we were overdue for another serving of Dream Land’s pink, puffy, and powerful hero. Powerful is right this time too, as HAL has revisited a 3DS era subgame once again to bring us…

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Review: Robotics;Notes Elite

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Science-Adventure series of visual novels, developed by Mages, is one of the most critically acclaimed in the genre, and it’s not hard to see why if you’ve played its most well-regarded entry, 2009’s Steins;Gate. The series generally combines stellar character development with genuinely tense plot progression that’s handily offset…

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Review: Rivals of Aether

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Super Smash Bros. series is one of Nintendo’s most beloved properties, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the best-selling fighting game of all time. The games have garnered a huge following over the years from both casual and hardcore players. However, there is a sect of professional Smash players…

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Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Categories: Reviews, Switch

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So goes one of the most well-known aphorisms in the English language, and one that the developers at Moon Studios appear to have taken to heart, because their luscious follow-up to the beautiful Ori and the Blind Forest, a painterly Metroidvania with an…

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Review: Hades

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Years ago when I first played Bastion, I remember being drawn in by the ever present narration, the overwhelming amount of options, and the soundtrack more than anything else. The same would go for Transistor, whose gameplay became even more unique and its story more tight and investible compared to…

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Review: Phoenotopia: Awakening

Categories: Reviews, Switch

There was a time, long bygone, when getting stuck in a video game was a problem not easily resolved. Before the internet, before dedicated strategy guides, before you could Google a side quest and find five different walkthroughs on how to beat it, children playing the original Legend of Zelda…

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Review: Hotshot Racing

Categories: Reviews, Switch

When I was a kid, my local church youth group had a few arcade machines all hooked up in a row and set to freeplay. I didn’t get to go to arcades often, so the various events when the machines were all on at once were absolutely magical for me….

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Review: Windbound

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Being a lover of all things tropical, Windbound caught my eye early on. I was immediately drawn in by what looked to be a mashup of Breath of the Wild, Don’t Starve and Moana! I followed the game loosely from announcement until launch, and wishlisted it as soon as I…

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Review – Paper Mario: The Origami King

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

For the 20 years since its debut, the Paper Mario series has changed itself multiple times and become something of an anomaly in the plumber’s history. Initially a simple RPG with a unique art style, it would go on to embrace and expand on those roots with unique (particularly for…

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