Review – PAC-MAN 99

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

From the ashes of Super Mario Bros. 35 comes a new classic turned battle royale. Bandai Namco, Arika, and Nintendo have come together to gift players Pac-Man 99; a high speed and highly competitive twist on the arcade legend. Read on to see how it stacks up to fellow freebie…

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Review – Star Wars: Republic Commando

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The year was 2005. The Wii was still only known as the Revolution. Halo 2 was the biggest game in the world. And everyone was gripped by Star Wars fever as Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was releasing that May. With a new Star Wars movie comes, of course,…

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Review – Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Party games need a particularly special sauce to be worthy of being a featured dish at a family game night or get-together with friends. This sauce has no name, yet its taste is undeniable – it has a full, robust flavor full of fun, with a chaotic nutty aroma that…

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Review – Balan Wonderworld

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The theater can be a magical place, bringing wondrous characters and emotions to life for an audience that ranges from first time attendees to ever-present devotees. That’s partly why I was excited when Balan Wonderworld made its stage debut, with a theme and culture ripe for replication in video game…

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Review – Cozy Grove

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

At first glance Cozy Grove might look like an Animal Crossing clone. You play as a strikingly adorable character arriving on an island where you set up camp with a goal of interacting with and pleasing the locals, and you can decorate the island pretty much however you would like….

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Review – NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Retro, Reviews, Switch

SNK has been busy on the eShop since the Switch’s launch. With Hamster they’ve brought a considerable amount of their titles via the Arcade Archives line, and more recently they’ve begun reviving their own handheld on Nintendo’s latest portable console. We’ve spotlighted some of the NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection releases…

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Review – Monster Hunter Rise

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

  Few games can match Monster Hunter when it comes to their core loop. True, there’s that risk of saminess when you encounter familiar monsters in familiar ways, but that familiarity persists for a reason. The series is its own kind of phenomenon in Japan, with several imitators following with…

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Review – Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Categories: Reviews, Switch

The original release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was all the way back in 2012. The fantasy action-RPG featured a vast open world, a stellar soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope, and told the tale of a world whose inhabitants were cursed by fate itself to fail and die, with no hope…

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