Review: Golf Story

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Video game golf has arguably been perfected ever since the days of the NES, with a generally accepted standard of three button presses: one to start your swing, another to lock in your power and a third to hit the ball square on. As a result, golf games have had…

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Review: Kingdom: New Lands

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Back in the golden age of gaming, before hand-holding tutorials, online wikis and internet forums reigned supreme, beating games was hard work. Players were largely at the mercy of their own wits when it came to exploring the labyrinths of Zebes or unearthing each legendary piece of the Triforce. It…

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Review: Pokkén Tournament DX

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Pokémon and fighting games were my bread and butter back during high school. Somehow that never led to me thinking the two should mix in any big way, and yet I’d go on to put plenty of hours into the Wii U version of Pokkén. I even managed to play…

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Review: Metroid: Samus Returns

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Thanks to Other M’s convoluted sense for storytelling and the recent Federation flop of 2016, the future of the Metroid series was tossed into turmoil. Longtime fans like myself, who have been around since Justin Bailey’s’ 8-bit debut, have feverishly hoped for a series return to form, complete with a…

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Review: SteamWorld Dig 2

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When I play games I’m the type of player to want to see and do everything I can. Every out of the way nook or conspicuously placed opening is an invitation to stray off the path and see what’s waiting for me if I just look hard enough. Rewarding players…

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Review: Monster Hunter Stories

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

As a lifelong gamer, I’ve always been kind of lukewarm in regards to Monster Hunter. Its premise is fighting giant monsters with extremely rad weapons — a concept you’d think every person would love. I’ve tried time and again to get into this series, but I just couldn’t do it,…

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Review: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Crossovers have a way of drawing me in, even if one or more halves of the formula aren’t exactly known to me. I can go on and on about Mario, but other than “those screaming things that used to be Rayman related” I knew next to nothing about Rabbids. Factor…

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Review: Slime-san

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Few genres have played such a pervasive role in my gaming upbringing as the plucky platformer. From seasoned staples Mario and Mega Man to more modern mascots like Meat Boy and Shovel Knight, these seductive side-scrollers have become a kind of comfort food that helps nourish my soul after a…

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Review: Sonic Mania

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Disclaimer: The following review was completed using the PlayStation 4 version of Sonic Mania. After playing through on the Switch version as well, we’ve determined impressions and score still hold though there are some minor performance issues on the system.     Some of my earliest memories are of playing…

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Review: Hey! Pikmin

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Before those squid kids took over the internet and Animal Crossing made the whole world wild, Pikmin was my defining example of Nintendo’s ability to produce unique IPs in the present. The little game that brought a sense of being a stranded space explorer in a world that made you…

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Review: Miitopia

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Games starring Miis have never been extremely robust, though they are often entertaining. Ever since these little avatars arrived on the scene in 2006, Nintendo has been sticking them just about everywhere it can, from small guest roles in games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. to starring roles…

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Review: Namco Museum

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Arcades were a huge part of my childhood, more often than not I visited them with my family. It was thanks to my mom that I developed an appreciation for Pac-Man, and from that I started to explore Namco’s larger lineup of classics. Make no mistake, these games are some…

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