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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Nintendo’s never been shy about revisiting its library, though usually this applies to the home console front. With the exception of Pokémon, handheld heroes are sometimes out of luck when it comes to seeing their favorites return. Thankfully, there are exceptions, and just in time for the Switch Lite launch…

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Review: Daemon X Machina

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It’s not often that a game’s marketing can get you single-handedly interested in an entire genre, but thanks to my anticipation for Daemon X Machina, I’ve spent the better part of 2019 thinking about big robots. Ever since playing the initial demo back in February, I’ve just been wanting more…

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Review: Risk of Rain 2

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Arguably the best part of roguelikes is when you’ve finally collected enough loot to achieve god-like status, obliterating everything in your path like a hurricane without even trying. The first Risk of Rain, a sci-fi roguelike defined by potent power-ups and an ever-escalating difficulty, was particularly great at evoking that…

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Review: Untitled Goose Game

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

In a world of sequels and spinoffs and inspired bys, it’s always a treat playing something that captures a one-of-a-kind feel. As far as concepts go, Untitled Goose Game does just that, and does so with pride. You take on the role of a goose, just a goose, out and…

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Review: Castle Crashers Remastered for Switch

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Lately, a lot of games that debuted on Xbox platforms are either already released or on the way to Nintendo Switch. Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest, and even Banjo and Kazooie’s appearance in Super Smash Bros. show that the Microsoft love on Switch is strong. Now, another game that…

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Review: Astral Chain

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

After rolling out The Wonderful 101 on Wii U to high praise but low sales, Nintendo and PlatinumGames have been tethered together again to bring the world a new action title. The accessibility and polish of the former paired to the satisfying combat and zealous style of the latter complement…

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Review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy for Nintendo Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Riding the nostalgia-wave once again, Activision has remastered a beloved trilogy from the ‘90s — and this time around, it’s everyone’s favorite purple dragon making his triumphant return. Spyro Reignited Trilogy, handled by Toys for Bob, the developers of the Spyro spinoff Skylanders, revisits Spyro’s first three adventures with his…

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Review: AI: The Somnium Files on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Among the wacky Japanese game director auteurs — the Kojimas, Kamiyas, and Yoko Taros of the world — few captivate me more than Kotaro Uchikoshi. Making a name for himself in the West with the superb Zero Escape series, Uchikoshi has an inventive eye for narrative design in the game…

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Review: River City Girls

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

For a genre that’s so well defined in its name, there’s a good deal of variety when it comes to beat ‘em ups. Somewhere between the poles of pure side-scrolling action and whatever stroke of genius God Hand was lies cult classic River City Ransom. The English localization of Downtown…

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Review: Creature in the Well on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Not gonna lie, I’m pretty ‘meh’ when it comes to pinball. They’re typically the most expensive games at the arcade and, more simply put, I’ve never been good at them. For whatever reason I’m the master at getting the ball to drop perfectly between the two flippers. Every time, without…

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Review: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Switch

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Nothing really screams ‘90s gaming nostalgia for me quite like the PlayStation era of Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX are three of the most iconic games in RPG history, all with very distinct styles, storytelling, and tone. Final Fantasy VII was applauded for its modern take…

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