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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Review – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Minigame compilations can be a hard sell, as while they’re likely to get some fun times going they may not have staying power. What if instead of mere minigames though, over 50 time-tested table top mainstays were brought together and dressed up with some superb level of detail? That’s what…

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Review: Shantae and the Seven Sirens

Categories: Reviews, Switch

  The hair-whipping, purple-haired half-genie hero is back for her fifth platforming adventure: Shantae and the Seven Sirens. Since playing Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on my Nintendo 3DS five years ago, Shantae has become one of my all-time favorite franchises. With each new installment, developer WayForward mixes fun platforming,…

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Review – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

As a digital idol, it only makes sense that Hatsune Miku has had her fair share of rhythm video games over the years — just over 10 years, to be exact. Miku’s Project DIVA series has been lighting up arcades across Japan since July 2009, and to belatedly celebrate its…

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