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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Review – Littlewood

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

It’s saying something when one of my only noteworthy issues with Littlewood is its bafflingly bad Switch home menu icon (which is set to be fixed anyway). The rest of it is just that charming. First, a summary. Littlewood is a life-simulator that covers pretty much everything you’d expect from…

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Review – Persona 5 Strikers

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Mid-2017, I had just returned from living abroad. While happy to be reunited with friends and family, I missed the country and city that had become my second home. Thankfully I had a little slice of Japan to dive back into by the name of Persona 5, a game that…

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Review – Cyber Shadow

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Retro revivals can be tough. There’s always the sense of needing to live up to and pay tribute to the source of inspiration, but too much fidelity can make it seem like you have nothing to offer. A couple years back I played through The Messenger, which sought to revisit…

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