Review – Tetris Effect: Connected for Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

To review any iteration of Tetris isn’t so much based on the game itself, which is about as iconic as any game (puzzle or otherwise) can be, but rather what it does to its familiar falling block formula. I’ve had the fortune of diving into two Puyo Puyo Tetris titles…

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Review – Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When AiAi and the gang rolled onto the GameCube twenty years ago, I had to fortune of receiving Super Monkey Ball right there at launch. Its blend of tight, precision based gameplay and more relaxed minigames made it a favorite for myself and many more, leading to what’s generally accepted…

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Review – Eastward

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Sometimes, all you need to sell someone on something is one sentence, or even one phrase. Tell a college kid a meeting has free food? They’ll be there. Tell a cinephile this movie’s by their favorite director? They’ll watch it. Tell me that a game is an Earthbound-ish action-adventure game…

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Review – WarioWare: Get It Together!

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

After a greatest hits release and years of whatever Game & Wario was, Nintendo’s resident greedy game dev has reassembled his comrades and cronies for another brand-new superfast microgame jam. WarioWare: Get It Together! represents something of a return to form for the franchise, taking it back to its roots…

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Review – Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

In 2010, Sonic Colors was a revelation. After the infamous Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, the controversial Sonic Unleashed, and a bunch of spinoffs of varying quality (the Rush games were great though), we finally had a home-console game from the blue blur that most folks agreed was pretty solid. Now…

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Review – No More Heroes III

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Editor’s note: The review below has been updated with the author’s full thoughts after playing through No More Heroes 3 after a Day One patch. If you read Ricky’s earlier version of his review-in-progress, I recommend diving in once again, as this full review offers a solid takeaway and thorough…

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Review – Spelunky 2

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Spelunky wasn’t the first procedurally generated game by any stretch, but it would end up one of the first titles I dove into of that nature. It blended with its roguelike elements to bring about a game that could seemingly be played forever – you may eventually say layouts or…

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Review – Boyfriend Dungeon

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Genre mashups are so intuitive that you can describe them in an old Reese’s slogan: “two great tastes that go well together.” And when it goes well, the end result is indeed like the holy union of chocolate and peanut butter, the two sides drawing out each other’s strengths while…

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Review – Road 96

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Since catching my eye at The Game Awards 2020, Road 96 easily found itself towards the top on my “games I want to see on Nintendo Switch” list. A road trip adventure taking place in the ’90s, but placed against the backdrop of a totalitarian regime? An odd combination of…

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Review – Button City

Categories: Reviews, Switch

When I first saw Button City at this year’s Wholesome Direct, I knew it was a game I wanted to play. I’m a big fan of colorful, low-poly art styles, and the premise of a group of plucky kids coming together to save their neighborhood arcade seemed like it would…

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Review – NEO: The World Ends with You

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Touch controls were everywhere on the Nintendo DS, but no one made them work like Square Enix. Don’t get me wrong, you could find other good, even great touch based games from other developers. But SE managed to craft an urban fantasy RPG that embraced not just the stylus but…

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