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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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Review: Oninaki

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Few studios’ oeuvres make me as ambivalent as Tokyo RPG Factory’s. Established in the wake of Bravely Default’s success in order to develop more classically styled JRPGs, TRPGF premiered in 2016 with I am Setsuna, which, despite being stylistically one-note and a mite derivative, was promising of things to come,…

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Review: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The storied history of Fire Emblem localizations is something I’ve delved into many times in the past, but at this point the series’ present speaks for itself. Here we are with a massive and contemporary title holding up Nintendo’s summer, letting the series’ growth speak for itself. Best of all,…

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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

As Iron Man flies overhead firing repulsor beams at a dimensional rift channelling pure elemental fire, Miles Morales’ Spider-Man sets down some electric webbing to catch the possessed Doctor Strange off guard, giving Ms. Marvel the perfect opportunity to deliver a flurry of embiggened blows. Meanwhile, Ghost Rider is in…

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