Review: Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Let’s get the most obvious critique you will probably hear about Immortals: Fenyx Rising out of the way: Yes, the game is strikingly similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I’m not talking about a few one-off mechanics, either. The entire experience, from the very beginning to…

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Review: Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Music has such a crucial place in video games, working its way into your experience with every note. The Kingdom Hearts series knows this, with series composer Yoko Shimomura’s work bringing a familiar sensation to anyone who’s ever swung a Keyblade. Through their dedication to recurring themes like Simple and…

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Review: No More Heroes for Nintendo Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Wii, like any Nintendo system, will be best remembered for the games published by its own creator. Like, who doesn’t love Super Mario Galaxy or Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, or Wii Music? Oftentimes third party titles can be a little more varied, though, and don’t endear themselves quite…

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Review: Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When it comes to games about collecting monsters for the purpose of battling, there’s one that looms large. Even though Pokémon dominates the hearts and minds of the world when it comes to little combat-ready creatures, plenty of other franchises have popped up over the years chasing the same idea….

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Review: Part Time UFO

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

HAL Laboratory has been delighting Nintendo fans for decades, most famously with all things Kirby. Now, though, they’re sending another round, floating friend out into the world to make a living via the gig economy. Part Time UFO is a Switch port of HAL’s first mobile title, titled Hataraku UFO…

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Review: Kirby Fighters 2

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

After the enjoyable but initially lacking Kirby Star Allies and the mobile game inspired Super Kirby Clash, we were overdue for another serving of Dream Land’s pink, puffy, and powerful hero. Powerful is right this time too, as HAL has revisited a 3DS era subgame once again to bring us…

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Review: Robotics;Notes Elite

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Science-Adventure series of visual novels, developed by Mages, is one of the most critically acclaimed in the genre, and it’s not hard to see why if you’ve played its most well-regarded entry, 2009’s Steins;Gate. The series generally combines stellar character development with genuinely tense plot progression that’s handily offset…

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Review: Rivals of Aether

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

The Super Smash Bros. series is one of Nintendo’s most beloved properties, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the best-selling fighting game of all time. The games have garnered a huge following over the years from both casual and hardcore players. However, there is a sect of professional Smash players…

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Review: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Categories: Reviews, Switch

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So goes one of the most well-known aphorisms in the English language, and one that the developers at Moon Studios appear to have taken to heart, because their luscious follow-up to the beautiful Ori and the Blind Forest, a painterly Metroidvania with an…

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Review: Hades

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Years ago when I first played Bastion, I remember being drawn in by the ever present narration, the overwhelming amount of options, and the soundtrack more than anything else. The same would go for Transistor, whose gameplay became even more unique and its story more tight and investible compared to…

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