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Review: Mortal Kombat 11 for Switch

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Mortal Kombat 11 is like a perfect distillation of the modern AAA game industry. It’s a tug of war between game designers, artists, producers, and distributors. While the gameplay is the best it’s ever been, almost everything that happens when there isn’t a health bar on screen feels like it…

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Review: BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

  Back in the days of the 3DS, BoxBoy! was a surprising delight developed by the wonderful people over at HAL Laboratory. Spanning three games, Qbby adventured through hundreds of puzzles using his ability to spawn boxes from his body. The last entry in the series was titled Bye-Bye BoxBoy!,…

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Review: SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Author: Tom Brown

My childhood memories of card-based video games aren’t pretty. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories made me want to throw my GBA across the room in frustration — Baten Kaitos went right over my head with its in-depth mechanics, and somehow I went into Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution…

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Review: Katana Zero on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Masocore games and I have gotten quite chummy over the past few years, from humble beginnings beefing up with Meat Boy to cathartic climbs up Mount Celeste. Dipped in the spicy sauce of nostalgia, it’s a genre rarely made for the faint of heart, rewarding only those with the perseverance…

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Review: Cuphead on Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

When it comes to Nindies, I can think of no finer how-do-you-do than Cuphead’s overdue debut last month. Rumored and requested plenty, it took the combined effort of Nintendo, Microsoft, and Studio MDHR to pour this one out and meet the frothing demand of run ‘n gunners and animation fans…

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Review: Yoshi’s Crafted World

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Since Yoshi’s Island dropped on the SNES over two decades ago and became an instant classic, Nintendo’s foremost green dino has had a bit of a topsy-turvy career, with no successors quite living up to that initial game’s glory. Some suffered from age (Yoshi’s Story), others from gimmicks (Touch &…

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Review: Unravel Two on Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

At last year’s E3, EA surprised everyone by simultaneously revealing and releasing Unravel Two, a followup to 2016’s universally adored Unravel. Despite the delight of the surprise, one thing was missing — a Nintendo Switch release for the game. Later, the developer gave an explanation, stating that a Switch release…

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Review: Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Reviews

Kirby’s Epic Yarn might be the cutest game ever made. When it was revealed and released on Wii nearly ten years ago, hearts everywhere melted at the sights and sounds of a game where danger was low and charm was high. It may not have been the most “Kirby” game…

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Review: Baba is You on Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Lately, ‘puzzle game’ has meant falling blocks, what with the likes of Tetris, Puyo Puyo, and Lumines populating the Switch. For others it’s something more like the Layton games, where a gentleman leaves none undone. All of these have lit up my neurons one way or another — but now…

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Review: ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Back in the early ‘90s ToeJam & Earl made waves on the Sega Genesis. Releasing a dungeon-crawling roguelike on console was practically unheard of at the time, let alone one oozing with such style, charm, and raw attitude. There was even a point in time where ToeJam & Earl were…

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Review: RemiLore on Switch

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Few things are as fun as plowing through a room full of enemies with a giant sword, and RemiLore gives you the chance to do exactly that. Protagonist Remi is transported to the world of Ragnoah, an alternate universe overrun by mechanical monsters, and throughout her journey the only help…

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