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Review: Steins;Gate Elite on Switch

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Reviews, Switch

These days, I very rarely play games in handheld mode. I hold nothing against the idea of it, but if I can play a game on the big screen, I will, and the Nintendo Switch is brilliant for allowing the option with practically every game on the platform. There’s one…

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Review: Etrian Odyssey Nexus

Categories: 3DS, Reviews

When I was given the review code for Etrian Odyssey Nexus, I walked over to the corner of my room where my 3DS lay. I’d barely touched it in the past year. A small layer of dust had settled on its top. Part of the casing was beginning to wear…

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Review: Wargroove

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Nintendo’s been catering to fans of tactics pretty generously over the last few years. Fire Emblem on 3DS, Fire Emblem on mobile, soon-to-be Fire Emblem on Switch — you can’t really complain. That is, unless you remember their other turn and grid-based strategy game. Back on the GBA and DS,…

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Review: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Categories: Reviews, Switch

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (still a mouthful of a title!) is the latest in a line of Wii U games given a second chance at life on the Nintendo Switch, following the likes of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,…

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Review: Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Back on the Wii one of my favorite pickups was No More Heroes. Putting you in control of Travis Touchdown, an up and coming beam katana assassin climbing the ranks of killers, it was a strange game where you spent time dumpster diving and mowing lawns to raise up some…

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Review: YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

Categories: Reviews, Switch

The most upsetting kind of game is not one that’s catastrophically awful, or aggressively mediocre, but rather one that should by the sum of its parts be an unmitigated wonder, only to fall short of its own promises due to flaws of its own making. A game that’s truly horrible…

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Review: Fitness Boxing

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Not a lot of people understand just how much I owe to Fitness games. While it’s easy to discount these types of games as shovelware or a cash grab (depending on the player), they can mean a whole lot more. In fact, about 11 years ago, I sat down and…

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Review: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Reviews, Switch

Video game re-releases are happening all the time these days, and while some bring back lost gems and others add new and exciting features, other times they right wrongs. Tales of Vesperia released back in 2008 exclusively for the XBox 360, serving as one of the most notable releases for…

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Review: GRIS on Switch

Categories: Reviews, Switch

The question of “can video games be art?” is long past us, as it has been fairly, definitively proven that the medium has the power to move, to inspire, and to resonate with players and our culture at large. But our understanding of gaming as an art form is ever…

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Review: Katamari Damacy REROLL

Categories: Reviews, Switch

Katamari Damacy is a franchise known for its legacy of weird gameplay, weirder characters, and one of the weirdest plots in video game history. For many, it’s a guilty pleasure; a cult classic that is unmatched in its unabashed uniqueness. For others (including myself) it’s simply a classic: a game…

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