Nintendo Switch

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Review

Overall, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a decent spin-off. The hack-and-slash gets tiresome, but it works in small bursts and is a fine fit for the Switch's handheld mode. The graphical genre shifts and peppered-in minigames provide good variety, thematically feeding into Travis’ love for games.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Review

Nidhogg 2 (Switch) Review

It's a shame that the single-player and online components of Nidhogg 2 are so underwhelming, because the local multiplayer itself is quite fun. As a party game, the game has a lot to offer, especially when passing the controllers around and playing the game in small doses.

Nidhogg 2 (Switch) Review

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Overall, Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is a light-hearted turn-based RPG with some novel concepts attached to it. Still, the magic wears thin pretty fast as there is not much strategy and variation involved in the combat, while side quests are mostly glorified fetch jobs.

Knights of Pen & Paper 2: Deluxiest Edition Review

Rain World Review

For its beautiful presentation and for all of the ponderous ruminations about life that it might invoke within the player, it’s a crying shame that Rain World just doesn't feel very fun to play. While there is nothing wrong with sluggishness and weight as intentional designs, the options given to the player feel totally at odds with the sheer relentlessness and urgency of the systems at work.

Rain World Review

Viviette Review

I didn’t have fun with Viviette. The puzzles lacked any logical answers, and there was little motivation to explore. The story lacked emphatic moments and failed to entice me to struggle through the rough points. There was an effective crafting of terror, but no pay off with that lone success either.

Viviette Review

911 Operator Review

911 Operator is about as solid as it could be. It’s a simulation game doing its best to depict a real job, and at the end of the day could only get so close to what a real life 911 Operator does on a daily basis.

911 Operator Review

ARK: Survival Evolved (Switch) Review

ARK: Survival Evolved is a solid survival adventure with unique mechanics, an intriguing mystery and lore, and plenty of years of development in its past to show for it. However, there are just too many issues on the Switch version right now to enjoy it to its fullest.

ARK: Survival Evolved (Switch) Review

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review

Katamari Damacy is a delightful puzzle game that’s fueled by Japanese quirk, much of it front-loaded by a wild and wooly title sequence involving singing ducks, dancing pandas, rainbows, and giant mushrooms moving to the rhythm of a shockingly catchy theme song.

Katamari Damacy Reroll Review

Nairi: Tower of Shirin Review

While I think Nairi: Tower of Shirin had a potential to be a perfectly-scored game, I have to dock enough points to keep it just below it. Subject yourself to the setback of an unsatisfactory ending but experience an otherwise extraordinary graphic adventure. I highly recommend you to join Nairi and Rex on their journey, and hope that I get to join them on a sequel very soon!

Nairi: Tower of Shirin Review

GRIS Review

Genuine artistry is hard to come by. Many developers pour their hearts and souls into their work and unfortunately, things often get lost in translation. However, with Nomada Studio’s Gris, everything just seems to fall into place, while brilliantly conveying a powerful message about dealing with loss and reconciling with the past.

GRIS Review

Gal Metal Review

Gal Metal is an average rhythm game that definitely falls in the “lost potential” category. With the huge falter that is the main plotline, the most appealing part of the main campaign would be the character interactions. Gameplaywise, Gal Metal is a novel concept that is ultimately limited by the accuracy of the motion control hardware.

Gal Metal Review

Diablo III: Eternal Collection Review

Diablo III: Eternal Collection is a fantastic addition to the Nintendo Switch lineup, and if the years of popularity isn't enough to go by, the vast amount of play styles and options offered by the game should suit the preferences of the many.

Diablo III: Eternal Collection Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls - Part 1 (Switch) Review

True Fear: Forsaken Souls was not only an entertaining game in its own right, but also woke me up to the fact that this might be a genre I should be paying a little more attention to in the future.

True Fear: Forsaken Souls - Part 1 (Switch) Review

Guacamelee 2 (Switch) Review

In a saturated market of non-linear Metroidvania games, Drinkbox Studios’ Guacamelee stood out for its emphasis on Luchador wrestling brawls and platforming challenges, all with a colorful Mexican flair. Years later, the developers revisit the formula with Guacamelee 2, a solid - albeit iterative - sequel. Oh, and you can play as a chicken.

Guacamelee 2 (Switch) Review

Moonlighter Review

Moonlighter is a fantastic and unique adventure that can be played for either five minutes or five hours at a time. The gameplay works significantly well on the Nintendo Switch, making it a perfect pick-up-and-play game. Whether you just want the simple serenity of running your own shop, or the big adventure of beating each dungeon, you will find a great time with Moonlighter.

Moonlighter Review

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure Review

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure mainly appeals to a specific subset of point-and-click game fans that like crude comedy. However, the jokes don’t always land, and the story with its unlikable characters fails to compel.

Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure Review

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee Review

 Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is not a total reboot of Pokémon, nor is it entirely the console experience that many fans have asked for, but it goes a long way to making a very familiar game feel at least momentarily fresh.

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee Review

Trine: Enchanted Edition (Switch) Review

There’s a chance that Trine: Enchanted Edition for the Nintendo Switch will be the first time playing the game for many, and they’ll find a fun and creative action adventure with puzzle elements, whether they’re by themselves or with friends.

Trine: Enchanted Edition (Switch) Review

Valiant Hearts Review

Valiant Hearts defies the traditional war game, featuring comical, fluidly animated visuals that tell a somber story about people caught in World War I.

Valiant Hearts Review

Marble It Up Review

The premise is quite simple — roll a marble from start to finish as quickly as possible. There’s little innovation to be found in the ‘marble rolling’ genre, and the game doesn’t look to change the formula in any way. It’s a clear homage to marble games of the past, and even the developers behind Marble It Up know it.

Marble It Up Review

Armello Review

The part I appreciate the most about the game is the presentation – while I wish it was easier to see what other characters had, something you’d be able to in a real board game without having to dive multiple menus deep, all of the cards are gorgeous. Card art always feels like it’s underappreciated, but they really shine here, in no small part to the animation on them.

Armello Review

Tied Together Review

Tied Together by Headup Games is the latest entry to Nintendo Switch’s ever-growing indie library. This unassuming title may not be a charmer among other, shinier games. However, it’s a solid cooperative puzzle-platformer with relatively interesting gameplay, provided that you have some friends to play together with, as the game is exclusively a couch co-op multiplayer.

Tied Together Review

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review

By no means an unknown game, The World Ends With You: Final Remix was something I had always been intrigued by but was unable to find the time or chance to play it. Originally released on the Nintendo DS, this JRPG by Square Enix differs greatly from many of their better-known titles, and is heavily influenced by a Japanese youth culture.

The World Ends With You: Final Mix Review