Nintendo Switch

Blazing Beaks Review

Blazing Beaks was a nice little surprise and I thoroughly recommend it for fans of the genre. It loses a few points in my eyes for a rather bland soundtrack and a complete lack of narrative. Overall, though, it’s a fun little game and worthy to sit among the others.

Blazing Beaks Review

Selma and the Wisp Review

Selma and the Wisp has an interesting premise, having you control a character who, in turn, leads another character. Unfortunately, the indirect playstyle leads to frustration in hazardous areas as you are forced to escort a girl and hope she doesn’t die by accident.

Selma and the Wisp Review

Saints Row The Third (Switch) Review

All in all, I’m happy with the experience of having the option to play Saints Row The Third - The Full Package on a modern console again, and even to have the option to go handheld. It’s worth bearing in mind that the game is in no obvious way improved upon compared to the standard version, but is also no worse for wear.

Saints Row The Third (Switch) Review

Windscape Review

It's a shame that Windscape feels so bland, because it offers some interesting twists to the Elder Scrolls formula with its striking art style and Zelda-like approach to dungeon design. Unfortunately, the game's uninspired characters and repetitive combat prevent it from capitalizing on its strengths.

Windscape Review

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Review

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is a triumphant return for one of Nintendo’s underappreciated square-shaped heroes. The core campaign, albeit a solid iteration that newcomers will enjoy, plays a little too safely for BoxBoy! veterans. Thankfully, the new co-op and Qudy modes are the reinvigorating jolts this series needed.

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Review

Hell is Other Demons Review

Hell is Other Demons is a satisfying little game that manages to provide a quick dose of adrenaline on the go. The bite-sized levels make the game easy to pick up and play.

Hell is Other Demons Review

Hob: Definitive Edition

It’s hard to categorize HOB: Definitive Edition. The game reminds me of Zelda, but lacks the scale of story and quests, and epic bosses. It also reminds me of Hyper Light Drifter, but lacks the explosive combat. Really, HOB is its own sort of animal. It seeks to emulate, but not copy other great games.

Hob: Definitive Edition

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain Review

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain offers a traditional fantasy mystery premise with old-school point-and-click gameplay. However, it falls into the same traps that have plagued the genre for years. The game’s internal logic is hard to follow, the puzzles incorporate too much trial-and-error, and the plot is contrived and inconsistent.

The Mystery of Woolley Mountain Review

Unravel Two (Switch) Review

I’ve had my fair share of wonderful memories handing a Joy-Con controller to my wife and enjoying a game together. Co-op games are well-suited to the Nintendo Switch, and Swedish developer Coldwood and EA’s Unravel Two is no exception.

Unravel Two (Switch) Review

Overwhelm Review

Overwhelm takes the action platformer genre to extremes. Despite its borderline unfair camera, players willing to accept the challenge have quite a tense journey ahead of them.

Overwhelm Review

Yoshi’s Crafted World Review

A creative arts-and-crafts artstyle synergizes with innovative mechanics to produce the game’s impressive interactive diorama courses. There’s a little something for everyone, from a mellow mode for casual gamers as well as completionist challenges for the hardcore.

Yoshi’s Crafted World Review

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Switch) Review

Although it adds nothing unique and makes some visual concessions to fit the platform, Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a great way to revisit what is now considered a minor classic of the action-RPG genre.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Switch) Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode Review

Overall, the Special Episode is a short but sweet treat that will have Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker fans shouting “Time for adventure!” once more. The five new levels are excellent additions to the game’s collection of puzzle box dioramas, although they do nothing to change the formula.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Special Episode Review

Golf Peaks Review

Golf Peaks is a great use of the idea of golf, with rule modifications that make it less a score-conscious sports simulation and instead an amazing puzzle game. I had a great time with it for the few hours that it took to get through all the puzzles, enjoying the challenge and calming ambience of it all.

Golf Peaks Review

Hell Warders Review

Sometimes, genre-gene splicing produces messy monstrosities, and sometimes it produces something unexpectedly interesting. In the case of Hell Warders, we’re looking at the progeny of the action-RPG genre infused with the DNA of tower defense. Toss in the visual aesthetic of Dark Souls, and you have a game salad that works pretty well.

Hell Warders Review

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review

If you want to play Q.U.B.E. 2 – something that I do recommend overall, as it’s a pretty fun, if weirdly confounding puzzle game – then I can only recommend the Switch version if you have literally no other way to play it. Or at least, I ASSUME that my problems with this version are Switch related.

Q.U.B.E. 2 Review