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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luigi's Mansion (3DS) Review

The core story and gameplay haven’t changed much from the original GameCube title. The plot follows Luigi, who wins a mansion from a contest that he never entered. If that isn’t suspicious enough, Mario has gone missing, so it’s up to Luigi to investigate this mysterious mansion, a home to a gaggle of ghosts.

Luigi's Mansion (3DS) Review

Wasteland 2 (Switch) Review

Given a true commitment, Wasteland 2 comes together very well. Despite some annoyances here and there, and even with a broken analog stick, I kept trying to sneak in to play wherever I could. And that’s what make the Switch version the best choice in my opinion. The ability to play bite-sized pieces of the game on the go can result in you progressing at slower pace, but that only makes the game more enjoyable.

Wasteland 2 (Switch) Review

Super Mario Party Review

Super Mario Party’s core Party mode and excellent minigames are the true Super Stars in this package. However, they’re diluted by the extra modes. While some are genuinely creative and engaging, such as the team-based Partner Party and the fully cooperative River Survival, others feel like afterthoughts.

Super Mario Party Review

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Review

The Torna expansion doesn’t just offer a novel chapter to the Xenoblade Chronicles mythos, it presents an easy, digestible way for both newcomers and veterans to enter an engaging fantasy.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country Review

Victor Vran Overkill Edition Review

Despite some of my gripes, the sum on the whole is a positively bloody good time. The gameplay is rewarding and exhilarating, creating an enjoyable loop that embraces the simplicity of controls by utilizing the complexity of choice. The plot and world are both in great contrast, being humorous when it needs to, but keeping a consistently grimdark tone.

Victor Vran Overkill Edition Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is not just a good game, it’s a great game. The port to the Switch was brilliantly executed, taking full advantage of the console’s portability.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a surprisingly fun strategy game that blended the Mushroom Kingdom with Ubisoft’s raving Rabbids. Less than a year after its initial release, the game has returned with the new DLC expansion Donkey Kong Adventure, introducing Nintendo’s beloved ape into the fray.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers Review

With Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, the sequel to 2013's Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and third game in the franchise, Dillon finally gets his moment in the limelight. The 3DS is on its last legs, and developer Vanpool has pulled out all the stops to make Dead-Heat Breakers a high-profile experience.

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers Review

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Review

Think about the most delicious food you’ve ever eaten. After savoring your meal, was your gut reaction... to throw your empty plate at the person across from you? This is how every single character in Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido operates. Co-developed by Nintendo and indies0, known for fan-beloved games like NES Remix, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, and Retro Game Challenge, Sushi Striker is a fast-paced puzzle game with surprising depth.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido Review

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition follows the trend of Wii U games resurfacing on the Nintendo Switch. The new version combines nearly every element of the original Zelda-themed hack-and-slash game Hyrule Warriors and its updated 3DS port Hyrule Warriors Legends, creating a complete package and a massive time sink of content.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) Review

Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze joins Mario Kart 8, Pokkén Tournament, and Hyrule Warriors as part of the recent trend of Wii U games reappearing on the Nintendo Switch. The platformer’s core gameplay remains as fantastic as it ever was, incorporating superb level design and a deliciously challenging campaign. The new content is light, but it’s still pretty funky.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) Review

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Season Pass Review

The Fire Emblem Warriors Season Pass is divided into three packs: Fates, Shadow Dragon, and Awakening. Each contain three new characters with accompanying skills, three History Mode maps, and unlockable costumes. There are also extra items (notably the valuable Bond Charm which speeds up bonds between units), support conversations, and achievements. Each pack represents a different games in the series.

Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Season Pass Review