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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.