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.
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.
The Banner Saga 3 Review
The Banner Saga trilogy comes to a close with its final installment, four years after the first game launched. While the gameplay hasn’t changed much since Stoic's Nordic fantasy tactics RPG began, the story’s stakes have dramatically increased. Surviving characters and player decisions play a part in shaping The Banner Saga 3’s epic conclusion.
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.
Saturday Morning RPG Review
Video games, cartoons and comic books; this is what defined a child's life in the 80s and the 90s. It's a recipe that when mixed together creates a concoction so strong that it's hard to think poorly of it. At least, this is the case when you're talking about most games that have a noticeable amount of passion put into them. Saturday Morning RPG, on the other hand, doesn't succeed in its attempt to recreate the nostalgic life we all crave so dearly.
Happy Birthdays Review
The peculiarly named Happy Birthdays is an ecosystem simulator conceived by Yasuhrio Wada, the mind behind Harvest Moon. Much like the iconic farming series, this “god game” is about managing your environment to produce something - in this case, entire species. By manipulating elements like temperature and terrain within a miniature cube, you can influence the creation of many lifeforms and experience their happy birthdays.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar Review
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a fusion of comic books and classic role-playing games with a fascinating history. The title is based on the late ‘90s comic Battle Chasers by Joe Madureira. It followed five diverse heroes in a medieval steampunk setting but was eventually cancelled as Madureira moved on to video game development, working on such series as Darksiders. As fate would have it, Madureira and other Darksiders veterans successfully Kickstarted a project that would revitalize the comics in video game form.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Expansion Pass Review
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a rare behemoth of a JRPG on the Nintendo Switch. It's staggeringly content-rich. One could spend hours upon hours exploring the world of Alrest, challenging optional bosses, collecting rare BLADES (basically the game’s Pokémon) and scouring every nook and cranny for hidden treasures. The game also features an expansion pass with a promise of updating the already astounding game with even more content throughout the year 2018. The question is: is it worth your time?
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Review
The Nintendo Switch has had quite the launch year, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey leading an impressive array of games. Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft aim to finish the year strong with their massive RPG adventure, Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Though branded as a sequel, its story stands alone from the previous Xenoblade titles. While it shares similarities with its predecessors, its modified combat system and anime-inspired artstyle set it apart.