Nintendo Switch

Heave Ho Review

With its unique premise and simple yet challenging gameplay, Heave Ho is an easy recommendation for those looking for their next party hit.

Heave Ho Review

Astral Chain Review

Astral Chain feels like the culmination of Platinum Games’ work, combining sleek character-action gameplay with well-defined progression mechanics, a striking world, and more than a few memorable moments.

Astral Chain Review

Torchlight II Review

Although it lacks mod support, Torchlight II has been ported to the Switch intact with the game’s full campaign, procedurally generated dungeons and four player co-op play. Thanks to its simple-by-design art style, the game has aged pretty well visually and is as bright and colorful as it was on the PC.

Torchlight II Review

Omega Labyrinth Life Review

Omega Labyrinth Life attempts to combine genres quite daringly, as it mixes a rougelike dungeon crawler with a story-heavy JRPG, folding in a light life simulation. The game doesn’t do enough to make each fit together well enough, though. The inclusion of each hampered the others, creating a title that felt disjointed and confused.

Omega Labyrinth Life Review

Bitlogic: A Cyberpunk Arcade Adventure Review

Bitlogic: A Cyberpunk Arcade Adventure captures the feel of games from a bygone time, but it does so in a fashion that is almost entirely detrimental. The restrictions on aiming and movement makes combat unpleasant, and traversal is usually a matter of trial and error.

Bitlogic: A Cyberpunk Arcade Adventure Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses does a tremendous job presenting a more immersive experience in the series’ first console entry in a decade. The three paths all present unique and compelling perspectives into the rich cast, and the Persona-like school life segments are a breath of fresh air that give players a lot more to do besides constant battling.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

The Forbidden Arts Review

Anyone expecting a Zelda-esque level of role-playing or story, or Mario-level platforming will be disappointed by The Forbidden Arts, as will gamers looking forward to a lush, 3D world to explore. In fact, The Forbidden Arts is a platformer with light RPG elements, a skeletal story and an imperfect balance between its controls and its demands.

The Forbidden Arts Review

Super Mutant Alien Assault Review

Overall, though, I have to give it props, as Super Mutant Alien Assault is a game that truly surprised me. When I first started it, I thought it would be a repetitive game that would lose my attention quickly. I’m happy to say this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Super Mutant Alien Assault Review

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) Review

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an impressive game that shines especially bright on the Nintendo Switch. The game's constant sense of progression and discovery is a joy to behold, whether you're docked to a television, relaxing on the couch, or playing from somewhere else entirely.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch) Review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

Overall, The Black Order is easy to pick up and play, there’s nothing to keep anyone from enjoying the thrill of fighting alongside pop culture’s greatest and most popular fictional heroes.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review (Switch)

The pick-up-and-play hybrid console, blended with the chaotic and extremely fun gameplay of Guerrilla, is a perfect match, topped off with motion controls. It's certainly a well-done remaster of a brilliant game and is definitely one that most people should pick up.

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Review (Switch)

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Review

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet is a pleasant example of a point-and-click game. It emulates some classic experiences from the past like Monkey Island, but it does little to stand out or offer genuine excitement.

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet Review

Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Senran Kagura Peach Ball is one of those “You got chocolate in my peanut butter/You got peanut butter in my chocolate” moments you don’t see often in video games. It combines the unapologetic lewd and silly nature of the franchise with the thrill and unpredictable excitement that I love about pinball.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Koral Review

The game provides a clunky experience that doesn’t satisfy in any meaningful manner. Too shallow in both its educational content and puzzle-solving gameplay, Koral finds the perfect middle ground to embody an especially painful kind of mediocrity.

Koral Review

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Review

Cadence of Hyrule is a miracle project, birthed from an indie developer given the keys to Hyrule Castle and surpassing everyone’s expectations. Brace Yourself Games has managed to compose its own worthy Zelda adventure, incorporating its own rhythmic roguelike gameplay with fantastic remixes.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Review

My Friend Pedro Review

My Friend Pedro is an action movie compressed into a 2D-sidescroller, complete with an oddball premise, unlikely heroes, and bullet-time cinematics. It manages to be both a fast run-and-gun à la Contra as well as a slow, thoughtful platformer like Metroid. The game may be short, but it’s an explosive, wild ride that is rarely boring and always bananas.

My Friend Pedro Review

Gato Roboto Review

Although Gato Roboto does not provide the type of sprawling world design that Metroidvania titles are known for, it still does a decent job at reducing this type of experience into a condensed form. The abbreviated process of upgrading Kiki’s mech suit is a satisfying sprint that takes you from helplessness to empowerment at a rapid pace.

Gato Roboto Review

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