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About David Temple

I started covering games for iOS in 2013, and made the Switch to Nintendo (you see what I did there) in 2019. I enjoy tabletop, mobile, and console gaming—just about anything which can provide a little diversion, a brain teaser, or an adventure. A little play every day can be good for you. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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Review: Knights & Guns (Nintendo Switch)
6
1 day ago

Review: Knights & Guns (Nintendo Switch)

Hail and well met, good sir-knight. Put on your plate armor, don your helmet, and pick up your….gun? Well, that’s a bit different. Knights & Guns is a 2D action game where you run back and forth shooting the invading monsters, and you can only shoot straight up.
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Review: King’s Bounty II (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
1 month ago

Review: King’s Bounty II (Nintendo Switch)

Good news—the prince has ordered your release from Crucis Prison. Bad news—you have to travel across a frozen land to go see him…immediately. Bundle up, buttercup; it’s going to be a chilly ride through this turn-based strategy RPG.
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Review: Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle (Nintendo Switch)
9
2 months ago

Review: Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle (Nintendo Switch)

Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle is a turn-based card strategy game. A really well-done card battle game. You get the usual mechanics, but how Shadowverse goes about utilizing them is quite clever.
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Review: Unavowed (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: Unavowed (Nintendo Switch)

Unavowed is a bit dark and includes some crude imagery and language, and there are a lot of “shades of gray” versus obvious black and white / good versus evil interactions. Is it worth finding your way through this retro adventure/puzzle game from Wadjet Eye?
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Review: Crash Drive 3 (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
3 months ago

Review: Crash Drive 3 (Nintendo Switch)

As a single player game, the arcade racer Crash Drive 3 can feel a bit empty. But it’ll very likely be a real hoot for the kids who just want to explore and goof around. As a multiplayer game, it can be a free-for-all blast.
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Review: Destroy All Humans! (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
3 months ago

Review: Destroy All Humans! (Nintendo Switch)

I did not play Destroy All Humans on its initial release, and thought maybe it was a twist on Destroy All Monsters. Not quite. If you have not been exposed to this game before, it’s a 1950s “little green men from Mars” coming to kill us all sort of thing…and it’s a hoot.
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Review: Foodtruck Arena (Nintendo Switch)
5
4 months ago

Review: Foodtruck Arena (Nintendo Switch)

Hey there foodies, we have a new game for you: Foodtruck Arena. Unfortunately, you don’t get to actually eat the food because the trucks are too busy playing automobile soccer.
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Review: Cosmic Top Secret (Nintendo Switch)
8
4 months ago

Review: Cosmic Top Secret (Nintendo Switch)

Cosmic Top Secret is a fun adventure/puzzle game. The odd presentation may strike some as just being weird, but I think it’s quirky enough to be both different and engaging.
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Review: Fire: Ungh’s Quest (Nintendo Switch)
7
4 months ago

Review: Fire: Ungh’s Quest (Nintendo Switch)

Fire: Ungh’s Quest is the story of our hapless hero, Ungh. On his first night watch, all he had to do was make sure the campfire didn’t go out. Too bad he fell asleep and let the fire die. Now, Ungh has to get out there in the world and figure out the secret of fire before he can go home.
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Review: Space Commander: War and Trade (Nintendo Switch)
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5 months ago

Review: Space Commander: War and Trade (Nintendo Switch)

When I got word the next title in the review queue was Space Commander: War and Trade, I was optimistic. After playing this space-sim action/RPG for a while, however, that optimism turned to…meh.
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Review: Vaporum: Lockdown (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
6 months ago

Review: Vaporum: Lockdown (Nintendo Switch)

As a grid-based, first-person, action/adventure RPG, Vaporum: Lockdown offers plenty of gameplay elements to keep you busy. But do they all come together well in this prequel to Vaporum? Let’s turn on some lights and try to find out.
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Review: Rip Them Off (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
6 months ago

Review: Rip Them Off (Nintendo Switch)

When I first took this review, all I knew was the title: Rip Them Off. I wondered what it would really be about; surely, it wouldn’t be as obvious as it seems. Well, it is that obvious. It’s also a good, unique tower defense game with a comically cynical viewpoint.
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Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: Home for Christmas Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7
7 months ago

Review: Faircroft’s Antiques: Home for Christmas Collector’s Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Faircroft’s Antiques: Home for Christmas Collector’s Edition is a hidden-objects game with a Christmas theme. Even if it isn’t actually Christmas time, we can all use a little more of the Christmas spirit these days.
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Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
7 months ago

Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack (Nintendo Switch)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is a grand strategy game which can almost be called a civilization sim. Does its deep complexity hold up on the Nintendo Switch?
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Review: Disjunction (Nintendo Switch)
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8 months ago

Review: Disjunction (Nintendo Switch)

Welcome to the slightly dysfunctional blending of New York and Central City. In the not-too-distant future, things are so bad that Central Park has been turned into a self-governing entity. But hey, it’s not all bad; at least there are still drug deals and murders to investigate.
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Review: Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
9 months ago

Review: Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest (Nintendo Switch)

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of The Forest is presented as something of a cross between a classic tabletop RPG and a “choose your own adventure” graphic novel. It’s a format that works pretty well, but it’s over far too soon.
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Review: Kingdom Tales 2 (Nintendo Switch)
7
9 months ago

Review: Kingdom Tales 2 (Nintendo Switch)

In Kingdom Tales 2, you are a young man on a journey to prove you’re worthy of being considered a suitor to the princess. The flavor in this installment leans to a more Nordic/Viking vibe, but is that enough of a difference to make it a worthy follow-up?
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Review: Kingdom Tales (Nintendo Switch)
7
9 months ago

Review: Kingdom Tales (Nintendo Switch)

Kingdom Tales is another in a long line of resource management sims from Ocean Media. It’s also the first of two Kingdom Tales titles available for Nintendo Switch. This repetition is not necessarily a bad thing, however, so let’s get to some details.
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