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Review: Disjunction (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 weeks 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
1 month 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)
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2 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
2 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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Review: DungeonTop (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: DungeonTop (Nintendo Switch)

Grab your deck; it’s time to take another dungeon dive with DungeonTop. This game is easily recognized as a computerized, deck-building version of a classic, turn-based D&D game. I do like the whole D&D genre for a bit of escapist fun, so let’s get right to the game, shall we?
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Review: SYNTHETIK: Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
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2 months ago

Review: SYNTHETIK: Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)

If you like running around shooting things, have got a game for you. SYNTHETIK: Ultimate offers several levels of shooting everything which moves, and trying to not die while doing it. But is the Switch port of this free-to-play PC game worth the price?
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Review: Star Renegades (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months ago

Review: Star Renegades (Nintendo Switch)

Your name is Wynn Syphex. You are wielding a truly massive sword. You will need it to fight your way through a lot of bad guys so you can get help to carry on the fight to save the universe from the Imperium. But you are not alone.
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Review: Unhatched (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
3 months ago

Review: Unhatched (Nintendo Switch)

Unhatched is billed as a Puzzle Adventure Card Game, and that is fairly accurate. There are cards involved, the story is an adventure tale, and winning each round is more like solving a puzzle. Fair enough.
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Review: Ramp Car Jumping (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months ago

Review: Ramp Car Jumping (Nintendo Switch)

The name of this game leaves nothing to the imagination; it’s cars on ramps, jumping. Ramp Car Jumping really is a very basic game that’s fraught with issues, but it holds a glimmer of hope for our gaming friends who want to have a little fun being silly.
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Review: Tennis World Tour 2 (Nintendo Switch)
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3 months ago

Review: Tennis World Tour 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Big Ant Studios brings big tennis to the Switch. And by big, I mean you get to use avatars of big names like Federer, Nadal, and a few dozen others. You also get to make your own avatar so you can join the game (and get beaten badly by the pros). After that, it gets a little less inspiring.
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Review: Barbearian (Nintendo Switch)
9.5
4 months ago

Review: Barbearian (Nintendo Switch)

It’s time to put on your bearskin cloak, sharpen your battle axe, and get ready to whack some skeleton soldiers—a whooooole lot of skeleton soldiers. Barbearian may look like an indie kiddie game with nothing to challenge or interest a serious gamer, but his is not the case.
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Review: Foregone (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
4 months ago

Review: Foregone (Nintendo Switch)

Foregone is a basic, side-scrolling platformer that looks like the mid to late ’90s arcade games. I normally don’t get into the whole retro look, but the pixilation here is subtle enough to lend a classic game feel without looking clunky. It helps that the classic action is handled so well, too.
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Review: Great Conquerer: Rome (Nintendo Switch)
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5 months ago

Review: Great Conquerer: Rome (Nintendo Switch)

Great Conqueror: Rome provides a lot of value in gaming time, elements to control, and campaigns to fight. You also get some real history; enough to be interesting and support the game, but not so much that it turns into a history class. But is it fun to play?
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Review: Her Majesty’s Ship (Nintendo Switch)
4.5
5 months ago

Review: Her Majesty’s Ship (Nintendo Switch)

Her Majesty’s Ship has a promising premise. You are the captain of a Ship of the Line, aspiring to become an Admiral. Sadly, those aspirations are dashed against the rocks of an unfriendly shore of design in the middle of a squall of bad user interface.
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Review: Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
5 months ago

Review: Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Nintendo Switch)

In Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, you get the chance to prove you can defeat all your enemies and survive for all time—or you can get creamed. Either way, we get to have some fun, right?
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Review: Kwaidan: Azuma Manor Story (Nintendo Switch)
5.5
5 months ago

Review: Kwaidan: Azuma Manor Story (Nintendo Switch)

The premise of the action/adventure game Kwaidan: Azuma Manor Story involves the classic hero-coming-of-age stuff, so we are off to a good start. Unfortunately, the journey is a bit clunky and fraught with issues from its dated gameplay.
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Review: Metamorphosis (Nintendo Switch)
7
6 months ago

Review: Metamorphosis (Nintendo Switch)

Have you ever had the suspicious feeling your room has been bugged? It may not just be a conspiracy theory, it could be you are the bug. No, really; in Metamorphosis, you transform into a bug. Not the best start to your day, but it could be worse.
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Review: Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nintendo Switch)
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6 months ago

Review: Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nintendo Switch)

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Where can I find an adventure game set in ancient India with a feisty heroine with magical weapons?” I know it happens to me every other week.  Luckily, we now have a solution to our problem via Raji: An Ancient Epic.
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