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About Kirk Hiner

Raised on Intellivision and Star Frontiers, I've been a gamer since I was old enough to say, "There's nothing on TV." There's still nothing on TV so I'm still playing games, and I likely will be until I'm able to retire to Wuhu Island.
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Review: Ikki Unite (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
3 days ago

Review: Ikki Unite (Nintendo Switch)

The original Famicon version of Ikki led one reviewer to coin the term kusogē, or “crap game.” Ikki Unite is not kusogē, although your mileage with it will depend whether you’re initiating the game’s uprising alone or with online company.
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Review: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 week ago

Review: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! (Nintendo Switch)

Here, we’ve got this ultra-violent, gory anime, and—with Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board!—SEGA has turned it into a pleasant evening of light-hearted fun and family-friendly competition.
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REYNATIS begins in September, ends with you
2 weeks ago

REYNATIS begins in September, ends with you

NIS America, Inc. has announced that their action RPG, REYNATIS, will be released for Nintendo Switch and other platforms on September 27th, 2024 with special crossover content rom Square Enix’s NEO: The World Ends With You.
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Review: Class of Heroes 1&2: Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)
4
2 weeks ago

Review: Class of Heroes 1&2: Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)

Bill and I each took a game in Class of Heroes 1&2: Complete Edition, but we’ll review the collection as a whole because our thoughts are largely similar, and because it’ll be best if we work through those thoughts together.

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Shiren the Wanderer DLC now available for Switch
4 weeks ago

Shiren the Wanderer DLC now available for Switch

Spike Chunsoft’s roguelike RPG Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island is one of my favorite Nintendo Switch games of early 2024. And with the newly released DLC, that love is looking to push to mid-year and beyond.
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Demon Slayer ~Kimetsu no Yaiba~ Sweep the Board! now available for Switch
4 weeks ago

Demon Slayer ~Kimetsu no Yaiba~ Sweep the Board! now available for Switch

In Demon Slayer: Kibetsu no Yaiba, a kind-hearted boy named Tanjiro returns from a day of work to find his entire family brutally murdered by a demon, with his sister having become a demon herself. So, clearly, let’s make it a family board game!
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Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
4 weeks ago

Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster (Nintendo Switch)

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron HD Remaster may be one of the coolest, trippiest looking games you’ll play this year. That’s quite an achievement for a title originally released in 2011.
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Review: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 month ago

Review: Passing By – A Tailwind Journey (Nintendo Switch)

Passing By – A Tailwind Journey is a low-stakes game of platforming, exploration, and survival. It’s mostly a pleasant adventure, but it’s not without its stressful moments.
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Review: Unlife (Nintendo Switch)
6
1 month ago

Review: Unlife (Nintendo Switch)

Unlife is an action platform adventure set shortly after a monster-infested apocalypse drove humans into hiding. It’s an old-school apocalypse, brought about by nuclear fallout, not bioengineering or AI. Ah, the adorably quaint fears of yesteryear.
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Help yourself to Bread & Fred this May on Nintendo Switch
1 month ago

Help yourself to Bread & Fred this May on Nintendo Switch

Hopefully you found something to look forward to in today’s Nintendo Indie Direct. If not, here’s another bit of news that was featured only in the Japan Direct; the co-op platformer Bread & Fred will be served on Nintendo Switch on May 23, 2024.
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Review: Loretta (Nintendo Switch)
8
1 month ago

Review: Loretta (Nintendo Switch)

Life hasn’t been kind to Loretta. Neither has her husband. Or her neighbors. But does all of that justify the numerous bad decisions she’s going to make in this game? Well, that’s the thing. For the most part, those decisions are up to the player.
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SaGa Emerald Beyond demo now on Switch
2 months ago

SaGa Emerald Beyond demo now on Switch

Ahead of the SaGa Emerald Beyond release later this month, SQUARE-ENIX has a released a demo that allows players to try out several hours of gameplay in one of three storylines, depending upon platform.
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Review: The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Nintendo Switch)

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown is an adventure RPG that is fully blind accessible; its graphics are nothing more than floating points of light. The game relies on story and binaural audio effects to push gamers through. In this case, that’s enough.
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Review: Unicorn Overlord (Nintendo Switch)
9.5
2 months ago

Review: Unicorn Overlord (Nintendo Switch)

It’s probably too early to be declaring my 2024 game of the year; there’s plenty to look forward to. But having spent upwards of 100 hours on Unicorn Overlord, I’ll be very surprised if I have a better time throughout the rest of the Nintendo Switch’s twilight.
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Review: The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
2 months ago

Review: The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered (Nintendo Switch)

Do you sometimes go to a restaurant and think, “I really like this place; I should come here more often,” then forget about it for the next six months? That’s The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered. Let’s find out why that is.
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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will arrive 7 days early
2 months ago

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will arrive 7 days early

If you’ve been looking forward to the release of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance on June 21st, you’ll have to update your countdown clock. ATLUS has announced the updated and expanded RPG will now be released on June 14th.
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Lawn Mowing Simulator now available for Switch
2 months ago

Lawn Mowing Simulator now available for Switch

If you can’t wait another month to get started on the lawn, you don’t have to. Astragon Entertainment and Skyhook Games Studio have announced that Lawn Mowing Simulator is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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El Shaddai will bless the Switch April 28th
2 months ago

El Shaddai will bless the Switch April 28th

Originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011, the remastered Switch version of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will feature full HD support, improved framerates, faster loading speeds, and other general optimizations.
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