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About Kirstie Summers

Kirstie Summers is a writer based in London, England, who takes every opportunity to blend her hobbies with her career. She has written about books, movies, art, and gaming. She has been a Nintendo fangirl for as long as she can remember and relishes any excuse to incorporate it into her work. Today, she games on Switch, PC and, until Pokémon comes to the Switch, the 3DS.
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Review: Crashlands (Nintendo Switch)
7
1 day ago

Review: Crashlands (Nintendo Switch)

A game that merges a cute and colourful aesthetic with a singularly brutal approach to existence, Crashlands has evidently been crafted with a sense of humour.

You play as an …
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Review: Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
4 weeks ago

Review: Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Nintendo Switch)

The kind of game that will chew up anyone afraid of a challenge, Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption eschews any sense of progression in favour of throwing you immediately into the …
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Review: Steven Universe: Save the Light (Nintendo Switch)
9
1 month ago

Review: Steven Universe: Save the Light (Nintendo Switch)

When you have an established fan base as passionate as that of Steven Universe, it can be a risky move crossing into a new format. But Steven Universe: Save the …
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Review: Reigns: Kings and Queens (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 month ago

Review: Reigns: Kings and Queens (Nintendo Switch)

Reigns: Kings and Queens invites you to take the throne as a king or queen and navigate the treacherous waters of diplomacy.

The gameplay is simple. As reigning monarch, you …
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Review: Gal Metal (Nintendo Switch)
7
1 month ago

Review: Gal Metal (Nintendo Switch)

For a game that is primarily about drumming, Gal Metal has a weird premise. You are a teenage boy who gets abducted by aliens and forced to share the body …
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Review: Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
2 months ago

Review: Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle (Nintendo Switch)

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is a simple game, but it definitely captures the essence of the franchise it is inspired by. It is gruesome and gory and the blood …
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Review: Black Bird (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 months ago

Review: Black Bird (Nintendo Switch)

Black Bird begins with a dark story that quickly turns bizarre, but moves at such a quick pace that you can’t help but get caught up in it.

You play …
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Review: Super Hyperactive Ninja (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
2 months ago

Review: Super Hyperactive Ninja (Nintendo Switch)

If it wasn’t apparent from the name alone, Super Hyperactive Ninja is an immediately ridiculous game with its sense of humour built into its core.

It has a quirky cartoony …
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Review: The Swindle (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: The Swindle (Nintendo Switch)

The Swindle drops you into a steampunk re-imagining of Old London Town in a burst of ominous music and swirling fog. The bold aesthetic is all sepia hues, complete with …
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Review: Chasm (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
2 months ago

Review: Chasm (Nintendo Switch)

Chasm is far from the only game that is built around a sense of nostalgia for the video games that a lot of avid gamers remember from their childhood. What …
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Review: The Gardens Between (Nintendo Switch)
8
2 months ago

Review: The Gardens Between (Nintendo Switch)

The Gardens Between draws you into its atmosphere immediately. It opens on a classically familiar suburban setting, centred on a treehouse nestled between two houses. As rain falls and thunder …
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Review: Time Carnage (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
2 months ago

Review: Time Carnage (Nintendo Switch)

Time Carnage is near enough exactly what you would expect from a game called Time Carnage.

Marketed as a “frantic survival shooter”, you are sent through time with a couple …
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Review: Slice, Dice and Rice (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 months ago

Review: Slice, Dice and Rice (Nintendo Switch)

A genuinely interesting take on the one-on-one fighting game, Slice, Dice and Rice has ended up perhaps one of the most realistically deadly brawl games you’ll ever play. Instead of …
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Review: Wasteland 2 (Nintendo Switch)
9
3 months ago

Review: Wasteland 2 (Nintendo Switch)

The follow-up to an iconic and pioneering game, Wasteland 2 was first released in 2014, with a Director’s Cut and new console versions released shortly after in 2015. Now celebrating …
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Review: Shio (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 months ago

Review: Shio (Nintendo Switch)

The platformer genre has been evolving at a rapid pace recently, with new releases getting increasingly challenging and atmospheric and developing rich storylines that add whole new layers to games …
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Review: Bad North (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 months ago

Review: Bad North (Nintendo Switch)

Games about viking invaders usually don’t have the minimalist, almost cute aesthetic of Bad North, but this game really makes it work.

The simpicity of the design is lovely to …
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Review: The Messenger (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
4 months ago

Review: The Messenger (Nintendo Switch)

The Messenger is everything that you want for the games of your childhood brought to contemporary consoles. Except that it has been released for the first time in 2018. While …
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Review: Tanzia (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
4 months ago

Review: Tanzia (Nintendo Switch)

Anyone even remotely familiar with fantasy RPGs will find a lot of Tanzia weirdly familiar. It is a single player game that allows you to explore a colourful, magical world …
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