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Review: Best Month Ever (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 weeks ago

Review: Best Month Ever (Nintendo Switch)

Best Month Ever tells the dramatized story of a very common tale—the challenges of a single mother raising a child on her own. In this particular case, however, the mother has only a month left to live.
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Review: Cat Cafe Manager (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 months ago

Review: Cat Cafe Manager (Nintendo Switch)

Cat Cafe Manager is a store simulator in which you not only run a coffee shop, you also take care of cats. There’s not much of a story (aside from a minor mystery about a cat shrine), but the game is fun and intriguing nonetheless.
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Review: The Cruel King and the Great Hero (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
3 months ago

Review: The Cruel King and the Great Hero (Nintendo Switch)

With a children’s storybook approach to the narration and writing—as well as the hand-drawn art style—The Cruel King and the Great Dragon is not only fun to play, it’s also heartwarming to experience.
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Review: A Musical Story (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
4 months ago

Review: A Musical Story (Nintendo Switch)

A Musical Story is a rhythm game that…well…tells a story through music. It follows a band and their journey to the Pinewood Music Festival in the 1970s, but is it worth hitching a ride?
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Review: Summertime Madness (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
5 months ago

Review: Summertime Madness (Nintendo Switch)

Summertime Madness is an adventure puzzle game in which you’re an artist who’s made an unfortunate “business” deal. You’re now trapped inside one of your own paintings. If you don’t escape within a certain amount of time, you will be stuck there forever.
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Review: Ever Forward (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
6 months ago

Review: Ever Forward (Nintendo Switch)

Ever Forward takes you through a series of puzzles to tell the story of a Maya, a young girl caught in a global pandemic. Unlike our real pandemic, however, this one provides a fun adventure.
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Review: Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut (Nintendo Switch)
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8 months ago

Review: Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut (Nintendo Switch)

Dealing with supernatural elements and old family secrets, Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut provides plenty of fun puzzles and interesting characters to captivate fans of retro point-and-click adventures.
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Review: Colors Live (Nintendo Switch)
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9 months ago

Review: Colors Live (Nintendo Switch)

Colors live is an art “game” in which you create digital paintings. There isn’t much to do with this game, as it’s just that, but if you’re into art and creating digital work, then Colors Live may just be for you.
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Review: Kitaria Fables (Nintendo Switch)
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10 months ago

Review: Kitaria Fables (Nintendo Switch)

Kitaria Fables is a hard-to-put-down RPG in which you proect Paw Village and the rest of your little world against the (calamity?) and the monsters it affected. With lots to do, lots to look at, and lots of cute animals to talk to, this game is definitely worth playing.
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Review: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
11 months ago

Review: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Nintendo Switch)

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a wonderful game that will win over adventure/puzzle and visual novel fans with its humor, quirkiness, and genuinely tense moments. Even without mainstays like Phoenix, Apollo, and Maya, franchise fans will feel right at home.
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Review: Cross the Moon (Nintendo Switch)
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11 months ago

Review: Cross the Moon (Nintendo Switch)

With no alternative endings (again, there are no decisions to make, so no way to split off the narrative), it’s one-and-done with the visual novel Cross the Moon. But it’s priced accordingly, and is a very interesting read while it lasts.
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Review: Winds of Change (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 year ago

Review: Winds of Change (Nintendo Switch)

Winds of Change is a fantasy visual novel in which you play as a Seer (or Seeress) whose job is to lead a Rebellion against the unjust leaders of your land. You will have plenty of people to meet throughout the story, as well as plenty of decisions to make.
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Review: Sumire (Nintendo Switch)
7
1 year ago

Review: Sumire (Nintendo Switch)

In Sumire, you play as a teenage girl whose dad has just left her and her mother, and whose grandmother has passed away. This has caused Sumire to feel down and unmotivated. That is, until a flower comes to get her out of the house to enjoy a “perfect day.”
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Review: Layers of Fear 2 (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 year ago

Review: Layers of Fear 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Layers of Fear 2 definitely holds up to its name. You play as an actor who is about to start your next project. But before you are able to, your director wants you to explore your role and get into character. But are you researching a role or your own hidden past?
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Review: DARQ Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)
7.5
1 year ago

Review: DARQ Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch)

In the game DARQ, you follow a young boy named Lloyd who seems trapped in a nightmare loop. Your objective is to help him wake up by exploring his dreams and solving puzzles. Is this a nightmare you’ll want to see through to the end?
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Review: Astrologaster (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
1 year ago

Review: Astrologaster (Nintendo Switch)

In Astrologaster, you play as an unlicensed doctor who helps his patients by seeking guidance from the stars. With visual novel-style gameplay, an Elizabethan-era setting, and pop-up book visuals, is an entertaining time in your fortune?
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Review: Filament (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 years ago

Review: Filament (Nintendo Switch)

Filament  is a unique puzzle game in which you play as a character stranded on a ship. Your goal is to complete tasks to help bring the ship back to life, while also figuring out what happened to its crew. But is this a mystery worth solving?
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Review: Clea (Nintendo Switch)
7
2 years ago

Review: Clea (Nintendo Switch)

Don’t let its children’s book aesthetic and promise of being “jump scare free” fool you. Clea is an effectively creepy survival horror game that requires plenty of patience and courage when you’d rather just run.
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