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Review: Balancelot (Nintendo Switch)
6
3 weeks ago

Review: Balancelot (Nintendo Switch)

Balancelot is one of those games that makes you suspect the jokey name came first, and the mechanics, narrative or style were built around the pun. This is a risky …
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Review: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo Switch)
10
3 weeks ago

Review: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo Switch)

It’s a fact of life: just about every game will eventually be ported to the Switch, you just have to wait a while. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury …
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Review: Epitaph (Nintendo Switch)
7
3 weeks ago

Review: Epitaph (Nintendo Switch)

Multiplayer fighting games are a genre that I usually associate with the standard tournament fighter—such as Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. But I never would have considered a turn-based battle …
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Review: Undermine (Nintendo Switch)
8
3 weeks ago

Review: Undermine (Nintendo Switch)

In Undermine, you start as a miner sent underground to dig for gold and other resources, rescue some villagers, and figure out what’s causing all those tremors. So, you do that. And then you die. Enter the next miner. Same tasks. Same fate. Is this really a job worth accepting?
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Review: Heaven’s Vault (Nintendo Switch)
8
4 weeks ago

Review: Heaven’s Vault (Nintendo Switch)

Heaven’s Vault was nominated for many awards since its 2019 release date. So naturally, I was expecting great things. While this isn’t my usual “cup of tea,” playing Heaven’s Vault …
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Review: Vera Blanc: Ghost in the Castle (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
4 weeks ago

Review: Vera Blanc: Ghost in the Castle (Nintendo Switch)

Vera Blanc is back! The mind-reading paranormal investigator returns in her second adventure, Ghost in the Castle. This time, the supernatural visual novel swaps werewolves for ghosts. Other than that, …
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Review: Colossus Down (Nintendo Switch)
6
4 weeks ago

Review: Colossus Down (Nintendo Switch)

Colossus Down is a direct sequel to MechaNika, which was released in 2015. MechaNika followed seven-year-old Nika on her quest to destroy anything in the world she didn’t perceive as …
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Review: Tadpole Treble Encore (Nintendo Switch)
8
1 month ago

Review: Tadpole Treble Encore (Nintendo Switch)

Having completely missed the original game on the Wii U, I’ll admit to starting Tadpole Treble Encore with some trepidation. But this is a very good rhythm game that fans of the genre will certainly want to play on the Switch if they skipped the initial release.
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Review: Cube Life Island Survival (Nintendo Switch)
6
1 month ago

Review: Cube Life Island Survival (Nintendo Switch)

Cube Life Island Survival was first released on the Wii U back in June of 2015; reviews were mostly negative due to its many bugs. 

Players have referred to it …
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Pure Nintendo Review Recap – January, 2021
1 month ago

Pure Nintendo Review Recap – January, 2021

While January is always a slower month, 31 reviews in 31 days are nothing to sneeze at. Our output this past month is 25% higher than this same time last …
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Review: John Wick Hex (Nintendo Switch)
8.5
1 month ago

Review: John Wick Hex (Nintendo Switch)

John Wick Hex is an action strategy game based on the movie of the same name. The game was developed with help from the creative teams behind the films. All …
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Review: Bonkies (Nintendo Switch)
5
1 month ago

Review: Bonkies (Nintendo Switch)

Bonkies is a puzzle arcade game that you can play alone or with up to four people. There’s a lot of strategy and communication involved in a cooperative puzzle game …
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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: When the Past Was Around (Nintendo Switch)
8
1 month ago

Review: When the Past Was Around (Nintendo Switch)

When the Past Was Around is a puzzle game for the Nintendo Switch. It plays like an interactive story, using point-and-click mechanics to unravel a woman’s past. It’s full of …
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Review: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (Nintendo Switch)
8
1 month ago

Review: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy (Nintendo Switch)

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy may lack the melodrama and heroics of most JRPGs, but it still offers a lengthy campaign full of compelling combat, exploration, and crafting.
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Review: Golden Force (Nintendo Switch)
9
1 month ago

Review: Golden Force (Nintendo Switch)

Capturing the magic of the 16-bit era is a tricky, often impossible alchemy, but it doesn’t stop countless devs from trying. In most cases, games pretending to be from the …
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Review: Super Meat Boy Forever (Nintendo Switch)
9
1 month ago

Review: Super Meat Boy Forever (Nintendo Switch)

Super Meat Boy is a tough series. Super Meat Boy Forever is tough, but it’s far more accessible to a wider audience on the Nintendo Switch. 

The story picks up …
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Review: Unspottable (Nintendo Switch)
6.5
1 month ago

Review: Unspottable (Nintendo Switch)

As a competitive couch party game (no co-op), Unspottable isn’t bad. Unfortunately, it releases in a time when smart people aren’t inviting friends over for couch parties due to the …
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