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Genesis Noir Review: Per Aspera Ad Astra (Switch) cover

Genesis Noir Review: Per Aspera Ad Astra (Switch)

Saxophones and singularities come together in a one-of-a-kind game experience. Genesis Noir takes you on a mind-blowing cosmic cruise through time and space in order to save the love of your life - and maybe your own. Will this starry adventure win y...

6.5 Fair
Cozy Grove Review A Game I Slowly Ghosted Switch Cover

Cozy Grove Review: A Ghostly Experience That Might Be Worth Ghosting (Switch)

Cozy Grove provides a new take on the camping experience. This game has spirit, literally, but there's a bit of turbulence in execution. Does the stellar story save an otherwise mixed bag of a game? It may work for some, so it's worth a cursory view ...

6 Fair

Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Volume 1 Review: Forgotten History

The Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Volume 1 for Nintendo Switch brings a forgotten handheld to the forefront. Featuring 10 games that defined SNK's unique platform, this collection serves as a glimpse into gaming history. Six fighting games, two acti...

6.5 Fair
Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Review: Cute Space Farming (Switch)

Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition Review: Cute Space Farming (Switch)

The imaginative adventure title is making its way to Switch as a complete package. Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition combines currently released DLC with some gameplay adjustments to give players the best possible experience while crafting a life on a t...

7 Good
Godstrike Review Time After Time Switch cover

Godstrike Review: Time After Time (Switch)

Godstrike is a small indie title with big ideas. This first game from OverPowered Team is a solid start, but its interesting mechanics are let down by inconsistent difficulty and lack of personality. This review goes into what works and what needs im...

6 Fair
Poison Control Review: Problematic Perdition (Switch)

Poison Control Review: Problematic Perdition (Switch)

It’s time to raise Hell and clean up some demonic mess in Poison Control, the latest action RPG from Nippon Ichi Software. Featuring a unique dual-body mechanic and many, many suggestive themes, this is a title that surprisingly doesn’t come with a v...

6 Fair
Magic Twins Review - An Adorable Addition to the Puzzle Genre Switch

Magic Twins Review: An Adorable Addition to the Puzzle Genre (Switch)

Magic Twins is an adorable arcade puzzle game available on PC and Switch. Play by yourself or with a friend as you attempt to save the world from Colormageddon! Check out this review, and see for yourself whether it’s your kind of game. Magic Twins i...

7.6 Good
WRC 9 Nintendo Switch Review

WRC 9 Review: Muddy Racing, Muddier Visuals (Switch)

WRC 9 brings simulation rally racing to the Nintendo Switch, preserving the core gameplay of the original. With over one hundred rallies and a generous career mode, there's lots to keep you busy. But, with the many visual concessions, does it still h...

6.5 Fair
Signs of the Sojourner Review: Decks, Discussions, and Decisions (Switch)

Signs of the Sojourner Review: Decks, Discussions, and Decisions (Switch)

Travel through a colorful map and deal with the hand you are dealt in Signs of the Sojourner. Follow your mother’s footsteps into a career of discovering cities and personalities, and the perspectives that each brings to your deck of cards – your too...

7.5 Good
Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review: Dungeon Duet (Switch)

Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited Review: Dungeon Duet (Switch)

In this double-pack of titles, NIS America is bringing back two fabulous dungeon crawlers for your playing pleasure. Between the fantasy setting of Saviors of Sapphire Wings, or the more modern take in Stranger of Sword City Revisited, this release w...

9 Amazing

Gnosia Review: Great Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Switch)

Can you play a game of "Among Us" all by yourself? Gnosia brings the identity deduction genre to a futuristic horror landscape, setting players against a colorful cast of characters with their own goals and motivations. Unravel the mystery of your do...

9 Amazing
Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut Review - Drowning In Your Sorrows

Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut Review: Drowning in Your Sorrows

Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut brings a strikingly emotional tale to the Nintendo Switch. Set sail through a sunken city to confront the inner demons of Kay and her loved ones. Uncover the past and discover the hardships that they had to endure....

6.5 Fair
Persona 5 Strikers Review: An All Out Sensation (Switch)

Persona 5 Strikers Review: An All Out Sensation (Switch)

The Phantom Thieves are back! Having released in Japan last year, Persona 5 Strikers finally makes its way to Western audiences. This new action JRPG blends the brilliant style and story of Persona 5 with dynasty warriors gameplay, giving us whole ne...

8 Great
Littlewood review: Home Is Where the Heart Is (Switch)

Littlewood Review: Home Is Where the Heart Is (Switch)

The nefarious Dark Wizard is defeated, the day is saved, and you, the legendary Hero of Solemn, wake up the next day. Now what? Well, how about rebuilding a world ravaged by your ancient foe, one house at a time? Have you ever wondered what happens a...

8.5 Great
Castle Kong Review: An Honorable Homage (Switch)

Castle Kong Review: An Honorable Homage (Switch)

Donkey Kong was the king of arcades in the 1980s, and Castle Kong is here to help us relive some of that magic. With strict adherence to the original classic, this homage includes some quality of life tweaks and, on the Switch, portability. For playe...

7 Good

Dry Drowning Review: Detective Decisions that Matter (Switch)

The city of Nova Polemos is a haven for those with power, but a nightmare for everyone else. This Dry Drowning Switch review steps in the shoes of a detective entangled in the politics and mystery of this visual novel thriller. But does this gritty c...

7 Good

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Review: A Series of Uninteresting Choices (Switch)

The grand historical strategy of Romance of the Three Kingdoms has had a rocky history. At its best, it is a dramatic, frantic, and tense strategy game that can compete with the best. At its worst, it focuses on dull mechanics and banal world conquer...

4.5 Poor

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Review: Cat-astrophic Creativity

Mario's cat-scapades have returned, but now Bowser has a new, monstrous form born from his fury! Following the template set by re-releases in the past, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury re-introduces the hit Wii U title with an additional game mod...

8 Great
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Review: Satisfying Snark (Switch)

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption Review: Satisfying Snark (Switch)

We're headed back to school in Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption from Transolar Games. Described as a hybrid-RPG that will look familiar for fans of those classic Sierra Entertainment games. As it turns out, the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic way to enjoy ...

9 Amazing

Märchen Forest Review: An Arduous Path to Fun (Switch)

Welcome to a story spanning several planes of existence. Mylne is a young girl living in a secluded forest, with the mysteries of her past about to come to light. Journey through her cheery small community, dangerous dungeons, and the grotesque deepe...

6.5 Fair
Silver Chains Review: A Fine Fright (Switch)

Silver Chains Review: A Feeble Fright (Switch)

Curling up under a blanket with your Nintendo Switch sure sounds like an ideal way to play a horror title. While Silver Chains makes a valiant effort, there are a variety of things that miss the mark. But don't let that scare you off; explore each co...

5 Average
Olija Review: Swashbuckling Good Time (Switch)

Olija Review: Swashbuckling Good Time (Switch)

Olija is a new action-adventure game made by Skeleton Crew Studio, published by Devolver Digital, and showcasing all the hallmarks of an indie darling. With fast-paced combat and an addictive gameplay loop, it has the makings of another decent slashe...

8.8 Great

Heaven’s Vault Review: Evidently Excellent (Switch)

Learning lost, forgotten secrets of the past is a timeless and appealing premise that Heaven's Vault has run with to great effect. This is no Tomb Raider - this is a veritable rabbit hole of well-written dialogue and puzzling unlike any other. You mi...

8 Great
Redout: Space Assault Review: Prepare for Launch (Switch)

Redout: Space Assault Review: Prepare for Launch (Switch)

Italian developer 34BigThings is shifting gears a bit with Redout: Space Assault. A prequel to 2016's spaceship racing game, we're now being treated to a (heavily) Star Fox-inspired experience. Strap in as a young pilot, fight the resistance, and blo...

8 Great

Rhythm Fighter Review: Bash Broccoli to the Beat (Switch)

Nintendo Switch players are in for a treat with Rhythm Fighter, a catchy bop of a game that delivers a fresh gameplay loop and entertaining character designs. With plenty of content to unlock, a large cast of characters, and evil veggies, this is one...

8.5 Great

Charge Kid Review: Itty Bitty Boost Boy (Switch)

The brutal platforming renaissance is still going strong, and Charge Kid is a bite-sized game that finds joy in its own difficulty. As will be addressed in this review, players who like losing constantly will find this right up their alley. Over the ...

6 Fair
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Review: A Beautiful Game With a Ton of Heart (Switch)

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Review: A Beautiful Game With a Ton of Heart (Switch)

The charm of a beautifully-rendered forest world and its adorable denizens belies a challenging Metroidvania experience in Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, an updated re-release of the 2015 indie hit. Will you be able to restore light to...

9.7 Amazing

Monster Sanctuary Review: Gotta Hatch ‘Em All? (Switch)

Combining Metroidvania with monster collecting seems like a match made in heaven when you think about it. That’s why, all those years ago, GameFreak and Creatures Inc did just that. Now, Monster Sanctuary comes along and barely improves on the templa...

6 Fair
Calico Review: Filled With Fantastic Felines (Switch)

Calico Review: Many Merry Meowing Mammals (Switch)

Run and design your own delightful cat cafe in Calico, the latest from the two-person team at Whitehorn Digital. This review covers the release version in anticipation of a critical 1.1 console update. But with that in mind, there's still plenty to l...

8 Great
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