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673 Published Reviews

Rain on Your Parade

Switch
8.50
Steven RollinsApr 12, 2021
Rain on Your Parade is an excellent little game and is well worth anyone’s time. It’s cute, it’s funny, and I’ve not played anything quite like it before. For me as a speedrunner, I’m always looking for new games to throw in my arsenal, so it says a lot to me about the quality of a game when I find one I seriously want to dedicate countless hours to.

Say No! More

Switch
6.00
John FrisciaApr 09, 2021
Ultimately, Say No! More is short, vapid, and stupid… but it kind of works. Gameplay is basic almost to the point of meaningless, but when combined with its striking art style and funny writing and voice acting, it adds up to an experience unlike any other. Frankly, full price is too much to ask for a game this simple, but definitely consider it during sales.

Genesis Noir

Switch
7.50
Dominick AshtearApr 05, 2021
If you like interesting experiences, beautiful stories, and powerful messages all wrapped up in a hot jazz soundtrack, you’ll love Genesis Noir. However, be aware that it will not be without frustration, especially until the developers release a performance patch for Switch.

MazM: The Phantom of the Opera

Switch
4.00
Dominick AshtearMar 25, 2021
Ultimately, MazM: The Phantom of the Opera is worth playing, but not on Nintendo Switch. It would be a pleasant way to experience a classic novel, but unfortunately it’s couched in an experience that does not translate well to the platform.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Switch
7.00
Arthur DamianMar 24, 2021
Kaze and the Wild Masks is a good platformer. I love the idea of masks that transform a character into something new with awesome move sets. The number of collectibles was just right and unlocked cool things. Bosses were tough but fair. And some stages were refreshingly unique.

MONSTER HUNTER RISE

Switch
9.00
Jaimie DitchfieldMar 23, 2021
I’m excited for the official launch of the game, as I’ll be able to enjoy going out on hunts with my friends. Monster Hunter Rise is a game that I’ll continue to play for a long time, as Capcom has promised additional content, with the first round arriving sometime in April.

Sokodice

Switch
8.00
Steven RollinsMar 19, 2021
A hint system would’ve been a nice addition, though it works well enough without it. One thing’s for sure though — I’ll definitely be coming back to this one off and on as I try to clean up them missing gold medals.

Apex Legends

Switch
4.00
Greg BargasMar 16, 2021
The poor performance and visuals make it almost unplayable and detract from its overall quality. It almost spoils the essence that is Apex Legends. It’s a buggy mess of a shooter that I’m surprised was ported given its current condition on Nintendo Switch.

WRC 9 The Official Game

Switch
7.00
A.K RahmingMar 14, 2021
It’s still nice that Nacon and its studios are supporting Nintendo Switch with the likes of WRC 9, but I hope future entries can try even harder to maximize the hardware’s potential.

Chained

Switch
8.00
Steven RollinsMar 11, 2021
Overall though, these complaints are pretty minor and didn’t do much to detract from the overall experience Chained provided me with. Over my roughly three-and-a-half hours, I had an absolute blast with the game.

Forward to the Sky

Switch
3.00
Steven RollinsMar 02, 2021
At best, Forward to the Sky is extremely unpolished; at worst, it’s unfinished. It’s one of the most generic games I’ve ever played, with almost no redeeming factors to it. Even Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia had a few things I enjoyed, and I would much rather be playing that than spending any more time on Forward to the Sky.

BRAVELY DEFAULT II

Switch
8.50
John FrisciaFeb 25, 2021
In Bravely Default II, you either break the battle system with some beautiful strategy, or it breaks you. And that’s the thrill of it. Taking charge of massive customization options to build a party that can uniquely demolish the varied bosses is incredibly satisfying and never gets old.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Switch
7.00
Steven RollinsFeb 20, 2021
All in all, I think Capcom Arcade Stadium is generally worth picking up, especially if you’re a fan of older Capcom titles. For those less familiar with these offerings, I would instead suggest that you look at each pack to see what interests you.

PUSS!

Switch
6.00
John FrisciaFeb 15, 2021
Ultimately, PUSS! is an exercise in frustration. Some people will appreciate the zaniness of the design and/or enjoy having a brutal challenge to push through in a blast of 10-20 minutes at a time. Other people will just be annoyed by the entire experience from start to finish, and the small bugs and quirks don’t help that. PUSS! is not for everyone, but it’s also not trying to be.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch
9.50
Jaimie DitchfieldFeb 15, 2021
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury offers two equally fantastic modes with different styles of gameplay. There is a ton of content spread out across both games, providing you with hours' worth of playtime for solo or co-op play.

Little Nightmares II

Switch
9.00
Jaimie DitchfieldFeb 09, 2021
Little Nightmares II is one of those “experience” kind of games. It is similar to titles such as Journey and Abzu, where it’s all about the journey, not the destination. Little Nightmares II revels in its use of compelling level design to tell a deep and saddening tale of discovery.

Cyber Shadow

Switch
8.00
John FrisciaJan 31, 2021
Cyber Shadow could explain some aspects of its gameplay better, and it doesn’t do much to innovate in a decades-old genre. However, with meticulous game design, challenging yet fair obstacles, a meaty length (7 1/2 hours for my first playthrough), and beautiful 8-bit pixel art, it’s such an easy game to recommend for anyone who has ever enjoyed an action platformer.

TOHU

Switch
6.00
Steven RollinsJan 30, 2021
There’s not enough here for me to feel comfortable recommending Tohu at full price. If you’re really itching to play a point-and-click adventure and can get a great deal on it, it’s worth a look. Outside of that, you’re not missing anything if you choose to skip it.

Olija

Switch
8.50
Arthur DamianJan 28, 2021
At the end of the day, Olija is a voyage that is quite a blast, even though it ends quickly. Swapping out various weapons while building a combo that ends in a devastating harpoon explosion is quite a thrill.

HITMAN 3 - CLOUD VERSION

Switch
7.00
Jaimie DitchfieldJan 25, 2021
Hitman 3 – Cloud Version provides a set of distinct and entertaining missions, each with their own unique objectives and environments to explore. The Nintendo Switch version is by no means the definitive way to play, and input lag and dips in performance are likely to occur depending on your bandwidth.

Tadpole Treble Encore

Switch
9.50
A.K RahmingJan 23, 2021
Tadpole Treble Encore is absolutely worth the pick-up, whether this is your first rodeo in Thunder Creek or you're deciding to visit the likes of the totally-not-Frank Sinatra male tadpole in Midnight Bayou for the 50th time (because that song is just awesome).

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Switch
7.50
Dominick AshtearJan 16, 2021
Ultimately, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition may not impress players who don’t already have an attachment to the Scott Pilgrim franchise. Those who do have that intimate attachment though will absolutely want to spend $14.99 to relive their memories of this unique little beat ’em up.

PBA Pro Bowling 2021

Switch
7.00
A.K RahmingJan 16, 2021
These titles aren’t as feature-rich as PBA Pro, but they’re certainly not lacking and overall offer some satisfying gameplay. Gauge where you are on the bowling fan spectrum when you go to purchase one of these titles.

Traffix

Switch
9.00
A.K RahmingJan 03, 2021
Traffix is deceptive with its beautifully clean minimalist aesthetic. That theme is juxtaposed next to its frantic, reflex-based gameplay that will have you hitting the restart button time and again to get a perfect score. Nevertheless, it turns the typically stressful situation of a congested commute into that of a fun strategy game that can be enjoyed by anyone.

Sniper Elite 4

Switch
8.50
Steven RollinsDec 29, 2020
Sniper Elite 4 takes the foundation laid out by the franchise's prior entries and elevates it to new heights. Larger open levels and multi-mode items provide more freedom to tackle missions as you see fit, allowing for the sniping components of the game to really shine.