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1926 Published Reviews

Watcher Chronicles

Switch
9.00
David TempleMay 17, 2022
As a package, Watcher Chronicles is actually a very good game. It isn’t flashy. It doesn’t have a convoluted storyline. It doesn’t need any of that. This is simply a platformer designed to let the player (or players) have fun for a while.

My Brother Ate My Pudding!

Switch
8.00
Kirstie SummersMay 14, 2022
My Brother Ate My Pudding! isn’t the most intellectually challenging or narratively complex game you’ll ever play. But it is certainly fun. The puzzles are weird and funny, and it is legitimately satisfying figuring out the more bizarre ones.

Bush Hockey League

Switch
5.50
Kirk HinerMay 11, 2022
Finally, there’s a definite problem with load times. Games take well over a minute to start up, which is more than enough time to kill the excitement of a gaming party. It’s unfortunate, because Bush Hockey League allows for up to four players in local mode (no online multiplayer).

What Lies in the Multiverse

Switch
9.00
Jemma CassonMay 11, 2022
Overall, What Lies in the Multiverse is an enjoyable story-driven affair that brings as much humor as it does drama. The well-designed puzzles strike the perfect balance between fun and challenging, and their variety helps keep players engaged. This is one title that’s definitely worth checking out!

Rogue Lords

Switch
5.50
Ted HazellMay 09, 2022
The highlight of Rogue Lords is the art design. This is initially what drew me to the game and my reason for wanting to review this. I adore the character designs, and the voice acting adds a lot of charm to Rogue Lords. The battles look clean, the animation put into moves, and the models look great. It is just a shame that the gameplay doesn’t back this up. I also experienced several performance issues.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Switch
8.00
Jesse TaylorMay 07, 2022
It’s a goofy, campy title that knows it’s goofy and steers into that goofiness throughout your adventure. It’s also unique in that it’s as much fun to play by yourself as it is to play with friends, although I have to admit playing with friends makes the experience a little more hysterical.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Switch
8.50
Ted HazellMay 06, 2022
In its own right, Nintendo Switch Sports is fantastic, doing everything you hoped it would. Super-responsive controls, family-friendly fun, and a solid online and offline co-op system.

RiffTrax: The Game

Switch
8.00
Kirk HinerMay 05, 2022
RiffTrax: The Game provides ample opportunity for laugh-out-loud bits, and enjoying those moments is the reason you’ll consistently return to this game.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Switch
8.00
Jemma CassonMay 04, 2022
Overall, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is an old game that’s back for another round on the Switch. If you’re a Star Wars fan who hasn’t previously enjoyed this title, I can highly recommend giving it a go. The engaging story and excellent voice work help bring it to life, despite the slightly dated graphics and relatively simple gameplay.

Toodee and Topdee

Switch
9.00
Kaelyn DaughertyMay 04, 2022
Overall I really enjoyed my time with Toodee and Topdee. While this isn’t the most groundbreaking or beautiful game, it has the charm, challenge and originality to keep you coming back for more. Toodee and Topdee is available now on Nintendo Switch, I definitely recommend checking this one out, especially if you’re a fan of puzzle games.

Roguebook

Switch
6.00
Jesse TaylorMay 04, 2022
Rougebook offers enough unique takes on gameplay to create a compelling experience for those highly interested in deck building games and a fun experience for those who aren’t quite as familiar with the genre. The dual hero system and presentation truly makes Rougebook stand out.

Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Switch
8.00
Ted HazellMay 04, 2022
Arise: A Simple Story is a clean and slick experience, but one area that impacts the aesthetic is the loading screen and times. The melodic piano tune will suddenly cut out, and the screen will turn white – no music replaces this, and at first, I thought my game had frozen or crashed.

Kraken Academy!!

Switch
8.50
Roger ReichardtMay 03, 2022
The game isn’t entirely voice acted, but it’s well done when it is. The music is also beautifully done and helps set the tone.

orbit.industries

Switch
8.00
Bill StitelerMay 03, 2022
If you’re looking for an endless toy box to play in (and there are options to play without a scenario goal or with unlimited funds), then orbit.industries is a fun diversion. Learn, and fail, and start again on your way to the stars. Just don’t forget about the interest rates.

Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition

Switch
7.00
David TempleMay 02, 2022
Flat Kingdom Paper’s Cut Edition is a good game—not great, but solid. It’s simple enough to play, pleasant to look at, and easy on the budget.

CRYSTAR

Switch
7.00
Kirstie SummersMay 02, 2022
Crystar combines a stunning supernatural setting with simple hack-and-slash fighting to draw you through a complex and profound plot that bounces betweens realms.

Rotund Rebound

Switch
5.00
Kirstie SummersApr 26, 2022
Rotund Rebound offers a lot of content in the form of multiple worlds each featuring many levels with three ways to play and a range of characters that approach them with yet more variety. But it also gives you plenty of reasons not to want to stick around that long.

Cat Cafe Manager

Switch
7.00
Sophie HinerApr 26, 2022
Cat Cafe Manager is a simple game, making it a fun choice when you just want to relax. That said, once you get into it, you could end up relaxing for hours.

Buck Bradley Comic Adventure

Switch
5.00
Trevor GouldApr 25, 2022
Genre fans might find Buck Bradley Comic Adventure worth grabbing (on sale) to pass a couple of hours. But from presentation to puzzles and beyond, this is an average release at best that most can skip without worry. Unfortunately, this title falls short in too many ways.

Mokoko X

Switch
9.00
Bill StitelerApr 25, 2022
The visuals of Mokoko X are only slightly lurid, and the cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs flavor text doesn’t distract from a solid Qix clone with ingenious level design and challenging bosses.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Switch
6.00
Kirk HinerApr 22, 2022
The House of the Dead: Remake gives you plenty of ability to fine tune these controls, but it’s all just frustration tweaking. The stick is cumbersome, and the gyroscopes constantly need to be reset.

Slipstream

Switch
6.00
D. CrowleyApr 20, 2022
Yet, while the game does feel uninspired, the AI is all over the place, and the graphics and music are pretty bland, I found myself looking forward to playing Slipstream every time I picked it up. The main racing mechanics are just plain fun, and while I definitely acknowledge all of the game’s problems and wish they weren’t there, what is there can still be quite a good time.

Defend the Rook

Switch
8.00
David TempleApr 19, 2022
Defend the Rook is a rogue-like tactics game that’s challenging enough to make you earn your victories while keeping you ready to try again when it beats you. If you like strategy games, this entry is worth adding to your Switch library.

Taito Milestones

Switch
6.50
Kirk HinerApr 13, 2022
So, if you occasionally want access to a diverse collection of games, this will scratch that itch, albeit with some clunky controls. However, if your tastes are more precise, or if you already know you’re not interested in half of what’s included in TAITO Milestones, you’re better off buying them individually.

Ikai

Switch
3.00
Bill StitelerApr 12, 2022
Ikai is a first-person psychological horror game that isn’t so much scary as it is confounding. It wastes its effectively chilling setting by simply getting you lost in it. You’ll be annoyed more often than frightened, confused more often than entertained.