1186 Published Reviews
realMyst: Masterpiece EditionSwitch
It’s not just the history and nostalgia, but the high quality, sense of discovery, and genuine allure that’s undeniable with this pioneer. It’s proven to be a timeless journey. But this Switch port of realMyst: Masterpiece Edition needs an update, to add some missing features and fix the significant audio glitches, to be genuinely outstanding.
Red Wings: Aces of the SkySwitch
Aces of the Sky immediately hits you with frenzied, stylized, WWI-era aerial combat, then does little to change the formula throughout its two stories. Whether you can deal with the repetitiveness depends upon how much of an arcade gamer you (and hopefully a nearby squad mate) really are.
It might be fair to say that an eventual Slayin 3 could be a interesting playthrough, with what the devs could learn from this jump to console. But I have to wonder what happened in the playtest phase to miss the UI navigation issues. You can kill time with Slayin 2, but it didn’t stand out to me above other arcade titles of its kind.
Super Mega Baseball 3Switch
If you’ve been looking for a great baseball game to play on the Switch, Super Mega Baseball 3 should be your first choice. They’re also offering a free demo that allows you to play the online Pennant Race mode, play the Exhibition games, and access to player customizations. Hope to see you in-game sometime soon!
TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2Switch
TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 is a good game, but maybe not so much for the Switch’s limited Joy-Cons. I feel gamers shouldn’t have to fight the controls to get a game to feel right.
Although I’m not the biggest fan of online multiplayer, it is still something that feels like Cannibal Cuisine is missing. It would be interesting to see even just an online leadership board to compare your team to others online. Aside from that, there’s not too much to complain about. Cannibal Cuisine is a game I had my doubts about. Within a few levels, I was enjoying my time playing as long as players can swallow the idea of cannibalism for their next game night.
My time spent with Gun Crazy wasn’t terrible; it also wasn’t anything special. It felt like a half-baked idea that sacrificed length for difficulty. The game in its current state is hard to recommend, especially at the asking price of $4.99.
WHAT THE GOLF?Switch
Si vous étiez passés à côté de ce savoureux monde ouvert à l'époque, ou si vous ne possédez que les vieillissantes versions PS3 et Xbox 360, alors cette Definitive Edition est... définitivement faite pour vous. Le jeu est toujours aussi plaisant, et plus beau que jamais. On attend maintenant avec impatience le remake du premier Mafia qui, lui, pourrait bien se montrer réellement spectaculaire !
There would be a good story to be had if Tharsis was developed to involve more than just trying to survive a few rounds. The theme of surviving on a spaceship and figuring out how to keep everything—and everyone—together should make for a good game. Unfortunately, Tharsis fails on too many points to be really worth playing.
Considering their amazing catalog, I’m not sure why Atari keeps trying to make 1972’s Pong relevant for modern gamers. Pong Quest is a clever, valiant run at it, aided by solid controls and some decent multiplayer life. But it’s still just Pong, and the game is at its best when they help you forget that.
The pixel graphics were charming and the game ran nicely, for the most part. It didn’t lag, and the controls were responsive. It was just the sandbox mode that wouldn’t work for me and it felt that the quests didn’t always register even when I completed them over and over again. With that said, this game was too repetitive for me with little strategic thought.
Lonely Mountains: DownhillSwitch
Whether you’re pedaling down tight paths with little margin for error, catching air off natural stone ramps, or getting a quicker than expected reprieve by cruising over a railed bridge, Lonely Mountains: Downhill delivers a challenging, yet remarkably calming, experience. Don’t let a few miscues prevent you from checking this one out; it’s a game worth mastering.
Infinite Beyond The MindSwitch
Overall, Infinite – Beyond the Mind is a good platformer; with a few additions, it would be truly great. Visually, it’s spot on, with matching audio to boot. The platforming itself is fast and fun, with some memorable boss fights. Platforming fans will find something to enjoy here and should consider purchasing; it just needs a little more variety and depth to make it a must-have title.
The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED]Switch
Confusing marketing and a visual choice that impedes while in motion will probably alienate potential customers. The Eternal Castle [REMASTERED] is targeting a narrow audience, with a 2-bit CGA graphics gimmick. Some will enjoy it a great deal. Others, like myself, will develop eye strain, and end up reaching for FLASHBACK instead.
Oddworld: Munch's OddyseeSwitch
While it does exhibit a lot of absurd charm, this HD remaster of Munch’s Oddysee simultaneously holds up both with its unique characters and world while also showing its age in varying degrees in its gameplay.
Playing Fledgling Heroes, it’s hard to shake the feeling that I haven’t somehow time-traveled to the past. It feels like the sort of game I might’ve enjoyed reviewing seven years ago as a mobile port to the 3DS or Wii U eShop. Except it’s 2020, and this is an original game on the Switch. Runners have come a long way, and players expect more from the genre’s console counterparts.
Overall, ZHED is a fun puzzle game that’s relaxing and challenging at the same time. The colors for the board and squares change once in a while. The grids increase in size as well so it sometimes made the board harder to see depending on the size and color though it was never too difficult to figure it out. The music was relaxing as well, even though it was the same song on a loop throughout.
Streets of Rage 4Switch
From great musical and visual presentation, to smooth fluid gameplay and unlockable content, bundled with online co-op play, Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute blast to play. Not disappointing in the least, it’s more than just the finest addition to the series; it’s the best in the genre, in my opinion.
Jay and Silent Bob: Mall BrawlSwitch
Kevin Smith built a career on fan service, and Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl is as fan service-y as it gets. On its face, it’s a typical arcade beat-’em-up, but with a shiny View Askew coat of paint. If you’re looking for a solid brawler that harkens to the NES days or you’re an aficionado of Smith’s filmography, it’s easy to recommend this charming title.
Spirit of the NorthSwitch
Spirit of the North is an atmospheric, evocative adventure game with puzzle/platforming elements that—despite being clumsily implemented in parts—are ultimately rewarding if you stick with it.
Treachery in Beatdown CitySwitch
To sum this up, Treachery in Beatdown City is a lot of fun, but I can’t suggest it due to the stability problems. Now I’m not saying to never get the game. What I am saying is I’d wait a while so the devs can hash out the issues. Issues that should have been hashed out and fixed before launching the game. It’s awesome WHEN it works and will be a blast when they get rid of all the bugs. I score it a 5 out of 10 due to major stability issues.
I enjoyed Factotum 90 much more than the original Factotum. Complete with updated graphics and smoother controls, I would say the Nintendo Switch game is the definitive version. I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re into puzzle-solving games.
SNK GALS' FIGHTERSSwitch
SNK GALS’ FIGHTERS will find success on the Nintendo Switch by appealing to nostalgia. Those who can appreciate what this 2D fighter did back in the day should still appreciate it now, shallowness and all. Especially at only $7.99, considering an original cart could find you spending hundreds.
Later Daters reinforces the natural desire for companionship, even at an older age. The game is just silly enough at times that it makes for a funny dating sim, without making its characters out to be a joke. There is a ton of media that focuses on trying to normalize elderly relationships, and I think Later Daters is highly effective—and most importantly fun.
If you’re a big fan of point-and-click adventures, especially those respecting the genre’s heyday, you’ll find Guard Duty to be a good game. I can’t give it as high a recommendation as first thought due to some story aspects and the way they’re intertwined, but I liked it enough that I’m hoping for a sequel.