1279 Published Reviews

We should talk

Switch
8.00
Heath Shusterman-ZimmermanAug 04, 2020
We‌ ‌Should‌ ‌Talk‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌game‌ ‌that‌ ‌was‌ ‌fun‌ ‌to‌ ‌play‌ ‌through.‌ ‌As‌ ‌you‌ ‌dissect‌ ‌your‌ ‌various‌ ‌relationships,‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌treat.‌ ‌The‌ ‌overall‌ ‌story‌ ‌is‌ ‌unique—more‌ ‌than‌ ‌I‌ ‌expected‌ ‌it‌ ‌to‌ ‌be.‌ ‌I‌ ‌also felt the balance between text and the actual conversation was very well balanced and well done. The asking price of $6.99 is well worth it.

Nowhere Prophet

Switch
8.00
Kirstie SummersAug 04, 2020
Nowhere Prophet is a genuinely well-constructed roguelike deck-builder. The story is dark and wonderfully written. The combat is fun, with a battle structure that is easy to understand and enjoyably challenging to build a strategy around. Incorporating your followers into your deck adds an emotional weight to the gameplay that draws you deeper into the narrative.

Starlit Adventures Golden Stars

Switch
8.00
Trevor GouldAug 03, 2020
As a solo game, I could take it or leave it. But when played cooperatively, Starlit Adventures Golden Stars checks a ton of boxes to be a highly entertaining title. With a favorable amount of content, this charming release should appeal to anyone longing for a more in-depth arcade-style experience. Whether you’re a younger kid, a seasoned completionist, or somewhere in between, don’t overlook Starlit Adventures Golden Stars.

Creepy Tale

Switch
7.00
Jemma CassonAug 02, 2020
Creepy Tale is aptly titled; it had no trouble giving me goosebumps. The gloomy atmosphere is aesthetically pleasing and the cryptic puzzles will tease your brain, bordering on frustrating at times – patience and trial and error are key attributes here. This one will likely appeal to fans of point-and-click style puzzle games with horror elements.

Dodo Peak

Switch
4.00
Trevor GouldJul 31, 2020
Despite many positive elements that Dodo Peak has to make it satisfying, I must admit that I genuinely didn’t have much fun playing it. It’s challenging, but not in a way that held my interest beyond a few minutes at a time. Further, the familiar three-star setup is weakened by an emphasis on speed and random enemy placement. This Dodo might not take flight on the Nintendo Switch.

Epic Word Search Collection 2

Switch
7.00
Rachel PoliJul 31, 2020
The game is relaxing overall. There are unlimited hints, should you need a little extra help; the puzzles are not timed; it automatically saves your progress, and it’s accompanied by classical piano music which I personally love.

Mittelborg: City of Mages

Switch
3.00
Rachel PoliJul 31, 2020
City-building and resource management games are fun, but only when you have creative control. Mittelborg: City of Mages didn’t deliver. It held your hand throughout the game, only allowing you to do what it wanted. The overall gameplay was dull, and, because of that, I didn’t care at all about the story or protecting the city.. There was plenty of potential in this game, but it ultimately didn’t deliver for me.

Demon's Rise - War for the Deep

Switch
5.50
David TempleJul 28, 2020
When I started playing Demon’s Rise – War for the Deep, I really wanted to like the game. Unfortunately, there are too many little bad things stacked up to really get into this one.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Switch
9.00
Rachel PoliJul 27, 2020
Paper Mario: The Origami King is a wonderful addition to the series. While the battle system isn’t my favorite, it’s challenging. The overall game is hilarious with an engaging story and fun gameplay.

Explosive Dinosaurs

Switch
6.50
Trevor GouldJul 26, 2020
The inclusion of memes is more confusing than smile-inducing, though. It’s a wasted visual effort that could’ve been put into AI. These memes seem to show up at random, so at least they aren’t overdone. If you’re a family with younger kids, Explosive Dinosaurs isn’t a poor choice. It offers some fun, albeit shallow, minigames. But a few omissions prevent this from being a must-have title.

Aircraft Evolution

Switch
7.00
Kirk HinerJul 25, 2020
Aircraft Evolution offers a lot of action and a lot of destruction, but not a whole lot of variation. Like the arcade games to which it pays homage, it’s best enjoyed a few “quarters” at a time.

Ultra Hat Dimension

Switch
8.50
Jennifer SheffieldJul 25, 2020
Ultra Hat Dimension feels like a game created by people who loved old dungeon-based puzzlers. The game requires strategy, but it is entertainingly deceitful. It’s a balance of frustration and cutesy atmosphere that I really appreciate. Somewhat strange premise aside, Ultra Hat Dimension is a fun game woven with care.

REZ PLZ

Switch
7.00
Kirstie SummersJul 25, 2020
REZ PLZ is a creative platforms game that blends a darkly funny premise with clever puzzles in a genuinely fun and original way that is let down by a couple of annoying (but hopefully temporary) bugs.

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium

Switch
5.50
Trevor GouldJul 23, 2020
The gameplay mix intrigues, but it’s weighed down by overemphasis on all too familiar rogue-lite tropes. I want to love Void Terrarium, but fine ingredients don’t always make for a satisfying dish if they aren’t balanced well. This game is too heavy-handed on tedium, and progress coming from random chance rather than skill.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Switch
7.50
Kirk HinerJul 23, 2020
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III drops JRPGo fans into the middle of a massive story arc and then has a tendency to meander. However, it provides more than enough thrills and compelling moments to make this an adventure worth taking.

Urban Flow

Switch
7.00
Heath Shusterman-ZimmermanJul 22, 2020
It just seemed to not fit the music and almost seemed like the use of attention-getting words to purposely distract the player. Players looking for a decent co-op or party game should be pleased. Urban Flow is rather enjoyable in co-op. However, players looking for a single-player game should look elsewhere.

Monster Prom: XXL

Switch
7.00
Rachel PoliJul 21, 2020
Overall, Monster Prom XXL was a fun game. I would have preferred getting the characters more through a fluid story. Since the gameplay is so short being about an hour or less, the game got repetitive quickly when trying to get the best. There are thousands of outcomes, and I’m not sure I could play it that many times.

Neversong

Switch
9.00
Trevor GouldJul 21, 2020
Neversong is a highly effective release in so many ways. The standout framework and subsequent story building leave room for interpretation, and the apt aesthetics go well beyond mere window dressing. You don’t see one-man studio releases of this high quality very often. Nearly everything falls into place in the best way imaginable.

CrossCode

Switch
8.00
James ColozziJul 20, 2020
This title is available in both a digital format and a pre-order is available for the soon to be released physical copy of the game. CrossCode is a colorful, fun, and content full action RPG that has a lot to offer both young and old.

Infliction: Extended Cut

Switch
8.50
Kaelyn DaughertyJul 20, 2020
Infliction Extended Cut was a fun, scary, mysterious experience. The gameplay itself is very simple, but the story and the things you discover are what make you stay until the end. I enjoyed my time with it.

AntVentor

Switch
7.50
Jennifer SheffieldJul 16, 2020
Drop into the photorealistic world of AntVentor! Despite the lack of dialog, this point-and-click game strikes a nice balance between humor and puzzle-solving. While some of the hints and challenges are difficult, I do believe AntVentor is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone.

Superliminal

Switch
6.00
Trevor GouldJul 16, 2020
Superliminal borrows some familiar ideas and mixes them in ways that arouse interest. But the content doesn’t match the price, especially for a game that might be more fun to watch than play. However, on sale, this can be an entertaining title if the puzzles click. Like some dreams, this one may linger with you.

Urban Trial Tricky

Switch
7.00
Jemma CassonJul 16, 2020
Urban Trial Tricky is a fun casual game. Some tricks and combos can be tricky to master, but they’re exciting to pull off. There are plenty of short and sweet levels to keep you entertained. It’s not perfect, but it’s fun for short bursts and will appeal to those who chase high scores.

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour

Switch
6.50
Morgan TruderJul 14, 2020
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour holds up well for newcomers even if it could do with a few quality improvements. It’s a shame there isn’t more for those revisiting, but like everything, it’s always nice to have this classic on the go.

A Summer with the Shiba Inu

Switch
6.50
Trevor GouldJul 14, 2020
While it wasn’t what I was expecting, A Summer with the Shiba Inu has enough working in its favor. Instead of hitting a crowded beach, why not spend part of your summer respecting social distancing by curling up with this visual novel. Plop on your reading glasses, overlook the pacing inconsistencies, and be charmed by Syd and her canine friends. Keep an eye on Quill Game Studios, too.