1029 Published Reviews
Ultimate Racing 2DSwitch
There is definitely a nostalgia element to why this game works. Between the 2D art style and the simplicity of the gameplay, Ultimate Racing 2D certainly has the feel of a time when it didn’t take a complicated plot or incredibly detailed graphics to lose yourself in a game.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the loop of hunting monsters and collecting their parts to craft better weapons and armor. That being said, its performance issues in the open-world hub and the inability to earn any substantial amount of platinum through regularly playing the game inhibits me from giving further praise. However, with some improvements, this game could be a sleeper hit within the library of free-to-play Nintendo Switch games.
Nicky - The Home Alone Golf BallSwitch
My time with Nicky Home Alone Golf Ball was filled with mixed feelings. While I enjoyed my time playing it, for the most part, the control issues did cause some frustration. For the asking price of .99-cents, it is hard not to say don’t buy it despite the frustration it still can be a fun game.
To the MoonSwitch
To The Moon is a game I can tell someone put a lot of passion and heart into. I appreciate the little things about it, like how it’s never explicitly stated what River’s condition is but I could guess what it was. I’m sure there’s much more that I missed during my first playthrough since you can pick dialogue and actions sometimes, making this game replayable. I’m sure I will play this game again, and I would highly recommend people at least give it a try because it is very beautiful.
Crazy Zen Mini GolfSwitch
I’m incredibly disappointed by the effort put into Crazy Zen Mini Golf. The price is low, but so is the quality. How did this release even pass lotcheck? The Switch is at a point where shovelware is plentiful, and Crazy Zen Mini Golf adds another to the pile.
XenoRaptor is a lot of fun. The boss rush element keeps your attention throughout the gameplay as each planet gets a bit harder than the last. The graphics are easy on the eyes, the controls are smooth, and the music is upbeat enough that you don’t get sick of it throughout the many waves tossed at you.
Funny Bunny AdventuresSwitch
My time spent with Funny Bunny Adventure was entertaining. I found the upgrade system to be a step forward. It made it feel slightly more than basic. I highly recommend it for players with younger children.
Melbits World is, by far, one of the cutest puzzle-platformers you will play through. Utilizing that charm, cuteness, and design, this title offers something I could see families playing through together, but the lack of single player and replayability hurt the overall package.
Jets‘n’Guns is a fair shooter that suffers from some user interface and menu issues. It’s still a tough and fun time if you’re up for some blasting action, and worth a look for fans of the genre.
Event Horizon: Space DefenseSwitch
If you can handle the level grind and upgrade treadmill, Event Horizon â Space Defense is a fun arcade action/adventure role-playing mash-up. If you need more player engagement, the level grinding can become a bit mundane.
Alien Isolation provides an utmost emotionally pulling experience, and runs flawlessly on the Nintendo Switch. The game truly is a testament to what can be done by third-party developers and porting studios.
Simulacra is a very clever game that, despite the simplicity of both its premise and gameplay, immerses you into it and doesn’t let you go until you’ve solved the mystery.
Fishing: Barents Sea Complete EditionSwitch
This is a slow-paced game, and my modest fish hauls suggest it will be a while before it picks up speed. Still, while I’m no simulation enthusiast (and perhaps never will be), I’ve had success insofar as I’ve been entertained. Fishing: Barents Sea Complete Edition is a good title, albeit one Nintendo Switch owners might want to grab at a discount sale price.
Puzzle fans seeking a light diversion may not want to devote the time required to solve some of the later challenges in Mushroom Quest, but serious solvers are going to be pleased with this purchase. Long live the block (and the mushrooms that push it).
Asdivine Kamura is a strong RPG. The controls are smooth and the graphics are well done. I personally felt there wasn't too much depth with the characters when it came to development, but I enjoyed my time with the crew nonetheless.
Pulstario is another frustrating arcade experience that has just enough to offer to make it something that sets itself apart. Between the killer soundtrack and accessibility options, I found myself not able to put it down until I had beaten its 30-minute campaign.
The Talos Principle: Deluxe EditionSwitch
Although I can’t fully pinpoint exactly one thing that made The Talos Principle great, there was something about the game that just felt incredible while playing. It provides such an amazing puzzle-solving experience that’s backed by an overall strong story that I can’t recommend this game enough.
Pinball FX3 - Williams Pinball: Volume 5Switch
Zen Studios has brought the usual amount of quality care in updating Pinball FX3 with this latest DLC pack. While the table trio varies in enjoyment, even the “worst” is still really solid. Williams Pinball – Volume 5 is a very good collection, one that could likely be considered a must for big enthusiasts.
Riverbond coaxes you in with its charming feel and aesthetically pleasing voxel graphics, only to thrust you into a monotonous hack ‘n’ slash. With the plethora of other games that have interesting art styles and incredible looks, it is hard to let the gameplay here slide, even with its comedic relief and destructible environments as a backer.
Clumsy Rush is priced to do exactly what it’s meant to do. Boot this game up when you’ve got friends and family over for the holidays, hand them a controller, and let the hilarity ensue. Everyone is going to want a turn, but don’t be surprised when they willingly give up their turn after just a few minutes.
Down to HellSwitch
Good backgrounds and a strong soundtrack aren’t enough to justify a game that feels like you’ve played it before. The combat offers little and feels lethargic so, unfortunately, there is very little reason to drop into Hell on this occasion.
There are a few other things that I think could have been better, with presentation being one of them, but most of the negatives get drowned out by the fact that I really enjoyed playing THOTH. I had a lot of fun with it, and will certainly see myself coming back to it in the future when I need a quick twin-sticks fix.
A challenging and fairly entertaining delivery, 140 is held back by its amount of content and a feeling that it’s past its prime. Still, I’d give this older game a mild recommendation for genre fans who can appreciate it’s minimalist, and sometimes bland, design. Just don’t dare quit until you’ve bested that boss.
Football Game is an interesting point-and-click game that manages create an uncomfortable scenario from something as mundane as attending a high school football game. From the sound design to art style there is no expense spared at letting you know that things aren’t as they seem.
Close to the SunSwitch
Close to the Sun isn’t really a game you can play casually. You have to invest in the story. If you’re the kind of player who likes committing to an intricate and innovative world, you’ll have plenty of fun with this game.