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DEX delights and disappoints in ways that it feels only DEX can. The neo-noir, dystopian open world grabs your attention from the get-go, yet its grip loosens as the marvellous makes way for the mundane. What a shame.
Depth of ExtinctionSwitch
Depth of Extinction is an enjoyable tactical RPG that incorporates some devastating roguelike elements. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but the unique setting and solid gameplay allow it to shine a bit brighter than some of its contemporaries.
Mobile hit Kingdom Rush is right at home on the Switch, with art that pops on all screen sizes, and smooth Joy-Con and touch controls. Though simple in formula, levels have a steep challenge, multiple difficulties, and excellent pacing.
Farmer’s Dynasty has a whole host of tools at its arsenal, but with a plethora of bugs and issues, it offered no enjoyment for me at all. Poor graphics and annoying gameplay features make this £39.99 price point almost laughable.
You won’t understand just how much you need a pixelated tentacle monster in your life until you play Carrion. The smooth controls, stellar soundtrack, and slick graphics will provide several hours of top-notch entertainment.
Creaks is a children’s dream in motion. Beautifully atmospheric and mysterious from start to finish, it loses points only in its by-the-numbers puzzle design and a yearning left in the player for more interaction with this gorgeous world.
Seeds of ResilienceSwitch
Seeds of Resilience is ultimately a sad disappointment. The core game is compelling, but its major drawbacks – the awkward UI and the sluggish performance – really hold it back from succeeding as an actual game, which is crucial.
Rock of Ages 3: Make & BreakSwitch
Rock of Ages 3 is great fun during the rolling bits, and not so much when designing your own courses – those sections are spent longing for the rolling to begin. The worlds are varied and wacky, but things can get a bit samey when played for too long.
Rogue Company seems a little bit too bare-bones in this early stage to be considered the Switch’s next killer online experience. It’s worth keeping an eye out to see if any new modes are added, but it’s perhaps too early to give it a recommendation just yet.
SEGA AGES Thunder Force ACSwitch
Thunder Force AC may not be the shining light of the SEGA AGES collection, but space shooter fans and high-score enthusiasts will certainly be able to enjoy the experience. It’s short, but decent enough arcade fun.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2Switch
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is a sequel in the complete sense. It offers a familiar nostalgic-driven experience, but now with new playable characters and more challenging levels. It is more of the same, for the good and the bad.
Defeat will come often when there are so many bullets pinging around Radio Squid’s restrictive play area; it’s near impossible to get any momentum going. This is an underwater journey that is repetitive and frustrating. Swim elsewhere!
Potata: fairy flowerSwitch
Potata: Fairy Flower isn’t going to boil your spuds, but it’s a perfectly enjoyable title. It may have some unfinished edges and lacklustre puzzle content, but the solid platforming experience, accidental comedy, and excellent audio-visual presentation make up for it.
Crysis Remastered can be a good-looking FPS. It’s just a shame that the act of actually playing it can feel like a chore thanks to a repetitive first half, poorly implemented stealth and unsatisfying gunplay.
Summer in MaraSwitch
Summer in Mara certainly looks great and tells a heartwarming story, but players will soon realize that the game consists of nothing but chores, chores, and more chores. It’s enough to make you take up gardening.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - RehydratedSwitch
Battle for Bikini Bottom felt as much a battle to play at times as it did to defeat those robots. It’s great to see a cult classic get a fresh lick of paint, but style over substance just isn’t enough.
Paper Mario: The Origami KingSwitch
With a rich world to explore, secrets to find and fantastic writing at every step, Paper Mario: The Origami King often feels like Nintendo at its very best. But a baffling battle system and forgettable characters get in the way, holding back what could have been a sincerely exceptional adventure.
Some dodgy voice acting and a generally generic aesthetic don’t do a great job of boosting this Star Fox-esque shooter into hyperspace. However, fans of the genre might find some fun in amongst the asteroid field of Star Wars references.
BioShock: The CollectionSwitch
BioShock: The Collection can be seen as the definitive package of one of the most unique, fantastic, and awe-inspiring franchises ever made. From the classic first BioShock to the action-driven BioShock Infinite, there’s a lot to enjoy within this superb port.
Minecraft Dungeons is a great game for newcomers of the genre, the series, and veteran players alike. Only slightly held back by its lacklustre graphics in handheld mode, this dungeon crawler is definitely worth a go.
Guard Duty is a proper homage to classic point-and-click adventures that’s held back by some PC-to-console growing pains. While excessively easy, it’s a perfect choice for someone who wants to get their feet wet in a typically unforgiving genre.
Galaxy Warfighter has a really cool level-up screen, but beyond that, it’s a pretty standard space shooting affair. It goes on for a hundred levels, but they all feel the same, save for the choice of four end-of-level bosses.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega MixSwitch
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix excels at everything it sets out to accomplish. With flashy visuals, challenging gameplay, and a staggering amount of additional content, Switch players can truly enjoy this rhythmic masterclass at home or on the go.
A Summer with the Shiba InuSwitch
A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a charming and unexpected visual novel experience that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and plot twists. The fate of Shiba Island is in your hands, as your choices lead to multiple different endings.
Reed 2 is a tricky pixellated platformer which, while not all that long, does offer some discernible challenge. It’s a nice enough title to have tucked away on your Switch to tickle a platforming urge, but it’s not going to pull up any trees.