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Nintendo Switch Game Reviews


8.5 Minecraft Dungeons

 

irst wrapped up my playthrough of Minecraft Dungeons on the default difficulty, I thought it was a fun game, but perhaps a bit shallow.  I came away from it thinking I'd seen all that the game had to offer, and that the Adventure and Apocalypse difficulties would, for the most part, be more of the same.  After all, I'd unlocked a couple of hidden levels, and felt that I'd explored each map from head to toe.  By ...

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons A F...

 

April 2, 2020. One week into the kids staying home due to the pandemic we found a new pass time: the entire family in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch.

 

7.0 Fury Unleashed

 

Fury Unleashed is a 2D-action-platformer-roguelike set in a comic book.  That’s a lot of different genres thrown out there, but in reality, the game is similar to others already on the market, most closely resembling games like Enter the Gungeon or Rogue Legacy.  Players explore a hand-drawn world, spanning four different procedurally-generated comic worlds, fighting off themed enemies as the titular Fury, ...

 

8.5 Moving Out is another Couch Co-Op...

 

The creation and release of wacky, fun couch co-op titles has ramped up over the past few years, with great hits like Overcooked and it's sequel, Overcooked 2. This style game has created a number of fun and wacky similar titles, and the latest and greatest is Moving Out, developed by SMG Studio and published by Team 17, the great folks behind the Worms franchise. But can Moving Out capture the wacky fun of ...

 

8.5 Creative Soundblaster G3

 

As a rule, I am often skeptical of third-party accessories that claim to offer a boost in audio quality, especially when these accessories are reasonably priced. More often than not, accessories of this type will indeed created an amplified audio experience, but at the cost of heavy distortion. Other times you receive what is, in essence, no more than an advanced audio EQ - not something worth dropping any ...

 

7.5 Panzer Dragoon: Remake

 

When released in the mid 1990's, Panzer Dragoon captivated gamers with its revolutionary visuals and controls. As one of the first 3D games available for console gamers, Panzer Dragoon allowed the player to change your views and experience the depth of the 3D world it is set in. Now, 25 years later, Panzer Dragoon: Remake has been released for modern consoles. The question in the minds of many (myself included) ...

 

9.0 Shinsekai: Into the Depths

 

When I think of underwater games, I tend to think of Bioshock. That is the best example of a game that takes place underwater. Most of the time though, underwater experiences are only part of a game and not the whole concept. Shinseki: Into the Depths is a 2D Metroidvania that takes place completely underwater. Is it any good? Here is my review of Shinseki: Into the Depths for the Nintendo Switch! Shinsekai: ...

 

8 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

 

One Piece is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the manga of the same.. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber (Think Mr. Fantastic doing martial arts) after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as ...

 

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Firs...

 

I was not familiar with what One Piece was other than seeing the occasional artwork, cover, or game released every once in awhile. So for those like me not used to the source material, as best I can tell, it goes like this.

 

7.0 Operencia: The Stolen Sun

 

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is an old school dungeon crawler that evokes real feelings of nostalgia, but might be a bit more difficult to adapt to for those used to the comforts of more modern games.  These challenging retro-style games have seen a bit of a comeback recently, most notably with surprise hit Darkest Dungeon.  Operencia operates in a bit more straightforward way than DD though, with a static cast of ...

 

8.5 Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales ...

 

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a role-playing game that heavily incorporates a revamped version of Gwent, the card game featured in the Witcher games. Originally released in 2018 on PC and consoles, Thronebreaker has now made its way to the Nintendo Switch! While it does incorporate the card game, Thronebreaker is much more than that. Featuring a 30+ hour campaign, the game plays very much like a typical ...

 

10 Animal Crossing: New Horizons -in...

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the first ever HD Animal Crossing game. There have been two portable AC games and two console ones. New Horizons is the first one to ever be both. Fans and newcomers alike have had high expectations for this game. So, does it live up to the hype? Here is our review-in-progress of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch!

 

3 Fishing Adventure

 

I have many fond memories growing up of going to the lake with my fishing pole and tackle box, and spending an afternoon hanging out with a friend, trying to catch fish. Fishing for me was more about spending time outdoors with friends and family than about catching dinner, but the rush of catching a fish added to the experience. As a gamer, I also liked virtual fishing, whether it was Sega Bass Fishing on the ...

 

7.5 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue T...

 

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is another in a long line of Nintendo games to feature unnecessarily long titles. But long story short this is a remake of 2005 games on the Gameboy Advance: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team. While visually the game is VERY different than its predecessor, featuring a hand drawn and painted art style, mega evolution, auto mode and such. The ...

 

7.5 Monster Energy Supercross 3 ̵...

 

I’m going to take a step back from reviewing Monster Energy Supercross 3 on the PS4, and let my 3-year-old give her thoughts on the latest game in the series from Milestone. “The obstacle course looks beautiful!” Insert “track” for “obstacle course” and you can see where she’s coming from. The game is a looker, as each of its predecessors has been. The tracks look great from the beginning, whether you’re ...

 

4.0 Ski Sniper

 

Ski Sniper, what comes to mind when you hear that? At first I thought well maybe it’s a dumbed down name for a game about the winter sport – biathlon. Or maybe you are a sniper on skis, that might be cool….well Ski Sniper is neither, it’s alot darker than it seems. Here is the official description from developer Crazy Rocks: Have You ever wondered how difficult is to shoot a ski jumper on ...

 

8.0 Darksiders Genesis

 

In a major departure from the rest of the franchise, Darksiders Genesis is a top-down, button-mashing action game that follows War and Strife, two of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. While the series has received much praise for its storyline, humour and simple but addictively fun gameplay – there was much uncertainty around how the new top-down style would translate to the franchise. Will this major change be a ...

 

9.5 Wargroove + Double Trouble DLC

 

At its core, Wargroove is very much a modern take on Advance Wars from back in the GBA days, while taking on a medieval fantasy setting vs modern military. But do NOT confuse this with a Fire Emblem game, it's very much not that, and I welcome the change of pace as it's been a long time since we've had something like this! Here is the game description: Following the assassination of King Mercival II of ...

 

8.5 Bridge Constructor Ultimate Editi...

 

Originally released in 2011, Bridge Constructor is one of the most successful physics-based puzzle games ever to grace our presence. Using a variety of materials, you are tasked with constructing a plethora of different bridges. Somehow, the folks over at ClockStone took this simple concept and created a wildly entertaining and seriously challenging game. While Bridge Constructor has been around for a long time, ...

 

6.5 Mosaic

 

Mosaic, recently ported to consoles, is a walking simulator set in a dystopian future, where most people are nothing more than a cog in the corporate machine.  As the protagonist, the game offers a window into that existence, and being the odd one out.

 

9.0 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore

 

The worlds of the Fire Emblem™ series and Atlus games have crossed paths again and the result is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system. An inter dimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical barrage of music, style, and yes, danger. So, fight back! Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively decimate your foes…before all hope fades to black. It's ...

 

9.0 PDP Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Con...

 

In recent times, PDP has solidified its position as a manufacturer of quality gaming accessories. Perhaps most notably among these is their line of controllers for the Nintendo Switch. While the Switch is undeniably a great console, many adult users (including myself) have a difficult time with the smaller JoyCon controls. This is completely reasonable, however, as they are intended to be used by kids as well. ...

 

7.5 Super Mega Space Blaster Special ...

 

It's 2051. Earth is all but dead, an almost uninhabitable polluted mess of smog and tar. Remotely control space blasters from a dying Earth. Fight in epic space battles against all kinds of weird alien spacecraft. Rescue cute 'blastronauts' from alien capture. Wipe-out the alien forces and take-over their planet to give humanity a new home. Time is running out. Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate ...

 

7.5 Farming Simulator 20

 

The Farming Simulator genre has been around for a long while, and it should be noted right off the top – not everybody is going to enjoy farming simulation games. If you don’t have an appreciation for farming, or have an affinity for these types of games, you likely aren’t going to instantly love this. If you do love these things, Farming Simulator 20 is a good (not great) title on the Nintendo Switch. Whether ...

 

8.0 Disney Tsum Tsum Festival

 

As huge Disney fans, my family has been collecting Disney Tsum Tsum figures for years, both the hard plastic variety and the plush toys. Finding those rare Tsum Tsums at Walt Disney World, or aboard Disney Cruise Line, is always a fun experience, and growing our collection has always been a family affair. When it was announced that Bandai Namco was working with Disney to release a party game around the loveable ...

 

7.0 Zumba Burn It Up!

 

What do you get when you mix Just Dance and a fitness game? Zumba, that’s what, and while this video game didn’t create the dancing working out craze, it definitely has taken it to a wider audience. Over the past decade or so, Zumba has become increasingly more popular at fitness studios around the world, and has even had a few successes on console. While few and far between, the games have slowly gotten better ...

 

9.0 Pokémon Sword and Shield

 

Finally, the first traditional Pokémon game has arrived on the Switch! While Pokémon Let’s Go was a huge hit, lacking the bread-and-butter mechanics that we have all come to know and love really left me counting down the days until Sword and Shield were released. Even though there was a lot of mixed feelings and the hype train felt a lot more like a rollercoaster as fans dissected each new piece of information ...

 

9.5 Nintendo Switch Lite

 

A few months ago, Nintendo invited us to Toronto, Ontario to experience the Nintendo Switch Lite for the very first time. While our time with the device then was pretty short – we had about an hour or so to play a few upcoming Nintendo Switch titles – we did get to pump out a few early impressions, which I’ve copied below. Who’s Buying the Nintendo Switch Lite? Our first take from that preview was, “Who is ...

 

9.0 PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controll...

 

The wireless Pro Controller from Nintendo is one of the best controllers available on the market, not only for the Nintendo Switch, but across all current generation systems. With the HD rumble and gyro controls, there really isn’t a controller like it. Unfortunately, all of that functionality comes with a heavy price tag, to a resounding 89.99 CAD in Canada. While not releasing a cheaper alternative, Nintendo ...

 

7.5 Construction Simulator 2

 

Simulation titles, for the most part, are really hit and miss on their execution. Bus simulator and Airline simulator are two big misses for me, while Farming Simulator is probably one of the best in the genre. Construction simulator had a ton of potential to be outstanding, as it skews more towards farming simulator, as opposed to bus or airline simulator. And for the most part, I think Construction Simulator 2 ...