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Nintendo Switch Game Reviews


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 ...

 

8.5 Forager

 

My initial thoughts of Forager were mixed, and that was before I ever got my hands on it. It looked interesting, but at the same time, it looked…basic. But when my Nintendo Switch review version came in the mail, and I had to review it, I realized that you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or say, a game by its trailer. So what is Forager? Simply put, it’s a pixelated version of any survival / farming ...

 

8.0 Luigi’s Mansion 3

 

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is on Nintendo Switch just in time for Halloween!  Does this next installment live up to the legacy of Dark Moon and the recent Luigi’s Mansion 1 remake on 3DS or does it suck more than a charged up Poltergust?  Find out in our review!

 

9.0 Doraemon Story of Seasons

 

We’ve been playing Doraemon Story of Seasons for two weeks now, and have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Natura, engaging with the various citizens, solving problems, and working on finding a way back to the present. We ran over the setting up of the story in our Story of Seasons Prologue article, so be sure to read that – now we dive into the nitty gritty of this experience, and spoilers…it’s really good!

 

7.0 A Knight’s Quest

 

Released just over a week ago by developer Sky9 Games, A Knight’s Quest is the latest Zelda-clone to hit the markets. With such a revered franchise to make obvious comparisons to, and plenty of other clones to compete with, it is no easy task to throw one’s self into the arena of a Zelda-clone platformer. Will A Knight’s Tale be able to carve out a style of its own, or will it drown in the sea of similar titles? ...

 

7.0 Stranded Sails

 

Farming simulation type games are hitting the Nintendo Switch hard and fast, but thankfully each is taking on a different approach than the others. While Story of Seasons take a methodical approach to farming and interacting with the world around you, Stardew Valley takes a very economical approach to the genre. Enter Stranded Sails, which focuses on the efforts of a shipwrecked crew who is trying to survive, ...

 

9.0 Yooka Laylee and the Impossible L...

 

When Playtonic revealed and released the Banjo-Kazooie-esque 3D platform title Yooka-Laylee a few years ago, fans of that game style were understandably uber enthusiastic about the games release. Ultimately, the game delivered the experience that everyone remember back on the Nintendo 64, for food and for bad. With one release in the franchise out of the way, Playtonic has flexed their creative muscles on a ...

 

8.0 Killer Queen Black

 

Killer Queen Black is on Nintendo Switch! For those unacquainted with this indie arcade title, allow me to get into the details of what this game is all about, namely the competitive multiplayer madness, combined with the fact that you can take the game on the go with handheld mode, it makes it much more enjoyable! Judging from the looks of everything on screen here, there’s a lot that goes on in a match!  ...

 

8.5 LEGO Jurassic World

 

LEGO Jurassic World combines everything I liked about LEGO video games and largely removes the only thing I really hated: the combat. With the focus on combat gone, Travelers Tales has given more time to environmental destruction, helpful hints for those young LEGO fans, and more puzzles to complete. Oh yes, and dinosaurs. The games and levels mimic the movies they are trying to recreate very closely, but of ...

 

7.0 Asphalt 9: Legends

 

Releasing tomorrow, Asphalt 9: Legends is a mobile game port for the Nintendo Switch based on arcade racing gameplay. With many mobile ports suffering lacklustre performance when leaving the mobile platform, there will no doubt be questions on how Asphalt 9 would deliver on the Switch. After putting it through the ringer, we are ready to answer that question and more. Let’s dive in!

 

10 Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an E...

 

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch! The Playstation 4 version came out last year. I figured we’d have to wait much longer for the Switch take, thankfully I was wrong. Was Dragon Quest 11 S worth the wait? Here is my review of Dragon Quest 11 for the Nintendo Switch! Note: For even more information on the 3D mode: check out Adam ...

 

8.5 Divinity Original Sin II

 

Divinity Original Sin 2 is one of the better top-down RPG experiences I’ve ever played, but unless you have a desire to log over a 100 hours into it, you might want to skip this one. If you want fantastic value for your money, Divinity Original Sin 2 is what you want to invest in! Like with the first game, the second mold the characters through the quests – more depth is worked into the everyday questing than ...

 

8.5 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s...

 

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is the latest installment of one of Nintendo’s oldest and most successful franchises. Based on the 1993 game of the same name, this remaster will be available on Nintendo Switch tomorrow! The question remains: is this remaster a glow-up that’s worth the purchase or is it a blow-up that’s worth the pass? Let's find out!

 

7.0 Daemon X Machina

 

Daemon X Machina, the mech-shooter developed by MARVELOUS!, is set to release on Nintendo Switch this Friday, September 13th. Daemon X Machina puts you in the driver’s seat of the awesome battle-mechs called ‘Arsenals’ – which, if we’re being honest, look like something straight out of the Gundam universe – and pits you against the overwhelming number of AI controlled tanks and other vehicles that you must ...

 

8.0 Friday the 13th The Game

 

Friday the 13th The Game is a nostalgic throwback to the narratives of the Friday the 13th movie series set at Camp Crystal Lake that captures the essence of the movies and the genre. In this 1 v 7 multiplayer game, players play as one of the different versions of the killer, Jason Vorhees, from the Friday the 13th movies. Players can also opt to be one of up to camp counselors representing the classic horror ...

 

7.0 Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark ̵...

 

Earlier this year, we reviewed Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark for the PS4, and now that it has been released on for the Nintendo Switch, we decided to check it out there as well. While tactical RPGs certainly aren’t for everyone, they do carve out a spot for themselves in today’s ultra-competitive gaming market, and that is no small feat. With the original release receiving mixed reviews, how does the Switch version ...

 

9.0 PDP Faceoff Deluxe+ Wired Control...

 

The latest Nintendo Switch controller from PDP, the Faceoff Deluxe+ wired controller is the first Switch controller ever to come with built-in audio. This is a core feature for most other console controllers and it is exciting to see accessories for the Switch starting to follow suit. Other than the introduction of built-in audio, the new Faceoff Deluxe+ also comes with a few changes and improvements over the ...

 

The Church in the Darkness

 

I’m generally not a huge fan of stealth games because I find the gameplay too slow for my liking. But if a game promises to be short – like this one does at 1.5 hours per play through – I can deal with stealth mechanics, and even enjoy them from time to time. Playing through The Church in the Darkness has been a phenomenal experience, and despite some glaring issues, there is a lot to really like. The Church ...

 

9.0 Fire Emblem: Three Houses

 

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a modern blend of blend of previous Fire Emblem games that is likely to please fans, old or new. For those who are not familiar with the Fire Emblem franchise, the games have gone from intensely combat-focused to a veritable romance sim. In Three Houses you play a professor at an academy for young knights, which provides the perfect setting to find the balance between the combat and ...

 

8.5 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The B...

 

It seems like Marvel is everywhere these days, and it makes sense when you think about it. With the explosive success of The Avengers movies and the MCU franchise pumping out successful films at an unprecedented rate, it is only logical for other media to follow suit. With the close of "The Infinity Saga", now is the perfect time to release Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. It has been a decade since ...

 

8.0 Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-te...

 

When it was announced that Red Faction: Guerilla Re-Mars-tered was coming to Nintendo Switch, I was skeptical that it could be handled well, but was intrigued by having such an amazing open world to explore. When I finally got to take it for a spin, there were definite issues that I fully expected to encounter, but overall, I really enjoyed the experience! For more details on the gameplay and story, read our ...

 

9.5 Super Mario Maker 2

 

When Mario Maker originally launched on the Wii U, fans went wild for what ended up being one of the consoles best titles ever, not only because the game was so fantastic, but because it utilized the Wii U hand held controller so well. Without that controller, Nintendo was looking to strike gold for a second time with the launch of Super Mario Maker 2, but could it be as successful without that screened hand ...

 

9.0 Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

 

When it comes to kart racing games, Mario Kart has been on top since the beginning, and while others have made valiant attempts at gaining ground and potentially taking over the franchise juggernaut, they always fall short in a few specific ways, creating a good, but not a great, racing experience. For once, the tables might have turned, as Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled (Crash Team Racing from here on out) is ...

 

9.5 Cadence of Hyrule

 

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda is one of the most unexpected games on the Nintendo Switch right now. If you read my first impressions of the game, you'll know that I've been enjoying it so far. But is Cadence of Hyrule worth a download for Zelda fans? Here is my review of Cadence of Hyrule for the Nintendo Switch.