Decent controls can't save this game from being aggressively bland, boring, and average.
Takara Tomy is trying to bring Zoids back to the West with the help of this latest 3D Fighter. And after playing it, they'll need to try a bit harder.
Alwa's Legacy is a love letter to the Metroidvania genre and 16-bit gaming in general. It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In that case, Igarashi will be blushing. It doesn't always make for a good game, though. Alwa's Legacy is an enjoyable and pretty adventure that's too formulaic to be truly memorable.
Noita is a truly great experience that should only be played by those with patience
9 Monkeys of Shaolin is a nostalgic look back at old-school beat em' up games that is improved by charming visuals and light RPG mechanics.
Onee Chanbara Origin isn't a great game, but it has much more fun combat and smoother visuals than previous entries in the series.
Twisted Fables may seem limited in card pools for each character, but there’s a lot of depth to each and they all feel strongly unique. 1v1 is great, but the real magic happens in 2v2 with working out great team combos in conjunction with your own deck-building. There’s a lot of fun to be had working out how each character works, and also how to make them work effectively against each of the other fighters. The random card element won’t be for everyone, but anyone who likes deck builders will find a tight game with a lot of longevity.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest is a bold introduction to the eco-friendly side of World of Darkness. Also, there are werewolves.
Darksburg struggles to find its ground as it attempts to pull ideas from too many different genres.
Star Wars: Squadrons provides fulfilling and authentic gameplay, but fails in almost every other department. The story, map variety, and technical performance are subpar and keeps me from coming back.
Magical combat is a new take on battle royale, but inconsistent battles and match pacing disappoint
HoloVista combines hidden objects, visual novels, and synthwave horror into a package that's totally worth grabbing on your phone.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time carries on Crash's story as time-space is in trouble again. Toys for Bob have added a lot to this new Crash and while a lot of it works really well, what doesn't work does let the package down. Crash fans will still enjoy even for the new adventure.
The challenge level of Escape the Dark Sector won't be for everyone. If you don't like easy wins, and enjoy simple mehcanics, tactical choices and a deep sense of cooperative gameplay, then this tight package of a game will be for you. It's easy to teach and quick to play, and those who enjoy a challenge will find great satisfaction in multiple attempts to win.
Drake Hollow is beautiful and adorable, but its combat mechanics and repetitive structure become frustrating.
While not overly complicated, Yacht Rock brings the theme to this fun, light party game.
All three of these games are representative of why Super Mario is such a great series. Though the ports for 64 and Sunshine have a few flaws, Galaxy feels absolutely perfect on the Switch.
Unless you're a young child or a massive Trollhunters fan, avoid this boring, unoriginal game at all costs
Cyber Hook has an insanely satisfying core gameplay loop. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much else to offer.
Pendragon is a game of both strategy and story, offering a different kind of gameplay experience while digging into historical mythos.
Serious Sam 4 succeeds where it needs to, and fails where it's not really all that important. An unchanging series that is a must for fans.
Fans of the movie will get the most out of The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game, even as a collection piece after they’ve played through it. Playing the game will inspire players to either watch the movie again or watch it for the first time. There isn’t a lot of replayability, and while it was a blast to play through all 6 chapters, it won’t be a game that is played regularly. But just like a good classic movie, when you’re reminded of a quote, or you remember the movie and it makes you smile, then it will almost certainly find its way back onto your tabletop
Doraemon: Story of Seasons is a very cute anime-style farming simulator that remains fun and relaxing from beginning to end.
Hades perfectly blends high-octane action with roguelike randomization to deliver an exhilirating experience that never lets up.