Author: Troy

Game Review: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)

Game Review: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Switch)

The legendary Street Fighter games make their way onto the Nintendo Switch. Last year, we saw Capcom release “Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers” to much success. That release featured modern graphics and online mode. This release is a little bit different. Anniversary Collection commemorates 30 years of Street Fighter. It features 12 classic games including: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dream, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III: New Generation, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact- Giant Attack and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike- Fight for the Future. Every game included in the collection are available to play in offline mode, all in their original arcade styles. The collection is a healthy dose of nostalgia, perfectly packaged in a sleek, and seamless release. Street Fighter features your favorite classic characters like: Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Chun-Li, Cammie and much more!

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Game Review: Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 (Switch)

Game Review: Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 (Switch)

The Mega Man Legacy Collecton finally arrives on the Nintendo Switch.  This is the Blue Bomber’s first appearance on Nintendo’s newest home console ahead of the release of the highly anticipated Mega Man 11. Mega Man is a legendary video game character and his impact is still felt on the industry today. Capcom seems to be gearing up hype for their flagship character by re-releasing the classics. This collection includes the original 10 Mega Man games in an exciting new package. The game also includes additional content including new modes and challenges, and also exclusive amiibo functionality. The collection is brimming with content and is being sold for an attractive $39.99. So, how does this collection hold up? Mega Man was originally released over 30 years ago, but is it still challenging? Will Mega Man appeal to new and veteran players alike? Can I even beat the game after all these years? How does 1987 game fit into the gaming landscape of 2018?

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Game Review: Fe (Switch)

Game Review: Fe (Switch)

Fe is an action-adventure title by Zoink and the first in the EA Originals series promoting indie titles. It was released worldwide on February 16th across many platforms. The game is very bright and focuses on the relationships in nature. You control a forest creature, who relies on communicating melodically with fellow creatures in the area. This game received quite a substantial amount of hype, so how did it fare?

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Game Review: Mutant Mudds Collection (Switch)

Game Review: Mutant Mudds Collection (Switch)

Mutant Mudds Collection is a 12 bit retro-style platformer developed by Renegade Kid. Originally released on Nintendo 3DS in  2012, the Collection is the definitive version of the game. The Nintendo Switch version includes the original game, plus Mutant Mudds super challenge and the Tetris-esque Mudd Blocks! The game stars a young boy named Max armed with just a water gun. He travels through different levels and fights off alien mudd monsters. This game is clearly inspired by the early 90’s platformers of yesterday! How did it fare? Let’s dive in the MUDD!

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Game Review: Crawl (Switch)

Game Review: Crawl (Switch)

Crawl is dungeon crawling game where you can complete against yourself or your friends. This game was originally released in 2014 on Steam and developed by Powerhoof. It’s part of the retro wave, and is done entirely in 8-bit. The game gives you the nostalgia of early NES titles like The Legend of Zelda, Phantasy Star and Dungeon Master. Crawl is a role-playing game where you assume the character and ‘hack-n-slash’ to gather items and experience. Once you get to the dungeon boss, it will either by controlled by a CPU or your friend. You can either continue on, or if you’re defeated, you switch roles! How did this title fare? Let’s enter the dungeon!

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Game Review: Brawlout (Switch)

Game Review: Brawlout (Switch)

Brawlout, the new fighting game from Angry Mob Games, debuted on the Switch on December 19th, 2017. The game has been heavily compared to Nintendo’s own Super Smash Bros franchise. The comparisons between the two games are very clear. The developers are clearly fans and have mirrored the things they loved about the franchise. The games are not identical though.Brawlout draws inspiration from a few previous fighting games, but creates one that is all their own. The game has several different modes, stages and unlockables. It also has online functionality, so you can play with friends all over the world. So, how did this game stack up? Let’s dive in!

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Game Review: Stick it to the Man (Switch)

Game Review: Stick it to the Man (Switch)

Stick it to the Man is a charming platformer-puzzle adventure developed by Zoink Games. It was originally released in 2013 on Steam. The game involves reading the minds of citizens in this fictional city and attaching stickers to solve puzzles. The game originally reminded me of a Nickelodeon version of Paper Mario. The characters are 2D and made of paper, but the world is dark and twisted. I had never heard of the game prior to playing it, so I went into this with no expectations. How did the game fare?

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Game Review: Rocket League (Switch)

Game Review: Rocket League (Switch)

Rocket League is a gaming phenomenon originally released for PS4 and Windows back in 2015. It has since been ported to Xbox, OS X, Linux and now, the Nintendo Switch. It has become a staple game for eSports and also a cross-platform pastime. This is a huge release for the Switch as Rocket League has 25 million players and has surpassed over 1 billion matches. I, for one, was very excited about this release. Rocket League is a huge third party title and great for a holiday release. How did it fare?

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Game Review: Violett (Switch)

Game Review: Violett (Switch)

Violett, developed by Forever Entertainment, was originally released in 2013 as a mobile. The game has since been remastered and ported onto the Nintendo Switch. The game is suggested to be played utilizing the Switch’s touchscreen capabilities. However, the controls have been adjusted to accommodate docked mode as well. This point and click adventure has some very unique puzzles that will rattle your brain. I decided to respect the developers and play this game in handheld mode only and jab the screen to completion.

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