Reviews

Game Review: Dimension Drive (Switch)

Game Review: Dimension Drive (Switch)

Disclaimer alert – I haven’t always been a big fan of the “shmup” (shoot em’ up) genre of video games. Growing up, I found the genre to be an obnoxious bore of arcade titles that were either too easy or too hard and made no attempt to be good for anything other than killing time.

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Game Review: Teslagrad (Switch)

Game Review: Teslagrad (Switch)

The Nintendo Switch has become a bit of a safe haven for Wii U ports as of late. Pokken Tournament DX comes to mind as the most recent in popular Wii U titles to get a slight tweak and a promotion to a bigger dance. There have been a flurry of eShop games making the transition from Wii U to Switch as well. Among those titles is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle-platformer named Teslagrad that, much like the title may suggest, will either attract or repel you.

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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: The End is Nigh (Switch)

Game Review: The End is Nigh (Switch)

The latest 2D platformer to grace the Switch is Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel’s The End is Nigh, which released on PC earlier this year.  In “The End is Nigh,” you control a black squishy blob named Ash, one of the few things still alive on Earth after some apocalyptic event. He’s been holed up at home ever since, playing video games. But when his game console breaks, Ash decides to head out into the world to make a new friend.

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Game Review: FIFA 18 (Switch)

Game Review: FIFA 18 (Switch)

It’s been four years since an iteration of FIFA has graced a Nintendo console. The 2014 version of EA Sports’ popular soccer franchise hit the Wii on September 13, 2013, skipping the Wii U entirely. Right out of the gate, the big question is whether FIFA 18 on the Switch marks a successful return for EA Sports to Nintendo platforms? And honestly, the answer is a little complicated.

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Game Review: VVVVVV (Switch)

Game Review: VVVVVV (Switch)

Minimal design, maximal fun. VVVVVV was originally released as a Flash game in 2010, and since then it’s been ported to everything under the sun. I remember playing and loving the 3DS release years back. And I’m happy to report that the game is as good as ever on the Switch. In fact, this might be the best version yet.

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