Have you ever wondered what the characters from Animal Crossing would look like in Life is Strange style game? Well, look no further than Night in the Woods!
The original The Fall on Wii U and other platforms was an atmospheric sci-fi tale featuring a combat suit’s AI pilot, designated ARID. Now ARID is back in The Fall Part 2: Unbound, a sequel that promises to be “bigger in every way.” But is bigger always better? Read our review below to find out.
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!
In early 2011, Atlus USA brought Radiant Historia over to the US late in the lifespan of the Nintendo DS. The title, while universally praised by critics, didn’t garner the enormous commercial success it probably deserved and was somewhat passed over by many in the handheld community, myself included. It’s a bit odd that as fate would have it, Atlus chose to bring an updated remake of the DS classic to the 3DS while the 3DS seems to be on its last legs. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology takes the original formula, expands on it, adds full voice acting and animated cutscenes. But in 2018, with the Nintendo Switch off and running, are those tweaks enough to take an already good game and make it great?
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!
Need an adventure? Like survival trips? And you cannot live without your dog? Then don’t look any further, Flame in the Flood should be the game to play. Flame in the Flood isn’t spectacular – you watch the protagonist in an isometric perspective, the sound isn’t too obtrusive and you really feel alone. No 1st person shooting like in “Far Cry: Primal” or orchestra type soundtrack which gives you an eargasm.
Imagine you’re a Game Boy Color owner in 2001. By the end of the year, you’ve already powered through the two Legend of Zelda titles – Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. They are amazing 2D experiences. Games of the Year. Games of the Decade, perhaps. Revolutionary. And then, out of nowhere, someone tells you that there’s a game that feels like that Zelda spinoff you’ve never heard of and it’s coming in mere months. Intrigue would be at an all-time high, right?
How do you make a successful follow up to a super popular indie title like Teslagrad, you ask? Well, that’s precisely what the people over at Rain Games had to figure out when they embarked on bringing World to the West to Switch owners. It turns out that if you take Teslagrad’s Euro-themed art style, give the player some options and a workable map, you’re off to a nice start.
Furi begins without much exposition. We’re introduced to the nameless player character being beaten and tormented by a menacing jailer on a stormy floating island. A mysterious hooded figure arrives, frees the player, and encourages him to escape with these words: “The jailer is the key. Kill him, and you’ll be free.”
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!