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Game Review: Sonic Colors Ultimate (Switch)

Game Review: Sonic Colors Ultimate (Switch)

Back when Sonic Colors originally released on the Wii in 2010, I deeply loved the game as a child. From its fun gameplay to its exciting environments, the game was full of personality and was what the series needed after flops such as Sonic 06 and Sonic Unleashed. But now, to keep fans occupied in the gap until the next Sonic game releases in 2022, SEGA has finally decided to port one of their older Sonic titles to modern platforms with Sonic Colors Ultimate being the first!

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Game Review: Monster Hunter Stories 2 (Switch)

Game Review: Monster Hunter Stories 2 (Switch)

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, the sequel to Monster Hunter Stories, will launch on July 9, 2021, for Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam). With the focus of character development and narrative experience, Capcom plans to ride on the success of Monster Hunter World and the most recent Nintendo Switch release, Monster Hunter Rise, to get more players into the Monster Hunter universe. With that all out of the way, will Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin be another hit run for Switch Players to pick up?

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Game Review: Monster Hunter Rise

Game Review: Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise finally launches on the Nintendo Switch on 26 March 2021 worldwide. With its phenomenal success of Monster Hunter World, many Nintendo Switch players have prayed for a Monster Hunter game to be delivered to the console. Lo and behold, we are finally getting a Monster Hunter game that is developed on the Switch platform from scratch! Today, let us dive into this review to see if the series’ latest iteration deserves to be added to your Switch game library.

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Game Review: Jump Force Deluxe Edition (Switch)

Game Review: Jump Force Deluxe Edition (Switch)

Ever since Jump Ultimate Stars released on the DS back in 2006 to much praise and success, fans were repeatedly asking for a new fighting game featuring all their favorite Shonen characters on a home console. With all the possibilities and potential this idea had, it would have surely been an amazing experience possibly on par with Super Smash Bros. That dream finally came true when J-Stars Victory VS released on PlayStation 3 back in 2015 but to much disappointment with the game feeling quite lacking among fans. But then at E3 2018, Shonen fans had a glimmer of hope when Jump Force was announced for PS4, PC and Xbox One as a celebration of Shonen Jump’s 50th Anniversary. In this reveal, the game looked great debuting with a trailer featuring some flashy visuals and a sneak peak of the all star roster. However, when it finally released, fans were extremely disappointed with the game due to its lackluster roster, boring story mode, lazy animations and a realistic art style that looked jarring on the cartoony designs of many of the anime/manga characters. Months after the game released, the game fell into obscurity with concurrent players dropping day by day until recently. Over a year later, Jump Force has been re-released for Nintendo Switch in a deluxe package that features all previous patches and all the season 1 DLC. As it has been several months after release, we’ll be taking a look to see if any improvements have been made to this new version of the game.

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Game Review: Northgard (Switch)

Game Review: Northgard (Switch)

The Nintendo Switch has tons of games that span across a massive range of genres, from super fun platformers to addictive racing titles to classic RPGs. One genre that I’ve never really paid attention to much however has been the RTS genre. RTS (Real Time Strategy) is actually a genre I enjoy a lot but I’ve only ever really played on PC. So when Northgard made the jump to the Nintendo Switch, it felt like the right game to give the RTS genre a shot on the Switch.

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Game Review: Shantae And The Seven Sirens (Switch)

Game Review: Shantae And The Seven Sirens (Switch)

The Shantae series has been around for almost twenty years and it has gone from strength to strength. The first game in the series that I played was 2014’s ‘Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse’ on the Wii U. It was a super fun game that had all the platforming goodness that I love in there. It’s been almost 4 years since the last Shantae game so to say that I have been anticipating the release of ‘Shantae and the Seven Sirens’ is a bit of an understatement.

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Game Review: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Switch)

Game Review: Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Switch)

One of my favourite games as a kid was Mega Man X for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I would play this game religiously but for some reason, I never played any of the other Mega Mega games. Thankfully over the last few years, Capcom has been releasing ‘Legacy’ collections, which cover the entirety of the Mega Man games onto major consoles. Now, Capcom have moved onto releasing legacy collections for the Meg Man Zero collection which I have to say, I’ve never even heard of before.

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Game Review: My Hero One’s Justice 2 (Switch)

Game Review: My Hero One’s Justice 2 (Switch)

Video games adapted from anime typically fall in to the curse of being shallow and My Hero One’s Justice 2 is no exception. Although there are some great anime games such as Dragon Ball FighterZ or Dragon Ball Z Kakarot that don’t fall into this curse, My Hero One’s Justice 2 is sadly not one of them. Instead, the game lacks any creativity and was clearly rushed out in order to be released during the currently airing season of the anime it’s based on. It’s quite disappointing to see that this game was just another generic anime arena fighter as a video game based on the My Hero Academia series could potentially be amazing with how unique the series is.

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