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Down and Dirty - SteamWorld Dig Review

Post Date: 2/3/2018 7:08:52 PM

Down and Dirty - SteamWorld Dig Review

SteamWorld Dig has dug itself a nice following since it first released nearly five years ago, earning itself a sequel last year. This isn’t the first time the game has graced a Nintendo platform, launching as a 3DS exclusive and eventually making its way to the Wii U in 2014, nor is it the first time it has been on a handheld. However, the Switch release marks the first time it has come to a handheld in full HD. I...

The Fast and the Furi-ous - Furi Review

Post Date: 1/15/2018 7:16:26 PM

The Fast and the Furi-ous - Furi Review

Describing Furi in one sentence will not do the game any justice, as it is more than its outer shell suggests. At the most basic, it is a boss rush shoot-em-up combined with one-on-one close range combat sequences at certain sections of a battle. It is extremely challenging and not for the faint of heart, demanding the most from the player. Does the game live up to its furious moniker, or does it fall flat on its face? ...

A.K.A. Mr. Crashy - Mr. Shifty Review

Post Date: 5/1/2017 4:52:52 PM

A.K.A. Mr. Crashy - Mr. Shifty Review

Mr. Shifty is a top-down brawler that is largley inspired by 2012's Hotline Miami. Its Switch launch has received quite a bit of media attention, largely due to some overwhelming performance issues. Although these issues are very prevalent and will be detailed in this review, Mr. Shifty shouldn't be written off completely. With publisher tinyBuild promising a performance patch for the Switch version in the near future, ...

It's Still Goo-d - World of Goo Review

Post Date: 4/24/2017 11:54:42 PM

It's Still Goo-d - World of Goo Review

Despite being a huge fan of Little Inferno and thoroughly enjoying Human Resource Machine, I've somehow only just played World of Goo for the first time. The game was originally developed by 2D Boy for Wii and PC back in 2008 and was greeted with praise from critics and players alike. Now that Tomorrow Corporation (2D Boy's sort-of succesor) has published the game for Switch, I'm finally able to see if the game lives up...

The More the Merrier - The Jackbox Pary Pack 3 Review

Post Date: 4/18/2017 11:58:21 PM

The More the Merrier - The Jackbox Pary Pack 3 Review

The team over at Jackbox Games must be doing something right, because when I had people over to try out The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on Switch, it seemed like I was the only one who hadn't heard of the game. I'm sure the excellent integration for Twitch streaming that is built is partially to blame for that. Even though all of the games were new to me, it only took a few minutes before I had each of them down and was having...

As Hot as Ever - Little Inferno Review

Post Date: 4/17/2017 1:54:05 PM

As Hot as Ever - Little Inferno Review

I quickly fell in love with Little Inferno after first playing the game on Wii U back in 2012. When I head I would have a chance to revisit it on Switch in 2017, I was excited to see how the game had aged. I'll be very blunt and say that Little Inferno seems like it should be the most boring title ever released. But the game somehow manages to take a simple concept (burning things in a virtual fireplace) and turns it in...

Full Steam Ahead - SteamWorld Heist Review

Post Date: 1/3/2017 2:31:05 PM

Full Steam Ahead - SteamWorld Heist Review

SteamWorld Heist made it's debut on 3DS in 2015 as Image & Form's second entry in the SteamWorld franchise. Since then, and HD version of the game has released on Wii U and many other platforms. Unlike SteamWorld Dig (an excellent game in its own right), SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy action adventure. Along with a new genre and gameplay, Heist features a whole new cast and despite existing in the same un...

Worth More Than Half - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Post Date: 12/19/2016 11:43:06 PM

Worth More Than Half - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Review

Once again, the crew at WayForward have come forward with another title in the Shantae series, which has been gained a lot of traction lately. Originally pitched to the public via Kickstarter in September 2013 and successfully hitting its goal, it took its time in the oven. Finally having hit the world little over three years later, has the wait been worth it?

Run Time Error - Human Resource Machine Review

Post Date: 10/6/2016 6:09:50 PM

Run Time Error - Human Resource Machine Review

Remember Little Inferno from the Wii U's launch back in 2012? It was the first indie I played on Wii U and it remains to be one of my favorites. Despite being entirely unorthodox, it had everything I never knew I wanted from a game. The developers (who also had their hands in the excellent World of Goo), Tommorow Corporation, has finally put out another game: Human Resource Machine. Did it live up to hype after their hi...

Does it Make the Cut? - Severed Review

Post Date: 10/4/2016 12:57:26 PM

Does it Make the Cut? - Severed Review

Drinkbox Studios have opted to take a different direction for their latest game. Traditionally preferring to make 2D sidescrolling platformers such as Guacamelee, Severed is first person dungeon crawler with almost entirely touch based controls. This may like an eyebrow raiser, but Drinkbox have managed to make a very noteworthy example for how touch controls should be handled.