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A Ball of a Time - Road to Ballhalla Review

Post Date: 8/3/2018 5:28:46 PM

A Ball of a Time - Road to Ballhalla Review

Roll a ball into a hole to win. Sounds simple, right? Well, not quite, as Road to Ballhalla showcases all the trials one little ball has to overcome in order to reach Ballhalla. Such a simple concept could’ve been a fairly standard and uninteresting affair, but Torched Hill have managed to embellish this game with so many nice little touches that it manages to stand out for itself. There is substance to its simpli...

Mechanically Minded - Iconoclasts Review

Post Date: 7/31/2018 2:49:41 PM

Mechanically Minded - Iconoclasts Review

Attentive indie game fans may have no doubt noticed Noitu Love: Devolution which made its console and handheld debut in 2016 on the Wii U and 3DS, having previously been PC exclusive, and were probably looking forward to what Joakim Sandberg had next to offer. Having spent many years crafting and fine tuning his next project, Iconoclasts, it finally came out to the world in January this year. But only on PC and Playstat...

A Lull in the Middle - The Fall Part 2: Unbound Review

Post Date: 5/28/2018 6:02:53 PM

A Lull in the Middle - The Fall Part 2: Unbound Review

The first entry in this trilogy, The Fall, was one of the first Wii U games we reviewed on Nintendo Castle back in 2014. I enjoyed that game quite a lot and had been looking forward to the sequel, which came to Switch and other platforms earlier this year. If you've yet to play the first game, you shouldn't bother with the second yet. Check out our review of the first and see if you're interested (the first game is now ...

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...