This unreleased arcade platformer by the legendary team behind the Monster World/Wonder Boy series is FINALLY coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch on the 14th!
TL;DR VERSION: More Shinobi and Contra than Castlevania, this decently priced run-and-gun shooter suffers from repetition and some uninspired boss designs while still offering a mostly fun retro-inspired arcade experience. What is Wallachia: Reign of Dracula? A 2D run-and-gun arcade shooter draped in Romanian folklore. The official Nintendo page describes the game as being inspired … Continue reading [SWITCH REVIEW] Wallachia: Reign of Dracula (2020)
Disgaea 1 Complete Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Nintendo Switch Price: $49.99 USD Fifteen years ago Disgaea: Hour of Darkness introduced Nippon Ichi Software's brand of dark-humored role-playing games to the PlayStation 2 audience. It was a new take on the strategy RPG formula popularized by the likes of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4)
Metropolis: Lux Obscura Developer: Sometimes You Publisher: Sometimes You Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Price: $7.99 USD Bite-sized Reviews differ from our more traditional, full-length reviews in that they’re restricted to smaller titles and, as the name implies, trims the fat in favor of getting straight to the point. What is this game and why should you … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘Metropolis: Lux Obscura’ is an Equally Stylish and Disappointing Match-Three/Visual Novel Hybrid
Outlast 2 Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release Date: March 27, 2018 Price: $29.99 Red Barrels' terrifying first-person horror adventure Outlast 2 arrived a month after the original game and its accompanied DLC stealthily released onto the Switch's eShop. While Outlast and its Whistleblower chapter have been available elsewhere for … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Outlast 2’ Makes a Few Adjustments and Remains Absolutely Terrifying on the Switch
Developer 10tons Ltd. has been rabidly supporting the Nintendo Switch, but it's safe to say that originality isn't their strong suit. Recently, they've put forth a slew of top-down twin-stick shooters in JYDGE, Time Recoil, Neon Chrome, and Crimsonland. And while their latest, most ambitious release Tesla vs. Lovecraft certainly falls into that category as well, … Continue reading [REVIEW] Use Science to Defeat the Deep Ones in ‘Tesla vs. Lovecraft’
What is a 'Not Quite a Review'? Simply put, it's a mild critique of a game that I've played and haven't finished. Tons of new games release each and every week and they're all vying for the most precious of resources: not our money, but our time. I give everything a handful of hours at minimum, … Continue reading [NOT QUITE A REVIEW] ‘Earthlock’ is a Fine RPG, But For This Genre, That’s Not Always Good Enough
Japanese life-sim series World NeverLand has been around since 1997, but it's never been localized in English until now. Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom for the Nintendo Switch allows you to create a new resident, take on hours of tutorial quests, make friends, battle monsters, and plenty more, albeit it's not pretty to look at … Continue reading ‘World NeverLand: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom’ Has a LOT Going On and I May Be Dating a Cult Leader
The Trail: Frontier Challenge Developer: 22cans Publisher: Kongregate Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 8, 2018 Price: $14.99 USD (same as Steam) My girlfriend has been completely obsessed with The Trail on her mobile device, having devoted well over 100 hours to the free-to-play Editor's Choice award-winner. If she has free time, chances are … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘The Trail: Frontier Challenge’ is a Fine Game That Caters to a Specific Audience
Few things in the gaming industry get me more excited than a Nintendo Direct. I'm 36, a bit jaded, and the feeling of elation often eludes me with game announcements... with the exception of Nintendo. Blind nostalgia? Sure. But hey, it makes me happy. Yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation spent a little over thirty minutes running … Continue reading So That Was One Hell of a Nintendo Direct, Yeah? Let’s Talk About It!