NORTH Developer: Outlands Publisher: Sometimes You Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 6, 2018 Price: $2.99 USD ($1.99 on Steam, "pay what you want" on itch.io) 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 … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘NORTH’ Goes South Rather Quickly
A Normal Lost Phone Developer: Accidental Queens (ported by Seaven Studio) Publisher: Plug In Digital Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 If you found an unlocked cellular phone on the street, what lengths would you go to discover the owner? Would you check their emails and messages, or even take … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch
A few years ago I had the opportunity to freelance a review for The Fall's Xbox One launch, where I referred to it as "a 2D sci-fi point and click adventure game that feels like a cross between Limbo, Blackthorne, and Monkey Island if they were all written by Philip K. Dick." It was a fantastically written sci-fi tale … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘The Fall Part 2: Unbound’ is a Disappointing Sequel to One of the Best Sci-fi Games I’ve Ever Played
Morphite Developer(s): Crescent Moon Games, Blowfish Studios, We're Five Games Publisher: Level 77 Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: November 2, 2017 Retail price: $14.99 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 … Continue reading [BITE-SIZED REVIEW] Morphite
Knight Terrors Developer: Freak Zone Games Publisher: Nicalis Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed) Price: $2.99 USD In a nutshell: Ghosts n' Goblins meets Flappy Bird Serving up equal parts Ghosts n' Goblins and Flappy Bird, Freak Zone Games' Knight Terrors is an affordably priced pick-up-and-play arcade game that's as addictive as it is simplistic. It's … Continue reading [REVIEW] Knight Terrors
The Darkside Detective Developer: Spooky Doorway Publisher: Spooky Doorway Available on: PC (reviewed), Nintendo Switch (TBA) Price: $12.99 (Switch price may vary) Release date: July 27, 2017 (PC) For fans of: Less taxing point-and-click adventures with an emphasis on pop culture references. The Darkside Detective runs amok with familiar pop culture references, from Twin Peaks … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Darkside Detective
The fine folks at Nicalis are bringing the definitive edition of indie darling Cave Story to the Nintendo Switch on June 20th in both physical and digital formats. In a PR e-mail received earlier today, the official price is set at $29.99 for either version. So what makes this release "definitive?" Similar to The Binding … Continue reading Cave Story+ Gets Physical, Physical. Oh, and a Launch Date.
If you're an adult and you've ever lived on your own before, you probably know that feeling you get when you come back to visit your family and see that life has moved along without you. Your siblings have grown up, your parents' relationship may be different, or maybe things just aren't how you remember them. I moved … Continue reading REVIEW: Gone Home
Played on: Xbox 360 Played for: About 4 or 5 hours to finish up the storyline and nab a few hidden eggs. Limbo is the first game released by Danish developer Playdead and made its debut on the Xbox 360 back in July of 2010. It's now three years later and I finally decided to … Continue reading REVIEW: Limbo – A strong argument for video games as an art form, or hipster indie garbage?