It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Friday! Video games! Let's talk! I haven't done much in the way of gaming this week since my girlfriend and I have been using our time to catch up on new movie releases via Red Box. We checked out Jumanji (way more fun than I expected), Thor Ragnarok (Guardians-levels of good), Justice League (watchable, but … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

[NOT QUITE A REVIEW] ‘Earthlock’ is a Fine RPG, But For This Genre, That’s Not Always Good Enough

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,┬ábut 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

[REVIEW] ‘The Trail: Frontier Challenge’ is a Fine Game That Caters to a Specific Audience

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

So That Was One Hell of a Nintendo Direct, Yeah? Let’s Talk About It!

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!

[REVIEW] Thanks to Handheld Mode, ‘Outlast’ is More Terrifying on Switch Than Anywhere Else

Outlast: Bundle of Terror Developer: Red Barrels Publisher: Red Barrels Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: February 27, 2018 Price: $24.99 USD Having already played Outlast on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, I was surprised by how excited I was to jump back in for a fourth go when developer Red Barrels stealthily released … Continue reading [REVIEW] Thanks to Handheld Mode, ‘Outlast’ is More Terrifying on Switch Than Anywhere Else

The Nintendo Switch Celebrates its First Anniversary, So Let’s Talk Favorites

It's officially been one year since the Nintendo Switch released and took the world by storm. After the Wii U's abysmal life cycle, and despite its fairly respectable library of games, it's nice to have confidence in The Big N as a home console manufacturer once again. For comparison, the Nintendo Switch had already outsold … Continue reading The Nintendo Switch Celebrates its First Anniversary, So Let’s Talk Favorites

[REVIEW] ‘Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend’ is Retro RPG Goodness

Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend Developer: Exe Create Inc. Publisher: KEMCO Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: February 22, 2018 Price: $12.99 USD After the evil dragon Wyrmvarg was defeated at the hands of a human, an elf, and a dwarf, each was rewarded with a kingdom of their own to rule. However, when Wyrmvarg … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Dragon Sinker: Descendants of Legend’ is Retro RPG Goodness

[REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

Subsurface Circular Developer: Mike Bithell Games (Switch port by Ant Workshop) Publisher: Mike Bithell Games Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch Release date: March 1, 2018 Price: $5.99 In a future where humans have turned to the development of robots to handle their workforce, Subsurface Circular takes places entirely aboard the titular subway system below the surface. … Continue reading [REVIEW] Ride the Narrative Rails of the ‘Subsurface Circular’

[REVIEW] ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ is More Than Just a Novel Detective Story on the Switch

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

[REVIEW] ‘Hollow’ Brings Atmospheric Sci-fi Horror to the Switch

Now starved of most of its natural resources, Earth depends on the Shakhter-One mining vessel to scour the atmosphere of Jupiter. As one of the vessel's transport pilots, you land aboard the Shakter-One and find that things have gone as far south as humanly possible. All four of its reactors have been shut down, the … Continue reading [REVIEW] ‘Hollow’ Brings Atmospheric Sci-fi Horror to the Switch