[REVIEW] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Developer: Otomate Publisher: Idea Factory Reviewed on: PlayStation Vita Price: $39.99 I began playing and reviewing otome over the last few years and one of the first to really grab my attention was last year's supernatural samurai tale Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. You can read all about it here in my review, but... Continue Reading →

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[BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘Metropolis: Lux Obscura’ is an Equally Stylish and Disappointing Match-Three/Visual Novel Hybrid

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 →

[REVIEW] ‘Outlast 2’ Makes a Few Adjustments and Remains Absolutely Terrifying on the Switch

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] Use Science to Defeat the Deep Ones in ‘Tesla vs. Lovecraft’

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 →

[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, but our time. I give everything a handful of hours at minimum,... Continue Reading →

‘World NeverLand: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom’ Has a LOT Going On and I May Be Dating a Cult Leader

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 →

[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] 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 →

[BITE-SIZED REVIEW] ‘NORTH’ Goes South Rather Quickly

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 →

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