‘Titan Quest’ for Switch Review

August 7, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

In all my years of playing and experiencing video games, dungeon crawlers and hack-n-slashes have become some of my favorite genres ever since the days of Diablo 2 and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. With the exception of Nine Parchments, this style of game has been severely lacking on Switch in the near year and […] Read More

‘Another World’ Review

July 10, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Playing through the cult classic Another World is, today, mostly an exercise in archaism; many of the gameplay mechanics that were relevant and groundbreaking back in 1991 feel out of place in 2018. Though it seemingly has inspired more modern titles, such as Limbo, and many of its puzzles still […] Read More

‘Pocket Rumble’ Review

July 6, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

With recent releases like Ultra Street Fighter II and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection on Switch, it’s unequivocally clear that 2D fighters are being celebrated and are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence. The next title to enter the fray is Cardboard Robot Games’ Pocket Rumble. A callback to the classic […] Read More

‘Paranautical Activity’ Review

June 26, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

It’s still rather odd to see the first-person-shooter genre alive and well on Switch, but as last year’s DOOM and this month’s upcoming Wolfenstein II have confirmed, hardcore first-person shooters have a home on Nintendo’s hybrid console. Code Avarice’s Paranautical Activity aims to shake up the genre by combining the […] Read More

‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’ Review

June 20, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0

Loading up Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d never played the meme-worthy original, so I didn’t know where to set my expectation bar. After playing through the game on Nintendo Switch, however, I’ve concluded that bar should be set extraordinarily low. Not only […] Read More

‘Manticore – Galaxy on Fire’ Review

April 22, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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Although I’m usually not a fan of space fighting or sci-fi games, Manticore – Galaxy on Fire is as unique an experience as any I’ve had on Nintendo Switch. While the game is visually breathtaking and its moment-to-moment gameplay is fun, its disjointed narrative and one-note gameplay loop keeps Manticore […] Read More

‘Bleed 2’ Review

March 6, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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While 2D platformers and shoot-‘em-ups tend to be the indie bread-and-butter on Nintendo Switch, Bleed 2 combines these genres in a way that feels fresh and unique. Despite its main story feeling criminally short and leaving something to be desired, Bleed 2 is a fun, action-packed, arcade-style platformer that makes […] Read More

‘Payday 2’ for Switch Review

February 23, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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Much like a real-life bank heist, Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch is dependent upon many variables. Are your fellow criminals worth their salt? Is each member of your team properly equipped for the job? Is proper communication being utilized? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” then […] Read More

‘Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf’ Review

February 16, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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The longer I spent with Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, the more I learned to appreciate its elegance in both presentation and execution. Putting a unique spin on the traditional choose-your-own-adventure genre of books popularized in the 1970s, Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf blends a beautifully written, branching micro-narrative based on the […] Read More

‘ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun’ Review

February 8, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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The further I got into its intriguing level design and increasingly difficult twists, turns, and obstacles, ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun felt more and more like its own game rather than a mash-up of other precision platformers and endless runners. Taking the best of cues from titles such as Super Meat Boy and […] Read More

‘Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator’ and ‘Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast’ Double Review

January 25, 2018 Nick Chevalier 0
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As an increasing number of party games hit Nintendo Switch, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. Though aimed at only one or two players, two new games from developer Vile Monarch, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator and Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast are out now on the Switch eShop. Originally developed for […] Read More

‘Brawlout’ for Switch Review

December 22, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Brawlout for Nintendo Switch is an interesting case. While it has the distinction of being the first platform party fighting game to hit Nintendo’s hybrid console, there’s no denying the game was heavily influenced by—and uses some direct features and tropes from—Nintendo’s own Super Smash Brothers series. While comparison between […] Read More

‘The Sexy Brutale’ for Switch Review

December 7, 2017 Nick Chevalier 2
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It isn’t often that a video game comes around that changes the way I think about the medium. On the surface, The Sexy Brutale is a murder-mystery game with a unique Gothic art style. Dig deeper, however, and you’ll find that The Sexy Brutale is a mechanically deep and narratively […] Read More

‘Nine Parchments’ for Switch Review

December 6, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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In a world with fewer and fewer Diablo-esque action RPGs, the idea of Nine Parchments sounds like a breath of fresh air on Nintendo Switch. In practice, the game world is illustrious and gameplay fun, but odd mechanical and systematic decisions hold Nine Parchments back from being the Switch’s next […] Read More

‘Mantis Burn Racing’ for Switch Review

November 27, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Nintendo Switch has seen a number of games in its first year, but the racing genre seems to be the one with the least representation. With Fast RMX, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Gear.Club Unlimited being among the few of the racing genre’s only exemplars on Switch thus far, one could […] Read More

‘Rocket League’ for Switch Review

November 22, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Rocket League was one of the year’s surprise hits when it launched as a free PlayStation Plus title back in 2015. Since then, the game has surpassed $110 million in revenue and, as of last year, had over 15 million players across three platforms—not to mention Rocket League is currently […] Read More

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ for Switch Review

November 16, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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I’m traversing across the plains of Skyrim, on my way to my next objective. Lydia, my Housecarl, is behind me, ready to aid me at a moment’s notice. As I crest a particularly tall hill, I see a dragon soaring in the sky. Knowing what I must do, I begin […] Read More

‘DOOM’ for Switch Review

November 12, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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When I first loaded up DOOM for Nintendo Switch, I expected a dialed-down version of the hit game we saw on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC last year. While it’s true that some graphical and performance sacrifices had to be made for the Switch version, I’m happy to report […] Read More

‘The Count Lucanor’ Review

October 25, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Traditionally, I’m not a huge fan of combat-less adventure games; I like to run around and smack things, or at least have a more meaningful way of interacting with a game’s world or environment. So, when first booting up The Count Lucanor, I was apprehensive of how much I would […] Read More

‘The Jackbox Party Pack 4’ Review

October 19, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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I bring my Nintendo Switch with me nearly everywhere I go: to work, to friends’ houses, and to social gatherings. Many of the social circles I frequent comprise of who I probably wouldn’t consider the “traditional” gamer; most people might have their particular game of choice, but by and large, […] Read More

‘JYDGE’ Review

October 19, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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There seems to be an inundation of top-down shooters coming to Switch these days, and JYDGE (pronounced “judge”) is the next in line. Billed by developer and publisher 10tons as both a prequel to and spinoff of Neon Chrome, JYDGE takes the basic formula of Neon Chrome and eschews the […] Read More

‘Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure’ Review

October 12, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
newbie jumping a gap in a car

In a current ecosystem where pixel-art rogue-likes, 2D platformers, and side-scrolling adventure games are surging onto Switch, there isn’t much in the way of 3D platformers on the system (pre-Super Mario Odyssey, anyway). With the hype of the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey and the want for games like Yooka-Laylee, there […] Read More

‘Neon Chrome’ Review

October 12, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Neon Chrome is yet another top-down, twin-stick shooting adventure with little in the way of story, but it’s a fun time nonetheless. What the game lacks in any kind of narrative motivation to see it through to the end is mitigated by procedurally generated content, in both level design and […] Read More

‘NeuroVoider’ Review

September 18, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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NeuroVoider is a fun, fast-paced shoot-‘em-up that offers virtually endless replayability and customization options. Billed by developer Flying Oak Games as a “futuristic twin-stick shooter RPG,” NeuroVoider offers procedurally generated levels and enemies alongside an innumerable set of weapons and armor with which to deck out your player character. The […] Read More

‘Phantom Trigger’ Review

August 23, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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It’s a tough call to make when a game that focuses so heavily on gameplay doesn’t quite live up to its own self expectation. Cue Phantom Trigger, a self-described “hardcore neon slasher with RPG elements.” Developer Bread Team starts the player character, Stan, at home with his wife discussing dinner […] Read More

‘Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition’ Review

June 23, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Never before have I played a game quite like Minecraft. In my first couple hours of play, I was struggling to find my purpose or objective; I would start up Survival mode, begin crafting shelter and items, and endlessly run into monsters which would bring about my demise. It wasn’t until […] Read More

HyperX Cloud Stinger Review

May 19, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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Little do we see a gaming headset in the sub-$50 price range which delivers such great flexibility and performance. The HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset, from Kingston Technology, delivers great-quality audio for the price and has some neat features. While it isn’t perfect and still lacks in some areas, the bottom […] Read More

‘Mr. Shifty’ Review in Progress

April 13, 2017 Nick Chevalier 0
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It’s not often we see a game that so unabashedly borrows from other games and franchises yet creates a niche all its own—and does it well. Called by its own developer at Team Shifty “Hotline Miami meets Nightcrawler,” Mr. Shifty borrows heavily from the Hotline Miami series, utilizing its isometric […] Read More