Unbox: Newbies Adventure review – Nintendo Switch

Unbox: Newbies Adventure takes a unique concept of playing as a box, and opens it out in a way you might not expect. If someone handed you a game and said “the characters are all boxes” im positive you would be nonplussed by this idea. But giving sentience to inanimate objects is what videogames do best, and Unbox certainly fits into that category. Shipping you off to save the Global Post Service, Unbox follows the adventure of “Newbie” the newest box around as he bounces and stamps his way through the world to fix what is going…

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Yono and the Celestial Elephants – Nintendo Switch Review

Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a tale of charm and beauty told through the trunk of the titular Yono, the Celestial Elephant who falls to the world from the sky and instantly begins to search for adventure. The world in which this adventure takes place is vibrant and interesting, detailing a civilisation that deifies elephants as a species but also takes on a darker tone as you delve further into the story. Filled with thought provoking puzzles, engaging characters and striking environments, Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a game that might just…

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Earth Atlantis – Nintendo Switch Review

Rising up out of the ocean of Nintendo Switch releases comes Earth Atlantis from Headup Games/Pixel Perfex, an underwater exploration adventure detailing a world where most of mankind has been wiped out and all the world’s great capitals are now at the bottom of the sea. This forms the basis for your exploration as a “Hunter” to visit the ruins of human civilization and fight off the terrible hybrids of machines and sea creatures. As a concept that is quite unique, this game is one to watch for any Nintendo Switch owner.  The graphical style of Earth Atlantis…

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88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition Review for Nintendo Switch

What happens when the world is in danger because an evil genius is threatening to annihilate all life within 88 minutes if he doesn’t receive 88 pctillian dollars? Well, 88 of the world’s worst heroes will be banded together in a bizarre team to save us all. Now if this doesn’t sound like the opening to one of the most unusual games around then I’m not really sure what to tell you. The fact remains that this is indeed the set up for what can only be described as a chaotically funny adventure that brings together an eclectic band of characters you couldn’t…

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Golf Story – Nintendo Switch Review

Sports games are not something that hold any interest to me whatsoever. The likes of FIFA, NBA or PES have always completely washed over me with absolutely no sense of loss in any way. The franchises could stop in their tracks or re-invent the way gaming works and I’d happily sit in the corner paying very little attention. I’m not a lover of sports, point made, right? So cast your mind back several months to the announcement of Golf Story in the Nindies Showcase. Instantly my mind went “Golf….no thanks”…

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Pankapu – Nintendo Switch Review

This game surprised me. In a very positive way, because when I first read about it I assumed it would be another run of the mill attempt at a platformer that probably will end up being forgotten after a week. I realise that I was wrong about it now, because Pankapu takes every chance it can to show why you should be sitting up and paying close attention to this take on a platforming adventure. This game is perfectly at home on the Nintendo Switch and will easily bring a…

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Thimbleweed Park – Nintendo Switch Review

Thimbleweed Park starts out as a typical point and click adventure game that slowly becomes an X Files tribute in a small town full of interesting characters and giant pigeon people (Yes, I am being serious). As far as this genre of games go, I am definitely not a fan of typical point and click games. I find them to be plain up boring and never really found myself playing one and thinking “Oh this is really good, I wonder where this is going”. However, I am going to look past my usual feelings towards the…

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review (Nintendo Switch)

SteamWorld Dig 2 is the latest and greatest title to come from delightful developers, Image and Form. Taking place in an alternative reality set on good ol’ Planet Earth, SteamWorld Dig 2 explores a world where in the 19th century people have already built upon and embraced the ideas and blueprints made by British inventor Charles Babbage. This means that the people of this time and going forward have embraced the idea of mechanical beings to do their work for them. Sadly, this leads to a full-scale war due to particularly advanced weapons being produced and used upon each other, wiping out most of the human race and leaving the world…

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36 Fragments of Midnight Review (Nintendo Switch)

In what seems to be a slight twist on the usual collectibles format of game, 36 Fragments of Midnight sees you controlling the titular character Midnight, A small lifeform that gives off a very soft glow around him as he eagerly bounds his way across various levels in search of Star Fragments that have been lost by his friends. Off you go on an adventure to collect 36 Star Fragments (The clue is right up there in the title) but hold on now, just before you starting jumping your way around the obstacles there is…

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Quest of Dungeons Review (Nintendo Switch)

When someone uses the words Dungeon Crawler to describe a game, I usually have to repress a bit of an eye roll. The term is thrown around quite often these days and more often than not, incorrectly. While I have spent quite a good amount of my life playing many genre of game, this one is not a favourite of mine. I find them to be repetitive at the best of times. Far be it from me to be on too negative of a spin though, as Quest of Dungeons easily brings…

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