Every week, the Switch’s software library grows with an abundance of new games. Although there’s already an assortment of turn-based games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, SteamWorld Heist, as well as multiple entries in ...Read More »
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When it comes to visual novels, the Science Adventure series belongs in a league of its own. As a collaboration between MAGES (formally 5pb), Nitroplus, and Chiyomaru Studio, the franchise’s five mainline entries are astonishingly ...Read More »
There’s little of JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword that doesn’t feel overtly familiar. The game opens with a cinematic that recalls the succinct set-up of titles like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and Ghosts ...Read More »
After years on anticipation, it’s time for Sora, Riku, Mickey, Donald, and the gang to team up for Kingdom Hearts 3, just one of this week’s new releases. For those not excited by Square Enix’s ...Read More »
The game industry’s fondness for reiteration is well-known and frequently criticized. But recently, publishers have doubled down, creating remakes of remakes. With two degrees of separation, these works often demonstrate a healthy amount of divergence ...Read More »
Go retro with Ravva and the Cyclops Curse, a title that recalls the look and play of NES-era games and build bit-mapped platformers with PlataGO!, a toolset that permits players to build their own run-and-jumps. ...Read More »
An Exceedingly Familiar Fairy and Fencer With remakes, remasters, and ports comprise a significant portion of the game industry’s output, it’s natural to be a bit skeptical of the whole practice. Although a number of ...Read More »
Whether your preference is taking to the foe-filled skies in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to skirmishing with shapely shinobi in SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal, this week’s new releases offer plenty of paths to fulfillment. ...Read More »
Stayin’ Alive The abundance of survival-themed games could be read as a harbinger. Titles like Minecraft, Crashlands, How to Survive, Oxygen Not Included, and a bevy of battle-royale games all toss players into desolate environments. ...Read More »
Tales of Exclusivity Today, Microsoft’s consoles are little more than curios in Japan, with market share besieged by competitors. But back in the late 2000s, the company was hoping to strengthen their presence across the ...Read More »