Sympathy Kiss Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on May 18th, 2024 by Kierra Lanier

Dating sims have covered a wide variety of genres, love interests, and topics. No matter where your interests lie, there is usually something that can appeal to you. But with the vast amount visual novels revolving around fantasy, action, and downright outrageous plot lines, sometimes a simple office romance is just what you need. Story …

Shiren the Wanderer: The Mystery Dungeon of Serpentcoil Island Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on April 20th, 2024 by Kierra Lanier

Within the roguelike genre, games centered around the concept of mystery dungeons are a niche that have their fanbase among the community. With games such as the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Void Terrarium, and Shiren the Wanderer, the core concept is always the same: explore as much of the dungeon as you’re able to without being …

STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY R Review (Nintendo Switch)

Published on April 2nd, 2024 by Natan C.

2018 was the year Square Enix launched a new yet classical-feeling JRPG called Octopath Traveler. It had a unique art style which they dubbed “HD2D” that combines 3D backgrounds and 2D sprites. This style immediately captured audiences and instantly became a hit. Square Enix would continue using this art style, for both original games like …

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on March 6th, 2024 by Kierra Lanier

When it comes to video game franchises, Prince of Persia made a name for itself in the 90s and early 2000s as an action adventure game. While not as massively popular as other franchises, it did have enough of a following to result in a movie production. However, the series remained mostly quiet in the …

Lonesome Village Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on February 23rd, 2024 by Kirsten G.

Puzzles have been a mainstay element of games for almost as long as the medium has been around. Survival Horror often relies on them, from Silent Hill to Signalis, and entire games have been made around them like the Professor Layton series. One genre that has often neglected the use of puzzles is the social …

Paleo Pines Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on February 13th, 2024 by Natan C.

While the dinosaurs may be long dead, they still live on in modern culture. For decades, people around the world have grown up being fascinated by these deceased reptiles. From toys populating bedrooms to Jurassic tales on the big screen, our fascination with dinosaurs is clear to see, and living alongside them is the dream …

Crymachina Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on January 25th, 2024 by Kierra Lanier

What makes someone a human? Is it the presence of a human soul required? Do they need to have a beating heart? Or is there some other, arbitrary measurement? This is a question that plenty of science fiction have already touched upon and Crymachina enters the ring to bring its own story to the table. …

Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg Review (Switch)

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Published on January 24th, 2024 by Gervais D.

Many Atelier games have made their way to the Nintendo Switch, but it’s finally time for the one that started it all. Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg was first released on the PlayStation console as the Atelier title that sparked the many more that came after it. Enhanced ports were, of course, released; however, …

Fate Samurai/Remnant Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on January 24th, 2024 by Kierra Lanier

The musou genre has seen significant popularity in the last few years, with Omega Force pumping out crossovers from several popular series, such as Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem. Fate Samurai/Remnant is the newest entry in the musou crossover universe, although this isn’t its first rodeo outside of its original genre as a visual …

Silent Hope Review (Nintendo Switch)

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Published on January 20th, 2024 by Gervais D.

Silent Hope is another ARPG from Marvelous and XSeeds. What’s surprising is that it’s set in the Rune Factory universe, although its story and characters remain separate. There’s no farming or building up relationships in this one, too. But there is combat and dungeon exploring to try and keep them off your mind. Story The …