Pokemon Red and Green released in 1996 to critical appraise. And since then, Pokemon has become a staple of the video game industry. Without it, Nintendo- maybe video games as a whole-wouldn’t have reached the heights they have today.

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In the spirit of Halloween, I thought it’d be a good idea to go over the eight scariest and overall weirdest Pokemon since Red and Blue. AKA, this is a list of Pokemon I wish I could erase from my memory.

Ditto

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Who doesn’t love the gelatinous blob that Nintendo calls Ditto? Its cute expression, simple design, and ability to shapeshift into any Pokemon it wants (with some exceptions) quickly turned Ditto into an iconic Pokemon. …


Nintendo Switch Review

Poor performance and some odd bugs aside, The Red Lantern manages to set itself apart from other survival games and create one of the more polished experiences on the Switch.

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Survival games come in many different flavors, from the tense, lonely atmosphere of The Long Dark to the slow, strategic gameplay of video game classic The Oregon Trail. But what happens when you combine both the atmosphere of The Long Dark and the resource management of The Oregon Trail? You get The Red Lantern, the latest offering from Timberline Studios.

The Red Lantern attempts to tell a story about a girl chasing her dreams with and her pack of dogs and adventuring through the tundra, all while simulating a rogue-lite experience. Does the game pull it off? Well…sort of.

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Developer: Timberline Studio
Publisher:
Timberline Studio
3 Hours Played // Review Copy Provided //
$24.99
Written and Reviewed by
Patton…


Nintendo Switch Review

Ori is back but can we look past the nostalgia and Switch technical issues to find a GOTY contender?!

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Ori and the Blind Forest was is a fairly well-loved game if the 10/10 average on Steam or over 37,000 reviews is anything to go by. As a result, it is fairly hard to see where a sequel could possibly surpass the original game. I really enjoyed Blind Forest too, although it took me a few months to get through because of how busy the indie schedule was.

As a result, I came into Ori and the Will of the Wisps both excited and hesitant as I was not sure if Moon Studios would be able to create an even better game than the original. …


Nintendo Switch Review

Sometimes beautiful pixels just mask the underlying issues. Which, in Orangeblood, there is a handful.

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Orangeblood is a turn-based JRPG about four young, filthy-mouthed gangsters stacking up filthier amounts of cash. These protagonist thugs let you live out your wildest street fantasies in having major connections to big businesses, mafias, mobs, and some of the baddest shot-callers in all of the fictional town of New Koza.

It’s the year 199X, and your four kawaii Japanese girls are truly making a name for themselves. What, did you assume something different?

Orangeblood Nintendo Switch Icon
Orangeblood Nintendo Switch Icon

Developer: Grayfax Software
Publisher:
PLAYISM
7 Hours Played // Review Copy Provided //
$19.99
Originally written and reviewed by
MikeySNES

Straight Outta New Koza

It’s true — Orangeblood sees you playing the role of four young women with a knack for finding trouble and a vocabulary straight out of a 90’s hip-hop album. Of course, you can’t just sound the part — it’s a lifestyle, after all. …


Nintendo Switch Review

Supergiant Games has managed to add another phenomenal game to its library.

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Let’s get one thing straight. For a game set in the flaming depths of hell, is a heavenly game to play. Ok, yes, I couldn’t go more than a sentence into this review without a hell-themed metaphor. Don’t let my cheesy one-liners ruin this review for you though, or Hades itself, this really is an exceptional experience.

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Developer: Supergiant Games
Publisher: Supergiant Games
15 Hours Played // Personal Copy // $24.99
Written and reviewed by Tom

When Hades was revealed at the 2018 Game Awards, I was immediately excited to play it, then disappointed to see that it wasn’t coming to the Switch.

Of course, the August 2020 announcement that the game was coming to the Switch, which was shortly followed by its shadow release on the 17th of September. …


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These Nintendo Switch games will blow your mind the second you pick up the controller due to their extremely fun movement mechanics

Every so often a video game will come along that’s an absolute joy to play. What I mean by this is that you are blown away simply by picking up the controller and performing its most basic functions. Whether the game features running, jumping, sliding, dodging, or flying, whatever it ends up being, is simply a joy to play.

Through the course of reviewing Nintendo Switch games in the last few years, I’ve discovered a handful of such games that tickle that specific fancy.

They are few and far between, rare even, but you know you have one when it feels just right. …


Nintendo Switch Review

Void Terrarium’s mechanics and gameplay are quite simple but the way and style that they are all put together make this a highly engaging and enjoyable roguelike.

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium review
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium review

Void Terrarium’s gameplay involves taking short roguelike trips into the wasteland to collect a wide variety of materials needed to progress the game. While adventuring you must monitor Toriko, one of the last humans alive, via a Tamagotchi style device.

On top of keeping Toriko well, you must also manage your health and energy levels otherwise you’ll be booted back to the junkyard. Toriko lives inside a Terrarium in the junkyard. It’s now up to you and an overly helpful computer AI to keep her alive.

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switch void terrarium

Developer: NIS America
Publisher:
NIS America
13 Hours Played // Review Copy Provided //
$24.99


Nintendo Switch Review

Depth of Extinction is a flawed game that feels entirely too standard sometimes. Even with all it’s flaws I quite enjoyed my time with it.

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depth of exctinction nintendo switch game

Depth of Extinction is one of the latest turn-based tactical RPG’s to hit the Nintendo Switch eShop. I’ve been sort of binging these titles lately. Lately, I’ve also bee playing Grimshade, and Demons Rise for an upcoming review. When the mood hits right you’ll even find me playing a little bit of Tangledeep or something a little more archaic such as Icewind Dale. Even one of my absolute favorite games I’ve played this year, Deep Sky Derelicts, is a turn-based tactical game.

I can’t seem to get enough of these types of games this year so picking HOF Studio’s Depth of Extinction out of the review pile seemed like a no brainer. In the end, I’m neither blown away or disappointed. Nearly every videogame I play always has a few things that make me question my sanity. Depth of Extinction has a few of these moments and while the word depth alludes more to sea levels than mechanic complexity it shouldn’t be left in the dirt. …


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Why Rocket League’s forfeit vote system should be removed from the game entirely

In a game where seconds matter and goals can be scored with no time left on the clock, you would think that everyone plays with the greatest effort right up until the end.

You would be wrong. This. Is. Rocket League.

In nearly every match where my team and I are losing by 2 goals or more, I can usually expect a forfeit vote from my teammate. There could be 3 minutes left on the clock or 30 seconds, it doesn’t matter. …


Nintendo Switch Review

The phrase “Zero to Hero” couldn’t be a more apt phrase for OutbuddiesDX.

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outbuddiesdx switch review

OutbuddiesDX is a Metroidvania that makes me question my choice of avoiding Metroidvania titles ever since playing Hollow Knight. Coupled with my joyous Golden Heart experience with Shinsekai Into the Depths earlier this year I might be stupid for writing off an entire genre based on one specific title.

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outbuddiesdx nintendo switch review
OutbuddiesDX Nintendo Switch Icon

Developer: Julian Laufer
Publisher: Headup Games
15 Hours Played // Review Copy Provided // $17.99
Written and reviewed by
TriFragger

Playing OutbuddiesDX feels a lot like having a devil and angel pierced upon opposite shoulders. …

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