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REVIEW – Assault Gunners HD Edition (Switch)

These Are Not the Mechs You’re Looking For Originally released as a Japanese exclusive on the Sony Vita handheld, Marvelous has ported this mech combat sim to the American Switch eShop under the official title Assault Gunners HD Edition. Despite being priced at $10, there is a reason why this game remained exclusive on a …

REVIEW – Nidhogg 2 Xbox One

En Gard Originally released on PS3, Vita, and PC, the Nidhogg series has finally made its way onto Microsoft’s platform. Although Nidhogg 1 remains exclusive to Sony’s consoles, Nidhogg 2 is still a great 2D fencer especially if you never played the original. Think of Nidhogg like a game of tug-o-war. Two players face off …

REVIEW – Pode (Switch)

The Best Kind of Couch Co-Op Developed by a small Norwegian team at Henchman & Goon, Pode is a refreshing co-op puzzle platforming experience that is well suited to Switch. Focusing on good old-fashion single screen couch co-op, Pode is actually a relaxing, tranquil, and more casual experience. With gameplay built around teamwork and a …

REVIEW – Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Xbox One

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh Staying Alive, Staying Alive Originally released as an Xbox 360 Indie game in 2010, Yet Another Zombie Defense HD has now been re-released on Xbox One for the low cost of $5. Outfitted with both local and online multiplayer, this survival action tower defense title provides entertainment value beyond its asking …

REVIEW – Moonlighter Xbox One

Have you ever wondered how the shopkeeper in any RPG obtains his sale items? Moonlighter answers this question by letting the player dungeon crawl for loot while getting a lesson in economics. You play as a kid left to carry on his parent’s shop. While the life of a shopkeeper has its moments, the real …

REVIEW – One Strike (Switch)

One Hit Kill With rock-paper-scissor reflex based gameplay, One Strike is an approachable one-on-one fighter. The premise is simple in that one successful attack will kill your opponent. One button attacks, another blocks, and the shoulder buttons can dash in either direction. That’s it. There is no high/low attacks, weak/medium/strong buttons, or technical combos to …

REVIEW – Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Xbox One with Stream

Reviving the Past In 1994 Shaquille O’Neal took advantage of his popularity and released a one-on-one fighter called Shaq Fu on 16-bit consoles as well as handhelds. Remembered for all the wrong reasons, this Street Fighter knockoff gained a reputation for being bad and nonsensical. Now, over 20 years later, Shaq has made a new …

REVIEW – Quad Fighter K Switch Review

It is Dangerous To Go Alone With 8-bit visuals and arcade quarter munching gameplay, Quad Fighter K on Nintendo Switch is an action packed four-player co-op new old school shooter. With a strong emphasis on co-op gameplay and priced under $10, this Aksys Games published vertical shooter can satisfy that arcade itch. The gimmick behind …

REVIEW – West of Loathing Switch

Funny. Absurd. Ridiculous. With an absurd sense of humor and unconventional RPG elements, West of Loathing is a downloadable Switch eShop title that shouldn’t be overlooked. West of Loathing is a Western RPG that is more ridiculous than its name. Presented through a stick figure black and white hand drawn art style, the focus of …

REVIEW – Banner Saga 2 Switch Review

Marching Forward Banner Saga 1 not only contained an engrossing story, it ended on a life or death situation (trying to avoid spoilers here). Banner Saga 2 kicks off immediately after the events of the first game with your decisions playing host to consequence. While it is possible to jump into the Banner Saga series …