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REVIEW – I Wanna Fly (Switch)

Free Falling Categorized as an endless runner, I Wanna Fly has the player controlling the vertical movement of a falling chick by using a single button; gameplay and control could not be any simpler. The goal is to avoid rockets, birds, asteroids, and other hazards during the free fall back to solid ground while staying …

REVIEW – X-Morph: Defense (Switch)

Twin-Stick Tower Defense X-Morph: Defense separates itself from other games in the tower defense genre in two ways. First is the incorporation of twin-stick shooter gameplay. Second is that the player is playing as the invading aliens, the bad guys, trying to take over Earth. Combined with a solid presentation and lengthy campaign, X-Morph: Defense …

REVIEW – Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight (Switch)

Adding RPG to WW2 Dogfights Referencing real world World War II aircraft, Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight is an unexpected quality plane fighter.  Thanks to simple but engrossing RPG elements, the player always has something to do even when not shooting down the enemy out of the sky. Not truly simulation but not totally arcadey, this flight …

REVIEW – YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- (Switch)

Surreal Nightmare Originally created in 2004 via RPG Maker, Yume Nikki received a cult following in Japan and eventually made its way to the west via unofficial fan translation.  However, I went into this Switch release of Yume Nikki –Dream Diary- absolutely blind and boy was I in for a shock.  Using dark, unsettling gameplay …

REVIEW – Unexplored: Unlocked Edition (Xbox One) with Stream

Keep This Game Unexplored The recipe for Unexplored: Unlocked Edition sounds fantastic on paper – take the procedural level generation of a roguelike and merge with twin-stick shooter combat.  Like a cook in the kitchen, sometimes recipes don’t turn out no matter how great their ingredients are. The first problem with Unexplored is the misleading …

REVIEW – Degrees of Separation (Xbox One)

Hot and Cold With whimsical visual splendor and gameplay built for co-op, Degrees of Separation has its heart and soul in the right place. Not an enemy in sight, the meat of gameplay revolves around solving one environmental puzzle after the other. Unfortunately, many of the environmental hazards are over designed, causing tedium and frustration …

REVIEW – Nice Slice (Switch)

Watch Your Fingers Nice Slice sort of mixes the reaction based chopping mechanic of Fruit Ninja and combines it with the physics of Angry Birds to create something more satisfying that you might think. The player only controls the downward thrust of a chopping knife that waves back and forth over different foods.  Chopping thinly …

REVIEW – Guess The Word (Switch)

Edutainment Like Pet Care, Guess The Word is another Switch app that is designed to help teach your youngster with spelling. Solely using the touch screen, the player is presented with a picture and a set of letters, like the tiles in a game of Scrabble, and the player needs to spell what the picture …

REVIEW – Pet Care (Switch)

What’s For Dinner? (Please take the review score and this article with a grain of salt as I am very much not the target demographic for this title.) Why is it that adults always teach kids the sounds that animals make, and then quiz them to death on it?  The cow goes moo.  The duck …

REVIEW – RIOT: Civil Unrest (Xbox One) with Stream

Protest Simulation RIOT: Civil Unrest deserves respect and some recognition for tackling a sensitive and controversial topic.  Inspired by real life protests, the developer actually witnessed one of these riots first-hand and decided to make a game about it. This riot-sim is a loose mixture of genres that sort of create something all its own.  …