Kirstin Swalley


44 games reviewed
83.0 average score
80 median score
86.4% of games recommended
Scores 4.9 higher than average

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4.5 / 5.0 - Collection of Mana
Jun 17, 2019

Collection of Mana is one of the greatest classic RPG assortments out there now.

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It's hard to believe that something as crazy sounding as rhythm-based rougelike would actually work, but Necrodancer proved it could be done well and Cadence of Hyrule took it a step further by improving multiple facets of gameplay and visuals.

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Kirstin Swalley
Apr 9, 2019

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a classic through and through.

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Apr 1, 2019

From his laid-back nature to his optimistic look at the world, Yoshi is an easy character to love.

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Similar to other roguelikes, RemiLore is a title that thrives on players doing multiple runs in order to get the most out of it.

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Feb 4, 2019

It's easy to look at Etrian Odyssey Nexus and say that there hasn't been a lot of mechanical changes when compared to previous entries, but there really isn't much that needs to be changed to make it a wonderfully enjoyable time.

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The core of Bowser's Inside Story is a great remake that brings it into the modern era with beautiful visuals and a soundtrack that's truly memorable.

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Dec 10, 2018

It's not an exaggeration to say that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest accomplishment in the series thus far.

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Nov 19, 2018

While it may not be the newest interpretation of Pokémon for longtime fans, Let's Go offers a unique and welcome experience as the first console title for the main series.

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Nov 8, 2018

It's wonderful to see Taiko No Tatsujin finally return to the west and perhaps in the most spectacular way yet.

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Oct 30, 2018

There's so much about Mr Tako that shines that even the few bits that are difficult or feel unfair can be easily overcome by just taking that part a little slower.

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4 / 5.0 - Luigi's Mansion
Oct 17, 2018

For someone who hasn't played Luigi's Mansion before, this 3DS port is a good way to have an opportunity to dive in.

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Oct 16, 2018

There's no other title with quite the same approach as Starlink has taken and it's easily the best integration of toys to life that has been done so far.

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Oct 9, 2018

Super Mario Party is a welcome comeback for the series that seemingly plays it safe with its modes, but still manages to be fun.

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Aug 28, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is simply one of the best entries the series has to offer.

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Aug 22, 2018

Little Dragons Café first appears as though it requires constant attention to every little detail, but actually makes for a relaxing time.

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4 / 5.0 - WarioWare Gold
Aug 5, 2018

WarioWare Gold is a perfect example of how to take the insanity of microgames from the past and shove them into one packed setting while still having each one stand out.

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Jul 25, 2018

Just like his grand adventure, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is simply a delight to experience in the unique and puzzling world he explores.

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Jun 10, 2018

Sushi Striker is a new type of puzzle title that is fast-paced and requires a great deal of accuracy along with many different strategies.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Pokémon Quest
Jun 8, 2018

Pokémon Quest might not have the same variety as many other spin-offs in the series, but it takes a simple idea and extends it into a good experience that encourages really trying to collect them all.

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