Assassin's Creed Valhalla feels like it is the culmination of a new Assassin's Creed Trilogy that started with Origins and followed with Odyssey. Everything that made these games great has been improved in Valhalla making it one of the best games in the series that released this generation.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a charming and whimsical Metroidvania adventure that suffers from a case of repetition. It is still highly enjoyable if you have loved the series so far but it is clear that the formula has to be freshened up for any potential sequel.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 boasts a large cast of playable character and faithfully recreates the memorable moments from the animated show. Standing on its own, it should easily rival the best among its genre despite some flaws that have more to do with the nuisances of the genre itself.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is a fan's wet dream come true. It takes everything that has made the original game memorable and expands on it beautifully. It has the potential to become the best Final Fantasy game released this generation, but it is not exactly flawless.
Resident Evil 3 Remake is incredibly ambitious but some of the creative decisions made for this Remake do make this one feel like a slight step back from its predecessor. Regardless, it is a great Resident Evil game on its own and should satisfy the thirst of fans who wanted to see the series go back to action.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection offers a refreshing set of games with an interconnected story and exciting gameplay segments. This collection is best suited for dedicated fans as it is deep-rooted in the Mega Man lore, but the gameplay itself should be enjoyable for anyone who loves platforming and difficult boss fights.
This is a faithful recreation of Romancing Saga 3 bringing back this classic JRPG to modern platforms. There are some additional features but the most appealing part of this port is that the game is now officially playable with English localization.
While keeping most of the series traditions, Atelier Ryza manages to stay fresh by making just enough changes to its gameplay that it doesn't outstay its welcome. This might not be the best game in the series, but it is one of the most enjoyable ones.
Luigi's Mansion 3 is highly enjoyable and one of the best adventure games available on the Nintendo Switch. It is full of intricate level design, diverse boss fights, and a co-op mode that is the perfect gift for parents looking to spend some time with their kids.
Doraemon Story of Seasons is a surprisingly fun game that is tailored to satisfy both adults and kids. It is an enjoyable farming simulator set in the Doraemon universe while offering the charm and gameplay from the Story of Seasons.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening brings back the charm of classic 2D Zelda games with a modern touch. It is arguably one of the better old school Zelda games for newcomers to dip their toes in since the upgrade to the visual design has made it a great looking game. This does come at the cost of performance.
It is not every day that we see a JRPG like Ni No Kuni Remastered. It is crafted to perfection from the talented Studio Ghibli and molded into a video game by Level 5. The story, art style, and character development are the highlight of the game while combat being the only weak link.