Sérgio Mota


170 games reviewed
66.9 average score
70 median score
36.5% of games recommended
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Jan 3, 2023

Aeterna Noctis brings a metroidvania experience influenced by several of the main games of the genre, with a complex level design, a long lifespan, and a well implemented visual environment. If experienced players will feel right at home, those with less time and fewer hours on their back around metroidvania games will find the high difficulty level off putting, and while the game's gentle pacing works great for the exploration it also risks making some players lose their momentum as they move around Aeterna Noctis' long lifespan and maze-like levels.

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9 / 10 - Splatoon 3
Nov 17, 2022

Splatoon 3 represents a step forward in the series. It takes everything that made the previous two games memorable and delivers it in slicker, more fluid and more dynamic ways. It also opens more possibilities for solo gaming while maintaining the rich and lively online experience. Truly the best treatment the Splatoon series could get, its third chapter is another landmark in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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Oddworld: Soulstorm Oddtimized Edition brings the latest chapter in the Oddworld series to the Nintendo Switch and with it come the outstanding, immersive plot, a wide world to explore and a very demanding series of puzzles and obstacles to overcome in a very fitting way with the Oddworld name. At the same time, some of its underlying issues regarding more frustrating points such as the use of trial and error brought on by some instances of level design have not been fully dealt with, but overall this is a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue and one that is certain to appeal to Oddworld fans.

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4 / 10 - One True Hero
Oct 28, 2022

The game features intuitive gameplay mechanics and a charming self-deprecating humour that mocks the genre's most common clichés. That does not suffice, however, as One True Hero is unfortunately affected by a series of flaws and execution problems with regards to its graphics and overall experience, as well as by an uninspired level design. Perhaps a future update can correct its most pressing issues but as it is, One True Hero is a game with good ideas tarnished by a frustrating execution.

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Oct 25, 2022

Cursed to Golf is a fun and surprising game that brings together golf, platforms, puzzles, and roguelike elements. If this seems very unlikely, it all works and fits together nicely, with a very creative approach to a comically macabre plot, a high difficulty level that makes players think carefully about each stroke, and a mechanic that changes the properties of the ball. A lovely piece of gaming that's more than welcome to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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Oct 17, 2022

The game brings more freedom of exploration, as well as a more in-depth approach to combat and character development, which along with its beautiful visual environment, amazing soundtrack, and enlarged cast of characters help make this a truly unmissable and indispensable game that provides a captivating gameplay experience for everyone.

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7 / 10 - Omno
Oct 13, 2022

OMNO captures the player's attention with its charming art style and welcomes everyone with a gameplay that's simple and accessible. While not a monumental game for those who need something hard and intense, OMNO is certain to accommodate anyone who enjoys to take their time and use their creativity to explore the world around them.

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Sep 15, 2022

The third chapter in the series brings the Xenoblade name to heights that were difficult to imagine just a few years ago but which this game's immense world, enthralling plot, cast of characters, myriad of complex but perfectly implemented gameplay mechanics, and gorgeous environment to look at and to listen to help reaching in what amounts to a fantastic opus that can be carried anywhere. Truly an indispensable game on the Nintendo Switch.

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Aug 8, 2022

The House of the Dead: Remake brings the original game up to today's standards when it comes to its graphics and controllers, and adds a very welcome and addictive game mode, all good reasons to see this as a successful work on the Nintendo Switch. Its technical performance could be better though, with slowdowns taking place in busier moments, especially in multiplayer, and long loading times that will test the players' patience.

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Aug 6, 2022

Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is a successful adaptation of a 2015 game for the Nintendo 3DS and despite the different formats, this life simulation game keeps everything that made the original an enjoyable work and gives it a proper Nintendo Switch treatment. With plenty of Disney content to explore and characters to interact with, this game allows players of all ages and skill levels to have fun at their own pace and do as they wish within this recognizable Disney world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a masterpiece of beat'em ups. More than just a rework of a classic formula, Shredder's Revenge is everything beat'em up fans could ask for, from its slick and intense combat system to its level design, graphics, music and 6-player co-op. Everything works as it should and what we have here combines the best of its inspirational work with the best ideas for a modern beat'em up. The Nintendo Switch brings it the additional benefit of bringing the game everywhere, for a truly exquisite experience.

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It may not be a revolution but everything it does, it does it right, from the demanding and well crafted gameplay to the art style, along with the amazing boss fights, humorous dialogues and technical execution. Any fan of platformers as well as of Metroidvania-type of games will be more than satisfied with playing Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread.

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Jun 8, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is rather unexpected in the sense that it's a prequel of a game that hasn't been released yet, but that doesn't prevent it from having a great plot and outstanding characters. It does take its time to gather pace, however, which requires some patience until the game shows all its value, but the most committed players will be duly rewarded with Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising until the next game arrives.

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May 16, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land features a gorgeous-looking world, an exquisite soundtrack, a crazy amount of content to explore, a perfectly implemented co-op multiplayer and gameplay mechanics that will make everyone want more. With its accessible but adjustable difficulty setting, Kirby and the Forgotten Land will joyfully fill many hours of both newcomers and veterans alike.

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero brings us an RPG with a charming and gorgeous art style, coupled with a plot that's very appealing and a gameplay that's designed to be accessible for players less versed in this kind of games. At the same time, more experienced players might feel put off by the game's accessibility and rather slow pace, but The Cruel King and the Great Hero puts up a good effort that would only benefit from a more in-depth combat system and faster pacing.

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7 / 10 - Chocobo GP
May 7, 2022

Chocobo GP marks the return of racing games based on these beloved Final Fantasy characters and this is nothing short of a very welcome new effort in this line, with a large and varied cast, as well as an immense amount of content to unlock. The gameplay is fairly simple and accessible, the main campaign acts as a great motivator to keep us going and the online multiplayer is a charm. Chocobo GP is a game that will keep its players around the screen for many fun hours.

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May 5, 2022

With its fine exploration of themes that are rarely touched upon in similar games at this level, Lost Words is nothing short of a masterpiece in storytelling and narrative development that everyone should add to their Nintendo Switch.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga delivers what is not just the most ambitious LEGO Star Wars game but the most ambitious game in the LEGO series so far. Its stunning portrait of the Star Wars world, the improved combat system, and the overwhelming amount of content to discover and obtain all contribute to make this an absolute marvel of a game, one that fans of both Star Wars and the LEGO gaming series should get their hands on.

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Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain brings the Big Brain series to the Nintendo Switch and the result is a game that's more focused on a multiplayer experience, locally and online, by pitying players in competition with each other. The result is a very solid effort that consists of a high quality set of minigames, controls that fit perfectly with the Nintendo Switch, and a very motivating gameplay. A great, if somewhat unexpected, addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.

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With a visual update that brings the graphics much closer to what's expected in our days, a delightfully humorous plot, and a difficulty level that's easily adjustable to all sorts of players, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space fits great on the Nintendo Switch catalogue, and it brings a lovely experience to anyone playing it, whether on a television screen or on the Nintendo Switch own screen.

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