Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition brings back a mixture if beautiful visuals and fast-paced first-person gameplay that we're rarely treated to. The Duke Nukem add on also works surprisingly well too, with Duke's dialogue working well alongside Bulletstorm's blend of phallic jokes and crass humour, even if he does look out of place in the game's cutscenes. It's a decent remaster that could have been improved further with an updated control scheme, but whether with Grayson or Duke, this is still some of the best FPS gameplay in recent times.
Skylar & Plux does an exceptional job at giving us a beautiful 3D platformer with truly fun platforming sections, delightful puzzling elements and one-liners that had me laughing. The problem with the game is that it needs a bit more polish. While taking good inspiration from games like Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank, it has taken on-board some pre-used traits that have become too much of a signature to those games. I feel more work on Skylar and Plux's movement and character design would be a good start to reaching its own identity going further. This could be the start of a beautiful new platform game franchise.
Redout is an ambitious attempt to recapture the glory of futuristic racing games, while paying homage to WipEout. The game's controls and responsiveness have been fine-tuned to make the hardest of tracks very interesting and engaging to race across at supersonic speeds. Redout is an example of a game that's given and old formula another coat of paint, but it could also mean the beginning of another futuristic racer franchise, in the absence of a true contemporary from Sony.
INK is an ambitiously simplistic platformer that creates its own identity with its level splatting gameplay. The only problem is that despite the attractive colourful visuals at various points, the game's simplicity can get tiresome in long sessions. INK is worth picking up if you're a puzzle-platforming fan, but those looking for a bit more depth may find other 2D platformers more enjoyable.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is another indie game which feels right at home on Nintendo's platform, despite also being available on Steam. The game will appeal to those looking for a bit of classic dungeon crawling, and it will be sure to please those that have missed top-down Zelda adventures. With a lovely kingdom to explore and a varied range of objectives, Blossom Tales shows us that this genre is still very much alive.
Overall, I'd say Resident Evil Revelations Collection is the best portable Resident Evil experience to date. It's also the only survival horror game on the Switch right now and is equally enjoyable in the Switch's handheld and docked modes.
The Escapists 2 for the Switch is a great prison escape game, which stays true to its intention of bringing 8-bit sandbox games into 2018 and while there may be other ways to create a game of this genre, it is still hard to imagine other prison escape games being as fun as this both for a single player and multiplayer experience.
ChromaGun is, for the most part, a great port, but it doesn't fix issues like the difficulty spikes that have always been present in the game. There's some truly excellent puzzle design in the sharp looking test environments that will keep you entertained, in what is likely the closest thing to Portal that the Nintendo Switch will ever see.
World to the West begins with clear signs of similarity to Teslagrad, with the opening character also being revealed to be a Teslamancer. However, Lumina the Teslamancer is joined by Knaus the orphan, Miss Teri the mind mender, and the handsomely mustachioed Lord Clonington, as they adventure through a rather different part of the world to try and escape an ancient prophecy.
While you may not want to pick this up strictly for a single player experience, Shiftlings Enhanced Edition is probably one of the best co-op experiences there is on the Nintendo Switch, especially considering the recent surge in top-quality indie titles on the platform. If you like puzzles, platforming and have friends that enjoy video ganes, then this is for you.