Shredders offers a fresh new snowboarding experience, a genre that has been starving for content lately. It has some great snow to shred and a surprisingly interesting narrative presentation, but it’s a bit light on content and lacks the needed spectacle to really impress.
Martha is Dead was a tough title to review. The game does a lot of things really well and feels extremely authentic, and it also makes good use of the next-gen hardware to conjure up beautiful visuals on the screen. But at the same time, there are plenty of bugs that pull you out of the immersion and make you realize, once again, that you are playing a game.
Rainbow Six Extraction changes up the series’ formula and delivers a fun tactical co-op experience that will entertain you for a few hours but will eventually start feeling a bit too repetitive. Playing this with two friends will vastly improve your enjoyment however and it really does reward smart team play.
Wavetale is a short adventure game with a focus on exploration and its story that tackles topics like greed, war and loss. what’s amazing is that it wraps it in a wholesome and inclusive package that provided me with a surprisingly lighthearted experience. If you have Stadia, check this out!
My Friend Peppa Pig is a great game if your kids are a fan of the show and it stays true to the formula. It has simple and highly accessible controls for even the youngest players and could easily be mistaken for an episode of the TV show for onlookers.
Knockout Home Fitness is a nice way to keep in shape and the focus on boxing moves does make it stand out from other fitness games I’ve played on the Nintendo Switch recently. When you land those punches in time with the beat it feels really good, but it can be equally infuriating when it incorrectly loses track of the Joycons. It’s a decent game, but it really lacks more unlockables to keep you motivated to play beyond the first few weeks.
Papa’s Quiz aims to be a quirky and fun trivia game, but fails to set the right tone. While it has some good ideas like player customisation and letting up to 8 people join in, the slow pace and frankly awful voice acting only succeeded in making it feel awkward.
Omno is a gorgeous and serene journey that succeeded in the rarest of achievements: it managed to make me feel relaxed. Completing each area in the game left me with a sense of accomplishment and the wholesome interactions with the world and its inhabitants will linger for some time to come. Wholly recommended!
Lost at Sea is a narrative adventure about coming to terms with your life and has a meaningful story to tell, but it fails to deliver anything new to the genre. The shadows chasing you actively hinder the enjoyment of what could have been a nice experience.
Watch Dogs Legion Bloodline is a fantastic story expansion that delivers thrills, laughs and a fresh way to experience the futuristic London setting, which remains the true star of the show. This one shouldn’t be missed, especially for fans of the series who’ve been hungering for a reunion with some old friends.
FF7R Episode Intermission is a perfect content drop to tide people over for the long wait until part 2 will release. It shows us some of the events from the main game from a different perspective, let’s us play with a completely new combat style, has plenty of side content to keep busy with and even teases some major things for the sequel. I’ve really only got one complaint and that’s that I wish it lasted longer and had a bit more story content.
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is a fun distraction for kids who want to see their favourite cartoon puppies in action, but the game gets a bit repetitive and they don’t feel rewarded enough for playing. They seem to like the minigames and the cutscenes more than the actual 3D platforming. But they still had a lot of fun, especially because I was playing with them.
Nanotale is a unique adventure that offers rarely-seen typing gameplay, whether it’s used for exploration, puzzle-solving or combat. It looks gorgeous and it sure is addictive to find all the lore, yet the delivery falls flat at times and it sadly can’t live up to its epic predecessor. If you’re a keyboard warrior at heart, it’s still very much worth your time!
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos is yet another perfect excuse to dive back into this wonderful RPG world. You get to upgrade your characters further, find out more about the amazingly well-written cast and scenarios and live out your fantasies of becoming a space detective.