Aaron Conwell


21 games reviewed
71.0 average score
72 median score
28.6% of games recommended
Scores 7.3 higher than average

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Aaron Conwell
Feb 7, 2019

WORTH CONSIDERING - Oniken is a solid 2D action/platformer and I had a fun weekend playing through it. However, it doesn’t do anything extraordinary or original. There are plenty of games that overshadow this, but the $9.99 price tag is perfect and for that affordable price, anyone who picks this up will surely get their money’s worth.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Toki
Nov 29, 2018

I admire the team that finally got this game finished after nine years. Obviously there are Toki fans out there, but after waiting so long I fear most of them will be disappointed, mostly by the game's length and lack of features. For the classic or casual gamer looking for a great 2D platform/adventure title, there are simply far superior choices at a better value.

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7 / 10.0 - Gal Metal
Oct 30, 2018

Gal Metal is a very creative music game, but is held back due to lack of song choices and lots of boring sequences in between stages.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Alwa's Awakening
Oct 4, 2018

This is a game I can see myself replaying over and over again. The price is outstanding at only $9.99, and every single Switch owner should buy this. Elden Pixels has created a timeless classic with Alwa’s Awakening and I hope to see many more games from them.

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8 / 10.0 - Doughlings: Arcade
Sep 22, 2018

Doughlings isn’t going to make any waves in the gaming world, but Turkish developer Hero Concept delivered a solid title, especially since it has been many years since any notable Arkanoid clone has been released. This classic formula equates to fun gamers of any age.

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9 / 10.0 - Gone Home
Sep 20, 2018

Don’t let this game’s short time to completion turn you away. Gone Home is a wonderfully told tale that should be experienced by everybody. You should be able to complete this in one sitting and it’s well worth the effort.

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8 / 10.0 - Bastion
Sep 10, 2018

Bastion is a steal at $14.99 and wonderful to play on the TV or in handheld mode. The fun factor is really high and there’s a lot of value here since it’s not an overly short title. If you missed out on the original release, now’s your chance to fix that oversight!

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8 / 10.0 - Freedom Planet
Aug 30, 2018

Anyone who grew up playing the incredible Sonic games on the Genesis and Sega CD will love Freedom Planet. This is a perfect family game for everyone to enjoy and another excellent addition to your Switch library.

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7 / 10.0 - Red's Kingdom
Aug 17, 2018

Red’s Kingdom fills a niche that’s been underserved so far on the Switch. The puzzle-adventure genre was never all that popular to begin with, but it’s nice to see a game like this on a current day console. If you like light puzzles, low combat adventure games that are on the cartoony side, this one’s for you!

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Aaron Conwell

Who would have ever thought we’d see a parody of Super Street Fighter II in blackjack form? The concept works and it’s a fun game, but it’s lacking in the features department and the gameplay becomes stale after several rounds. The ‘90s references and music help prop the game up.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Okami HD
Aug 9, 2018

I really wanted to like Okami HD more than I did. It features beautiful graphics and solid gameplay mechanics, but the massive amounts of text and slow pacing really put me off. There is a lot to like here and some are sure to like this game more than I did.

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Aaron Conwell
Aug 1, 2018

State of Anarchy is worth considering if you’re looking for a smaller game to play in short bursts. It’s a fun time killer, but there’s not a lot of depth here. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – sometimes you just want to zone out and shoot everything that moves.

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Aaron Conwell
Jul 26, 2018

With a brilliant and striking graphical style, Candle will surely get noticed on the crowded Switch eShop storefront. The story and controls hold it back from becoming something truly inspiring and the challenge will no doubt be too high for some. It’s definitely worth considering!

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6 / 10.0 - Ghost 1.0
Jul 17, 2018

There’s no shortage of Metroidvania games on the Nintendo Switch. Ghost 1.0 is fun to explore, features some great music, and has some memorable weapon upgrades. However, the boring environments, mediocre story, and senseless kill rooms hold it back form being something truly special.

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7.5 / 10.0 - The Wardrobe
Jul 13, 2018

The Wardrobe is loaded with memorable characters, tons of pop culture references, funny dialog, and looks great on the Switch. The obtuse puzzles and somewhat short time to beat the game hold it back from being something truly amazing.

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5 / 10.0 - Yuso
Jul 11, 2018

Yuso is a mediocre puzzle game that did very little to keep me hooked. The game lacks that “just one more turn” aspect needed for a puzzle game to be considered a classic. Some will probably find some redeeming qualities here, but there are way better puzzle games to consider before purchasing this one.

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6.5 / 10.0 - 20XX
Jul 10, 2018

20XX is clearly inspired by Mega Man games of yore, but it fails to live up to the intricate level design, memorable enemies, and clever bosses. The randomized nature means each play is different, which may appeal to some gamers, but I’ll take a hand-crafted experience over this any day of the week. There’s a lot to like here, but it never came together quite the way I had hoped.

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Aaron Conwell
Jun 14, 2018

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is a run of the mill brawler, which just happens to feature pretty good boss fights. This game is really funny and is certainly worth playing for that alone. I had plenty of fun with this, despite its many shortcomings. Still, given the choice, I’d go with classics like Streets of Rage 2 or TMNT: Turtles in Time.

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8 / 10.0 - Punch Club
Jun 1, 2018

I had a lot of fun with this game and put many more hours into it then I would have expected. I got really into building my character’s stats up and tried to reach the top rankings in all the leagues. Those looking for a great fighting game should look elsewhere, but I’d urge you to give this one a chance. It just might suck you in!

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8.5 / 10.0 - FOX n FORESTS
May 23, 2018

If you’re itching for a 16-bit side-scrolling platformer, then Fox & Forests should be the scratch you’re looking for. It features an enjoyable season changing mechanic, funny dialog, and delivers a great experience.

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