David Temple


67 games reviewed
70.4 average score
70 median score
65.7% of games recommended
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Oct 4, 2022

No Place for Bravery-an action/adventure RPG from Ysbryd Games and Glitch Factory-does have some issues; the retro graphics aren't the best, and they still produce some frame rate problems. The intriguing (mature) story and interesting environments, however, result in a good title worth checking out.

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Sep 20, 2022

If you are really into the Blade Runner franchise and can put up with the shortcomings, I suppose you can get some enjoyment from Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. Everyone else should take a pass on this remastered adventure game. Maybe if the studio comes out with a "More Enhanced" edition, with plenty more fixes in place, it may be worth another look.

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9 / 10.0 - Yars: Recharged
Aug 23, 2022

At the current asking price of $9.99, Atari's arcade action game Yars: Recharged is an easy recommendation for your Nintendo Switch library. This is a fun game with enough challenge to keep you playing for hours.

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5 / 10.0 - Aniquilation
Aug 12, 2022

On arrival, I had a sense of hope and promise for the twin-stick shooter, Aniquilation, but was left with an "oh well" experience. With a little refinement, it has the potential to be a really fun game with some interesting aspects. As it is, the game leaves too much to be desired.

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6 / 10.0 - Lamplight City
Jul 12, 2022

Like many of the adventure puzzle games after which it's patterned, Lamplight City comes across as a bit lackluster in both story and presentation. Retro adventure gamers may enjoy working their way through it, but I wouldn't bank on it.

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6 / 10.0 - Samurai Riot
Jun 27, 2022

Samurai Riot is a decent 2D action arcade game, it just needs some refinement. It looks good, it (mostly) plays well, and it satisfies the old arcade beat-'em-up desire. If the developers fix a couple annoying glitches, it'll be a solid options for genre fans.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Cotton Fantasy
Jun 6, 2022

Cotton Fantasy: Superlative Night Dreams is a bit pricey for the time it takes to get to the end. However, it's a shoot-em-up. It's not about getting through a story, it's about shooting baddies and getting a high score. Fans of shmups (and of the recently revitalized Cotton in particular) will have some fun with this one.

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May 17, 2022

Watcher Chronicles offers enough of an RPG action platforming challenge to make you work for it, and provides enough satisfaction to keep you coming back for more (especially in local multiplayer). It doesn't take itself too seriously, it just lets the player(s) get on with enjoying the game.

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May 2, 2022

If you enjoy platformers, Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition is a good addition. It doesn't rank the highest on my list because of sensitive jump points which can oftentimes be frustrating. But when taken for what it is-a unique platformer with fun narrative and visual twists-it's worth the purchase.

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8 / 10.0 - Defend the Rook
Apr 19, 2022

Defend the Rook is a rogue-like tactics game that's challenging enough to make you earn your victories while keeping you ready to try again when it beats you. If you like strategy games, this entry is worth adding to your Switch library.

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Apr 4, 2022

I can't really give Aztech Forgotten Gods a recommendation. What looked like a grand action adventure with interesting storytelling, exotic imagery, and cool gadgets, turned into a blancmange-several ingredients, but flavorless and unsatisfying. It could be worth the price-tag if it gets cleaned up and organized, but I wouldn't buy it at this point.

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8 / 10.0 - Castle Morihisa
Mar 9, 2022

Castle Morihisa is a deck-building strategy game with plenty of pros and only a few cons. The cons do not weigh so heavily that the game isn't fun. It isn't the best at everything it tries to do (most which you've seen before), but it is an enjoyable game.

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Feb 7, 2022

Guild of Ascension combines the familiar elements of a good ol' dungeon crawl with a newfound freedom of actions based on real-world time. There isn't a lot of story-telling, and a little polish which would help the tutorial and camera controls. But you get to engage in the progression of accomplishments with earning XP, gaining loot, upgrading weapons, accessing additional features, and defeating the baddies to win the day.

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6 / 10.0 - Tunnel of Doom
Jan 4, 2022

As an action/rogue-lite hybrid, Tunnel of Doom offers plenty of playtime and random arrangements to provide some uncertainty and challenge (no simple pattern memorizing). It's hurt by little variety, almost no story to engage the player, and limited visuals, but it isn't a bad option if you want a game to while away some time in darkened mine tunnels.

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While not the best point-and-click adventure game in the land, Lone McLonegan is worth a playthrough if you're into the puzzle/adventure genre. The $9.99 asking price comes with pleasantly quirky visuals and music, slightly odd puzzle solving, and some funny dialogue.

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a great game. I would like to give it top marks, but in spite of all the good design elements, cool soundtrack, and very good dialogue and voice acting, the Switch's cloud version connection issues are a problem I can't just overlook.

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9 / 10.0 - Monomals
Nov 19, 2021

Monomals may look like a sleeper from an indie studio, but it hits a lot of the right notes for gamers looking for some action platformer fun with a musical twist. You get good game play, plenty of time and replay, and an outlet for your creative side.

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6 / 10.0 - Knights & Guns
Oct 21, 2021

Knights & Guns uses…well…knights and guns to change up the classic Space Invaders / Galaga 2D action gameplay, but is bogged down by its in-game economy for weapons and advancement. It's fun for some quick two-player gaming sessions, but is not rewarding enough for long-term engagement.

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7 / 10.0 - King's Bounty II
Sep 20, 2021

King's Bounty II is a good adventure game with better turn-based combat. There are plenty of elements to keep the player interested, but the story does not have the depth you might expect, and therefore doesn't warrant the $59.99 price tag.

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Aug 26, 2021

Champion's Battle is, in short, fun. There is plenty to do and, even though the price-tag is a bit on the high side, it is a complete game. Any foibles are minor and easy to overlook if you just want to enjoy a card-based strategy RPG.

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