Persona 5 Strikers is a game I really enjoyed playing and definitely one of the best Action-RPG collaborations I have seen come out of Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force studio! The trademark bombastic style of the original is still present and it’s elements shine through! The gameplay is really simple but also fun. I definitely will call this a worthy follow up to the original! I recommend this game 100% especially to those that have played Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal.
Kowloon High-School Chronicle is a really fun old-school dungeon crawler that fans of niche JRPGs will enjoy. I personally had a lot of fun with it and I really love how the game leans into the episodic anime presentation and vibe. I can definitely say that this game is a cult-classic in my opinion!
In the words of Wallace Wells it’s time to break out the L-word. I love this game a lot especially as a fan of the source material of which both the movie and the graphic novels get their time in the sun in terms of references. I really had an amazing and fun time playing through the game. This is a game I wholeheartedly recommend to fans of Scott Pilgrim and even people who like beat-em-ups and retro-style action games. It also warms my heart to see that this gem is also getting a physical release via Limited Run Games so I hope that Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game Complete Edition gets to be more readily available for those interested to play through. Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game Complete Edition has been a lost hidden gem for six to seven years!
Fatal Fury First Contact is a neat and enjoyable little fighting game to play if you want to experience something more Retro. I also gotta admire and like the fact that SNK releases these various classic games from their library of games which is especially good for preservation. These games may fetch high prices on the original hardware, for 7 or 8 bucks you can play them on the Switch. If you are an SNK fan that is collecting these re-releases digitally. You’re in for a fun time!
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia is a game that I enjoyed a good bit. There are definitely some things that can be improved like the sidequests that involve item collecting, getting a counter or a way to track how many you need to get and that some of the side quests feel repetitive. But on the other hand, I do enjoy the Old School RPG exploration. The Battle system is fun to play around with and I also appreciate the fanservice on display, especially for someone like me who enjoyed the original series of Bakugan a lot by bringing back Leonidas.
ZOIDS Wild: Blast Unleashed is a fun arena brawler to pick up and play for fans of the series and youngsters who can catch the english dub of the anime on Netflix (if it’s available in your region) alike. The lack of an online mode is rather baffling to me but I cannot deny that there is a good bit of fun and entertainment to be had here and I had a fun time playing the game.
I am going to be 100% honest here as a gamer and a music lover. I have absolutely fallen in love with No Straight Roads. The sheer diversity of style and inspiration and even the music at play here and the experimental mix of rhythm and action works out in it’s favor as it may help out with learning people how to time parries and dodges. Also the Switch version running at 60FPS is something I really praise. I am 100% recommending this to people who enjoy stylish indie games and music be it Rock, Rap or one of the various EDM genres the game has on offer.
Fairy Tail is a very fun and enjoyable game even if it’s not the deepest experience. The game is a decent adaptation of the source material that even adapts the theme of friendship and bonds that is readily present in the source material into the various side-story content to strengthen your characters. It’s a game that fans can enjoy. However, if you are a newcomer I recommend you either read the manga or watch the anime first before diving into the game to get yourself up to speed.
Also, during the game, you have various challenges that can enhance the characters’ stats with various conditions, like jumping a certain amount of times in a stage, or length of time spent in a dungeon with a certain character as the party leader, or pulling off combo attacks, among other things. These challenges have various levels, and it can take a while to max out these challenges. So the gameplay can be a bit of a grind, but those who love grinding will have a really fun time! Megadimension Neptunia VII is a very fun game, but the very wonky and unoptimized performance leaves me scratching my head, especially since certain spots show that the Switch can handle this game just fine. But hopefully these issues will get fixed. Aside from that, I have had a fun time with the gameplay and the wacky, lighthearted story filled with fanservice, fourth-wall-breaking, and meta video game and anime jokes.
Megabyte Punch is a really neat and fun game to go through. It wears its inspiration on its sleeve and I love the game for it, even if I had to get used to the controls a slight bit. Team Reptile has quickly become one of my favourite Indie Game developers with titles like this and Lethal League Blaze. They are inspired and have a lot of style to them and knowing they are from my home country I can be 100% proud of them. I recommend this game to fans of Team Reptile and games such as Megaman and Smash Bros.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road To Boruto is a really well-done port of the original game on the Nintendo Switch offering a complete package full of content for fans of the anime to enjoy. While the combat system of the game isn’t the deepest there is still a lot of fun to be had especially thanks to the very stylish and jaw-dropping visuals that CyberConnect2 has been known for since the start of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. I can recommend it to anime fans who are huge into Naruto but haven’t had the chance to play this game on other systems.
Arcade Spirits is a very delightful Visual Novel to play especially if you are as passionate about gaming as I am. The writers and developers show a whole lot of passion for the gaming medium and also handle hard themes really well. That is something I really admire and enjoy seeing in a game that basically is about finding hope, video games, and having passion for what you do. I definitely have had a lot of fun working at the Funplex in-game and getting to know the various fun and quirky characters
Despite some awkward difficulty spikes, cheap reference humour, and some characters being hit or miss with me, I have had a good time with Murder by Numbers. It was a huge learning curve to solve these puzzles and I'm certain that fans of Ace Attorney and similar titles who also happen to be skilled at Picross will have a fantastic time with the story and the cast of colourful and wacky characters.