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1964 games reviewed
69.8 average score
70 median score
60.1% of games recommended

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Jan 8, 2018

For longtime fans, there are a few new Pokemon added exclusively in Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon and there are more catchable, wild Pokemon than previous games. Unfortunately, for people who played Sun and Moon extensively, you will have to go through quite a bit of old content before you get to the newer content towards the end. That said, Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon are the definitive versions of the 4 games. If you haven't played Sun or Moon, by all means pick up Ultra Sun and/or Ultra Moon as they are an excellent departure from the old series formula of past games. For Sun/Moon veterans, the games are worth it, but they will feel like deja vu more often than not.

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Jennifer Sheffield
9.5 / 10.0 - Deponia Doomsday
May 4, 2019

"Deponia" is full of humor, funny puzzle-solving, and with a setting that I thoroughly enjoy in fiction. For anyone who likes point-and-click adventures, this series is one for you.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Owlboy
Feb 16, 2018

Owlboy is an awesome game with an amazing soundtrack, classic feel, and relatable characters.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Celeste
Feb 12, 2018

Gamers who enjoy a difficult but rewarding platforming experience should definitely check Celeste out.

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Dec 20, 2018

Smash Bros.Ultimate does a great job bringing together all of the characters from previous titles. It also does well at representing a vast history of gaming. Spirits Mode did a great job of including characters in the game and giving a solid feel like a tribute to gaming history. The ability to adjust and customize a game to one's liking certainly is a standout feature. With so many characters, stages and game modes, Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fantastic experience whether it is your first time or you're a series veteran.

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Hyper Light Drifter is simply a must-play title. The Nintendo Switch version features a few exclusive features so in my mind, it's the ‘definitive version' at this point. While I initially had some frame-rate issues (some in single-player mode, while most were in the co-op mode), the 1.2.0 patch on the Nintendo Switch helped out tremendously. I didn't recall any issues after the patch. If you're looking for a great Zelda-like game with amazing atmosphere and music, you owe it to yourself to check out Hyper Light Drifter.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Sagebrush
Sep 7, 2019

Sagebrush pulls you into the life of a cult by forcing you to follow the story of someone who survived one. Perfect Heaven – and its impact on its members – feels organic and like cults that have lived in times before it. Its pixelated animation style gives you the feeling that you're exploring the ruins of someone's memory and the tragedy that followed.

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Aug 22, 2019

Fire Emblem: Three Houses was a long time in the making and, thankfully, was well worth the wait. It's impossible to put down, bringing a deep story that involves true character development across a diverse cast, all voiced to perfection. It looks glorious and has epic turn-based battles to boot. This is a must-own game for every Switch owner.

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9.5 / 10.0 - RICO
Mar 13, 2019

I found myself pleasantly surprised by RICO, and see myself coming back to it for weeks to come. If you're a fan of either the Borderlands or Payday series, this game is a must try for you.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Forager
Aug 23, 2019

I reviewing this game was a ton of fun. I enjoyed every minute I have put into the game. With so more to be discovered, I can't wait until the next time I have a chance to play it again. Forager is easily one of my favorite games. Players who enjoy crafting, farming and exploration games should definitely check this game out.

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Jennifer Sheffield
9.5 / 10.0 - World End Syndrome
Jun 17, 2019

"World End Syndrome" takes the standard visual novel game and adds graphically stunning illustrations to heighten the creepy factor as you unravel the mysteries behind Mihate Town.

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Jun 3, 2019

Much like its spin-off, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, is a great escape from reality, and an even greater entry in the Atelier franchise. Despite its localization issues, it is a great game all RPG fans must experience. With its enjoyable long-lasting content as a result of the new Alchemyriddle system, rewarding gameplay, and visually impressive art style, it is hard not to recommend this title.

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Jun 4, 2019

The Swords Of Ditto: Mormo's Curse a very fun RPG that's well thought out and excellently put together. For RPG and Zelda fans, this is a must-have for a modern take on a retro theme.

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9.5 / 10.0 - My Friend Pedro
Jul 3, 2019

Altogether, My Friend Pedro is a speedrunner's paradise, offering a charming story with good gunplay for its price tag. But if you are looking for pure replay value you won't find that here (unless you are a speedrunner).

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9.5 / 10.0 - Tangle Tower
Nov 1, 2019

I can tell a lot of passion went into this game. There are just so many details, and the character's personalities are really reflected in body language and vocals. I would highly recommend you check out Tange Tower. It's amazing!

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Nov 25, 2019

There are some aspects of Pokémon Sword and Shield that feel like they'll reach their full potential in the next generation, but overall the game is fun, pretty and has a universality to its appeal that is genuinely impressive.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Luigi's Mansion 3
Dec 4, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Luigi's latest adventure. The Nintendo Switch is already home to plenty of great games, but Luigi's Mansion 3 falls under the "absolutely essential" category. If you own a Switch, you simply have to give this game a whirl.

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Jan 31, 2020

Those with no interest in the Japanese idol industry may be alienated by how deeply Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore digs into it (I'm sure I missed a lot of jokes), but I can't imagine there are Nintendo gamers out there who aren't interested in Japanese entertainment. Don't seek this one out specifically as a Fire Emblem game, but fans of Persona, Shin Megami Tensei, or JRPGs in general should love it.

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Mar 23, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hit every checkbox for me. It's clear in their handling of New Horizons that Nintendo truly cares about this series and understands its value to its audience.

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May 21, 2020

The pitching mechanics have improved, the base-stealing is light-years better than before (it actually takes good timing and skill to execute), and the game's performance is excellent. There were only a couple hiccups I experienced, but that was in online play which could've just been connection related. If you've been looking for a great baseball game to play on the Switch, Super Mega Baseball 3 should be your first choice. They're also offering a free demo that allows you to play the online Pennant Race mode, play the Exhibition games, and access to player customizations. Hope to see you in-game sometime soon!

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