Flipping Death's side-splitting dark comedy is refreshing, well written and brilliantly performed, complemented by some incredible art and a wonderful soundtrack. With so much character, it's a must buy for fans of comedy or point-and-click adventures, with some excellent mechanics and puzzles throughout.
Paranautical Activity might seem like a fun arcade style shooter at first glance, but its repetitive brutal playthroughs, luck generated levels and relentless enemies bring the fun grinding to a halt. 8-bit inspired bosses and a great soundtrack unfortunately weren't enough to make the game an overall pleasant experience.
Road To Ballhalla is a clever ball-rolling puzzler that takes the best aspects of rhythm gameplay and wraps it up into an immensely satisfying experience. All of this is complemented by a fantastic sense of humour. It's another indie gem on the Switch that may end a little too quickly, but will undoubtedly have you coming back for more.
The repetitive nature of the gameplay, the infuriating control system and the inconsistent puzzles rob Hello Neighbor of any fun it may have possessed. There’s some really nifty ideas in there, which just makes it so much of a shame that it couldn’t see them through.
Piczle Lines DX: 500 More Puzzles is a fantastic puzzle title with plenty of content and an addictive concept. If you’re interested in puzzle games at all, the game is easy to recommend, and loads of fun for anyone. It’s smart, charming, and provides plenty of bells-and-whistles while optimising the gameplay to make it something special.
Guts and Glory is a game you'll have a few good laughs with, especially when passing the controller around with friends. It's fun for a few hours, but after those few hours, there isn’t much of a game left.
VSR: Void Space Racing is a wholly unique take on the racing genre. However, unless you have the patience of a saint in order to master the mechanics, you should probably look elsewhere for a racing fix. It’s hard to recommend unless you want to experience a wholly unique concept for racing, but be prepared for immense frustration trying to break past the ridiculously steep learning curve.
Although the story mode in WarioWare Gold is fun and brings new elements to the series, it's laughably short. Luckily though all the other modes and unlockables ensure the game is jam packed with content. Single-cart multiplayer modes and more original mini games would've made WarioWare Gold a must buy, but there's still enough here to make it a great package.
Flinthook is a beautifully crafted game both visually and audibly, with great character design and wonderful music. The difficulty frustrated at times, and dampened my desire to jump back in, but if this style of game looks or sounds appealing to you, I definitely recommend checking it out.
The way it's presented, Frost is a game that you really want to fall in love with, and the core ideas behind the gameplay are fun. But the steep learning curve, and the lack of any real reward to keep you coming back for more, leave you feeling just a little bit cold in the long run.
Ghost 1.0 surprises with its depth, fun factor, and compelling puzzles and combat. The gameplay and levelling up kept me engaged with Ghost while trying to take down this evil corporation. Despite some frustration in a handful of sections that required impeccable precision, Ghost 1.0 is thoroughly enjoyable and easily recommendable for fans of Metroidvanias.
Heroki is a charming adventure that looks great and features some fun gameplay. You can tell a lot of love from Picomy went into making this title. It may not be the most memorable, or feature too much in the way of satisfying gameplay, but it offers a pleasant experience for the most part.
Nintendo's E3 presentation has finally been delivered, and we got a fairly in depth look at Smash Bros for Switch - now called Super Smash Bros Ultimate - as well as a bunch of other games that are coming to Switch. Some games though, were conspicuous in their absence. Nintendo Village writers give their immediate impressions from this years' Nintendo E3 Direct.
The two new Pokémon games are designed with newcomers in mind, but there are plenty of reasons to keep these games on your radar even if you’re a longtime fan. Here’s why Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee might be for you.
As we head into E3 2018, the big focus for Nintendo's presentation is the upcoming Super Smash Bros title for Switch. Nintendo's brawler and the LA Convention Centre go together as well as Final Destination and No Items. We here at Nintendo Village thought it would be interesting to take a look at the history of the franchise at the event, and what it could mean for this year’s expo.
Switch’s first year was absolutely stellar, but year 2 so far hasn’t been quite as mind blowing, with only middle tier releases and a bunch of ports of questionable value. Nintendo needs new stuff at E3 to pick up Switch’s momentum throughout 2018.