Category Archives: Nintendo Switch

New and affordable online service pricing plans revealed for the Nintendo Switch

Calling all Nintendo Switch owners! It’s no secret that Nintendo is yet to launch it’s official online component for its latest console release, the Nintendo Switch. That however, is now a thing of the past, as Nintendo have announced their pricing plans for its subscription based service, launching in September.... Continue Reading

Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Switch, 2018): We Are Fighting Dreamers

Growing up, I was completely obsessed by the Naruto anime, to the point where I once went to a birthday party dressed as series antagonist, Sasuke. It was an embarrassing time. In 2018, Naruto and its sequel anime Naruto Shippuden have long since ended, with the once rambunctious and wild-spirited Naruto all grown up. Having achieved his lifelong dream of becoming hokage and starting a family, Naruto has passed on the reigns of his long-running media franchise to his son, Boruto. Continue reading Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Switch, 2018): We Are Fighting Dreamers

Games Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch, 2018): Rare re-invention

I can’t imagine that Retro Studios took on the job of making a new Donkey Kong Country game lightly. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it kept a lot of them up at night. Donkey Kong Country is quite rightly regarded as a masterpiece, a feat of technical wizardry and genius game design even its own sequels had to work hard to match up. Continue reading Games Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch, 2018): Rare re-invention

Games Review: Kirby Star Allies (Switch, 2018): You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Kirby Star Allies was so disgustingly cute that it made me want to vomit. From its charming and delightful characters to its friendship-based co-operative gameplay, everything about Star Allies is just plain adorable. When Kirby’s friends are low on health, he heals them by ‘kissing’ them, generating tiny love hearts across the screen. When presented with obstacles, Kirby and his friends form together to create super-powered friendship moves, including the Friendship Circle and Friendship Trains, each of which annihilate all enemies in your path. Continue reading Games Review: Kirby Star Allies (Switch, 2018): You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Games Review: Atomik: RunGunJumpGun (Switch, 2018): Does what it says on the tin

Atomik: RunGunJumpGun is absolutely maddening. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to describe it for a week now and the best I’ve got is “the bastard offspring of a bullet hell shmup and Flappy Bird.” That really covers all the bases I think. You will know, based on this description, whether Atomik is for you. Continue reading Games Review: Atomik: RunGunJumpGun (Switch, 2018): Does what it says on the tin

Games Review: Wulverblade (Switch, 2018): Angry Scots take over the arcade

Those who grew up in the 80’s and early 90’s will remember the heady days of the video game arcade. Magical places full of light and noise and games you couldn’t play anywhere else. Going to the movies meant visiting the arcade next door, and I would beeline for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cabinetStreets of Rage-style side scrolling beat-em-ups were easy fodder for arcades back in the day — beating up the regular enemies with your friends was really satisfying and fun, and then they’d hit you with a boss that was bone-crushingly difficult. Designers did this on purpose — you’d all get wiped and have to throw another $2 coin at the game to carry on. Wulverblade continues this arcade tradition with an historical bent. Continue reading Games Review: Wulverblade (Switch, 2018): Angry Scots take over the arcade

Games Review: Fe (Xbox One, 2018): Beautiful, but oblique

You ever sit down with a game, settle in with it, familiarise yourself with the controls and prepare for the inevitable hook that will lead you on your quest? My experience with Fe was fine right up until the part where the hook was supposed to arrive. It never did. Forty minutes after booting the game up and settling in, I still didn’t really know what the game actually wanted from me but I had managed to make a bunch of animal friends. Continue reading Games Review: Fe (Xbox One, 2018): Beautiful, but oblique

Games Review: Bayonetta (Nintendo Switch, 2018): Still got it, baby

It’s hard to imagine that Bayonetta was released nearly 10 years-ago now and the apparently superior sequel Bayonetta 2 was 4 years ago! With the newly released Switch port arriving this month, for the most part, it honestly feels like it was made for it today, it just ages well and for a guy that never played the original or any of its other ports (Xbox 360, PS3 etc..) it holds up pretty well in 2018 and even more so when I can take it with me to work, I mean for a drive!? Continue reading Games Review: Bayonetta (Nintendo Switch, 2018): Still got it, baby

Games Review: Bayonetta 2 (Switch, 2018): Cranking the absurdity dial way up

Boy, Bayonetta 2 is … a lot, isn’t it? There’s so much going on with this game that I barely know where to start talking about it. Maybe let’s start with the fact that its been re-released on the Nintendo Switch and go from there. Continue reading Games Review: Bayonetta 2 (Switch, 2018): Cranking the absurdity dial way up

Games Review: The Deer God (Switch, 2018): Why have you forsaken me?

Review enough games for a living and eventually you’ll come across one that feels like it has everything going for it — looks, concept, the lot. The Deer God falls squarely into this category. On paper, it has the makings of an indie darling. In execution, it is a muddled little game that doesn’t seem to know what it wants from itself or the player. Continue reading Games Review: The Deer God (Switch, 2018): Why have you forsaken me?