Tag Archives: Nintendo Switch

Games Review: Paladins: Champions of the Realm (Nintendo Switch, 2018) provides fast team-based action on the go

Let’s get one thing straight. Paladins does little to hide its Overwatch inspirations. Team-based multiplayer action tied together with an expansive and varied roster of heroes, it may come down to poor timing that Paladins lacks the originality it arguably deserves. But it doesn’t end there, as the Switch version gives users an experience so far unseen on Nintendo’s portable platform. Continue reading Games Review: Paladins: Champions of the Realm (Nintendo Switch, 2018) provides fast team-based action on the go

Games Review: Lego The Incredibles (PS4, 2018): Saving the world one brick at a time

With the world of LEGO dominating the video game market with numerous adaptations of beloved properties, a venture based on The Incredibles films seems like a natural fit.  With The Incredibles 2 out in cinemas, you may think that LEGO’s “cash grab” tactics may be at play here. Well, you would be terribly mistaken. LEGO The Incredibles takes various mechanics, visuals and an overall sense of charm gained from previous LEGO titles, culminating in one of the more engaging and nostalgic experiences I’ve had in quite some time.  Continue reading Games Review: Lego The Incredibles (PS4, 2018): Saving the world one brick at a time

Games Review: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4, 2018): Get a load of Ryu’s big package

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a wonderful little package, collecting twelve of the best Street Fighter titles in sleekly presented single game format. Twelve Street Fighter titles, you might say? But didn’t they just release Street Fighter V? Well, hold onto your hats folks because the 30th Anniversary Collection doesn’t just collect the best of Street Fighter, it collects ALL of Street Fighter, including every reiteration, re-release, remaster and rejig of the classic Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter III. That includes no less than five different incarnations of Street Fighter II and three incarnations of its sequel. Continue reading Games Review: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4, 2018): Get a load of Ryu’s big package

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: 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 Interview: A.o.T. 2 producer Hisashi Koinuma on lessons learned and taking the series in new directions

Attack on Titan has struck a chord with audiences, reaching a level of popularity at home and in the West that many of its contemporaries can only dream of. A video game adaptation was only a matter of time. With 2016’s successful A.o.T.: Wings of Freedom under their belts, developer Omega Force returns for the sequel. We spoke briefly to producer Hisashi Koinuma via email about what the team learned from the original game and how they’re planning to take the sequel to new heights. Continue reading Games Interview: A.o.T. 2 producer Hisashi Koinuma on lessons learned and taking the series in new directions

If it looks like your Nintendo Switch has started deleting your total playtime, don’t worry, it’s just a bug

Twelve months after launch, some Nintendo Switch owners are discovering that their data relating to total playtime logged on games played a year ago are gone. Games played on or prior to the console’s launch date of March 2, 2017 had their playtime counts reset to 0, which seems to indicate the Switch was only tracking months and specific day players first fired a game up, and not the year. The good news is, if this is an issue that’s affecting your Switch, everything’s fine. Don’t panic, sit tight, the numbers are a bit bung on the front end right now but everything’s a-OK behind the scenes. Continue reading If it looks like your Nintendo Switch has started deleting your total playtime, don’t worry, it’s just a bug

Games Review: Payday 2 (Switch, 2018) is a flawed heist with the occasional big score

Payday 2  bursts onto the Nintendo Switch as one of the most complete packages of the title that you can find score in one initial purchase. Through it’s performance issues and strange omissions of certain DLC packs, Payday 2 is mostly what you expect, but this time, allowing you to take your heists on the go. Continue reading Games Review: Payday 2 (Switch, 2018) is a flawed heist with the occasional big score

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