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Hollow Knight
Another one of the titles I didn't originally review for the system, this is another one of those games that would be cr...
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Blasphemous 2
Building on the foundation of an already-solid predecessor, Blasphemous 2 soars to new heights of brutality
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SteamWorld Dig 2

Widely, and quite deservedly, regarded as the best one of the best early indie games on the Switch (though perhaps St...

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Retro games looking to take on the rough look and feel of classics like Castlevania are always going to face a bit of an...
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Ori and the Will of the Wisps

When reviewing games in general I try to carefully avoid hyperbole and excessive exuberance whenever possible. To tha...

While it’s great to play games or watch movies cheering on the brave heroes who fight and persevere against horrible mon...
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Kunai was a title that left me excited but a bit uncertain from its PAX demo last year. I loved the look, and the abilit...
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Guacamelee! 2
While I really enjoyed the original Guacamelee I actually thought it got a bit more hype than it deserved overall. Whate...
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Originally impressed by my time with it when I played the demo for it from Steam Next Fest, Souldiers is a Metroidvania ...
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Unbound: Worlds Apart
While they weren’t initially very well-represented on the Switch, in the past 2 years the Metroidvania genre has been th...
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Gal Guardians: Demon Purge
With its stunning pixel art visuals and an intense mix of slashing and shooting challenges, Demon Purge satisfies
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Lootbox Lyfe+
Mixing together Metroidvania sensibilities with some challenging platforming makes for a refreshing budget package
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With its colorful art and slightly different-than-the-norm Metroidvania flavor, Islets has legs on the Switch
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Haiku, the Robot
A satisfying and generally very accessible Metroidvania experience awaits
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ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights
When you’ve played enough indie titles over time it’s hard not to get a bit cynical when you see certain elements in gam...
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One glance at Foregone and many video game fans are likely to mistake it for the incredible Dead Cells… and given that t...
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Gato Roboto
While there’s certainly an abundance of Metroidvania titles on the Switch, to date Nintendo’s premiere ass-kicking heroi...
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Sundered: Eldritch Edition
Coming from the same team that worked on the boss fight-centric Jotun, Sundered has the same signature gorgeous hand-dra...
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F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
Metroidvania fans should be thrilled to have another viable indie contender in the space to enjoy, even if it has some flaws
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Death's Gambit: Afterlife

Beneath the veneer of this very attractive side-scrolling Metroidvania-ish action RPG beats the heart of ambition&hel...

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With its unique underwater style and combat, this Metroidvania-esque adventure has its own feel
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Delivers some challenging Metroidvania play with a distinctive black-and-white retro look and feel
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The Last Faith
While having an undeniably dark / attractive look and ambiance, the gameplay and overall design lack refinement
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9 Years of Shadows
Undoubtedly giving off a feel of earlier days of grand environments, hacking, and slashing, but missing a spark to go next level
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The luscious pixel art and Metroidvania flow of Elderand give it appeal, just be ready for a pretty brutal challenge
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The Darkest Tales
This very dark take on childhood fairytale characters is quite cool pretty, but it gets let down by less inspired combat and controls
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I’ve really been enchanted by forma.8 and the slow-paced tranquility it has offered me. In particular with craz...

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Trash Quest
When you’re looking to score a decent game on a budget you can’t always afford to be overly picky, but thankfully with s...
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Touhou Luna Nights
Leave it to indie games to keep finding ways to push the “generic” genre experience of something so well-known as the Me...
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Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition
Possibly the most aggravating aspect of the game, especially when you pair it with the relative difficulty of dealing wi...

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