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Sea of Stars
In practical terms without flaws, and filled with thoughtful and creative touches from top to bottom, this game truly is a star
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Spiritfarer
While many gamers enjoy blowing away enemies, racing through hairpin turns, or guiding their team to victory there’s a g...
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GRIS
As the game starts you’ll witness the main character, Gris, losing her voice. This seems to be both literal and symbolic...
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Katana ZERO
Katana Zero was absolutely one of the best games of 2019 and I’d be shocked it if didn’t end up in my Top 10 (and those...
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The Gardens Between
When we first saw footage of this title in one of the Nindie Directs it was already clear that the game was brilliant v...
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
If you don’t mind the sometimes glacial pacing of the adventure aspects, the art and story here are top-tier within the space
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Chained Echoes
This single-developer passion project sets a standard for how the classic 16-bit JRPG can still be improved upon
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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical
Absolutely one of the most original games I’ve played recently, this story-driven affair swings for the fences and somewhat gets there
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A Musical Story
I’ve truly enjoyed the diverse set of indie titles that have come to the Switch under the category of rhythm and music. ...
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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
First developing quite a notorious reputation as a free title, DDLC has finally made its disturbing way to Switch… and w...
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Overboard!

While I typically look to games to provide some action and excitement there are sometimes games that come from less h...

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Signs of the Sojourner
There’s just something about this game that feels so brilliant and yet there’s also something unassuming about its natur...
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Shady Part of Me
There’s something pretty delightful when you encounter games that you’ve never previously heard of that, once you begin ...
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Horace
Horace is an odd title in that much like the title character robot of the same name it is quite unassuming and humble bu...
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Transistor
As the follow-up to Bastion, Transistor has some of the same base elements as an action-oriented RPG but they're very di...
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Bastion
While people with access to other systems may well have played Bastion before since it's been around for a number of yea...
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Harmony: The Fall of Reverie
In many ways playing out as a more mature and deeper Choose Your Own Adventure take, Harmony offers great dynamic storytelling
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The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
Undoubtedly different and wide open for possibilities based on your choices, this is a text-heavy but interesting affair
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero
While it very much feels like a traditional JRPG, there’s just a flair to this title that pulled me in
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Beacon Pines
Can you make the crucial decisions it takes to save your friends and your struggling town?
Killer Frequency Banner
Killer Frequency
While perhaps its VR-ish setting is only minimally functional, the parts that deliver like the voice acting, suspense, and humor work wonderfully
Gerda: A Flame in Winter Banner
Gerda: A Flame in Winter
Discover the challenge of navigating Nazi-occupied Denmark in this historically-inspired indie
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Lost Words: Beyond the Page

I’ll admit that this is a title that got off to a bit of a rocky start for me, with me essentially wondering wh...

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow Banner
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow
Delivers a mix of rural character, old-school adventure, and some legitimately chilling revelations
Hindsight Banner
Hindsight
There’s just something about playing the right story-driven game that speaks to some aspect of your own life or trials t...
South of the Circle Banner
South of the Circle
Telling a tale that spans multiple times and places, it makes for a different sort of romantic journey
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FAR: Changing Tides
Picking up roughly where the original FAR left off, and generally offering up a very similar (though longer and refined)...
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Welcome to Elk
One of the subgenres of games that has been extremely well-represented on the Switch has been story-driven games, and th...
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Wytchwood
When I think of games that heavily involve crafting my mind usually goes to survival titles, a genre I’ve struggled with...
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Life is Strange: True Colors
While there are many excellent story-driven titles in the Switch eShop, the tendency is more usually on grand tales or b...
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Lamentum
I’m sad to say that more often than not, on the Switch, games pushing “horror” in some way have struggled and failed in ...
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Black Book
Whenever you see new titles show up in a genre that seems to be currently having its moment you end up taking a moment t...
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Sumire
Though I love running and gunning and high-intensity games there’s no denying that games with a compelling and heart-fel...
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Layers of Fear 2
“Walking simulators” that play out as horror titles on the Switch, more often than not, have tended to be a bit of a bus...
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Cozy Grove
While bludgeoning or blowing away bad guys can always be good fun, everyone should have some time in their lives to slow...
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Chicken Police Paint it RED!
While it has been a pretty long time since the genre was even remotely in style I’ve always been a fan of the hard-boile...
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Along the Edge
On a general level interactive fiction titles haven’t been my cup of tea. It isn’t that I don’t appreciate that such an ...
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Roki
When you’re young your imagination can truly be a powerful (and sometimes scary) thing. Being fed by your parents, the m...
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Through the Darkest of Times
While games are a great vehicle for departing from reality and enjoying an escape they’ve increasingly been used as a me...
The Complex Banner
The Complex
Having played “interactive movie” style games since way back when CD-ROMs first allowed them to exist with the likes of ...
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Afterparty
The indie scene, in general, has seemed to fully embrace the concept of a “story-driven adventure”, less focused on acti...
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Knights and Bikes
Memories from my childhood, while often involving playing games on a variety of systems or in arcades, involve a pretty ...
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198X
As a child of the 70s and 80s who spent an enormous amount of time in the arcades there’s no doubt 198X was made for me....
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80 DAYS
Though the act of traversing the world is no longer such a grand feat in the time of Jules Verne, when he wrote Around t...
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Whether played solo or with a friend Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons makes for a thoughtful and generally satisfying puzzle...
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The World Next Door
As the final credits rolled The World Next Door felt like a satisfying experience on the whole but I was also left with ...
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Cinders
Pretty well instantly upon finishing my initial version of this story I was compelled to start up and try another path a...
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Figment
This is probably the most action-oriented and challenging game in this small list but it also has a somewhat sad family-...
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Last Day of June
In order to reveal next to nothing at all of the overall narrative, for fear of ruining pretty well anything, I’ll leave...
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf Banner
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf
If the game was merely an interactive novel of sorts, where you’re simply making decisions that branch the storyline, it...

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