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Dead Cells
This was probably my favorite game of 2018, though since it's also a very challenging title it won't be for everyone. I ...
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Moving Out 2
While mostly staying true to the formula of the original, there’s just enough new polish and fun to make it worth a fresh look
This is simply a nautical adventure that continues to surprise, somehow both placid and often tense, routine and yet full of nasty surprises
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Skul: The Hero Slayer
As a die hard fan of roguelikes perhaps it isn’t surprising that I’ve found Skul to be a great challenge and a good bit ...
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Spelunky 2
It’s always a bit tricky to release both an original game and its sequel at the same time, but in the case of Spelunky 2...
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Dicey Dungeons
OK, so perhaps at this point the concept of a deck-building strategy roguelike has been played out a bit… but what if yo...
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The Legend of Tianding

While there have been quite a number of side-scrolling action/brawlers this year, for the most part they’ve bee...

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Ultimate Chicken Horse
If your goal is to get a group of friends laughing, yelling, and throwing down smack talk, this is a great choice
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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
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Worms W.M.D

In the end I must say that I’m extremely impressed with the level of care and effort that has been put into mak...

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I’m sad to say that more often than not, on the Switch, games pushing “horror” in some way have struggled and failed in ...
While I’ve generally heard good things about the Earth Defense Force series, to date it’s one that I’ve never had the pl...
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While mechanically it can be tricky at times as you work through larger puzzles, the dynamic nature of your mirror works nicely
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Ten Dates
This well-timed release drops you into the bumpy ride of looking for love, as you try to make a positive impression on a variety of dates
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Kao the Kangaroo

While there’s no question that the traditional mascot platformers for the most part went the way of the dinosau...

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The Oregon Trail
The educational classic, with a few upgrades of note, remains challenging and more insightful than ever
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Cat Cafe Manager
When it comes to things like business sims there’s a tendency, once you’ve played enough, for them to feel a bit indisti...
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Klang 2
When it comes to music and rhythm games there are those titles that take a familiar road, often mapping buttons to speci...
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Youtubers Life 2
While the original YouTubers Life was certainly novel there was just something about it that felt more one-dimensional t...
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AO Tennis 2
Let’s face it, when it comes to sports titles, let alone more serious sports sims, the Switch library is a bit of a wast...
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From first glance during a Direct there was no question that Blasphemous, visually, was something pretty special. With a...
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Pixel Cafe
A story with some heart helps to somewhat elevate what otherwise is generally another variation on time management
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Batora: Lost Haven
With its combat forcing you to move between a twin-stick shooting style and slashing, Batora manages to keep itself interesting and varied
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Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator
Depending on what you’re looking for in your cooking sim this will either sizzle or get sent back
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The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
While the visuals and flashy style of the series have continued to evolve nicely, the story will probably be inaccessible for the uninitiated
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Bravery and Greed
There are elements of this roguelike action game that work, but one critical one that lets the rest down
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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 Knight Witch
Combining Metroidvania concepts with some twin-stick shooting, The Knight Witch swings big… and gets on base
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Manifold Garden

Part of my love for indies is that the best of them dare to be different and then unapologetically deliver something ...

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Rise: Race The Future

Since there’s a general lack of racing games on Switch, in particular those that aren’t cart racers of so...


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