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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 7:36 pm
 
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Topic: News: Shin Megami Tensei V ~ Vengeance Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch, PS4, And PS5! Releasing This Summer!
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News: Shin Megami Tensei V ~ Vengeance Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch, PS4, And PS5! Releasing This Summer!


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Taste Sweet Vengeance On The Switch This Summer!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Shin-m10

Atlus announced that a new updated version of Shin Megami Tensei V will be releasing on Switch, PS4, and PS5 on June 21st 2024 during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase! This is essentially the "Golden or Royal" equivalent of the game and will have new characters, locations, and story scenes throughout the game as well as an entirely new epilogue chapter. Unfortunately it likely means that the new content will only be available if you purchase this version of the game rather than as DLC for the original Shin Megami Tensei V. You can watch the announcement trailer below!



What do you think of this exciting announcement? Would you prefer this to be offered as traditional DLC instead of a separate release? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Atlus #SMTV #Nintendo #Switch #Retail #eShop #PS4 #PS5 #PSN #JRPG

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 7:29 pm
 
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Topic: News: Pentiment Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch And Will Be Releasing Tomorrow!
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News: Pentiment Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch And Will Be Releasing Tomorrow!


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Pentiment Splashes Onto The Nintendo Switch!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Pentim10

Microsoft announced during today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that Xbox Game Studios and Obsidian Games will be releasing their game Pentiment "Originally released on the Xbox line of consoles back in 2022" on the Nintendo Switch! And what's more the game will be dropping sooner than you likely think, as the game is set to release tomorrow! You can watch the announcement trailer for the Xbox version of the game from 2022 below if you're curious to learn more about the game!



What do you think of this announcement? Which of the two Microsoft titles announced for the Nintendo Switch during this morning's Partner Showcase are you most looking forward to? As always be sure to let us know by leaving a comment below!

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#NintendoDirect #Microsoft #XboxGameStudios #ObsidianGames #Switch #eShop #Narrative #Adventure

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:33 pm
 
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Topic: News: Super Monkey Ball ~ Banana Rumble Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Out This Year!
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News: Super Monkey Ball ~ Banana Rumble Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Out This Year!


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Banana Rrrrrrruuuuuummmmmmble!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Super-12

During this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, SEGA announced a new Super Monkey Ball game! The game is titled, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble and is the third entry in the long-running series available on the Nintendo Switch. The game will feature over 200 stages, four player local and online multiplayer, and 16 player battle mayhem in certain modes online! The announcement trailer can be watched below!



What did you think of this announcement and are you looking forward to more banana rolling multiplayer mayhem that this series is known for? As always, be sure to leave us a response in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #SEGA #SuperMonkeyBall #Switch #Retail #eShop #Party #Multiplayer

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:24 pm
 
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Topic: News: Microsoft Will Be Releasing Grounded On Nintendo Switch Later This Spring!
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News: Microsoft Will Be Releasing Grounded On Nintendo Switch Later This Spring!


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Don't Let Those Bugs Ground You!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Ground10

Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, that their multiplayer survival adventure title Grounded will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on April 16th 2024! The announcement trailer can be watched below if you're interested in learning more about this game!



What do you think of this announcement? Also did you think that this would be one of the games Microsoft would bring over to the Nintendo Switch? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Microsoft #XboxGameStudios #Grounded #Switch #Retail #eShop #Survival #Adventure #Multiplayer

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:15 pm
 
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Topic: News: Surprise! A Unicorn Overlord Demo Is Available Now!
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News: Surprise! A Unicorn Overlord Demo Is Available Now!


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The Overlord of All Demos!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Unicor10

It was revealed during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that a free demo of Atlus and Vanillaware's strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord would be made available today! The demo has since been made available on the Nintendo eShop so if you want a taste of the game early you can try it out now!

Do you plan to purchase this title, and have you tried out the demo yet? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Atlus #Vanillaware #Switch #Retail #eShop #Demo #Strategy #RPG #SRPG

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 3:37 pm
 
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Topic: News: Pocket Card Jockey ~ Ride On Has Been Shadow-Dropped On Switch Today Following This Morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase!
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News: Pocket Card Jockey ~ Ride On Has Been Shadow-Dropped On Switch Today Following This Morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase!


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Ride On To Glory On The Nintendo Switch Jockeys!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Pocket10

Nintendo announced this morning that Game Freak's previously Apple Arcade exclusive Pocket Card Jockey 3D Remake, titled Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On would be coming to the Nintendo Switch! Even better is that the game released immediately after the Direct and is available now for $15 on the Nintendo eShop! Did you play the 3DS version of the game and are you looking forward to the enhanced visuals and updated gameplay of this version of the game? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #GameFreak #Nintendo #Simulation #Sports #Remake #Switch #eShop

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 3:30 pm
 
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Topic: News: Disney Epic Mickey ~ Rebrushed Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Releasing This Year!
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News: Disney Epic Mickey ~ Rebrushed Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Releasing This Year!


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Repainted Adventure!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Disney10

A remaster of Disney Epic Mickey was announced earlier today during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase! Titled Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed the remaster boasts enhanced visuals, reworked controls, and new skills and reworked levels that are sure to greatly enhance the game's overall experience when compared to its Wii original release! You can also watch the official reveal trailer below!



What do you think of this upcoming remaster? As always, feel free to leave your feedback in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Disney #MickeyMouse #Adventure #Switch #Retail #eShop #Remaster #Port

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:28 pm
 
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Topic: News: Sword Art Online ~ Fractured Daydream Announced For Nintendo Switch!
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News: Sword Art Online ~ Fractured Daydream Announced For Nintendo Switch!


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Death Game Daydream!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Sword-13

Bandai Namco announced during today's Nintendo Direct that a new Sword Art Online game will be dropping onto the Nintendo Switch later this year! You can watch the announcement trailer below to find out a bit about the game, not much else is known except that this game will heavily focus on dungeon raids.



What do you think about this upcoming title? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #BandaiNamco #SAO #JRPG? #Switch #Retail #eShop

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:15 pm
 
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Topic: News: Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Release Date Announced For October!
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News: Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Release Date Announced For October!


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Time Piracy!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Gg3oab10

Level 5 has announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on October 10th 2024! You can watch the new trailer below!



What do you think of the October release of this title? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments below!

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#NintendoDirect #Level5 #Switch #Retail #eShop #JRPG #Simulation #Casual

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:08 pm
 
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Topic: News: Monster Hunter Stories 1 Is Dropping Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer!
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News: Monster Hunter Stories 1 Is Dropping Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer!


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Ride-On...To Nintendo Switch!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Monste10

It was announced in today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that Capcom will be releasing the original Monster Hunter Stories on the Nintendo Switch this Summer! The game will have revamped graphics, full English and Japanese voice acting, and will include the previously Japan exclusive title updates from the 3DS version of the game! You can watch the announcement trailer below:



What do you think of this announcement? Will you be getting this title when it drops on Switch this Summer? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #MHS #Switch #Port #Remaster #JRPG #eShop #Retail

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:02 pm
 
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Topic: News: Endless Ocean ~ Luminous Set To Launch On Nintendo Switch This May!
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News: Endless Ocean ~ Luminous Set To Launch On Nintendo Switch This May!


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Swimming With The Fishies!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Endles10

Nintendo announce during today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase presentation that the third entry in the Endless Ocean series, titled Endless Ocean: Luminous will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on May 2nd of 2024! The game will feature over 500 different aquatic animals and will have 30 player co-op online which will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access.

The announcement trailer can be watched below:



What do you think of this announcement? Let us know in our comments below!

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#NintendoDirect #Nintendo #EndlessOcean #Switch #Retail #eShop #Simulation #Casual

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 12:54 pm
 
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Topic: News: Contra ~ Operation Galuga Set To Release On Switch This March! Demo Out Now!
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News: Contra ~ Operation Galuga Set To Release On Switch This March! Demo Out Now!


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Operation Funluga!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Contra10

Nintendo announced that Contra: Operation Galuga will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on March 12th 2024! A demo version of the game is out on the Nintendo eShop right now!

What do you think of this announcement? Will you be trying out the new demo of the game today? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments below!

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#NintendoDirect #Konami #Contra #Switch #eShop #Action

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 12:45 pm
 
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Topic: News: Surprise! Penny's Big Breakaway Releases On The Nintendo Switch Today!
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News: Surprise! Penny's Big Breakaway Releases On The Nintendo Switch Today!


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The Breakaway of Today!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Pennys10

Nintendo announced that Penny's Big Breakaway, developed by the masterminds behind Sonic Mania will be releasing today on the Nintendo eShop! The vibrant game looks fantastic in the trailer shown below:



What do you think of this surprise release and will you be downloading this title? As always be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Update: The game is available now for $29.99 on the Nintendo eShop!

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#NintendoDirect #EveningStar #PennysBigBreakaway #Switch #eShop #3DPlatformer

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 12:29 pm
 
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Topic: News: Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll, R.C. Pro-Am, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Killer Instinct, And Blast Corps Drop Onto NSO Today!
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News: Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll, R.C. Pro-Am, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Killer Instinct, And Blast Corps Drop Onto NSO Today!


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A Rare Surprise!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Rare-g10

Nintendo announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that five Rare developed classic titles would be releasing on the Nintendo Switch Online service later today! These are the games being added to the service:

NES:

  • Snake Rattle 'N' Roll.
  • R.C. Pro-Am.


SNES:

  • Battletoads in Battlemaniacs.
  • Killer Instinct.


N64:

  • Blast Corps.


What do you think of these new additions to the Nintendo Switch Online service library of games? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!

Update: The games are available now on their respective NSO console apps on Switch!

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#NintendoDirect #RARE #NSO #ExpansionPack #Switch #eShop #Gaming

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by KeAfan7
on February 19th 2024, 6:31 pm
 
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Topic: News: A Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Has Been Announced For This Wednesday!
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News: A Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase Has Been Announced For This Wednesday!


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Partners Making A Final February Splash On The Aging Current Gen Hardware?

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Ninten15

Nintendo has just announced that they will be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase this Wednesday! The presentation will air at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM in UK / 3 PM in EU and will be approximately 25 minutes in length. Here's the announcement by Nintendo:



What do you think of this announcement? What do you hope gets announced during the broadcast? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#News #Nintendo #NintendoDirect #PartnerShowcase #Switch #eShop #NSO #ThirdParty

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by KeAfan7
on February 12th 2024, 12:51 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Octopath Traveler (Switch Retail)
Replies: 10
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Review: Octopath Traveler (Switch Retail)


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Eight Paths One Exciting Journey!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Octopa10

Developed by Acquire Corp on behalf of Square Enix and published in the Western hemisphere by Nintendo, Octopath Traveller is an open-ended sandbox JRPG with 2D-HD visuals that has you play as one of eight protagonists and experience the game's world through their point of view with all eight stories intersecting at various points in the game in any order you desire! Is this enough to make this title a timeless classic? No, but it's a very fun game in its own right and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_83

The story in Octopath Traveler may not be the most thrilling as a game like Final Fantasy, but the interconnected storylines of all 8 main cast members is still quite enjoyable to watch unfold and will definitely make you love each and every one of the protagonists! The gameplay is excellent with a similar battle system to Bravely Default's except a bit more simplistic.

Octopath Traveler's open-endedness is one of its greatest strengths though seeing the prologue and ending of every story requires 8 playthroughs which is a bit much and left a bit of a sour taste in our mouths, but otherwise the 100+ hours we spent with this game was an absolute blast! The controls are unsurprisingly intuitive and easy to learn, and the game's difficulty is fairly balanced, but does see a difficulty spike in the final chapter of each protagonist's story.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_84

The audiovisual-presentation in Octopath Traveler is absolutely breathtaking with gorgeous character and enemy designs, beautiful backgrounds in the world's many locations that pop in HD, and superb weather, lighting, and spell effects that look simply amazing on an HDTV!

The voice acting is also pretty enjoyable and the sound effects are quite nicely done as well, while the music is quite varied and fits the mood of the game like a glove! Overall we think this is by FAR the game's strongest point!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Octopa11

Bottom-Line: With an enjoyable interwoven story, excellent gameplay, intuitive controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch is an amazing JRPG that is not to be missed, however having to play the game 8 times to experience everything is a bit too much work and as such we did dock the score a tiny bit, but overall we highly recommend the game to all fans of the genre!

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by KeAfan7
on February 11th 2024, 3:49 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Knights of Grayfang (Switch eShop)
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Review: Knights of Grayfang (Switch eShop)


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Knights of Grayfang...ENGAGE!!!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Oip_2910

Developed by Exe-Create and published by KEMCO, Knights of Grayfang is yet another rock-solid retro-style JRPG by the prolific games publisher KEMCO! Does this game hold up well against its predecessors already available on the Nintendo Switch console? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Keywwo10

The story in Knights of Grayfang is the game's strong-point with excellent storytelling, superb character development, and a very interesting plot which is always a good thing! The gameplay should feel quite familiar if you've played a lot of KEMCO's previous titles, but everything is improved upon from the o0lder titles.

The game has much more intricate puzzles than we've seen in previous KEMCO JRPG's which is enjoyable. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn as expected from a KEMCO title. The game's difficulty is pretty easy for the most part, but gets a bit challenging in the later part of the story. The game is also fairly lengthy clocking in at around 35 hours in length.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Knight10

As for the audiovisual presentation? Well the pixel graphics are done exceedingly well in this KEMCO release and look like something straight out of the SNES or GBA. The world is has quite a few details as do the character and enemy sprites which is nice! And as for the audio-presentation, the sound effects are handled quite well and the soundtrack fits the game perfectly, there's really not much else to say here.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Oip_3110

Bottom-Line: With a unique story, good gameplay, flawless controls, and a great retro-style audiovisual-presentation, Knights of Grayfang for the Nintendo Switch is great JRPG in its own right and as such we highly recommend adding it to your library of games if you're a fan of the genre!

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by KeAfan7
on February 8th 2024, 11:38 am
 
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Topic: News: Octopath Traveler Developer Acquire Corp Has Been Acquired By Kadokawa Games...
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News: Octopath Traveler Developer Acquire Corp Has Been Acquired By Kadokawa Games...


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Octopath 3 A No-Go?

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Octopa12

Kadokawa Games has announced that they've acquired the Octopath Traveler developer Acquire Corp during their latest investor meeting and plan to utilize the company to "further strengthen the ability to create IP in games." What do you think of this acquisition? What do you think will become of the Octopath series moving forward? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on October 30th 2023, 11:17 am
 
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Topic: Review: Company of Heroes Collection (Switch Retail)
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Review: Company of Heroes Collection (Switch Retail)


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Heroes Making A Splash On The Other Side of The "Big Pond"!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  D190af10

Developed by Feral Interactive and published by SEGA, Company of Heroes  for the Nintendo Switch is yet another so-called impossible port for the Nintendo Switch, but in a different way than usual. Having been initially a PC game, the UI, hotkeys, and much more had to be optimized for the Nintendo Switch's array of controllers, did Feral Interactive hit the mark with this port? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Review10

The story in this real-time SRPG is great and seems to be a fairly accurate representation of war which is what you'd expect from a veteran development team. The gameplay is fantastic with a ton of strategic options at your disposal which can make or break your bid to survive the game's challenging battles victorious! The game has tons of content with dozens of hours of challenging stages.

The game is also quite challenging at times so don't expect the game to be a cakewalk. The controls are actually pretty good and made the transition from PC to controller quite well with great button-mapping and responsive feedback. Overall this aspect of the game is near-flawless!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Review11

The audiovisual-presentation in Company of Heroes: Collection is pretty good for such an old title, with good world design, and fantastic special effects for a game of its time. The character models are a bit low-poly, but that's to be expected. The battlefields are also quite large and look nicely detailed. As for the audio-presentation? The sound effects and voice overs are excellent, and the soundtrack is pretty good as well if a bit limited.

Topics tagged under eshop on  2aeba410

Bottom-Line: With accurate and enjoyable story-telling, great gameplay, superb controls, and an excellent audiovisual-presentation, Company of Heroes: Collection for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic Real-Time SRPG that no adult gamer should miss out on and as such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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by KeAfan7
on October 24th 2023, 10:04 pm
 
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Topic: News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Party 3 Will Be Releasing On N64 On NSO+ Expansion This Week!
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News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Party 3 Will Be Releasing On N64 On NSO+ Expansion This Week!


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Party Like It's 1999!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Mario-12

Nintendo announced earlier this evening that the previously confirmed Mario Party 3 for the Nintendo 64, will be splashing onto the Nintendo Switch Online Plus Expansion service on Friday in Japan, which of course means parts of the west including the United Stated will be getting this game on Thursday evening! Also in related news, Nintendo recently also released Kirby And The Amazing Mirror for the Gameboy Advance on the Expansion service!

You can watch the announcement trailer below:



What do you all think of this announcement? Are you ready to party? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#News #Switch #eShop #Retro #N64 #GBA #NSO #ExpansionPack #Party #Platformer

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by KeAfan7
on October 24th 2023, 11:44 am
 
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Topic: Review: Disgaea 7 ~ Vows of The Virtueless (Switch Retail)
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Review: Disgaea 7 ~ Vows of The Virtueless (Switch Retail)


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It's Prinny Making A Splash d00d!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Disgae11

Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America, Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is the latest entry in the long-running Strategy RPG series and is a return to greatness for the franchise with great gameplay and a story that will have fans grinning from ear-to-ear. Is this enough to recommend the game? Absolutely, and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Disgae12

The story in Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is amazing with tons of references to past entries in the series and a strong cast of quirky and lovable characters causing mischief and mayhem in their wake! The gameplay is also fantastic with tweaked battlefield features as well as gigantification which allows your characters to grow to unimaginable sizes to wreak havoc on the battlefield for a limited time.

The controls are responsive and easy to learn and the game is a time-sink to complete! While you can beat the story in a couple dozen hours if you try to power through the game, in order to do everything it'll take players upwards to hundreds of hours!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Disgae10

As for the audiovisual-presentation of Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless? They are fantastic with gorgeous story backgrounds, gorgeous 3D characters, and eye-popping special effects. While there are some slight fram-rate dips, the game runs quite a bit better than Disgaea 6 did on the Nintendo Switch!

As for the audio side of things? The voice acting is great in a 90's Saturday morning cartoon sort of way which fits this kind of game perfectly! The music and sound effects also hit the right notes and give this game a lot of character!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Disgae13

Bottom-Line: With and amazing story, awesome gameplay, flawless controls, and a fantastic audiovisual presentation, Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is one Strategy RPG on the Nintendo Switch that is an absolute must for all fans of the genre and as such we give the game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on October 14th 2023, 7:09 pm
 
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Topic: Review: CounterAttack~ Uprising (Switch eShop)
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Review: CounterAttack~ Uprising (Switch eShop)


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CounterAttack Ahoy!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Counte10

Developed by Relative Games and published by Novy PR, CounterAttack: Uprising for the Nintendo Switch is an endless shmup, with a ton of character and uniqueness, but is there enough on-offer to recommend this game? Oh boy! Do we think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Catk10

The gameplay is superb with a massive selection of stages with branching paths as well as a ton of weapon and ship upgrades to collect! The variety of enemies and bosses is also extremely impressive in this shmup! The controls are very intuitive and responsive which is pivotal in a game in this genre. The difficulty can be brutal in the later stages, but starts off easy with a slow and steady increase in difficulty as you progress through your current playthrough.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Catk210

The audiovisual-presentation in CounterAttack: Uprising is absolutely phenomenal with backgrounds and special effects so detailed you'd be forgiven in thinking that the game had a AAA budget rather than being from an indie developer! The ships and enemy models are also superb and look fantastic!

As for the audio, the sound effects feel straight out of an arcade which brought us quite a bit of nostalgia, and the music fits so well with a ton of variety in its tracks and was quite memorable as well!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Counte11

Bottom-Line: With great gameplay with a ton of content, excellent controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, CounterAttack: Uprising is a highly enjoyable shmup for fans of the genre and with very few cons it's an easy pick-up even if you're not a fan of the genre! Overall we give CounterAttack: Uprising for the Nintendo Switch a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on October 10th 2023, 2:51 am
 
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Topic: Review: Chrome Wolf (Switch eShop)
Replies: 19
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Review: Chrome Wolf (Switch eShop)


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A Tanky Wolf!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Chrome10

Developed by MAGITEC and published by KEMCO Chrome Wolf is a unique JRPG featuring tank-based battles which is definitely a departure from their more traditional retro-rpg's, but is it a worthwhile game? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Chrome11

The story in Chrome Wolf is riveting and super interesting and will leave you on the edge of your seat more often than not making it one of the strongest points of the game! While the gameplay is good, with a robust class system, unique tank-based battles that are a blast to play!

There are some issues, however as the controls are a bit cumbersome, the random encounters happen WAY too frequently, and some of the dungeons are a little confusing to navigate which is unfortunate since the rest of the game was a solid 9/10, but the game as a whole is still decent-to-solid and worth a purchase if you're a fan of the genre! The game clocks in at around 20-25 hours in-length which while short is typical of old-school JRPG's, the only negative here is that there isn't any post-game content, sadly.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Chrome12

The audiovisual-presentation in Chrome Wolf is quite good and will make you feel like you're playing an old-school JRPG on an SNES console which is exactly what you'd hope for when playing a retro-style title on a modern console! The soundtrack is also really good with catchy tunes that fit the game quite nicely!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Chrome13

Bottom-Line: With good gameplay, an excellent and compelling story, and a superb audiovisual-presentation, Chrome Wolf is a fun game for sure, but also has its share of flaws such as somewhat cumbersome controls, random encounters that were too frequent for our liking, and somewhat confusing dungeon layouts, but overall our experience was a positive one and as such we give Chrome Wolf for the Nintendo Switch a solid-level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by KeAfan7
on October 9th 2023, 9:37 pm
 
Search in: Switch Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: Taito Milestones II (Switch Retail)
Replies: 22
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Review: Taito Milestones II (Switch Retail)


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An Impressive Milestone Has Splashed Onto Switch!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_79

Developed by TAITO & Hamster Corporation, and published by ININ Games, with public relations by PR Hound, Taito Milestones II is a fantastic collection of Taito arcade classics that were classics in their heyday! But do these titles and this collection as a whole still hold up as great games today? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_80

Taito Milestones II has a wide-array of enjoyable arcade games from Taito's back-catalogue including hits such as New Zealand Story, Metal Black, and Darius II, which as a whole are a much better selection than what we saw in the previous Taito Milestones collection. The games are perfectly emulated and run just as they did back in the arcades, but are quite bare-bones with very little bonus features and content which is a shame, but certainly not a deal-breaker by any means.

The controls are quite responsive and easy to learn which is always a good thing while the menus and UI are easy to navigate and read. The games on offer should give players dozens of hours of gameplay value, more if you like going for the highest scores you can!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_81

As for the audiovisual-presentation, everything looks crisp and are well-emulated with a great frame-rate and no artifacting or screen-tearing which obviously is what you'd hope for in a premium retro game compilation title like this. The menu sounds are great as are the the sound effects and music in most of the titles. We feel the audiovisual-presentation in Taito Milestones II deserves a nearly perfect grade as it's exceptional for sure!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_82

Bottom-Line: With a great selection of classic arcade titles with superb gameplay and excellent emulation, responsive controls, and an overall amazing audiovisual-presentation, Taito Milestones II for the Nintendo Switch is a good arcade game compilation and as such we give the software a good level of recommendation to all fans of retro arcade games!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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by KeAfan7
on September 13th 2023, 6:13 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Nintendo Has Announced A Nintendo Direct For Tomorrow September 14th!
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News: Nintendo Has Announced A Nintendo Direct For Tomorrow September 14th!


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A Direct Summer Splash

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Ninten14

Nintendo has announced that their yearly September general Nintendo Direct will be broadcast tomorrow at 7:00 AM PDT 8:00 AM MDT / 9:00 AM CDT / 10:00 AM EDT! Expect 40 minutes of news regarding games that will be mostly releasing this winter!

What do you think of tomorrow's Direct and what are you hoping gets announced during the broadcast? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Switch #MarioVsDK #FZero #eShop #NSO

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by KeAfan7
on August 23rd 2023, 11:21 pm
 
Search in: Switch eShop Reviews
Topic: Review: Gimmick! Special Edition (Switch eShop)
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Review: Gimmick! Special Edition (Switch eShop)


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There's No Gimmick Like FUN!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Gimmic10

Developed by Bitwave Games and published by The Embracer Group, Gimmick! Special Edition is a re-release of SUNSOFT's NES/Famicom Platformer Gimmick! with additional features greatly enhancing the user experience! So what did we think of the re-release of Gimmick!? Continue reading our review to find out the answer to that question!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Gimmic11

The gameplay is tough-as-nails providing players a serious challenge, while not the hardest NES game, it'll still give retro gamers some difficulty and modern gamers even moreso, but at the end of the day the game is fair and well-designed which is always a good thing! The platforming feels great and the enemies and obstacles are well-placed which is also great.

The game's bonus features include an art gallery, rewind feature, and save states which is much appreciated and the emulation is flawless so expect the game to run as it did on the NES. The only downside is the lack of screen filters and scanlines options, but otherwise the bonus content and features are top-notch!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Gimmic12

The game is REALLY short clocking in at 2-3 hours at most if you know what you're doing and are equally skilled, but for most of us... "admittedly myself included" Gimmick! Special Edition will likely take around 15-20 hours or so to beat which is a decent bang for your buck for sure!

As for the audiovisual-presentation, Gimmick! looks gorgeous for an NES title, which isn't surprising given how good looking most Sunsoft games were on Nintendo's debut console, but it also released well after the launch of the SNES as well! The soundtrack is also catchy and has some bopping tunes that really set the mood for the game!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Gimmic13

Bottom-Line: With great and challenging gameplay, superb bonus features and content, and an excellent audiovisual-presentation, Gimmick! Special Edition for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic platformer, though it may be a tad difficult for some, we highly enjoyed our experience with the game! As such we give Gimmick! Special Edition a good to great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 8.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on August 20th 2023, 11:26 pm
 
Search in: Switch eShop Reviews
Topic: Review: Sephonie (Switch eShop)
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Review: Sephonie (Switch eShop)


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No Other Game Like It!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Key-ar10

Developed by Analgesic Productions and published by Ratalaika Games, with public relations by PR Hound, Sephonie is one of, if not THE most unique game we've reviewed this year "or any other year" and doesn't really fully conform to any particular established game genre, that said is this game GoTY material, well...no, but it's a solid game and well-worth a purchase so continue reading our review to find out why!

Topics tagged under eshop on  GIF-wallrun

The game is simple enough, you take on the role of three scientists to study a certain phenomenon through platforming and puzzle solving and it all comes together in a great culmination of unique gameplay mechanics. The only real qualm we had was sometimes the platforming was a tad frustrating, but nothing that hampered our enjoyment of the game.

The puzzles are well made "especially the boss battle puzzles" which can be mind-bending and thoroughly challenging! The controls are mostly good, but the platforming felt a bit stiff in spots, but overall the controls are decent to solid!

Topics tagged under eshop on  New_0410

The game is fairly short clocking in at 6-8 hours and there's very little replay value, which is unfortunate, but the gameplay was so unique that we still went through the game again and enjoyed it just as much.

As for the visuals, they are pretty decent with nice 3D characters and environments, it won't knock your socks off, but still works well enough. The soundtrack was pretty good if a bit unmemorable, but overall was quite enjoyable.

Topics tagged under eshop on  GIF-linking

Bottom-Line: With unique and enjoyable gameplay, decent controls, and a good, but unmemorable soundtrack, Sephonie for the Nintendo Switch is a unique and fresh experience that we enjoyed, but it was somewhat unpolished in our opinions. Overall, however, we thought the game was a solid experience overall and as such we give the game a solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★¼☆☆ 7.25/10

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by KeAfan7
on July 12th 2023, 1:22 pm
 
Search in: Switch Retail Reviews
Topic: Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail)
Replies: 14
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Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail)


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Ray'z Your Hand'z In Excitement!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Rayz-a10

Developed by TAITO and M2, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a faithful port of three legendary TAITO arcade shmups that are among the best games in the genre as well as HD Remasters of two of the included games! Have these ports withstood the test of time, and how good are the two included HD Remasters? As always, continue reading our review to find out the answers to the all-important questions!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Rz10

The overall UI presentation of the menus and in-game gadgets for the included games are clean and very informative which is a given if you know how TAITO arcade shmups operate, and we couldn't be more thrilled! The gameplay of all of the included games are faithful to their original arcade releases and still feel wonderful to play all of these decades later!

The games are quite action-oriented, but not bullet hell in nature, rather more in line with TAITO's other major Shmup series Darius, which we also reviewed the ININ collections for that series extremely favorably! The games also feature built-in achievements which is a nice touch for sure. The games also vary in length from about 30-45 minutes long to a whopping 3 hours in-length with multiple paths easily giving this collection 30+ hours of replay value for completionists!

The only downside to this collection is that it lacks bonus features such as artwork and other extras that other collections from ININ possessed, but it doesn't really negatively affect our opinions of the game all that much.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Rz_210

The games control amazingly well and feel as fluid as they did in the arcades way back when! As for the visuals? The games range from 2D to 3D, and look gorgeous with excellent enemy and ship designs, flashy and awe-invoking special effects, and gorgeous scrolling effects that have aged like fine-wine! The HD Remasters included really pop in HD with sharper image quality, and vastly improved backgrounds and special effects that look fantastic even by today's standards!

And lastly the games' soundtracks are as exceptional as they are varied and they fit the mood of what's going on on-screen extremely well. Overall the audiovisual-presentation is absolutely top-notch!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Large_78

Bottom-Line: With flawless gameplay, excellent replay value, great controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a must-have collection for any/all fans of the SHMUP genre and despite lacking some of the bonus features you'd expect from a collection of arcade classics such as this one, the games are so well-done that this one gripe just barely lowered our score of this otherwise perfect collection! As such we give Ray'z Arcade Chronology a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on July 9th 2023, 11:28 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Is Set To Release On July 12th!
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News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Is Set To Release On July 12th!


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Pass A Booster!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Mario-11

It's been a longtime coming, but fans of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe can rejoice as Nintendo has finally announced the release date for Wave 5 of the Booster Course Pass which releases on July 12th 2023 which is this Wednesday in Japan, but Tuesday July 11th at 9:00PM EDT / 6:00PM PDT in America! You can watch the official announcement trailer below!



The new courses are as follows:

Feather Cup:

  • Athens Dash (Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (GCN)
  • Moonview Highway (Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (Nitro)


Cherry Cup:

  • Los Angeles Lap (Tour)
  • Sunset Wilds (GBA)
  • Koopa Cape (Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Tour)


Characters:

  • Petey Piranha
  • Wiggler
  • Kamek


What do you all think about the new courses and characters? Which ones are you most excited for? Also what are your hopes for the final wave of the Booster Course Pass and do you think there will be a second Booster Course Pass releasing for Mario Kart 8: Deluxe in the future? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below and be sure to make your voice heard in our poll above!

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by KeAfan7
on July 6th 2023, 9:18 pm
 
Search in: Switch eShop Reviews
Topic: Review: Raging Bytes (Switch eShop)
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

Review: Raging Bytes (Switch eShop)


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A Raging Good Time!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Oip_2310

Developed by Hit-Point and published by KEMCO, Raging Bytes is a huge departure from KEMCO's more traditional fantasy-based retro-styled JRPG's they are best-known for, but it's a welcome breath of fresh air for sure! Continue reading our review to find out why we enjoyed this game so much!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Th_110

Raging bytes at its core is a hybrid combination of the JRPG and survival horror genres and does a fantastic job at blending the two genres together harmoniously! The story is dark with many interesting characters and a stylish presentation that looks amazing and sets the atmosphere for the game's horror setting.

The gameplay loop has you finding items and survivors to help you survive the apocalypse while battles are conducted in more traditional JRPG flair. This works better than we ever would have imagined and was executed flawlessly in this game! The game is fairly short clocking in at under 20 hours in length and the controls are intuitive and easy to use!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Raging11

The soundtrack in Raging Bytes is fantastic and every single song fits the game's mood like a glove.

Topics tagged under eshop on  Oif10

Bottom-Line: With an amazing story, great gameplay, intuitive controls, a stylish visual presentation, and superb soundtrack, Raging Bytes is an unforgettable experience that no survival horror or JRPG fan should miss out on, as such, we give the game a nearly-perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: 9.5/10 ★★★★★★★★★½

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by KeAfan7
on June 30th 2023, 7:45 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Air Twister Heads To The Nintendo Switch And PS4/PS5 Later This Year!
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News: Air Twister Heads To The Nintendo Switch And PS4/PS5 Later This Year!


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A Brilliant Shmup Making Waves Later This Year!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Unname17

ININ Games and PR Hound have announced that Air Twister, their upcoming 3D shoot em up with a touch of Kid Icarus Uprising flair will be releasing on November 10th! Pre-Orders are set to begin on July 18th! Here's what PR Hound had to say about the upcoming game:

PR Hound wrote:In Air Twister, embark on an epic quest with Princess Arch as she fights to save her planet from imminent destruction. Armed with arrows that trace graceful arcs of light, she confronts bizarre invaders in her path. With more than 20 unique enemies to conquer and beautifully designed stages to explore, Air Twister promises an unforgettable gaming experience.

To evoke a sense of nostalgia for traditional arcade games, Yu Suzuki designed Air Twister with varying levels of difficulty, providing an authentic old-school arcade feel.

The game’s challenging gameplay is amplified by an epic musical score by Valensia that will take you on a nostalgic and thrilling journey. It is a one-of-a-kind gaming adventure that no player will soon forget!

Game Features:

12 artfully crafted stages with unique and new experiences each time you play. Embark on a fantastic journey, resembling that of Alice down the rabbit hole.

Over 20 Vanguard creatures and 10 unique bosses to challenge your skills and simple controls for a fun and easy play experience.

An epic soundtrack by Valensia, a Dutch music composer, known for over three decades of keeping the musical rock and opera heritage of Queen's greatest hits alive.8

High replayability by unlocking Challenge Games in the Adventure Map with different modes like Arcade, Turbo, Boss Rush and more!

Many fantastic Minigames with surprising elements.


And lastly, the announcement trailer can be watched below:



What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 21st 2023, 9:00 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch
Replies: 5
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News: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch


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Into The Wonderful Depths of Mushroom Eating!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Super-11

Nintendo announced their next 2D Super Mario Bros. game during this morning's Nintendo Direct. The game seemingly is an evolution of the New Super Mario Bros. series and looks like it'll be a fresh trip down psychedelic mushroom lane. As strange as it looks the game looks like it might be the best 2D Mario title in decades! Super Mario Bros. Wonder releases on October 20th 2023! The official game description and trailer can be seen below:

Official Overview: wrote:The next evolution of 2D side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. games is headed to Nintendo Switch! When you touch a Wonder Flower in the game, the wonders of the world unlock – pipes could come alive, hordes of enemies may appear, characters might change their looks, for example – transforming the gameplay in unpredictable ways. Excitement and different surprises await in each course. Super Mario Bros. Wonder features Princess Peach, Princess Daisy and Yoshi as playable characters, in addition to familiar characters like Mario, Luigi and Toad. Plus, Super Mario Bros. Wonder sees the debut of Mario’s newest power-up, which allows him to transform into Elephant Mario! What other wonders could this game contain? More details will be shared at a later time, so please look forward to it!




What did you think of this announcement? Will you be pre-ordering Super Mario Bros. Wonder? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 21st 2023, 8:36 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Nintendo Announces Super Mario RPG Remake During This Morning's Nintendo Direct!
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News: Nintendo Announces Super Mario RPG Remake During This Morning's Nintendo Direct!


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Geno Makes A Cannonball Splash During Today's Direct!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Super-10

Nintendo has announced that a full-blown Super Mario RPG Remake for the Nintendo Switch is in the works and will be released on November 17th 2023! You can watch the announcement trailer below:



Our very own @Amufungal predicted that this would be announced in our Staff Viewpoint Feature here. What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 21st 2023, 12:50 am
 
Search in: WiiWareWave Exclusive Features
Topic: Exclusive Feature: WiiWareWave Staff Viewpoint ~ Our Predictions For Today's Nintendo Direct
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Exclusive Feature: WiiWareWave Staff Viewpoint ~ Our Predictions For Today's Nintendo Direct


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Our Round Table Predictions!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Ninten13

With Nintendo's E3 2023 Nintendo Direct broadcast "the first full-on June Nintendo Direct since 2019" mere hours away, three members of our crew have decided to share our predictions for the broadcast "AmuFunGal, FuManchu, and myself" so buckle up for some sound predictions as well as some predictions that might be pretty out there! Without further ado here's @AmuFunGal's predictions:

AmuFunGal: wrote:Topics tagged under eshop on  2-510

Hiya everyone I'm kinda new at this so please bare with me, but I think I'll add 5 predictions to this feature.

  1. Metroid Prime 2 & 3 HD: I think the writing is on the wall after the previous Nintendo Direct that the other Metroid Prime games are going to be remastered on Switch at some point and I think the time is now. I fully expect Metroid Prime 2 HD to be made available immediately following the direct with Metroid Prime 3 HD releasing near the end of the year.

  2. Metroid Prime 4: My first prediction leads up to a brief teaser trailer for Metroid Prime 4 with an Early 2024 release window.

  3. Xenoblade Chronicles X+: My next prediction is a little bit of a pipe dream, but I predict that a port of Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released with bonus content to finish the several chapters that were cut due to time restraints in the original release on the Wii U This will have a holiday 2023 release window.

  4. Super Mario RPG Remake: Now hear me out. Square Enix and Nintendo are the developers of Super Mario RPG and I believe that this will be the rumored SNES remaster that we've been hearing about fully remastered with Square Enix's 2D HD engine that was used in games such as Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy.



FuManchu: wrote:Topics tagged under eshop on  28-1610

I'm going to make 4 predictions myself and here they are.

  1. Chrono Trigger HD Remake: I believe that we will see the rumored remake of Chrono Trigger in the Direct though I'm not sure if it'll be a 3D remake or 2D HD remake. I expect a December 2023 release.

  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BCP Wave 5: There's absolutely no way Nintendo isn't going to announce the upcoming dlc in tomorrow's Direct. I suspect it'll release next week.

  3. Super Mario Sluggers S: This one is just a hunch based on the fact that the Slugger franchise is the only mainline Mario sports series that is still absent on Switch. I predict a September 2023 release for this one.

  4. Persona 3 ReLoad: This is another educated guess based on the self-leaks that Atlus gaffed up last week during Microsoft's E3 presentation. I predict a holiday 2023 release.



KeAfan7: wrote:Topics tagged under eshop on  1-9610

  1. Kid Icarus Uprising HD: Sakurai-San himself admitted his desire to release the game on Switch last year and I believe he may do just that! I'm guessing it'd release sometime between October 2023 and February 2024.

  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BCP Wave 5: Just like FuManchu I also believe the DLC will be revealed later today, however my prediction is that it'll be available immediately after the presentation!

  3. The Legend of Zelda Tears of The Kingdom DLC: As for my final prediction? I'm quite certain that DLC for the latest Zelda title will be teased, but am unsure if a release window will be shared quite yet.



What do you think of our predictions? Also what are your predictions and or hopes for today's Nintendo Direct? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 20th 2023, 11:10 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Ray Z Arcade Chronology Releases On Nintendo Switch Next Week!
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News: Ray Z Arcade Chronology Releases On Nintendo Switch Next Week!


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Rays The Waves!

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ININ Games and PR Hound have announced that the Ray Z Arcade Chronology collection will be releasing on the Nintendo eShop on June 30th! The collection features two HD remakes and the original trio of games in the series, RayForce, RayStorm, and RayCrisis. The game will retail for $50. What do you think of this upcoming collection of classic TAITO arcade titles? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#News #RayZArcadeChronology #RayForce #RayStorm #RayCrissis #HD #Remake #Switch #eShop #Retail #Arcade #Shmup

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by KeAfan7
on June 20th 2023, 10:40 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Surprise! Nintendo Announces A General Nintendo Direct Broadcast For Tomorrow!
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News: Surprise! Nintendo Announces A General Nintendo Direct Broadcast For Tomorrow!


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Splashing Directly To You!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Ninten12

Nintendo has just announced earlier today, that they will be broadcasting a 40 minute long general Nintendo Direct featuring games releasing during the second half of 2023! Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will be broadcast at 7:00 AM PDT / 10:00 AM EDT! What are your hopes for the direct? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 15th 2023, 8:26 am
 
Search in: Switch eShop Reviews
Topic: Mini Review: Kuroi Tsubasa (Switch eShop)
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Views: 1453

Mini Review: Kuroi Tsubasa (Switch eShop)


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Kuroi Solidbasa!

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Kuroi-10

Developed by Blackwing Gaming, published by Ratalaika Games, with public relations by PR Hound, Kuroi Tsubasa is a visual novel that is as cheery as it is dark and adult-oriented, but does it hold up to the greats in the genre? Probably not for most fans of the genre, but it's still a solid experience nonetheless! Continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

Topics tagged under eshop on  B6760210

The story of the game is heartwarming and funny, however there are moments that are surprisingly dark and super mature as well, though that might be expected from an M-Rated visual novel, but it's a solid and entertaining romp that won't be the best thing you'll see in the genre, but will keep you interested from start to finish. The game itself is fairly short clocking in at between 15-20 hours in-length so it'll be easy to finish in under a week.

Topics tagged under eshop on  R_410

As for the visual side of things, the game is super vibrant and colorful with solid character designs and detailed backgrounds. The audio presentation is another beast entirely with a fantastic soundtrack, great voice acting, and solid sound effects. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of our time with this intriguing take on the magical girl genre!

Topics tagged under eshop on  Ss_22710

Bottom-Line: With a solid story, and a fantastic audiovisual-presentation, Kuroi Tsubasa is definitely a worthwhile experience and though its a tad on the short side, we think the game has enough meat to warrant a positive reception, and as such we give Kuroi Tsubasa for the Nintendo Switch a solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 29th 2023, 3:11 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: RPG Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire announced for Switch
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News: RPG Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire announced for Switch


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Skies of Arcadia, Is That You?

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Topics tagged under eshop on  Sky-oc10

PQube and Octeto Studios has announced a new Skies of Arcadia inspired JRPG, appropriately titled, Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future! The game will have you recruiting fellow sky pirates to strengthen your crew and you'll surely take on epic missions to gain notoriety.

Here's The Official Description of The Game:
Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire is a homage to JRPG classics! Set in the open skies, experience adrenaline-filled turn-based dogfights as you take the role of captain and unite a party of rag-tag sky pirates setting upon an unforgettable, touching journey.

Relive the charm of classic RPGs with a touching story about the search for purpose. Take the role of Glenn Windwalker as you assemble your team of sky pirates and fight against the ‘Alliance’.

Fight adversaries within the open skies in strategic turn-based dog fights. Tactically plan attacks and adapt your strategy to the ever-changing scenarios! Unlock new special moves & equipped your team with the best possible chance of victory!

Assemble a party of rag tag air pirates and upgrade airships with new special abilities as you progress through a winding narrative! Manage resources and expand your airship departments strategically. Do you have what it takes to be captain?

Stunning Studio Ghibli-inspired visuals make for diverse environments and memorable character design. Discover new towns, cultures and help solve local problems to gain their support and loyalty.


What do you think of this upcoming Nintendo Switch JRPG and will you be purchasing it when it launches? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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by KeAfan7
on May 28th 2023, 8:47 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (Switch Retail)
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Review: Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (Switch Retail)


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Shinobi Hero!

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Developed by City Connection, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell is a fantastic arcade-platformer that is a true sequel in the long-running JaJaMaru series in every sense of the word, while staying true to the series roots. Is this enough to make the game a true masterpiece? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

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The gameplay in Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell for the Nintendo Switch is hectic action-packed goodness for players of all ages and is so much fun that we had trouble willing ourselves to put down our controllers! The game features a ton of stages and bonus stages on top of a whole lot of characters and other bonus goodies to unlock in the in-game store!

The controls in the game are simple and easy to use while the game's difficulty is challenging, but fair which is always a good thing. As for the replay value? With tons of unlockables as well as content the game will likely give players around 20+ hours of arcadey goodness which is a decent value for a game in this genre. There is also a +Hell mode featuring remixed stages that are far more difficult for added content and another 10+ hours worth of replayabilty!

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As for the audiovisual-presentation in Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell? The graphics are simple yet gorgeous with an 8-bit art style that really pops in HD with flashy and breathtaking special effects that give the game a modern feel. The sound effects are well done, while the soundtrack not only fits the game flawlessly, but is quite memorable as well!

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Bottom-Line: With amazing gameplay, excellent controls, a decent amount of content, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic platforming arcade game that is well-worth the cost of admission! As such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 9.25/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 24th 2023, 12:22 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Cannon Dancer ~ Osman (Switch Retail)
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Review: Cannon Dancer ~ Osman (Switch Retail)


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Steel Yourself For A Solid Adventure And Have A Blast!

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Developed by Mitchell Corporation and Ratalaika Games, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Cannon Dancer: Osman is the unofficial sequel to Strider made by several members of the same crew when they parted ways with their parent company. The game is part platformer, part beat 'em up, and a solid good time, for sure. Does it live up to its official predecessor? We don't think so, but it's definitely a worthwhile experience in its own right! Continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why:

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The gameplay in Cannon Dancer: Osman is top-notch with tight controls, excellently varied enemies and bosses, and fun stages that will have you wanting more, unfortunately the game is quite short, clocking in at under 2 hours in-length and the 5th stage has a rather frustrating difficulty spike which hurts the overall score of the game.

Also unlike previous ININ retro releases, Cannon Dancer: Osman is lacking in any meaningful bonus content, however the screen filters are still plentiful which is at least something, eh? As for the game's difficulty, it starts out SUPER easy for the first four stages, however it then rackets up to absurd levels of difficulty starting on stage five, which is rather unfortunate as it blemishes the game's otherwise superb gameplay.

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As for the audiovisual-presentation, Cannon Dancer: Osman looks absolutely amazing, with super detailed 16-bit graphics that are not only detailed and vibrant, but hold-up remarkably well even by today's standards! The enemies and bosses in particular look fantastic with clearly a lot of attention being put into them by the developers and it really shows! The soundtrack is also top-notch and fits the mood of the game like a button. The sound effects are also quite good for a 1996 Arcade title which was a pleasant surprise for sure!

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Bottom-Line: With fantastic gameplay, tight controls, and a flawless audiovisual-presentation Cannon Dancer: Osman for the Nintendo Switch had the possibility of being a perfect game, however the steep price tag without many bonus features, a sudden difficulty spike in stage 5, and a VERY short playtime hold this game back, but the game itself is so fantastic that the hit to its score was mostly mitigated, as such we give Cannon Dancer: Osman for the Nintendo Switch a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 21st 2023, 6:56 pm
 
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Topic: News: A Trio of Games Are Releasing On The NSO + Expansion Pack Service Later This Week!
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News: A Trio of Games Are Releasing On The NSO + Expansion Pack Service Later This Week!


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It's-A-Trio! WOOHOO!

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Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Advance 2, and Super Mario Advance 3 will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Gameboy Advance app on May 25th in the states and May 26th if you live in the Eastern Hemisphere. You can watch the announcement trailer above! What do you think about this upcoming update, and what games would you like to see released next on the service? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on May 20th 2023, 5:33 pm
 
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Topic: Mini-Review: Dogfight - A Sausage Bomber Story (Switch eShop)
Replies: 5
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Mini-Review: Dogfight - A Sausage Bomber Story (Switch eShop)


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An ACE Doggo Adventure!

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Developed by Katsu Entertainment, published by Hound Picked Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Dogfight is a shoot em' up twitchfest that has its moments, and while certainly not perfect, we enjoyed our time with the game! Continue reading our review to find out just what we thought about this action-packed title!

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The gameplay in Dogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story is superb with tight controls, accessible difficulty, and varied gameplay elements that will thoroughly entertain any fan of the shoot 'em up genre. The enemies also come in many varieties with unique attack patterns and this is doubly true for the game's fantastic bosses! Not all is good, however as the game is exceptionally short clocking in at around an hour or two to beat which left us yearning for more.

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The audiovisual-presentation is also really good with vibrant stages, detailed and gorgeous enemy and boss designs, and REALLY amazing special effects that showcases how well the switch can handle an HD scrolling Shmup when developed by the right teams! As for the audio? The soundtrack is catchy and will leave you humming to the beat, while the sound effects fit the arcadey nature of the game quite nicely!

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Bottom-Line: With amazing gameplay and a great audiovisual-presentation, Dogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story is a fantastic shoot 'em up that had a ton of potential, but the small amount of content left us yearning for more when the game ended much too soon. Overall, we give Gogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story for the Nintendo Switch a solid to good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆¾ 7.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 18th 2023, 12:57 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Heirs of The Kings (Switch eShop)
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Review: Heirs of The Kings (Switch eShop)


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Heirs To A Great Adventure!

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Developed by EXE CREATE and published by KEMCO, Heirs of The Kings is another superb retro-style JRPG by the long running publisher. How much did we enjoy our playthrough of the game? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay of Heirs of The Kings is great fun with a riveting story that's a step above most of KEMCO's previous releases which were fantastic in their own right. The game also features great gameplay that will be familiar, but also adds new elements such as a Final Fantasy X style skill board, and many new quality of life features that make this game a joy to play! The game is decent in-terms of length too, clocking-in at around 30-35 hours to beat, and though a tad easy, the game's difficult is pretty balanced and fair.

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As for the audiovisual-presentation of Heirs of The Kings, it's easily one of KEMCO's finest works yet, with highly detailed and gorgeos pixel art, amazing character and enemy designs, and a very snazzy UI. While on the audio side of things, the music fits the mood as always in a KEMCO game, however the sound quality of said tracks and sound effects is a step-up and sounds like pure ear candy!

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Bottom-Line: With an amazing story, great gameplay, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Heirs of The Kings is a top-notch retro-inspired JRPG that is a blast to play, and with no negatives to speak of, there's just no reason not to add this fantastic game to your Switch JRPG library and as such, we give Heirs of The Kings a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 18th 2023, 11:13 am
 
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Topic: Review: Jajamaru - Legendary Ninja Collection (Switch Retail)
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Review: Jajamaru - Legendary Ninja Collection (Switch Retail)


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Legendary Ninpo Art of Greatness!

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Developed by City Connection, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Jajamaru: Legendary Ninja Collection is a fantastic collection of arcade-platforming games that largely went unlocalized outside of Japan for several decades, but are now compiled into a feature-rich collection and we can't recommend these games enough! Does that mean that we gave the game a perfect level of recommendation? You'll have to continue reading our review to find out!

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First off, this collection of games is fantastic with loads of bonus content including artwork, a rewind feature, screen filters, and more which is already fantastic, all this even before we get into playing the games themselves! The 6 games in the collection span a wide-array of genres and all are emulated flawlessly which of course is a HUGE plus for sure. Some of the NES and Gameboy games are somewhat archaic, but still are great fun in short bursts, while others such as Ninja JaJaMaru: Operation Milky Way are brilliant and their gameplay and visuals hold-up just as well as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Kirby's Adventure in today's time!

The UI looks very nice, and the menus are easy to navigate which is always nice. The length of the games range from under an hour to upwards of 5-10 hours to beat which is to be expected from retro games that aren't JRPG's. As for the controls? They are serviceable and have no flaws to speak of, though the button-mapping in some of the games could be a bit better, but overall they are good.

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The audiovisual-presentation of Jajamaru: Legendary Ninja Collection is varied with some of the better looking titles looking exceptionally stylish and vibrant while others haven't aged so well, however the soundtrack in every single included game is a real banger and we thoroughly enjoyed that aspect!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, solid controls, and a superb soundtrack, Jajamaru: Legendary Ninja Collection for the Nintendo Switch is a great game compilation that is worth checking out, even if a few of the games haven't aged too well. Overall we give Jajamaru: Legendary Ninja Collection a good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 1st 2023, 1:36 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Guise (Switch eShop)
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Review: The Guise (Switch eShop)


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Unique Gameplay And A Gorgeous Art Style Disguises A Middling MetroidVania.

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Developed by Rasul Mono, published by GameNet, and public relations by PR Hound, The Guise is a metroidvania with unique ideas and breathtaking visuals that fails to live up to its potential. Does this mean the game isn't good? No, the game is certainly worthwhile, at least for fans of the genre and here's why:

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The gameplay is like a mix between Metroid and Hollow Knight, but not all of the core elements mesh together too well. Some elements are overly simple, while others are somewhat convoluted. That said the unique takes on exploration and boss fights at least are on-point and quite enjoyable! The game's difficulty can be a tad easy at times, but overall the difficulty is fairly balanced so the game scores well in this regard!

The game itself is around 10-12 hours in-length so don't expect to beat it in its entirety in a single sitting. As for the controls? They are easy to learn and feel really good. Overall this is one of the game's stronger points!

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The audiovisual-presentation is superb and looks like if Ghibly Studio and Hollow Knight had a crossover, it looks absolutely breathtaking which makes this game quite worth diving into, despite other aspects of the game being average at times. As for the soundtrack? It fits the game nicely and is certainly quite unique while the sound effects are equally pleasing to the ears. Overall the game's audiovisual-presentation is absolutely flawless!

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Bottom-Line: With great controls, an amazing audiovisual-presentation, and unique gameplay, The Guise has a lot going for it, however many of the parts of the gameplay formula hold the game back from even coming close to reaching its potential, that said the game still is above average overall in our books and as such, we give The Guise for the Nintendo Switch a decent level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 6/10

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by KeAfan7
on April 9th 2023, 7:23 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Go! Go! Pogogirl (Switch eShop)
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Review: Go! Go! Pogogirl (Switch eShop)


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Go! Go! Epic Voyager Girl!

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Developed by Ohsat Games, published by Ratalaika Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Go! Go! Pogogirl is a fresh take of the 2-D platformer that pays homage to classic SEGA platformers like Sonic The Hedgehog, but does the game live up to the series that inspired its existence? We think so, but you'll have to continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

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The gameplay is straightforward enough having you trek through each of the four seasons across twenty stages with a fun boss battle at the end of each season. The courses have unique hazards and enemies in each season and there's a boss at the end of every season. The game is pretty short clocking in at 2-3 hours in length, but at five bucks, it's not a bad deal for the price.

The controls are decent enough, with no real issues to speak of which is good, of course. The game is also fairly easy, but still exceptionally satisfying to play which being satisfying is obviously a VERY important trait for a game to possess and possessing it, this game does in spades!

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The audiovisual-presentation of Go! Go! Pogo Girl is top-notch with detailed character and ememies, as well as a vibrant and colorful palette that looks extremely pleasing to the eyes. And as for the soundtrack? It's catchy and fits the mood of the game to a tee, really the game has no real weak spots and is all-around a great budget platformer!

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Bottom-Line: With amazing gameplay, good controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Go! Go! Pogogirl is a great platformer through-and-through with no real weak points. As such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by KeAfan7
on April 4th 2023, 12:00 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Meg's Monster (Switch eShop)
Replies: 7
Views: 1179

Review: Meg's Monster (Switch eShop)


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Monstrous Cries In The Jaws of Adventure!

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Developed and published by Odencat and public relations by PR Hound, Meg's Monster is a fantastic JRPG, with an extremely unique premise and gameplay mechanics that heavily piqued our interest in the game, but did the game's uniqueness translate into it being an instant classic? We think so, and here's why:

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Meg's Monster is something of an enigma, on one hand it's a very traditional turn-based JRPG, but on the other it feels like if Mario & Luigi RPG and One Punch Man were put in a blender and fused together. The battles are where this comes into full-effect as your Monster is able to basically one-hit everything, but the real battle is preventing Meg, the child who's protected by the Monster, from crying. If she cries it's an instant game over so it adds a massive layer of strategy to otherwise EXTREMELY easy battles.

The game itself is quite short clocking in at 8-15 hours in-length, but we thoroughly enjoyed every last second of our playthrough. Meg's Monster is also quite difficult in-regards to the crying mechanic we previously mentioned so expect quite a few game overs in your playthrough of the game. The controls are pretty straightforward and work well, which is pretty much a given for a turn-based RPG, but still much appreciated.

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The visuals in Meg's Monster are vibrant, detailed, and utterly gorgeous with unique characters and enemies, gorgeous locales, and stylish special effects that look amazing. As for the audio side of things, the game has a very catchy soundtrack, and everything else is quite enjoyable as well, albeit not being as noteworthy as the tunes.

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Bottom-Line: With unique and exceptionally enjoyable gameplay, flawless controls, and a fantastic audiovisual presentation, Meg's Monster will draw players in with its quirkiness and charm, and though the game is quite short most players will love every minute of the game! As such we give Meg's Monster for the Nintendo Switch a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by KeAfan7
on April 3rd 2023, 6:28 pm
 
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Topic: News: Pokemon Stadium Set To Release On April 12th On Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack!
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News: Pokemon Stadium Set To Release On April 12th On Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack!


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Gotta Play 'Em All!

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Nintendo has just announced that Pokemon Stadium for the Nintendo 64 will be releasing next week on April 12 on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service! The game originally released in 2000 and has all Pokemon from Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow. There are some minigames and hidden modes to unlock as well.

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Pokemon Stadium 2 will also be releasing later this year, so keep an eye out for the announcement. What do you think of this upcoming addition to the NSO + Expansion Pack service? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on March 27th 2023, 6:00 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Lootbox Lyfe+ (Switch eShop)
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Review: Lootbox Lyfe+ (Switch eShop)


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Best Lootboxes Ever?

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Developed by Conradical Games, published by Ratalaika Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Lootbox Lyfe+ for the Nintendo Switch is a precision platformer that hits a lot of good notes, but falls short of true greatness. That said we thoroughly enjoyed the game, so continue reading our review to find out why!

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The gameplay in Lootbox Lyfe+ is straightforward precision platforming with heavy emphasis on the platforming aspect of the game rather than the enemies. The platforming can be quite tight at times and can test your skills, especially later on in the game, but plentiful skills can be found to help you out and make traversing the maps easier which is definitely helpful to say the least. It's certainly fun, but could have been so much more if it had a bit more meat to it.

The difficulty of the game isn't on-par with the likes of Celeste or Hollow Knight, but it's still plenty challenging in its own right. As for the controls? They are intuitive and easy to learn which is extremely important in any precision platformer and is most definitely appreciated. The game is quite short, which is a bit of a letdown, clocking in at 3-10 hours in length depending on your skill-level.

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As for the audiovisual presentation of the game, it looks and sounds great with authentic retro sound effects, catchy and fitting tunes, a great pixel art. The game looks and sounds like a refreshing blast from the past and hits all of the right notes on the audiovisual side of things!

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Bottom-Line: With good gameplay, intuitive controls, and an excellent audiovisual-presentation, Lootbox Lyfe+ for the Nintendo Switch is an enjoyable romp for sure, but the relative lack of content does hold the game back a bit. Regardless we enjoyed our time with the game and therefore we give Lootbox Lyfe + a good level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★¼☆ 8.25/10

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by KeAfan7
on March 19th 2023, 8:41 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails To Azure (PS4 Retail)
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Views: 746

Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails To Azure (PS4 Retail)


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Soaring High In The Azure Sky!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom and published by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails To Azure is the thrilling conclusion of the Crossbell story arc in the long-running Trails series, and it might be one of the best on a storytelling standpoint! Continue reading the rest of our review to get the full scoop regarding our thoughts and opinions of this game and how it stacks up to its predecessor, The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero!

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The story in The Legend of Heroes: Trails To Azure picks up a few months after the events in The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero, and is a substantial step-up in relevance to the Trails of Cold Steel series which most of you are likely more familiar with. This game will likely fill in a lot of the blanks that were caused due to the Crossbell games not being localized till now, and the new members of the SSS, Noel Seeker and Wazy Hemisphere really add a lot to the game with their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. This game ties up most of the loose ends and will set players up to be fully informed of the lore for when The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie releases in July in the Western Wazysphere, bad puns aside Azure has some of the finest storytelling in the history of the series and has enough twists and turns to keep players on the edge of their seats!

The gameplay in Trails To Azure is absolutely amazing and adds a ton of new nuances such as decking out and riding the new Orbal car. The origin of Master Quartz is revealed as the feature from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel made its debut in this title, giving characters a much higher degree of customization which is always a good thing! In-terms of content, the game is loaded, taking 50-60 hours to beat, while completionists can expect around 100+ hours to see everything The Legend of Heroes: Trails To Azure has to offer! The controls in the game are intuitive and just as easy to use as they were in Trails From Zero.

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As for the visual presentation of the game? The visual novel cutscenes look a bit more vibrant this time and the characters have a few extra expressions which is a nice touch. The rest of the game has a bit more polish in the visual department with extra details in the character sprites and textures, as well as a bit flashier special effects which add some extra flare to the overall nice looking game!

As for the audio presentation, Trails To Azure has one of the best soundtracks in the entire series, especially the battle and boss themes which are REAL bangers and set the mood for the entire game! The voice acting again is in Japanese with no English option which is a bit disappointing, but expected from a budget standpoint to make localizing these older games a bit more cost effective. The sound effects are quite good as well, adding to the overall audio presentation!

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Bottom-Line: With an amazing story, excellent gameplay, and a flawless audiovisual-presentation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails To Azure is a masterpiece in every conceivable way and will draw in any player willing to give the game a shot and as such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation for all PS4 and Switch owners!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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