Category: Nintendo Switch

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“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 | 0 Comments | 23 Oct 2020

A little more than a year after Trails of Cold Steel III’s release on the PS4, North American fans are finally being treated to the conclusion of the war epic that began in 2013 on the PS3, and it delivers in so many ways.

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“Shing!” Review

author image by Eduard Gafton | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 30 Sep 2020

With the revival of titles such as Streets of Rage and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, 2020 has proven to be a great year for arcade brawlers so far. And whereas Shing!, the newest project from Mass Creation,…

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“WWE 2K Battlegrounds” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 25 Sep 2020

After the viral travesty that was WWE 2K20, 2K has taken a bit of a break on their marquee WWE series. While the next release is being figured out, we’ve been treated to the far more outlandish and arcade-like WWE…

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“Fight Crab” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 24 Sep 2020

As shocking and crazy as it is to know this game exists, it’s probably even more shocking and crazy to know that it’s actually pretty enjoyable. What Is It? Fight Crab is an arena fighter all about having crabs fight…

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“Super Mario 3D All-Stars” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 22 Sep 2020

It’s been over 35 years since Mario (and Luigi) first graced television sets for Nintendo’s first home console in Super Mario Bros., and everyone’s favorite plumber is still going strong. With the Switch being the wild success it is, celebrating…

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“Raji: An Ancient Epic” Review

author image by Jordan Elek | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 25 Aug 2020

Nodding Heads Games, the small development team behind Raji: An Ancient Epic, is based in India, and their goal was to create an experience inspired by the culture and architecture that they grew up around. The result is a game…

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: CrisTales

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

It’s no secret that the SmashPad staff has a penchant for RPGs, so when we were urged to try out CrisTales after its demo came out a few days ago, we thought it would at least be worth a try….

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[Summer Game Fest 2020] Hands-On: Haven

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Previews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

One of the more interesting demo offerings as part of Microsoft’s Summer of Gaming lineup is Haven, and it’s definitely shaping up to be an indie release to keep an eye on this year. From the demo I played, Haven…

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“Superliminal” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 27 Jul 2020

First-person puzzle games are really starting to become more commonplace in the market, especially with the indie scene after the success of games like Portal. Jonathan Bloom’s The Witness and Steam darling The Talos Principle also come to mind, but…

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“Paper Mario: The Origami King” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch Reviews | 0 Comments | 24 Jul 2020

Paper Mario: The Origami King surprised us all when it popped up in a Nintendo Direct mini this past May. With little fanfare or anticipation, it was seemingly brought into existence with a trailer that showcased pretty visuals, a brand-new…

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“Carrion” Review

author image by Jon Yelenic | Nintendo Switch PC Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 22 Jul 2020

Horror games typically like to trap you in a setting with a big, bad, powerful enemy. When applied well, it adds a layer of challenge, but more importantly, a layer of fear. It sets a tone that can force you…

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“SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated” Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Jul 2020

THQ somehow found a way to make a SpongeBob SquarePants game more than decent, and it ended up with a cult following, particularly with the speedrunning community. All that was enough for this 17-year-old 2003 Nickelodeon property to end up getting a 2020 remaster, and as someone that’s never played the game before, I see the appeal.

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