Azkend 2 Review for Nintendo Switch

If you were to look up “cookie-cutter” in a dictionary, you would probably find casual match-3 type games listed as an example. There are a ton of them, and they rarely differ from one another in any meaningful way, therefore making it difficult for a critic to genuinely come up with unique, enticing merits when reviewing a title of the genre because few rarely stand out. Azkend 2: The World Beneath by 10tons, however, is a different enough proposition altogether to make it feel fresh and worthwhile, especially in the ways it intuitively takes advantage of the Nintendo Switch’s portable capabilities. read more

King Oddball Review for Nintendo Switch

Mobile games elicit a rather diverse range of opinions. Some view them as consistently pushing the boundaries of innovation while others see them as superficial, money-grubbing time killers at best. Regardless of what you feel about them, there is no denying the mobile market’s wealth of success, which is why Nintendo has recently dipped into it with Super Mario Run. There has also understandably been a recent spate of mobile games ported to home consoles, the Nintendo Switch recently being the most attractive option due to its combination of portability and convenient UI sensibilities. read more

Sparkle 2 Review for Nintendo Switch

It seems like the puzzle game genre has been experiencing a confident renaissance as of late, with Nintendo’s new console being the front runner. Sparkle 2, a magnificently polished marble shooter developed by 10tons, is now available on the Nintendo Switch and is another solid entry that understands and takes full advantage of the Nintendo console’s hybrid capabilities. read more

JYDGE Review for Xbox One

In the cavalcade of comic book heroes turned multimedia properties, it can be hard to remember a character such as Judge Dredd. My only experience with the character has been limited to two movies: one being a high octane thrill ride that feels like watching a great action game being played, and the other a cliché filled mess that co-starred Rob Schneider. You can imagine why I might be a bit skittish to play a game obviously influenced by Judge Dredd; but being a comic book fan I am curious to learn more about the Cursed Earth and mythology of something like the Dredd-verse. read more