Review | Blade Strangers (NSW)

It feels like all I played last year were crossover titles, of varying levels of success and narrative insanity. No matter how many absurd narratives I played though, I was still really excited for Nicalis’ Blade Strangers, if only because Gunvolt and Shovel Knight were on the roster. However, how did the accessible fighting game shape up on release?

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Review | Mario Tennis Aces (NSW)

Mario and his friends have been getting into sports-related scrapes for years, duking it out across tennis, football, golf and several trips to the Olympics. As long as you don’t think to much about the odd canonical implications of them, they’re often really fun games. So enter the latest sportsball free-for-all Mario Tennis Aces for Switch! But is it advantage Nintendo, or a disappointing double fault?

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Review | Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! (NSW)

I’ve been with the Pokémon series since the very beginning. As such, Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee! is not my first time running amok through Kanto, but I simply wasn’t going to resist another jaunt with an adorable little Eevee in tow much like the Pikachu I had back in Pokémon Yellow Version.

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Review | Super Mario Party (NSW)

Mario Party as a franchise has a bloodied legacy across the ages, likely causing more fights amongst family and friends than Monopoly, Operation and Kerplunk combined. The last couple of games have been weak in comparison to the whole, with Mario Party 10 being incredibly lacklustre. Now that we have the Switch though, Nintendo are giving it another try with their eleventh main entry; Super Mario Party.

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Review | Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (NSW)

Tales of Vesperia has always been a missing link in my love of the Tales series, as a game that I had no means of playing (outside of imports) and yet one that was more widely praised than any other title in the whole franchise, and so I spent years of generally feeling sad about not playing it.

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Review | Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (NSW)

Travis Touchdown is pretty much a gaming legend at this point; starting as an immature otaku punk with a bad temper and thankfully having no growth since then. It has been a while since we checked in with him, so thank you SUDA 51 for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Got your beam katana? Good.

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Review | Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX (NSW)

Being a huge fan for many years of JRPGs, I must admit that the Atelier series had passed me by simply because it was a little too anime for past me. Now that I’m older and more partial to big-eyed anime girls, the recent release of Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX for Nintendo Switch felt like a great time to jump in.

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