"Why do I fight? Why do any of us?"
Can you muster the courage to defend your convictions?
As the precursor to the universally beloved Final Fantasy Tactics, the original Tactics Ogre set the tone for what a deep and rewarding tactical RPG should be. Now, as the second remake of that original gem, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a long, challenging and rewarding game that offers a very mature, dark storyline and fantastic character development.
"Come with us, we could use your strength."
Are you ready for the challenge?
Roguelikes need to be crafted carefully to provide incentive for multiple runs after you lose most of your progress. It’s here that Roguebook certainly succeeds. Accompanied by wonderful visuals, Roguebook presents a fantastic roguelike deck-builder where every run will have you itching for another, thanks to its great challenge and myriad of customization options.
"Who exactly are you?"
Can you uncover the truth?
Telling stories that involve time-travel is quite difficult, but Vanillaware has pulled it off with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Combining fantastic writing, addictive battles, and beautiful graphics, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a masterpiece that any fan of great narrative experiences should have on their Nintendo Switch.
"Do you believe in berry tales?"
How do you measure awesomeness?
Celeste is one the best platformers on the Nintendo Switch, and I can’t think of a better praise to write than comparing Wunderling DX to it. As I was jumping, flying, running, crashing, falling, learning, and starting all over again, Celeste kept coming back to my mind. Even when the story of Wunderling DX is so far from Celeste’s, this tough-as-nails platformer is equally deserving of praise, along with a spot in any platformer fan’s game collection.
"What if I screw it up?"
Will the truth set you free?
Wales Interactive has been a prolific publisher on the Nintendo Switch, with many great FMV games like The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and Five Dates. Their latest title, Who Pressed Mute on Uncle Marcus?, is not suitable for everyone due to certain themes, but delivers an interesting murder mystery with good acting and a great female lead.
"Fate dictated that you would come."
What are you willing to sacrifice?
The Nintendo Switch has become a home for great role-playing games, from original adventures to remastered classics. Using cloud technology, Edge of Eternity has entered the fray, and it’s aiming to offer something for RPG newcomers and veterans alike. While there are places the team aimed too high and fell short, there’s no denying the amount of love poured into this game.
“It takes more than intelligence to act intelligently"
What is justice?
The late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, said that video games are meant to be one thing: fun. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is exactly that, and much more.
Just as with last year’s excellent The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, the fun in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments comes from searching for clues and putting evidence together; a process bolstered by a well-realized cast sure to make you laugh and cry. Prepare to question what exactly justice is and how to best achieve it; an exercise that draws many parallels to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterpiece, “Crime and Punishment.”