NS Review- Nihilumbra (Switch)

Nihilumbra is a puzzle-platformer game where you control the elements in order to solve puzzles and progress throughout the world…as it’s swallowed up by The Void. A few years ago I chanced upon Nihilumbra on iOS- a striking purple, black, and white icon, sporting a bizarre name, captured my interest and quickly became one of … Continue reading

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NS Review – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)

2014 was arguably the best year for the Nintendo Wii U; it saw the release of many of the console’s highest-selling games, including the no. 1 seller Mario Kart 8, the Switch release of which has already surpassed the original’s sales. Nintendo also released Super Smash Bros for Wii U, a game that’s still being played … Continue reading

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NS Review – Detective Pikachu (3DS)

The Pokémon series is undeniably a worldwide smash hit by this point with millions of units shifted across the various generations of mainline titles, and that’s not even including the various spin-offs and the avalanche of merchandise for the series. One such spin-off is this little curio here, Detective Pikachu. Beginning development in 2013 and … Continue reading

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NS Preview – Hands On With Nintendo Labo

Nintendo Labo Hands on preview

Labo launches this week in the UK and last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Nintendo’s UK office to get my hands on Nintendo’s cardboard creations. With two sets available to try out; both Toy-Con 01, the Variety Kit and Toy-Con 02, the Robot Kit, there was plenty of games for me … Continue reading

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NS Preview – Hands-On With BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

As I’ve reported previously, the wonderful guys at PQube are publishing the upcoming anime fighting crossover game, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle in Europe. In case it hasn’t come across before now, my excitement about this project has only escalated since the announcement of it last year, and I had the huge privilege of playing it … Continue reading

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NS Review – Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san (Switch)

Occasionally, the Switch has seen some odd releases, either of unusual indies emerging out of an increasingly experimental indie scene or of ports of the more strange games from other platforms. Speaking of which, Eat Beat: Dead Spike-san is a rhythm action game based on the BlazBlue franchise of anime fighting games. Released originally in … Continue reading

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NS Review – Bayonetta 2 (Switch)

After the arguable sleeper success of the first Bayonetta game, especially from a large group of players, it all seemed like a sequel was inevitably on the cards. However, we wouldn’t see our favourite Umbra Witch for a few years afterwards and the means of her return would surprise all of us. After striking a … Continue reading

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NS Review – Bayonetta (Switch)

The Switch has become somewhat of a goldmine for ports since its launch, and with good reason. The portability of the console has allowed for several games for be given the fresh lease on life they deserve. This includes several unexpected surprises, one of which is Bayonetta. Originally released in the UK in 2010 on … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

It likely surprises no one at this point when it comes to me getting excited about new JRPGs coming out, especially if they are coming to Switch and I can play them whenever and wherever I would like to do so. This being said, I’m not normally a fan of building or sim games such … Continue reading

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NS Review – Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds Overdrive (Switch)

Have you ever wanted to fight your way through a series of generic Japanese tropes, while playing as slightly over-designed anime girls in a retro-style rendition of Japan? Well, do I have a treat for you. There’s a little game on the Switch eShop that fulfils that little dream called Phantom Breaker Battlegrounds Overdrive. The … Continue reading

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