Blacksad: Under the Skin Review – Switch

Blacksad: Under the Skin is a point and click detective game similar to Telltale Games outings like The Walking Dead and most of all, The Wolf Among Us. Like the Wolf Among Us, it is also based on a cult comic book series “Blacksad” which followed the story of John Blacksad an anthropomorphic cat man in late 1950’s America. The world of Blacksad is full of anthropomorphic characters including foxes, lions and reptiles.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition Review – Switch

Back when the Layton series first released back in 2007, it went on to dominate and define the puzzle genre. The DS was a hit among casual gaming audiences and they welcomed a title that didn’t rely too heavily on twitch gaming reactions and more on cognitive ability. Professor Layton along with similar software titles like Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training were unique best sellers that highlighted the capabilities of the DS at the time.

Now two trilogies and many titles later, can the newest outing on Nintendo’s hybrid console stave off stagnation and reassert it’s puzzle gaming credentials and be a must own title in 2019?

AI: The Somnium Files – First Somnium Gameplay Video (Abstract Puzzles)

The Somnium Files is now out digitally across the globe and any fan of visual novels should go buy it, although physically is a bit cheaper. You play as Kaname Date a detective at the ABIS police force, a secret police division that dive into people’s brains to extract repressed or hidden memories. In this … Continue reading

Picross Gets the RPG Treatment in PictoQuest: The Cursed Grids!

I love Picross. I played it all the way back, from Mario’s Picross on the Gameboy to the Picross series on the Super Nintendo (released only in Japan and on Virtual Console). Picross is a fun, addictive puzzle game, also known as a Nonogram. You have a grid and different numbers on the sides of … Continue reading

NS Review – Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Switch)

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido review

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, is the latest colour matching, fast paced addictive, tactical, action-puzzle game from Nintendo, where you must engage in duels by stacking plates of sushi and hurling them at each other. Yep, you read that right – this latest super unique spin on colour matching revolves around sushi, spirits, plates, … Continue reading

NS Review – Bridge Constructor Portal (Switch)

Now we’re past the first year of the Switch being among us, did you think that Nintendo were going to slow down? Well, if you were banking on that, I have some bad news for you. The announcements keep on coming, and the support for Nintendo’s new wonder child keeps on coming. One such game … Continue reading

NS Review – The Sexy Brutale (Switch)

2017 is rapidly reaching its end, and right up to the last moment the Switch has been treated to constant solid gameplay experiences and one of the most phenomenal launch years in gaming history. I’ve covered some of the biggest and best games of the year (making any kind of Top 5 ludicrously difficult), and … Continue reading

NS Review – Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy (3DS)

The Professor Layton games began in 2007, with the Curious Village on Nintendo DS. These games became an immediate success owing to their widespread appeal of being essentially puzzle games, however with the twist of having an over-arching narrative and a mystery to solve. Unlike their estranged cousins, the Ace Attorney games, the focus was … Continue reading

NS Review – Slime-san (Switch)

I’m enjoying the Switch eShop at the moment. There’s now just under 100 titles on there to choose from and it keeps going from strength to strength. Not only are all of the big releases launching on there as well as physical, but also there has been a tremendous amount of high quality indie titles … Continue reading

In Retrospect – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

There’s alway a little trepidation that comes with revisiting an older game that you haven’t played in a while, especially when the game relies on its twists and turns of narrative to impress the player. However, sometimes, such as in the light of a new release in the same franchise, it pays to revisit an … Continue reading

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